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Leopard 2A4 by Operationtk Leopard 2A4 by Operationtk
Leopard 2A4 in action!
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:iconmidway2009:
Midway2009 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is awesome! :omg: :jawdrop:
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tanker22052 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
Excellent photo! 
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Maxtheboss2 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 21, 2014
Canada has those tanks, lucky us :D But still awesome picture!
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:iconemanicas:
Emanicas Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
You guys love Leopards :D
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:iconmaxtheboss2:
Maxtheboss2 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
Yep we do!
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DemonDogMarine1960 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
German Tanks kick ass!!  ESPECIALLY FRENCH ASS!! ^___^
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Rainbow-Dash197 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Dammit that's nice! Did you take this? Faving
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:iconoperationtk:
Operationtk Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! No unfortunately, I was inside the thank when this photo was taken ;) as you can see, both tanks are firing simultaneously :D All creds to the military media.
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Rainbow-Dash197 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh, still cool
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Baryonyx62 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nice timing. The orange stripe is the round I suppose?
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:iconakkala5h:
AkKAla5H Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Holy shit that's freaking damned awesome! O.w.O

where was this picture taken?
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:iconoperationtk:
Operationtk Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
It's from Norway!
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:iconakkala5h:
AkKAla5H Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I see :D
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Eagle1Division Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh, what round is it firing? I find it rather amazing that you managed to capture this in such a way that the projectile is visible! Is it incendiary or is it just that hot from firing?

Also, here's something I've always wondered: the gun shoots a 120mm round, so there's a casing. What happens to that casing when the gun shoots? It doesn't look like it's ejected anywhere.
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:iconoperationtk:
Operationtk Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Armor Piercing, Fin Stabilized, Discarding Sabot (APFSDS - yeah, long name), is an anti-tank round. I'm not taking cred, it was filmed, so you just had to frees at the right moment ;) It's the heat from the "arrow" round.

The casing is ejected from the rear of the cannon. It falls down in a container inside the tank.
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Eagle1Division Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, the good'ol SABOT round! :D I believe it's something like 720mmx19mm of depleted Uranium at 7,500 fps? I'd imagine there's few things in the world it can't penetrate given a decent impact angle. That's the American SABOT round, anyways. Not sure if it's a NATO standard or if different nations use different round types.

Must've been a really decent framerate, then. I wonder what framerate you'd need to see it not blurred in-flight? I think I'll go check youtube for some engineering videos of the SABOT :XD:

Found this. It's not a SABOT, but it is nice slow motion :p [link]

And this:
This documentary clip is very basic (and shows some definitely-not-SABOT rounds hitting targets while talking about SABOTS, lol), but has some really nice slow-mo clips starting at 1:05 and again at 1:22. [link]

Thanks for the info on the casing. That was really perplexing, lol.
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:iconmelvwolfe:
MelvWolfe Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great moment of capture. Feels awesome when I pull the trigger inside a 2A6. :P
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:iconoperationtk:
Operationtk Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know! It's so awesome! Do you still operate with leopard?
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:iconmelvwolfe:
MelvWolfe Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes. In the last little while I haven't been able to due to a couple of injuries though.
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:iconoperationtk:
Operationtk Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's bad news.. Hope you get better!
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:iconmelvwolfe:
MelvWolfe Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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Super6-4 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Dang this is an awesome picture!
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:iconoperationtk:
Operationtk Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks! Even more awesome live! :D
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Super6-4 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sure! I bet you can FEEL the force inside you, from the guns
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:iconoperationtk:
Operationtk Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yes, you are paralyzed for a few seconds ;O
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Super6-4 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!

When I went to the Civil War reenactment nearby, a couple months ago, the cannons felt so powerful. They obviously weren't shooting anything real, but even at a considerable distance, my sternum felt the force every time! And those weren't even 120 mm guns either.
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:iconoperationtk:
Operationtk Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
haha, yeah! We also had explosion habituation. Laying 10 feet from 12 pounds with explosives! pretty neat! :P
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Super6-4 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"EEEEEEXPLOOOOOSIONS!!!" -Michael Bay
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:iconoperationtk:
Operationtk Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha
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Blackhawx Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Awesome photo! Shot in the perfect moment! Reminds me of an image my fater showed my once...
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