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Old 09-16-2008, 06:53 PM #1
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question about being an M1 crewman

hey guys i just had a question
i was thinking about joining army or marines and i have an interest in doing something that involves tanks, the whole only thing is im really ****ing tall 6'6'' to be exact and i have difficulty getting in and out of cars let alone a tank, just wondering from anyone who has experience, should i just look into something else or will i fit into a tank?
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Old 09-16-2008, 07:08 PM #2
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cant help you there,sorry.although ive been inside a few M109A6 paladins and it wasnt to bad,im 5'10'' tho.
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Old 09-16-2008, 07:17 PM #3
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thats alright thanks for posting though
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Old 09-16-2008, 08:04 PM #4
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Unless they have changed it, as of three years ago there was a 73" height maximum for 19K in the Army.
a little dated but this site may help with your choices
http://www.us-army-info.com/pages/mos/armor/19k.html

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Old 09-16-2008, 08:40 PM #5
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Unless they have changed it, as of three years ago there was a 73" height maximum for 19K in the Army.
a little dated but this site may help with your choices
http://www.us-army-info.com/pages/mos/armor/19k.html
thanks, well theres a crushed dream, but whatever just do something else
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Old 09-16-2008, 09:10 PM #6
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Talk to the other one.

He's a tank mech...it's close.
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Old 09-17-2008, 12:35 AM #7
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Talk to the other one.

He's a tank mech...it's close.
true but he also lived/lives with the tank crewmen since he knew my friend from bootcamp that is stationed there also and said he was in the same building or something like that. So if he doesn't know out right he can find out for you.

OT poster - you can check out LAV's and Tracks in the Marine Corps they might allow taller people.
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Old 09-17-2008, 07:16 PM #8
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true but he also lived/lives with the tank crewmen since he knew my friend from bootcamp that is stationed there also and said he was in the same building or something like that. So if he doesn't know out right he can find out for you.

OT poster - you can check out LAV's and Tracks in the Marine Corps they might allow taller people.
alright ill check that out
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Old 09-17-2008, 08:26 PM #9
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Old 09-17-2008, 10:11 PM #10
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"cause if i can't drive tanks, NO ONE can."
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Old 09-17-2008, 10:16 PM #11
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"cause if i can't drive tanks, NO ONE can."
I seriously lawled out loud.
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Old 09-17-2008, 10:18 PM #12
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"cause if i can't drive tanks, NO ONE can."
Heck ya TOW's cut through T72s like butter
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Old 09-18-2008, 03:32 PM #13
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hi. I'm a tank mechanic in the Marines.... and yes, I have a tank license... and mechs often ride as loaders or drivers on tanks in Iraq. I can do the tanker job just fine. I can also fix them... because it's my job.





....anyway... yes, we've got some tall guys that are tankers. I know of at least one guy that's 6'4" or something like that. So, you're fine. Plus, even if there is a height requirement, there's always a waiver for everything.



Tanks in the Marine Corps... it's kind of cool.... expect to deploy twice in 4 years, and for your hearing to suffer a bit.... and your knees might get stiff after climbing on and off them a bunch.




.... as long as you're not incredibly fat, you can fit in a tank. Yeah, it'll be kind of a tight fit, but whatever.



any more questions, just feel free to ask. I'd give you a more eloquent answer, but.... well, a friend of mine died. **** the world right now.
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Old 09-18-2008, 06:54 PM #14
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hi. I'm a tank mechanic in the Marines.... and yes, I have a tank license... and mechs often ride as loaders or drivers on tanks in Iraq. I can do the tanker job just fine. I can also fix them... because it's my job.





....anyway... yes, we've got some tall guys that are tankers. I know of at least one guy that's 6'4" or something like that. So, you're fine. Plus, even if there is a height requirement, there's always a waiver for everything.



Tanks in the Marine Corps... it's kind of cool.... expect to deploy twice in 4 years, and for your hearing to suffer a bit.... and your knees might get stiff after climbing on and off them a bunch.




.... as long as you're not incredibly fat, you can fit in a tank. Yeah, it'll be kind of a tight fit, but whatever.



any more questions, just feel free to ask. I'd give you a more eloquent answer, but.... well, a friend of mine died. **** the world right now.
people who have been there done that ftw!
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Old 09-18-2008, 07:41 PM #15
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Check out bradley's. 25 mike mike and TOW's ftw.
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Old 09-18-2008, 08:10 PM #16
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Ive been in alot of tracks and its absolute hell, and I was just sitting in the back
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Old 09-18-2008, 08:16 PM #17
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Check out bradley's. 25 mike mike and TOW's ftw.
There isn't an MOS for bradleys. You would have to pick 11x and hope that you might end up in a mech unit, most of which don't even use tracks anymore. Even then, only one out of 8 guys in a mech company is even a crewman. You could also end up in strykers too..
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