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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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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 ]

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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 ]

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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 ]

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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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This is an Italian CV-33 tankette, captured by the Ethiopians during the Second Italo-Abyssinian War (1935-1936). The picture is apparently from 1935. Dreaming of a colonial empire like the other European powers had, fascist Italy invaded Ethiopia and annexed after a bloody struggle that left tens of thousands of dead and up to two hundred…   [ далее ]

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This is an American M3 Halftrack in Irish service, converted to a tank destroyer by carrying French SS.11 missiles. SS.11 – as its archaic shape suggests – was a first generation ATGM. It was really massive and unwieldy, but it was very effective. It was mostly used in combat by Israel – but it was…   [ далее ]

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A destroyed Chinese Type 62 with a Vietnamese soldier, Sino-Vietnamese war of 1979. The Type 62 Light Tank was basically a smaller and lighter Type 62. Armed with an 85mm gun, it wasn’t really a match for even old MBTs or LTs, but it could go where MBTs could not, which was especially valuable in…   [ далее ]

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Here’s another interesting picture I collected. This time from Syria, 2016. This is something pretty strange. What you have here is 100mm KS-19 AA gun on Kvadrat chassis. Never heard of either? I am not surprised – it’s a really strange combination. KS-19 is an ancient Soviet 100mm anti aircraft gun. Built between 1947 and…   [ далее ]

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This is the SMK experimental multi-turret heavy tank, captured by the Finns during the Winter War in Karelia. The SMK designation stands for “Sergey Mironovich Kirov” – the tank (as well as for example the famous Kirov tank factory in Leningrad) was named after one of the prominent Bolshevik leaders. A single prototype was built…   [ далее ]

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Hello everyone, during the last two years, I collected a bunch of interesting and/or rare pictures from various sources (usually Yuri Pasholok blog, the LJ pages I am following and several other places) for the purpose of Armored Warfare articles. Since I didn’t get to use most of them, I might as well share them…   [ далее ]

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Hello everyone, Just thought I’d write down a few thoughts about what a “dead game” is. Lately, I’ve seen various players (including streamers) mention that World of Tanks is dead and same goes for Armored Warfare. At first glance, it’s an obvious nonsense for both games. World of Tanks still has, to my knowledge, 100k…   [ далее ]

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Abrams Armor

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The title is self-explanatory. Courtesy of Vollketten. Source link.

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Silentstalker: When we today take a look at some of the 20th or even 19th century predictions of how the 21st century world would look like, we can’t help but laugh at the naivety of our ancestors, born from a different world. But… were they really so off all the time? Author: CaptianNemo CaptianNemo: All…   [ далее ]

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Sorry for the delay with this article. First Rita was here, then I had one hell of a week and then I was sick (still am). Author: Yuri Pasholok Source: http://warspot.ru/6407-uslovno-godnyy Part 1: http://ftr.wot-news.com/2016/07/06/renault-r35-variants-in-german-service-part-1/ Continued from Part 1. Apart from artillery tractors and ARVs, other vehicles based on the Panzerkampfwagen 35R 731(f) chassis appeared on…   [ далее ]

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Hello everyone, so, you think the Germans in World of Tanks are finished? No more line candidates, right? No more regular high-tiers possible? Think again. Check this out. This is a German proposal for a Leopard 1-based Jagdpanzer. No, it’s not a fake, this was actually seriously considered. Very light armor, low silhouette, high mobility,…   [ далее ]

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