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    Lots of tanks on train.

    Got sent this video and it seems it is from this month.

    Tanks Spotted Today at Watsonville, CA Santa Cruz - YouTube

    Is this an entire division being moved? Notice that they're not desert camo either.

    Is the US getting ready to invade Canada?

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    Bradleys. I counted 99 and twelve fuel bowsers when the video ceased. There were more still on-coming. About two battalion sets. Probably California Nat'l Guard.
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    How many? A lot of them...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doktor View Post
    Is it usual to transport the tanks without the turrets? I sense there is enough distance between the tanks for the tubes
    I believe they are Bradley IFV's - the gun would be a 25mm chain gun and is probably installed but not clearly visible?
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    Quote Originally Posted by USSWisconsin View Post
    I believe they are Bradley IFV's - the gun would be a 25mm chain gun and is probably installed but not clearly visible?
    I self deleted the post after looking again to the vid
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    I found the line " it's not ending " amusing

    99 bradley alone without the rail platforms weigh around 2700 tones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USSWisconsin View Post
    I believe they are Bradley IFV's - the gun would be a 25mm chain gun and is probably installed but not clearly visible?
    I knwo from experience that tanks are usually trasported with their turrets facing backwards. Not sure however if the US army does the same with it's Bradley's.
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    Bradlys are transported turret facing forwards but with the barrel of the 25mm removed and stowed internally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtyEngineer View Post
    Bradlys are transported turret facing forwards but with the barrel of the 25mm removed and stowed internally.

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    Ha, and I thought I missed that lil gun. Thanks Arty.
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    It could be any of several units...81st HBCT out of WA ARNG (CA ARNG has IBCTs), it could be stocks rolling out of FT LEwis depot or Yakima for movement to FT Irwin to upgrade the draw fleet or it could be BFV Warhammers which just came our of the BAE plant for upgrade in San Jose and heading anywhere.

    What ArtyEngineer said about the 25mm gun barrel.

    Also it looked to be many with large plastic sheets taped to side of vehicles. These could be shipping documentation which leads me to believe that they are rebuilds rather than unit equipment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gun Boat View Post
    ? Notice that they're not desert camo either.
    Typically, if they're not in desert camo, and they're in the US, they're National Guard; you see that alot with their HUMVEE's, too. The only other armor that would have the woodland pattern is EUSA and USAREUR.
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