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Published: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 12:01 a.m.

Cleaning down the barrel of a tank

  • The view inside of a tank gun.

    Photo by Cory Graff

    The view inside of a tank gun.

Now that TankFest Northwest is over, it’s time for cleaning.

Getting the guns and armor back into shape means lots of scrubbing, polishing and even some vacuuming (that gravel gets everywhere!). After the guns fire, we clean them out just like you would a rifle, only on a much grander scale. It commonly takes a team of two people to man the bore brush and then push through solvent-soaked rags.

It takes even more than two if you count the person standing there, constantly making James Bond jokes...

Story tags » General Aviation

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