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World War II: German Super Tank Panzer VIII Maus

Article originally published on Tanks Encyclopedia: http://www.tanks-encyclopedia.com/ Author: David Bocquelet This was, by far, the heaviest battlefield monster to have ever been built. In the Panzer tree line, it was meant to be number VIII Super Tank Maus. The Maus Super Tank was in line with the German trend of making bigger and bigger tanks, and another good example is the heaviest AFV in service during WWII, the Jagdtiger, based [...]

By | 2017-10-30T10:17:30+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|Categories: World War II|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

World War II: British Tank Churchill

The British Tank Churchill served the British Army and allied forces as the most important of its type during World War 2 (1939-1945), rivaling even the famous American M4 Sherman and fabled Soviet T-34 medium tanks of the conflict. Such was its value that the chassis served as the basis for a slew of variants to follow, both direct-combat and non-combat forms, that made it one of the more [...]

By | 2017-10-30T10:24:03+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Categories: World War II|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

World War II: American Light Tank M5 Stuart

The M5 "Stuart" also ("General Stuart") was an extension of the original M3 Stuart Light Tank line of 1941 and brought about by the American military relocation of vital war-making supplies - namely the Continental aero engine used in the M3. This initiative began a modified Stuart light tank initially known as the "M4" though later changed to "M5" to differentiate it from the classic M4 Sherman medium tank. [...]

By | 2017-10-30T10:23:07+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Categories: World War II|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

World War II: The British Cromwell Tank

At the outbreak of World War II, the British War Office assumed that conditions on the Western Front in France would be the same as those experienced in the Great War of 1914-1918. It, therefore, wanted a very heavy infantry tank that would be invulnerable to known anti-tank guns of the time. Further, it wanted a tank with a wide trench-crossing capacity, and able to negotiate ground churned up [...]

By | 2017-10-30T10:50:54+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Categories: World War II|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

World War II: German King Tiger Tank

The King Tiger tank was one of the most feared weapons of world war 2The German King Tiger Tank was introduced in early 1944 and was the most powerful tank during world war 2. With its powerful 88mm gun and an almost impenetrable front armor, it was one of the most feared weapons of world war 2. Up to the end of the war, the allies had not introduce [...]

By | 2017-10-30T13:18:50+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Categories: Constructions, World War II|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

World War II: The Sturmtiger Self-Propelled Assault Gun

The Sturmtiger was a German mobile assault gun development that appeared in few numbers during the latter years of World War The system, as a whole, was a massive weapon intended to demolish standing structures and ease the losses attributed to urban fighting such as that encountered by the German Army in their critical loss at Stalingrad. As it was, the Sturmtiger arrived too late in the war and [...]

By | 2017-10-30T13:38:31+00:00 January 26th, 2017|Categories: Constructions, World War II|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

World War II: German Panzer V Tank Panther

Development of the Panther began in 1941, following encounters with Soviet T-34 tanks in the opening days of Operation Barbarossa. Proving superior to their current tanks, the Panzer IV and Panzer III, the T-34 inflicted heavy casualties on German armored formations. That fall, following the capture of a T-34, a team was sent east to study the Soviet tank as a precursor to designing one superior to it. Returning [...]

By | 2017-10-30T14:18:08+00:00 January 19th, 2017|Categories: Constructions, World War II|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

World War II: The Soviet Tank KV-1

A day after the German blitzkrieg into the Soviet Union in June 1941, more than 200 Nazi tanks were powering through Lithuania on a race northward to Leningrad. The Luftwaffe knocked out the Soviets’ nearby air bases, leaving counter-attacking armored columns easy prey for German bombers. Desperate to staunch the bleeding, on June 23 the Red Army sprang its KV-1 and KV-2 tanks — which at the time packed [...]

By | 2017-10-30T14:39:24+00:00 January 14th, 2017|Categories: Constructions, World War II|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

World War II: M4 Sherman American Tank

Sherman tank, officially M4 General Sherman, main battle tank designed and built by the United States for the conduct of World War II. The M4 General Sherman was the most widely used tank series among the Western Allies, being employed not only by the U.S. Army and Marine Corps but also by British, Canadian, and Free French forces. The M4 was employed in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, and western [...]

By | 2017-10-30T17:09:22+00:00 January 13th, 2017|Categories: Constructions, World War II|Tags: , , |0 Comments

World War II: Tiger German Tank

The Tiger tank was one of the most feared weapons of World War Two. The Tiger tank was very heavily armored and carried powerful weapons on board. In the war in North Africa in an early encounter with the Allies in Tunisia, eight rounds fired from a 75mm artillery gun simply bounced off of the side of the tank – from a distance of just 50 meters. Such was [...]

By | 2017-10-30T17:13:31+00:00 January 11th, 2017|Categories: Constructions, World War II|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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