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An interesting photo for no reason in particular. An M1A1 platoon in West Germany (Bavaria), Hohenfels, 1987. These tanks would have faced the brunt of a Soviet onslaught if shit went to shit back then. Source link.

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The title says it all. On personal note, I never believed I’d see this again. Another “Czechout-like” situation and WG EU does LITERALLY THE SAME THING – fucks the contributor over and creates a massive clusterfuck in the process. Oh man. The video is fucking hilarious and even if you are the most hardcore WG…   [ далее ]

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From the improper use of the word Wall, I am sure you already know what we will be talking about. That’s right, Mexico! Mexico has its share of really exotic vehicles and this is one of them. This armored car is called DN-5 “Buffalo” (or, DN-V, depending on source). It consists of a hull of…   [ далее ]

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Hello everyone, I can’t help myself but return to #SirFochGate I posted about in the last post an hour ago or so, because it’s hilarious. First and foremost, I’d like to congratulate the Wargaming colleagues on this level of fail. Getting Jim FUCKING Sterling involved, that’s just another level, one we at Armored Warfare are…   [ далее ]

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Sometimes I wish I was writing FTR about WoT still. AW has done weird shit too, but I’d have a fucking field day with this… Personally, I think it was not a company decision but an action of some retard in charge of WG Youtube going all salty about SirFoch. Fun stuff :) Source link.

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British Medium Mk.II* tanks captured by Germans – in Russia. The Russians purchased 15 of those vehicles in 1930s. By the end of the decade they were already completely obsolete and were used to stop the initial German attack in the form of immobile bunkers, without much success. Source link.

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We all know that the Russian tanks get exported everywhere, but sometimes they pop up at unexpected places. This is a T-80U tank, one of the best MBTs the Soviet Union had. Only, it’s not in Soviet Service – it’s in South Korea! 33 vehicles of this type were given by Russia to South Korea…   [ далее ]

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The T-64 tank series is known for being the “internal” Soviet tank (while everyone else got various T-72s). That does not, however, mean that these tanks were only stationed in the Soviet Union. These photos were taken in in 1985. This T-64A belonged to the 32nd Guards Tank Division, located at the time in East…   [ далее ]

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Check this out. The source of this is the American Journal of Military Ordnance, more than 2 decades old. It’s amazing what you can find in the old sources. Very special thanks to Captain Nemo for this one. This is a proposed AA variant of the Abrams MBT, equipped with two 35mm Bushmaster Mk.III cannons…   [ далее ]

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14
May

U mad, WG?

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Okay, it’s a clickbait title. I confess. But still, it’s pretty funny. As Yuri Pasholok informed – basically, Trumpeter (a well-known kit-making company) said their E-100 kit wouldn’t be a copy of a WoT model…. Oooooooooops. The 150mm muzzle brake gun is not on the original drawings, it was added by Wargaming. This, of course,…   [ далее ]

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12
May

M1127 Stryker

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Here are a couple of photos of the M1127 Stryker recon variant I took again in Rokycany. What was a modern U.S. Army vehicle in active service doing in a museum? Well – the U.S. soldiers were amongst those who came to commemorate the sacrifices of the fallen during the liberation of western Bohemia –…   [ далее ]

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11
May

M113 Lynx

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Here’s another photo from Rokycany, a rather rare vehicle. Or at least unusual for central Europe. This is an M113 variant called Lynx. This is basically an M113 upgraded with a turret that can hold either a .50cal MG (M2 of course), or a 25mm autocannon (Bushmaster, presumably). In Europe it was used by the…   [ далее ]

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Hello everyone, This weekend I visited the military museum at Rokycany. They have a whole lot of nice stuff in there. Check this out. This is a nice Panther replica made for re-enactments by the museum staff on the chassis of a T-55. It’s not the same fake Panther that is commonly seen in Poland…   [ далее ]

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07
May

140mm Leclerc

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This one is a bit more… specialized. You’ve might seen a few of these photos around the web because they got leaked. How, who from and who leaked them, now, those are all very interesting questions that I am unfortunately not able to answer. What I can tell you is that this is a 140mm…   [ далее ]

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Last of the pictures of tanks hit by HE – something a bit more modern. These are photos of an M60A3 hit by an American 155mm HE artillery shell directly. Source link.

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Wat… TLDR: – The municipality of Mulino operates a water pump – Soldiers use it to get water – Army racks up massive debts towards Mulino – Mulino tells them to fuck off – Army “captures” the water pump using fully-armed troops and a BMP Heroic operation m8, I r8 8/8 Source link.

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Hmm… okay, 125mm HE does some damage, but what about 75mm manpack howitzer HE? Hmm, yeah. Whoever was inside that Japanese Ha-Go did not have a good day… Source link.

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Somewhere in the East Germany… Not only the Americans get to play with western tanks masquerading as “Russians” – this is an East-German SU-100 quite expertly camouflaged as a West-German Kanonenjagdpanzer… Source link.

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Normally I don’t really post photos of people, but here, it’s to show a contrast how different nations treat heroes differently. Photo courtesy of Vollketten and Imperial War Museum. Photo taken in London, time unknown. Members of the British and American military meet with the exile Czechoslovak government. For the allied side: Brigadier General Edmund…   [ далее ]

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Hello everyone, Wasn’t in the mood lately to write anything intelligent (not that I usually write any intelligent stuff, but, you know…), sorry for the break. Anyway, a bunch of interesting photos. This happens when a BRDM is hit by a 125mm tank shell. Photos sent by Peter Khromov, thanks! :) Source link.

