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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 ]

Опубликовал Feldfebel Glinka Comments Off on Picture of the Day – 18.2.2017
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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 ]

Опубликовал Feldfebel Glinka Comments Off on Picture of the Day – 17.2.2016
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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 ]

Опубликовал Feldfebel Glinka Comments Off on Picture of the Day – 16.2.2017
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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 ]

Опубликовал Feldfebel Glinka Comments Off on Picture of the Day – 15.2.2017
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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 ]

Опубликовал Feldfebel Glinka Comments Off on Picture of the Day – 14.2.2017
Опубликовал Feldfebel Glinka Comments Off on CIA’s Lost Tank
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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 ]

Опубликовал Feldfebel Glinka Comments Off on What is a “Dead Game”?
19
Jan

Abrams Armor

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

Опубликовал Feldfebel Glinka Comments Off on Abrams Armor
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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 ]

Опубликовал Feldfebel Glinka Comments Off on Something Old, Something New: A Glimpse into the Past
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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 ]

Опубликовал Feldfebel Glinka Comments Off on Renault R35 Variants in German Service – Part 2
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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 ]

Опубликовал Feldfebel Glinka Comments Off on Modern German Tank Destroyer Line?
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Author: Yuri Pasholok Source: http://warspot.ru/6407-uslovno-godnyy Hello everyone, Tanks in foreign service are one of my favourite topics. German tanks used by Czechoslovaks, French tanks used by Germans and vice versa etc. I just find it interesting to see how other nations deal with foreign captured equipment. Luckily for me, Yuri Pasholok wrote another interesting article,…   [ далее ]

Опубликовал Feldfebel Glinka Comments Off on Renault R35 Variants in German Service – Part 1
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Hello everyone, it’s been a while since I posted on any topic like this one, but recently, I gave this topic some thought. Here’s a thought about the Israeli branch and its introduction into World of Tanks. Yes, I said World of Tanks – for Armored Warfare, this is not really a problem (there’s the…   [ далее ]

Опубликовал Feldfebel Glinka Comments Off on Israel in World of Tanks?
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Many tanks to Life in Black for bringing this up. Hello everyone, here’s something interesting for you. Lebanon was always one of those countries that operate really strange or obsolete equipment, making them super interesting for tank enthusiasts. There were some interesting lebanese conversions, which mostly met their fate during the fighting with Israel or…   [ далее ]

Опубликовал Feldfebel Glinka Comments Off on Twilight of the Gods
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Author: Yuri Pasholok Source: http://warspot.ru/6356-menshe-da-bolshe Part 1: http://ftr.wot-news.com/2016/06/28/renault-r35-development-part-1/ Continuing from Part 1: One thing that needs to be discussed separately is the tanks armament. The thing is, the SA18 gun, used on the Renault FT light tank, was already obsolete by 1926. The reasons why this gun appeared on this new vehicle were purely economic…   [ далее ]

Опубликовал Feldfebel Glinka Comments Off on Renault R35 Development – Part 2
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Author: Yuri Pasholok Source: http://warspot.ru/6356-menshe-da-bolshe Hello everyone, another interesting article by Yuri Pasholok came out recently, this time about the development of the Renault R35 light tank. It’s… very long, so I might split it into two parts. I’ll see. So sit back, get some omelette du fromage and let’s begin :) The French light…   [ далее ]

Опубликовал Feldfebel Glinka Comments Off on Renault R35 Development – Part 1
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Hello everyone, normally I am trying to avoid Wargaming topics in any way, but this is something that’s actually quite abstract and doesn’t apply to World of Tanks only. The French Tier 2-7 line is a good example. Basically, what happened: Yuri Pasholok recently wrote in RU community an angry post that he proposed a…   [ далее ]

Опубликовал Feldfebel Glinka Comments Off on Why can’t we have full Tier 2-10 French HT line?
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Author: AutoChenille Hello everyone, check this out. AutoChenille (EU forums) sent a couple of photos of the restored Batchat at Saumur. His comment: As you can see, the BatChat is now displayed next to its “tech tree”, with the tiny but cute ELC AMX, and the fearsome AMX 13. This shows that the Saumur museum…   [ далее ]

