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  • Videoin Link: Kim Jong-un stunned as RUSSIAN tanks sent by Vladimir Putin to North Korea border

    04/20/2017 11:27:58 AM PDT · by johnk · 118 replies
    YT ^ | 4/20/17 | YT
    ( I Don't know the real value in this ) Vladimir Putin’s forces have been caught on camera heading towards the nation's 11-mile frontier with the DPRK. Video shows a train packed with military equipment allegedly hurtling towards the border with the rogue state. Russia’s actions come as tensions rage between North Korea and the US amid fears war could explode in the Korean Peninsula.
  • The Nashorn Was Germany’s World War II Tank Sniper: Ugly but practical

    04/17/2017 4:30:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 51 replies
    War is Boring ^ | April 18, 2017 | Robert Beckhusen
    German tanks during World War II were often outmatched by superior Red Army designs beginning with the T-34. Armor, reliability and firepower were all—at various times—serious shortcomings. To counteract the Soviet beasts, Germany rushed ahead with tank destroyers—armored vehicles designed to inflict long-range firepower from concealed positions—but these also had a mixed record. The introduction of the Ferdinand during the 1943 Battle of Kursk turned into a disaster as the vehicles broke down from mechanical failures.
  • Living History Weekend (Central Texas Tank Museum Event)

    03/23/2017 3:42:12 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 12 replies
    Our annual Living History Weekend is the largest event of its kind in Texas, with visitors from across the nation coming to view our award-winning Living History Displays, shop in the Military Swap Meet, and to witness the roar of tanks in our WWII Battle reenactment! This family-friendly event is sure to have something for everyone! Physical Address: 19124 Highway 6 South College Station, Texas 77845
  • The Biggest Tank Battle in History Wasn’t at Kursk: The Battle of Brody in 1941 was bigger [tr]

    03/20/2017 6:14:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    War is Boring ^ | March 20, 2017 | Robert Beckhusen
    A thousand coffee table books and countless hours of popular history programs have described the Battle of Prokhorovka, part of the Third Reich’s 1943 Operation Citadel, as the largest tank battle in history. Near the city of Kursk on the Eastern Front, hundreds of Soviet tanks slammed into the 2nd SS Panzer Corps in an enormous conflagration of flesh and metal.
  • Iran's New Tank Is a Whole Lot of Meh: The Karrar main battle tank is a lot less [tr]

    03/16/2017 9:55:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | March 14, 2017 | Kyle Mizokami
    ran has announced a new indigenous main battle tank for its ground forces. The new Karrar tank is descended from an older Russian design and incorporates design elements from even older Western, including American, tanks. Despite the hype, Karrar is decades behind modern tanks and may not even enter production. In fact, it may not even exist as more than a hoax designed to get Iran a cheaper price for Russian armor.
  • South Korea’s ‘Low Rider’ Tank Is the Ultimate Mountain Fighting Vehicle

    02/27/2017 7:19:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    War is Boring ^ | February 27, 2017 | Ed Kim
    The South Korean army has peculiar needs. For one, just across the Demilitarized Zone, North Korea possesses one of the largest tank armies in the world. In this cauldron of densely packed military forces, both sides share a peninsula that is also very mountainous. During the Korean War, many battles were fought in places such as the Punchbowl, Pork Chop Hill, Old Baldy, Bloody Ridge and Heartbreak Ridge, just to name a few.
  • Russia's tank biathlon kicks off with a bang as military beasts compete in 10km race [tr]

    02/17/2017 5:53:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 16, 2017 | Paddy Dinham
    When it comes to high-speed races, a tank may not be the fastest vehicle that springs to mind. But scores of the armoured military beasts were pictured out in force, whizzing round a 10km course to qualify for an international biathlon. The tanks undertake three laps of the circuit, firing at targets as they circle the track, in the ultimate test of complex tank training.
  • The French S35 Was a Good Tank Wasted by Bad Generals

    02/09/2017 6:20:50 AM PST · by C19fan · 51 replies
    War is Boring ^ | February 9, 2017 | Robert Beckhusen
    The fall of France in 1940, one of the 20th century’s most consequential disasters, wasn’t supposed to have happened. The French military was larger — on paper — and technologically superior to its German enemy. Testifying to the French advantage is the Somua S35, a plump, cute tank which was one of the best tanks in the world in 1940. Hundreds went into action in May 1940, but to little avail.
  • Germany sends tanks to Lithuania for NATO mission

    01/31/2017 11:37:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 64 replies
    Reuters ^ | Reuters | January 31, 2017
    Germany began sending tanks and other equipment to Lithuania on Tuesday as part of a NATO mission to beef up the defense of eastern Europe and send a signal of resolve to Russia, which has denounced the build-up as an act of aggression. The German army command said it was sending about 200 vehicles, including 30 tanks, by train to Lithuania along with 450 troops, the first of whom arrived last week. The transports would continue until late February.
  • The Curious Case of the U.S. Army's M551 Sheridan Light Tank

    01/30/2017 10:02:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies
    National Interest ^ | January 27, 2017 | Sebastien Roblin
    The M551 Sheridan light tank is largely remembered as a curiosity, an innovative weapon system that proved an overcomplicated failure in action. However, several hundred Sheridans provided useful service in three wars, and left behind a small but noticeable gap in the force structure since being withdrawn in the 1990s that the Army has struggled to fill. That’s because the Sheridan was easily transported by air and could even be dropped by parachute.
  • U.S. Army Tanks Arrive in Europe With Dead Batteries

