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Category: Tanks


25 records found.
Japanese tanks of the Cold War -::- by Sakhal
2016-09-27 - Votes: 0 - Views: 339 - Last update: Never
<span class="font_larger"><span class="italic">After the parentheses of the immediate postwar, Japan reorganized its Army as part of the Self-Defense Forces. Despite the constitutional and political limitations, the Japanese industry of armored means ...
Japanese tanks of WWII -::- by Sakhal
2016-09-25 - Votes: 0 - Views: 351 - Last update: Never
The Japanese Armed Forces were traditionally characterized by the duplicity of weapons in the Navy and the Army. Each of them had its own Artillery, Infantry, Cavalry and Armored Corps, which in the end was detrimental for the quality, largely thanks ...
The Samokhodnaya Ustanovka -::- by Sakhal
2016-09-22 - Votes: 0 - Views: 338 - Last update: Never
During the Russo-German conflict the Soviet engineers, with their magnific T-34, pointed the way to follow on tank design to their German counterparts. But it is not less true that they would have to learn from the Germans as well. Indeed, they were u...
Jagdtiger tank destroyer -::- by Sakhal
2015-06-22 - Votes: 0 - Views: 1060 - Last update: Never
According to the habitual practice of the German self-propelled cannons of taking the heavy tank of the moment an provide it with a further step in the size of the cannon, when the Tiger II tank appeared immediately it was considered its chassis for a...
Jagdpanther tank destroyer -::- by Sakhal
2015-06-21 - Votes: 0 - Views: 2068 - Last update: Never
The attempts that had been effectuated until that moment of installing the formidable cannon Pak 43, of caliber 88 millimeters and 71 calibers in length, in a mobile chassis had not had much success. The Elefant was overly sized and the PzKpfw IV was ...
The special tanks of the D Day -::- by Sakhal
2015-06-20 - Votes: 0 - Views: 2467 - Last update: Never
When approaching the date of the massive disembarkation in Normandy, all the German defensive line known as the Atlantic Wall, destined to block the eventual invaders of the territories occupied by the Third Reich, boiled with work. Under the guidance...
T-72 tank -::- by Sakhal
2015-06-06 - Votes: 0 - Views: 3918 - Last update: 2015-07-10
<span class="font_larger"><span class="italic">The Soviet main battle tank T-72 was presented in public for the first time in the commemorative parade of the 60th Aniversary of the Revolution on November 1977. It was the tank of which more units were ...
T-80 tank -::- by Sakhal
2015-06-06 - Votes: 0 - Views: 1259 - Last update: Never
The United States Department of Defense published in the first edition (October 1981) of its periodic report Soviet Military Power a drawing of the new Soviet tank. The first photograph would not appear until the second issue (April 1983). The next images...
T-64 - The evolution of the Soviet tank -::- by Sa...
2015-06-05 - Votes: 0 - Views: 1411 - Last update: Never
<span class="font_larger"><span class="italic">In the second half of the 1960s, the Soviets started to project a replacement for the T-62, whose characteristics of maneuverability and effectiveness were poor in comparison with western main battle tank...
T-62 tank -::- by Sakhal
2015-06-04 - Votes: 0 - Views: 2031 - Last update: 2015-06-06
<span class="font_larger"><span class="italic">The bad prestations of the Egyptian and Syrian tanks T-54 during the Six Day War constituted an unpleasant surprise, equally in Moscow, Cairo and Damascus. If the Soviet Union wanted to continue supportin...
Leopard I -::- by Sakhal
2015-05-16 - Votes: 0 - Views: 2059 - Last update: 2016-09-29
<span class="bold">Background</span><br/><br/> In some aspects, Germany was in the period immediately after the Second World War an even bleaker country that it had been in 1919. Divided in two, with the Soviet Union occupying the eastern part of the...
AMX-30 -::- by Sakhal
2015-05-15 - Votes: 0 - Views: 2147 - Last update: 2016-09-28
<span class="bold">Background</span><br/><br/> Ending the Second World War, France quickly developed three armored vehicles: the light tank AMX-13, the reconnaissance vehicle armed with a heavy cannon Panhard EBR 8x8 and the heavy tank AMX-50. This l...
