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The tank

Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:11 am

Tanks are a common presence on modern battlefield, an can be even easy to see girls going around blasting them!
But where that name -TANK- come from?


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First tank prototipes where designed in the Reinassence Times by Leonardo da Vinci.
Who else?
Guess, soon or later we'll discover the was the first to formulate Coke too!

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First operative tanks entered the battlefields in 1917, as a made in britain achivement.
W. Churchill, as minister for the British War Effort, was behind the project. To keep the secret over the new weapon he decided to designate it, in all papers, as Water-Carrier..... so the tank was to figure out as a logistic support to carry water supply to the front line.
Unfortunately the acrominous, W.C. sounded a bit "offensive" for the secret weapon: Water Closh?
The masking name was then changed to Water-Tank! Soon later TANK was the commonly used term for it!
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Ney: The army will not move!
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Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:14 am

Very interesting! :thumbsup:
Never thought about it before! :bonk:

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Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:34 am

Italians were the first to use the planes as a weapon, Leonardo (di Caprio? :D ) was who created the first tank....


What will be the next thing, that Rome was the capital of and empire? :mdr:

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Wed Dec 03, 2008 12:10 pm

Nikel wrote:Italians were the first to use the planes as a weapon, Leonardo (di Caprio? :D ) was who created the first tank....


What will be the next thing, that Rome was the capital of and empire? :mdr:


Well, we can add behind highst achivement in Spanish history was an Italian too: Cristoforo Colombo!

.... then going to France, what's as regard BUONAPARTE origins?
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Wed Dec 03, 2008 12:35 pm

Sorry, thanks to my post this is going a bit offtopic :bonk:

It is still not clear which was the country of origin of Colon, italian (genovese), spanish (catalan, valencian, mallorquín) or even french. DNA studies have only proved so far that he is buried in Seville, though this is not accepted by Santo Domingo :neener:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12871458/


More studies will follow comparing DNA in Seville tomb with samples from people with the same or similar surname in those countries, and we will see

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Wed Dec 03, 2008 12:35 pm

Ah but poor old Leonardo's idea had one quite important design flaw. The front and rear wheels were geared to move in opposite directions. :thumbsup: :mdr: ;)

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Wed Dec 03, 2008 12:52 pm

Nikel wrote:Sorry, thanks to my post this is going a bit offtopic :bonk:

It is still not clear which was the country of origin of Colon, italian (genovese), spanish (catalan, valencian, mallorquín) or even french. DNA studies have only proved so far that he is buried in Seville, though this is not accepted by Santo Domingo :neener:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12871458/


More studies will follow comparing DNA in Seville tomb with samples from people with the same or similar surname in those countries, and we will see


Going on off topics......
Colombo could be Spanish or French in the same mesure as Mickey Mouce could be chinese! :mdr: :neener:
Ney: The army will not move!

Napoleon: The army will obey me!

Ney: The army will obey to its Generals’ orders!



[SIZE="1"]Fontainebleau, April 1814[/size]

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Wed Dec 03, 2008 1:09 pm

OK, let's come back to the topic ;)


I think that this ancient weapon fills the criteria to be considered a "tank": armored, mobile and with fire power, the helepolis! No doubt Leonardo had a classical education

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http://www.geocities.com/TimesSquare/Castle/9645/Ogre/Helepolis.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helepolis
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