    01/26/2017 12:40:05 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 66 replies
    Freebeacon ^ | Jan. 25, 2017 | Morgan Chalfant
    U.S. Army tanks recently deployed to Europe arrived at a port in Germany, some of them with dead batteries and without sufficient fuel. The Wall Street Journal reported this week on logistical challenges that the U.S. military faced when sending an armored unit of 4,000 soldiers and 90 tanks to Europe in order to protect NATO member states and deter Russian aggression.
  • The German Wiesel Is a Cute Mini-Tank

    01/25/2017 7:22:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    War is Boring ^ | January 25, 2017 | Robert Beckhusen
    In 1972, the German military embarked on a program to replace its lightweight and air-dropped Kraka quadbikes used to move paratroopers after they hit the ground. The result of this effort was the Wiesel, a cute, unusual tracked armored vehicle and a modern equivalent of the tankette, a type of tank which largely went out of fashion during World War II.
  • World War II tanks still in service

    01/01/2017 5:10:40 PM PST · by Snickering Hound · 29 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12-11-2016
    World War II tanks still in service in the world, video of T-34's in Ukraine and Syria, JSIII in Ukraine, SU-152's and 100's in Ukraine, Stuarts and Shermans in South America...
  • India Took 35 Years to Make Its First Tank (And It Was a Total Disaster)

    11/28/2016 11:40:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    National Interest ^ | November 27, 2016 | Kyle Mizokami
    In the mid-1970s, India began development on a totally new, advanced main battle tank that would satisfy the needs of the country’s Armored Corps. An impressive combination of firepower, armor protection and mobility, the tank was to be India’s first indigenously produced tank—and one of the best in the world. The service date for the tank, known as Arjun, was confidently set for 1985. Instead, the Arjun suffered a tortuously long development period spanning two centuries. The final result, introduced into the army twenty-six years later than originally planned, is a mess of a tank that not even the Indian...
  • The KV-1 Tank Blundered Its Way Into History

    10/17/2016 6:04:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    War is Boring ^ | October 17, 2016 | Robert Beckhanusen
    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 some of the heaviest tank armor in the world — on the advancing Germans near Raseiniai.
  • The Nuclear-War Tank Came at Exactly the Wrong Time: Object 279 ran afoul of Nikita Khrushchev

    10/10/2016 10:36:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    War is Boring ^ | October 9, 2016 | Robert Beckhusen
    In a war that never happened, formations of heavy and rather odd-looking Soviet tanks would have powered through atomic explosions in breakthrough attacks into West Germany. Enter the Object 279 tank, a curious oddity from the late 1950s which was obsolete — despite its design principles deliberately reflecting the fear of a nuclear battlefield — by the time it was produced. It was certainly not a success, as the Soviet Union only manufactured a handful of prototypes.
  • Any FReepers in Dresden? Rumors of tanks in the street. (vanity)

    10/01/2016 2:59:22 PM PDT · by null and void · 71 replies
    UNCONFIRMED rumor | 1 Oct 16 | nully
    Looking for any confirmation. Rumor is tanks and sharpshooters, news embargo, web cams shut down. Found one Dutch blog, would like more info, especially if it's false (or true!)...
  • Turkish Tanks Take a Pounding in Syria

    09/27/2016 11:35:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    War is Boring ^ | September 25, 2016 | Sebastien Roblin
    Ankara’s tanks have been in the news a lot this year, whether prowling the streets of the Turkish capital in a failed coup attempt, or taking missile fire from rebel fighters on the Syrian border. Recently, Turkish armor crossed over into Syria and drove the Islamic State terrorist group from its last holdings along the Turkish border — and also fought with U.S.-backed Kurdish rebels, creating a frustrating diplomatic quandary for the White House.
  • Iran Teases a New Tank, But Where Did It Come From?

    08/24/2016 11:11:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    War is Boring ^ | August 23, 2016 | Robert Beckhusen
    In March, Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehghan — Iran’s defense minister — claimed that a new, unseen Iranian tank called the Karrar “is one of the most advanced tanks in the world.” He further suggested that the “tank [is] 100 percent Iranian made and it can even be superior than [the] T-90 in some degrees.” Then in August, a tank with a close resemblance to the Russian-made T-90MS appeared on Iranian television. It flew a green, white and red Iranian flag from the turret … while spinning donuts.
  • Cutting-Edge New IDF Tank is "A Gamechanger"

    07/24/2016 6:47:25 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 28 replies
    Breaking Israel News ^ | July 24, 2016 | Ariella Mendlowitz
    “If Thy people go out to battle against their enemy, by whatsoever way Thou shalt send them, and they pray unto Hashem toward the city which Thou hast chosen, and toward the house which I have built for Thy name” I Kings 8:44 (The Israel Bible™) The Israeli Defense Force’s (IDF) Battalion 82 recently decided to drop its decades-old Merkava MK 2 tanks and launched into a new world of military technology by adopting the cutting edge Merkava MK 4 tanks in their place, reported The Jerusalem Post. A part of the 7 Armored Brigade, Battalion 82 was formed prior...