Опубликовал Feldfebel Glinka Comments Off on Restored Batchat 25T
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Yup, it’s the Littlefield Collection Panther, completely restored. Unlike Cutland’s videos that contain crap (in the last one, he can’t tell a 20pdr from the L7 for example), Nicholas Moran is perfect as usual. And yes, I know this is a Wargaming video but hey, one has to appreciate the quality, right? Check how fantastically…   [ далее ]

Опубликовал Feldfebel Glinka Comments Off on Chieftain’s Hatch – Panther Ausf.A
24
Jun

Char de 65T

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Yep, this is a 65 ton French heavy. As far as I know, this is the only drawing available for it. Basically, what you have here is a nice, German-influenced tank (just look at the suspension) from 1950. A 1000hp Maybach engine, maximum speed of 40 km/h, 300km operation radius. It’s big, really big. Overall…   [ далее ]

Опубликовал Feldfebel Glinka Comments Off on Char de 65T
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Thanks to Yuri Pasholok for notifying me of this… About the US M1917 Light Tank, basically a copy of the French Renault FT-17. Pretty interesting to watch actually, so I’ll just leave here while I work on a HUGE series of articles. Hope you’ll like them (I know some of you won’t), but hey –…   [ далее ]

Опубликовал Feldfebel Glinka Comments Off on Tank Chat – M1917
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Hello everyone, as usual, I attended the Lešany Museum opening for the 2016 season around three weeks ago. I can say that it was really nice – the opening is traditionally visited by as many people as the Tank Day so the place was fairly empty, but there were still interesting things to be seen….   [ далее ]

Опубликовал Feldfebel Glinka Comments Off on Lešany Opening 2016
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Damn, this is awesome. Now I know what I want for Christmas :) I am glad the work continues even after Thomas Jentz passed away. Here’s the thing – really reliable sources are hard to come by. And I mean really hard to come by, especially the drawings (projections). Wargaming drawings based on real life…   [ далее ]

Опубликовал Feldfebel Glinka Comments Off on What I want for Christmas…
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Source: http://warspot.ru/6088-stalnoe-nasledstvo-tretiego-reyha Hello everyone, here’s a post based on Yuri Pasholok’s excellent article on Jagdpanzer IV and StuG III in post-war service. So let’s get to it. Hmm – I wonder if I still remember this interface :) After the war, several hundred of knocked-out or simply abandoned German SPGs were left on newly liberated…   [ далее ]

Опубликовал Feldfebel Glinka Comments Off on StuG III and IV in Czechoslovak/Syrian Service
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Here’s the good news (well, for me anyway) – FTR is coming back. I like writing. And there are still interesting stories left to tell, articles to write and such. But most importantly, I am working on an interesting private project of mine, one that you will hopefully be able to see next month and…   [ далее ]

Опубликовал Feldfebel Glinka Comments Off on Restarting FTR
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Special thanks to Carramba66 for giving me that particular book Here’s a text I wrote for Rita some time ago. She didn’t publish it but it would be a shame to go to waste :) One of the most interesting topics I’ve ran into lately is the one of the daring escapes from former communist…   [ далее ]

Опубликовал Feldfebel Glinka Comments Off on “I’ll be back, comrades!”
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Looks like Abu Hajaar didn’t have a really good day :) Makes you wonder how ISIS could even gain anything with such incompetent morons in its ranks. Fighting someone who fights back is harder than murdering unarmed people, eh Abu? Source link.

Опубликовал Feldfebel Glinka Comments Off on The real (housewives of) ISIS
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Hello everyone, the definition of a Plot device is “anything that moves the plot forward”. In this case, “plot element” might be a better expression, it’s something I gave a lot of thought to. As you know, I am the author of the recent Armored Warfare campaign storyline. Obviously, other people were involved in the…   [ далее ]

Опубликовал Feldfebel Glinka Comments Off on Plot element: Breacher suits
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Right, so – in my last post, I mentioned writing a book. Well, the bad news is that it’s currently only in Czech – I don’t really feel all that confident about writing in English, would need a lot of proofreading, but if there’s ever a demand, who knows? I was actually thinking about starting…   [ далее ]

Опубликовал Feldfebel Glinka Comments Off on Of Bookwriting
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Yes indeed. It’s been a year since For the Record closed its gates and I started to work as a content manager on Armored Warfare. More than a year actually. I had this really long post drafted for a month about how things changed and WoT changed and I changed and how Rita’s doing on…   [ далее ]

Опубликовал Feldfebel Glinka Comments Off on Thursday Musings
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Noticed it too? Nothing like your old ideas coming to life :) Better late than never! Source link.