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20
Apr

4/20

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Since it’s the 20th of April today, I simply have to share this old gem. Arty. At least AW did something right. Source link.

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I honestly don’t know who had this image first, might as well post them here. A Soviet T-50 Light Tank, knocked out somewhere in Russia during the fierce fighting. A limited number of these tanks took part in the fighting. Most were were deployed at northern Caucasus. Source link.

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As usual – a photo for you. There are Czechoslovak-made T-34/85 in Egyptian service, knocked out by the Israelis in 1967. If you see a middle-eastern T-34, T-54 or T-55, chances are it was made in Czechoslovakia (for the T-34, the chance is nearly 100 percent). Interested in more info? Once, very long time ago,…   [ далее ]

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One nice picture from Yuri Pasholok. Here we can see a Sturmtiger and the Maus prototype the Soviets captured on their way to Kubinka after the war. They are going east – just not the way the Germans imagined it… Source link.

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Hello everyone! The post-war German military industry is not only known for its biggest achievement in the tank field (the Leopard 2 MBT that effectively became the standard NATO tank in Europe), but also for a large number of innovative and quite frankly absolutely amazing solutions that are sometimes so radical that they beat even…   [ далее ]

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That awkward feeling when you realize that most of the really cool stuff you have (exact Chieftain armor thickness, various modern armor schematics etc.) you can’t share for whatever reason :( Alright, something I can share then. A color photo of Japanese Type 97 Te-Ke tankette in China, 1941. For Chinese service, Japanese tanks were…   [ далее ]

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Alright guys, something more amusing for you. Is this a fake? No sir, it’s a render of a project that actually really existed – a Leopard 1 hull with T-72 turret. Why? For the glory of Satan of course! Okay, not really. Basically, what happened was that after the German re-unification in 1990, the former…   [ далее ]

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Hello everyone, I am (partially) back, been sick whole week and only now it got a bit better (the day basically consisted of work and sleep) :) So, sorry for the delay. Here’s a nice photo (not sure where I got it from, maybe Yuri posted it somewhere) of an ISU-122 in Berlin from May…   [ далее ]

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02
Apr

Wurlitzer

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This time something from the WW2 era. This is “Wurlitzer”, a modified Churchill Gun Carrier. It has no gun as you can see, but what it does have are 50 Bangalore torpedo launch tubes. Bangalore torpedos are basically pipes with exposives in them, used to clear various obstacles from minefield over barbed wire to smaller…   [ далее ]

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Hello everyone, it’s not 1st of April yet so I think I can leave this actually serious French project here. This is a Panhard AML armored car with MARS turret by Hispano Suiza. A single prototype was built in the 1980s. The vehicle itself is not very remarkable, but the turret is. You see, despite…   [ далее ]

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31
Mar

Basra or Bust

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The allied operations in Iraq were not without losses. This is a photo of a destroyed Challenger 2 from the famous Basra incident. What Wikipedia says: 25 March 2003: A friendly fire (“blue-on-blue”) incident in Basra in which one Challenger 2 of the Black Watch Battlegroup (2nd Royal Tank Regiment) mistakenly engaged another Challenger 2…   [ далее ]

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Hello everyone, Another interesting thing for you today :) This is an unknown Israeli light tank, developed in parallel with the Merkava Mk.3 development, which puts it into the late 1980s. It was apparently developed as a cheaper alternative to the Merkava using existing technologies – the engine comes from the Azcharit, which itself was…   [ далее ]

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Hello everyone, I was just going through my picture folder and realized that this whole blog could be filled with interesting stuff going on in Syria and with various arcane vehicles that appear there randomly. It’s not the direction I want to take this blog, but from time to time, it doesn’t hurt. So, without…   [ далее ]

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Hello guys! Okay, moving away from the Picture/Photo of the Day format because I couldn’t keep it up every day. Instead, I’ll just use normal titles. Even though, “normal”… okay. This photo shows a recently captured T-90A MBT, driven by snackbars (not sure who, I think it’s not ISIS but the “moderate heacutters” aka FSA,…   [ далее ]

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Hello everyone, Today, guntracks are commonly associated with islamist terrorists (aka snackbars), but one thing’s for certain, the middle eastern “engineering school” didn’t invent them. They were around even before the First World War. Even after the second world war, they were used by some first world armies. This is a guntruck of sorts, deployed…   [ далее ]

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Hello everyone. Just briefly today. Bradley with British Rapier AA missiles. Because why not. If you have of any properly sourced info about this project, I’d love to hear it. Source link.

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“When you allahuakbar just right…” I’d say this is an Iraqi Abrams, destroyed by an IED. The destruction level was likely caused by an ammo explosion (the blowout panels are, well, blown out) and one roadwheel was torn from the suspension (that’s where the bomb likely exploded). Source link.

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Continuing with the photos of weird or at least lesser known tanks – check this out. This is the Spanish M60A3E1 Cristobita, a prototype upgrade for the aging M60A3 from the early 1990s. Three prototypes were built after the rejection of the expensive Lince program. It seems to just consist of spaced armor, maybe some…   [ далее ]

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Sorry for the sporadic updates, it’s been another tough week. This time, however, I do have a special picture for you, courtesy of Artem Gavrilov. Check this out. War in Syria, of course. The tank is probably a T-55 or some of its variant. Not important. Check the explosion (detail in lower left corner). What…   [ далее ]

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This is a Chieftain Mk.5 originally delivered to Iran and captured by Iraq in the 1980s during the Iran-Iraq war. The photo wouldn’t be that strange, only – it’s from last year from Basra. The Iraqi actually repaired it with the intention to use it in battle along with some more obsolete vehicles such as…   [ далее ]

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