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WA DOT uses old M60 tanks for avalanche control along US2

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by ATCclears, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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  2. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Pretty cool. Makes one want to work for DOT!
     
  3. PBinWA

    PBinWA Clark County Well-Known Member

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    That has to be the highlight of their job!
     
  4. Greenbug

    Greenbug Bend Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if you could go for a "ride along" with the DOT on avalanche control day, that would be awesome!
     
  5. moose

    moose northwet coast Well-Known Member

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    They've had that for a while, I remember a story on those back in the late '90's. IIRC, its fixed, surveyed in and they blindly fire at a few azimuths to knock the snow loose. They have a M40A1 106mm recoiless (or at least use to) on a hard mount somewhere up there too. My first duty was in a 106 platoon (that certainly dates me...).
     
  6. One-Eyed Ross

    One-Eyed Ross Winlock, WA Well-Known Member

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    Gunner, HEP, snowbank, one two hundred

    UP!

    Identified

    FIRE!

    Man...would be a lot cooler than Graf was
     
  7. BANE

    BANE Battle Ground WA. Well-Known Member

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    That would be the best part of that job.
     
  8. Dinged

    Dinged Portland, OR Active Member

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    That's awesome