Опубликовал Feldfebel Glinka Comments Off on Extra History with Wargaming
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Hello, first of all, the 9.14 Test Server First Phase is now over, Ph3lan from EU forums, as usual is giving more info than NA’s staff: “The Common Test was switched off at 16.30, the first phase of the test server is over, thank for your participation. There will be a second phase of the…   [ далее ]

Опубликовал Feldfebel Glinka Comments Off on WoT Servers Maintenance
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Hello, first of all, tomorrow the AW EU servers will be shut down for 2 hours, with the player increase the servers havee been getting some troubles and the company will reinforce them. -18 February: from 8am to 10am CET. Anyway, there is a new Q&A from the US office: What is the developer’s view…   [ далее ]

Опубликовал Feldfebel Glinka Comments Off on Armored Warfare Q&A
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Hello, Finally finished compiling every little change from the current 9.14 TS patchnotes, its so methodical that when there is more Dev changes, its convenient and healthy that I take a rest half way as I literally check every module of every tank for you. It feels like the fricking Mirkwoods!Oh and by the way…..   [ далее ]

Опубликовал Feldfebel Glinka Comments Off on 9.14 TS Patchnotes
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Hello, meanwhile in the Russian community, there is a whole novella taking place, where Wargaming developers passionately fight for power or to just not F*** things up any more. I translated it for you: *Adds Narrator Voice* With Wargaming realizing how far they had slipped down and how the community reacted to it. Cof… Rubicon…Cof……   [ далее ]

Опубликовал Feldfebel Glinka Comments Off on Wargaming novella: Rubicon Fatale!
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Hello, because things were quiet today, I took the liberty to do some chores/take care of important stuff but I also remembered that still have a couple AW Chieftain Mk. 6 codes laying around. Last month I sent a gift to all on Patreon and noticed that more of you became Patrons the days after, first,…   [ далее ]

Опубликовал Feldfebel Glinka Comments Off on January Contributors
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Hello, Wargaming EU is back with another feedback data gathering (this is an official one), it will be available until 18 of February and they want the following: Nickname/Clan/Clan PositionTop-3 things you don’t like in WoT:Top-3 things you don’t like in WoT Clanwars gameplay:Why do you play WoT? What things you like most? What do…   [ далее ]

Опубликовал Feldfebel Glinka Comments Off on Wargaming EU Feedback Gathering
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Hello, decided to share with you a video of Jingle’s experience on the WÖLFLI’S Gold Rush: For those unaware, until 20 of February Armored Warfare is rewarding players that queue for battles at specific hours with 400% Reputation and 100% Credit bonus. Times:Tuesday – EU server: 19:00 – 22:00 CET, NA server: 6:00pm – 9:00pm PSTWednesday…   [ далее ]

Опубликовал Feldfebel Glinka Comments Off on Armored Warfare: WÖLFLI’S Gold Rush
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Hello, there is another Q&A out there which is not official and to be honest its half arsely done, however, there are a few truth parts, I filtered/compiled and Ivan translated them for you: – Regarding the low tier tanks and the fact some modules were removed from them (in some cases stock ones, in…   [ далее ]

Опубликовал Feldfebel Glinka Comments Off on 15/02/2016 Q&A
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Hello, one of you, Arkhonus, inspired by the technical drawings that sp15 shown on his articles, created a 3D model of a possible Swedish tier 10 for World of Tanks, the UDES 15/16 TR: See also: –Arkhonus DeviantArt page-Swedish turreted tank destroyers by sp15 He says that is not yet complete, the colour of the vehicle was added after sp15…   [ далее ]

Опубликовал Feldfebel Glinka Comments Off on Swedish UDES 15/16 TR 3D Model by Arkhonus