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Epocha (“Epoch”) is a new Russian turret system, armed with Kornet ATGMs and… a 57mm hybrid between autocannon and a grenade launcher. Basically it’s apparently a grenade launcher with long barrel, a crossbreed between high velocity 57mm (that light chassis couldn’t handle) and low velocity 100mm. Source link.

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T-90M model 2017 – T-90A modernized with Armata technology (2A82 125mm gun, armor). The autoloader was significantly overhauled to house the ammunition of the new, long gun. Source link.

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17
Aug

Wat…

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– Churchills in 1940 – 50mm Panzer III in 1940 – Sherman Firefly in 1940 Someone’s smoking something. Okay, I get it, alternate history. Still… Anyway, storyline campaign? Looks like someone’s copying AW again. Gotta admit though, I really wish we had a fraction of these resources. AW Storyline Campaign would have looked much different……   [ далее ]

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Ahahahahahahaha. Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha. So, Wargaming does Balance 2.0? Because that worked SO well for us at Armored Warfare. No, seriously, they even call it that way at 2:15. Hmm, did I mention that the former project director responsible for approving it moved from AW to Wargaming? I didn’t? Must have forgotten it. Hahahaha. Large scale battles,…   [ далее ]

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16
Jul

Suicide Tanks

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On the modern battlefield (as in, the assymetrical battlefield of Syria or Iraq versus snackbars), there are few things dreaded as much as the VBIEDs (Vehicle Borne Improved Explosive Devices) or SVBIEDs (where the S stands for suicide). In other words, suicide vehicle bombs. These can take a form of pretty much anything from standard…   [ далее ]

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This is what happens when you drive a Leopard 2 over a mine. Canadian Leopard 2 that is, deployed in Afghanistan. Source link.

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Another quickie. This is a hybrid tak – M60A2 “Starship” turret with M48-series hull. How or why? No idea. I assume it was made for some training purposes or as a target for a gunnery range from spare parts. Source link.

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One of the most versatile armored vehicles of our age is the BMP. There are literally hundreds of variants, sub-variants and field mods, most of them one-off or really obscure. This is a BMP from Nagorny Karabakh, 1990. Notice the elevated Malyutka ATGM launcher. I have no idea whether this is a functional launching system…   [ далее ]

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So, there are Terminators in Syria now. At least two of them. For those who don’t know what I am talking about, a “Terminator” is a generally used name for the Russian BMPT-series vehicles. Basically it’s a tank chassis with an unmanned turret on top, usually armed with autocannons and missiles. While the missiles can…   [ далее ]

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Author: Captian Nemo When you run out of books. Whats next? When you run out of books. What’s next? It is a question I have seen come up many times in the last 4 years. What do you do? Where do you go and who do you turn to? One of two things happens… you…   [ далее ]

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As you can see, tanks can lose traction just as easily. This T-72B driver during a military parade training yesterday in Minsk learned the hard way. Source link.

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22
Jun

Nimrod

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Nimrod? Nimrod! 40M Nimród. Source link.

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Hello everyone, Look what was found standing in the backyard of the Central Scientific – Research Institute for Precision Machine Engineering (ЦНИИточмаш) in Podolsk, Moscow region. Photo credits withheld by author’s wishes. This is a T-80 MBT with a 30mm remote-controlled weapons system (designation unknown). The gun is missing obviously but you can see the…   [ далее ]

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This is an interesting conversion – the Austrian M47D. Basically, the Austrians were looking into replacing the original M47′s engine with the M60 series diesel for the same reasons the Americans did – better economy and reliability. Simmering-Graz-Pauker produced two prototypes of this setup but the project got cancelled. More photos along with other interesting…   [ далее ]

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These pictures don’t need any comments. Well, except for the fact that the camo and improvized armor are fucking awesome. Source link.

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10
Jun

Libya

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Libya, a T-55 with a BTR-60PB hull on top. Photo taken recently. I don’t really think this needs any specific comments except for… why?! Source link.

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Thanks to Jiří Tintěra for the information and the photos! As I wrote previously, this new T-72 modification is called T-72 Scarab. This tank is intended specifically for export. The previous names cited by some websites (T-72-4 or T-4-72 and their modifications) are false – the vehicle’s official name does not contain the “4″ part….   [ далее ]

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What do Rhodesia and Wonder Woman have in common? Well… Absolutely nothing. But here’s a photo of South-African Eland-90 armored car in Rhodesia, 1979 (the end of the Rhodesian Bush War). And I went to see Wonder Woman this evening, was actually really nice movie, I’d rate it 8/10 + Amazing action scenes, really, even…   [ далее ]

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These pictures were taken in Nigeria. The MBT on them resembles a Centurion, but in fact it’s its distant cousin – the Vickers MBT Mk.3 export tank. They aren’t well known, but over a hundred was exported to Nigeria in the early 1980s. This specific vehicle was captured by a particularly nasty breed of snackbars…   [ далее ]

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It’s a widely known fact that the Balkan conflicts saw the use of a lot of WW2 tech, from T-34′s to M36 Jacksons. But this is rare even for Yugoslavia. Bosnia, 1996. British Challenger towing a WW2 75mm German PaK 40, captured in Drvar. Because why not. Source link.

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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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