Sherman tank -::- by Sakhal
2015-01-03 - Votes: 0 - Views: 3599 - Last update: Never
The design of which would become the M4 medium tank started one day after it was ordered the production of the M3, in the late August 1940. In that time, the British were preparing for the threat of a German invasion while France, Belgium and Holland ...
PT-76 amphibious tank -::- by Sakhal
2015-01-01 - Votes: 0 - Views: 3462 - Last update: Never
During the years immediately after the Second World War, Soviet projectists developed light all-terrain vehicles as a starting point to incorporate some of the lessons learned with the light tanks produced in small numbers during the previous decade. From...
T-54 and T-55 tanks -::- by Sakhal
2014-12-30 - Votes: 0 - Views: 3799 - Last update: Never
The first line tanks with which the Soviet Union ended the Second World War - the medium tank T-34/85 and the heavy tanks IS-2 and IS-3 - maybe were not the best ones, but their overwhelming quantities in the first place, and also a skillful tactical ...
IS tanks -::- by Sakhal
2014-12-27 - Votes: 0 - Views: 2432 - Last update: Never
<span class="font_larger"><span class="italic">When in August 1968 the Soviet tanks marched by the roads of Prague and not exactly like in a parade, the military observers noticed that those were the same vehicles that had marched through Berlin in 19...
King Tiger tank -::- by Sakhal
2014-12-26 - Votes: 0 - Views: 2545 - Last update: 2014-12-27
It is a fact that, as soon as a weapons system starts to be produced, the idea of its successor has to be developed. Thus, as soon as the assembly lines of Henschel, Krupp and Porsche started to work in the Tiger, it was ordered to these companies to ...
Vickers tank -::- by Sakhal
2014-12-22 - Votes: 0 - Views: 2718 - Last update: Never
In the 1950s the Indian Army was equipped with several models of tanks, among them the French light tank AMX-13, the American medium tank M4 Sherman and the British medium tank Centurion. In the late 1950s it was decided to install in India a tank fac...
Centurion tank -::- by Sakhal
2014-12-21 - Votes: 0 - Views: 3447 - Last update: Never
Already in the summer 1943, the British Ministry of War was preparing the draft of the specification A41 for a new heavy cruiser tank (cruiser tanks were those tanks built for being agile, thus sacrificing protection and firepower in their design) and...
Chieftain tank -::- by Sakhal
2014-12-18 - Votes: 0 - Views: 4417 - Last update: 2014-12-22
The first British tank of the postwar saw the light of day initially as a result of a declaration of the War Ministry about the probable characteristics of a tank that would replace the Centurion. The declaration was made in 1958 and it reflected the less...
Panther tank -::- by Sakhal
2014-07-17 - Votes: 0 - Views: 7557 - Last update: 2014-12-24
Even when in the first prototype of the PzKpfw III were being corrected the defects and the initial project of the PzKpfw IV was being finished, the inspector of the German Army for the Mechanized Forces was already making plans about a new larger tank wi...
Ferdinand tank -::- by Sakhal
2014-07-16 - Votes: 0 - Views: 3888 - Last update: 2014-12-27
When Porsche lost the contract for the Tiger I tank more than 90 chassis had been already produced, in different stages of completion, and for such reason it was decided to use them for a new project: a heavy and powerful self-propelled anti-tank cann...
Tiger tank -::- by Sakhal
2014-06-26 - Votes: 0 - Views: 8398 - Last update: 2014-12-24
The origins of the German program for a heavy tank dated back from 1937, when it was discussed for the first time the convenience of a tank that weighed from 30 to 35 tonnes. The company Henschel was ordered to develop two vehicles having the same spe...
T-34 tank -::- by Sakhal
2014-06-25 - Votes: 0 - Views: 5599 - Last update: 2014-12-25
During the Second World War, the T-34 was the tank that more influenced the German tank projectists and, in turn, this one originated from the work of Walter Christie. Thus, it can be said that this American engineer had a huge influence in the design...
Maus tank -::- by Sakhal
2014-04-06 - Votes: 0 - Views: 6316 - Last update: 2014-12-22
During the Second World War Germany destined a large amount of effort and resources to develop a super-heavy combat armored vehicle. There were two tank models under development, the Maus and the E-100, but none of them was finally adopted for service...