NEVER ASK QUESTIONS OF A “TANKIE” By Anonymous
One day out in the jungle, I asked one of the “Tankies” if I could have a look inside his Centurion tank. He was very obliging.
Sitting up in the turret with 50 tons of reinforced steel under one’s buttocks was an exhilarating feeling. Looking around the turret, I asked him what the counter was for.
“You note that it goes from 0 to 360 degrees; that represents a full circle swing of the turret,” he said.
“Oh! Okay. What happens if you go past 360 degrees?” I asked.
“The fucking turret will unscrew and fall off, you stupid grunt prick.”
Not learning from my first question, I asked what that was halfway up
the barrel. He replied, “That’s where we unscrew the barrel to make it shorter.”
“When we are fighting in a town, it allows us to turn around sharp