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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 ]

Опубликовал Feldfebel Glinka Comments Off on Straight outta Warhammer
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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 ]

Опубликовал Feldfebel Glinka Comments Off on Photo of the Day – 20.3.2017
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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 ]

Опубликовал Feldfebel Glinka Comments Off on Photo of the Day – 14.3.2017
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This is one of the more interesting and less known Soviet contraptions – the 2S15 “Norov” tank destroyer. Basically it’s a product of the same school of thought as the 2S14 Zhalo-S – the idea was to put a powerful gun on a mass-produced light chassis to create a cheap and powerful tank destroyer. In…   [ далее ]

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Take an ugly personal car and add a machinegun. Oh, and make it Italian of course. What do you get? The OTO Melara Gorgona. The OTO R 2.5 Gorgona vehicle has been developed as a private venture by OTO Melara and was announced in 1982. Two versions wereoffered; an unarmed police model and a combat…   [ далее ]

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Another amazing photo from Yuri Pasoholok. There are two types tanks on this photo, taken in Hungary in late 1920s – the Italian Fiat 3000 and the German LK II WW1 tank. As Yuri writes, there is a myth going around that the LK II and its Swedish derivative, Strv m/21, were heavily modernized after…   [ далее ]

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A photo from Yuri Pasholok’s blog this time. This is a Soviet IS-2 heavy tank, somewhere in Poland, 1947. The tank was destroyed during the Vistula–Oder Offensive. And a second photo perhaps. A destroyed IS-3M in the streets of Budapest, Hungarian uprising, 1956. The two photos were only taken 9 years apart – it doesn’t…   [ далее ]

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Sorry for the delay, had a really busy day :) Anyway, everyone of you know the M113 APC, right? Standard American pre-Bradley armored troop carrier. There were several sub-variants, some rather strange. This M113 has a flamethrower for example. The photo is from the Vietnam War, specifically the village of Ben Suc, Cu Chi region…   [ далее ]

Опубликовал Feldfebel Glinka Comments Off on Photo of the Day – 7.3.2017
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And so ends my second year working on Armored Warfare. Well, okay, technically it ended on Tuesday when my old contract expired. Yes, My.com offered me an extension with some improvements and yes, I accepted, so there might even be a whole third year, we’ll see. I actually thought really long about what to write,…   [ далее ]

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Today’s photos of the Day are from Iraq (specifically, from Ramadi) from 2008. Iraq was known to use many interesting or improvised articles that it had to rely on after much of its military power was destroyed during the Gulf War. Its vehicle park included some truly exotic stuff, like this North Korean 170mm “Koksan”…   [ далее ]

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Good morning guys. Something a bit different today. This is the German 50mm PaK 38 anti-tank gun. As its name suggests, it’s a pre-war design (developed between 1937 and 1939, fielded since April 1940). They were built until the autumn of 1943, around 9.5 thousand were made in total. Nothing too uncommon. Except for the…   [ далее ]

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This photo is generally known I think but it doesn’t hurt to remind :) The general belief is that Swedish tanks (well, apart from the Toldi) were never really used in battle. That is – for the most part – true, but as usual, there are exceptions. Around two dozen of the Landsverk L-60 light…   [ далее ]

Опубликовал Feldfebel Glinka Comments Off on Picture of the Day – 2.3.2017
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This is a recent footage from Iraq. Before you go like “OMG” – nobody died in it. Thanks to Artem for the video. We can see a T-72 ammunition burn and explode, but… what happened? The vehicle was not hit by enemy fire, the fire happened on its own. I had a short discussion about…   [ далее ]

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Sorry for the break, had a tough couple of days. So, what else do we have here… a couple of interesting Stuart photos. This is a M3A1 in Burma. The photo wouldn’t be that interesting – after all, the Stuarts were used in that theater of war well until 1945. What makes it interesting is…   [ далее ]

Опубликовал Feldfebel Glinka Comments Off on Picture of the Day – 28.2.2017
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Video from Yuri Pasholok. This is a 45mm 7-33 anti-tank gun, developed by the No.7 Plant in Leningrad. It’s based on Model 1927 76mm regimental gun and was locally produced in Leningrad during the siege. It was found and recovered from the Nevsky Pyatachok area, a tiny bridgehead (2km wide, 0.5 to 0.7km deep) that…   [ далее ]

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Another interesting video that was uploaded recently was about the history of the American M60/M60A1 tank – authentic from 1966! Source link.

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Thought I’d dump this here as well. Another Tank Chats from Bovvy. Source link.

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Did you ever wonder how does the A7V German WW1 tank look inside with its armor taken off? This is how: Note how thin the armor actually is and how massive the engine is. Source link.

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Israeli Centurions in Middle East – random pictures I collected IDF Centurion Mk.9 in Syria, 2016 Source link.

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I like to call this picture “Soon”. This is the BMD-1 hydraulic suspension that can elevate and lower the vehicle. The Soviet BMD-1 is a paratrooper counterpart to the BMP-1 IFV – it’s smaller, lighter but packs the same punch in the form of a 73mm gun and Malyutka guided missiles. The vehicle is lowered…   [ далее ]

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This is the Polish TKS-D tankette, the heaviest of the TKS series. Tankettes as a whole were a fad in the 1920s and early 1930s – they were marginally protected (anything heavier than standard rifle bullets would go right through) but they could carry a machine gun and – most importantly – were really cheap…   [ далее ]

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Ever wondered how Chieftain 800 looks without armor? Thanks to Listy for the picture! Chieftain 800 is an improved version of the Chieftain from the 1980s. They basically kitted a standard Chief with Chobham armor and gave it a more powerful engine. Only prototypes were built. If you are interested, I wrote more about it…   [ далее ]

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