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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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Registration Tickets for Tournaments 2017-03-24 17:00:00 / News As part of our efforts to continue to improve our tournaments, we’ll be implementing a registration ticket system once Update 3.7 drops. What Are Tickets? Tickets are items that allow you to register in tournaments depending on the tournament level and tier of the ticket. While the…   [ далее ]

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Impeccable German Accuracy 2017-03-23 11:00:00 / Premium Shop German Precision! Now’s the time to choose between two great German tanks! The tier VIII Panther 8.8 is perfect for causing havok on your opponent’s flank — use it in a Platoon to keep your enemies on the defensive. Meanwhile, the VK 45.03 was a concept vehicle,…   [ далее ]

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Premium Vehicle Discounts 2017-03-06 20:10:57 / Events Discounts for Premium vehicles on the tech tree and Free XP conversions this weekend! Begins March 24, 04:00 PT / 07:00 ETEnds Mar. 27, 04:00 PT / 07:00 ET Discounts Premium Vehicles, Tiers V-VII 30% Gold Discount Module Unlock 25% Gold Discount Mission: Win a Battle Reward: 500 XP   Use tier V-X vehicles Limit 10 times…   [ 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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The T-54 First Prototype Pops In 2017-03-20 17:00:00 / Premium Shop Don’t call it a comeback — the T-54 First Prototype has snuck into the Premium Shop for a few days. It’s a medium tank with armor and HP that lets it take a beating like a heavy tank! Begins March 20, 03:00 PT / 06:00…   [ 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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St. Patrick's Day Discounts 2017-03-15 18:00:00 / Events No snakes here, just missions and discounts!  Begins March 16, 04:00 PT / 07:00 ETEnds Mar. 20, 04:00 PT / 07:00 ET Discounts Crew Training to 100% 30% Gold Discount Crew Skill Reset (Skill Grade 1 – 6) 30% Gold Discount 3 Days of Premium Time 650 → 520 20% Discount7 Days of Premium Time 1,250 → 875…   [ далее ]

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Put Up Yer Dukes, It's Angry Connor 2017-03-15 16:00:00 / Premium Shop Angry Connor is back in Blitz and he’s angrier than ever. Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. With lucky shamrock camouflage and a barrel of his family’s special St. Patrick’s Day punch (a recipe passed down for generations, or so he claims),…   [ 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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Celebrate K9 Veterans Day 2017-03-13 16:00:00 / News We’re excited to celebrate National K9 Veterans Day on March 13, the official birthday of the US Army K9 Corps. Formed in 1942, the K9 Corps allows thousands of dogs and their handlers to serve in the military with honor, dignity, valor, and the opportunity to protect…   [ 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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Bonus XP and tier X missions! 2017-03-09 17:00:00 / Events Work your way up the tech tree this weekend with discounts on German tank destroyers and USSR heavy tanks, plus a repeatable mission for when you reach tier X! Begins March 10, 03:00 PT / 06:00 ETEnds March 13, 03:00 PT / 06:00 ET XP First Win Bonus Discounts…   [ 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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Vehicle Discounts and Missions 2017-03-02 18:00:00 / Events It’s a great time to stock up on US heavy tanks and USSR tank destroyers, plus XP-earning missions! Begins March 3, 03:00 PT / 06:00 ETEnds Mar. 6, 03:00 PT / 06:00 ET Discounts Regular US Heavy Tanks and USSR Tank Destroyers, Tiers VI-VII 30% Credit DiscountRegular US Heavy Tanks…   [ 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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Update 3.6 Player Videos and Podcast 2017-02-28 17:00:00 / News We’ve scoured social media and YouTube to wrangle up some of the best player-created media concerning Update 3.6. From Maus gameplay to impressions on the new French line, there’s plenty to dig through! Tank Boom! Episode 94: “The Nerfening” Listen Here “Post-nerf M48 Patton &…   [ 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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Meet the AMX CDC 2017-02-27 19:00:00 / News Win an AMX CDC! For the next two weeks you’ve got multiple ways to earn a chance to win an AMX CDC. This week (Feb. 27 – Mar. 5), win 10 battles for a chance to win and participate in contests on Facebook and on the forums for…   [ 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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x3 XP Weekend 2017-02-23 18:00:00 / Events Gather bonus XP this weekend, and cash in on serious savings on Soviet, German and British tanks! Begins February 24, 03:00 PT / 06:00 ETEnds Feb. 27, 03:00 PT / 06:00 ET XP First Win Bonus Discounts Regular USSR Light and Medium Tanks, Tiers VI-VII 30% Credit DiscountRegular German Medium Tanks,…   [ далее ]

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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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Search for the ‘Lost Division’ 2017-02-22 19:00:00 / Events Update 3.6 introduced new tanks, but some Premium vehicles have gone missing. Open shipping containers to find the FCM 50 t, AMX CDC, and IS-2 and add them to your Garage. Earn Intel by completing missions and exchange it for containers, or purchase special containers in…   [ далее ]

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Get Ready for a “New Start” 2017-02-21 20:00:00 / News Starting with Update 3.6, we’re rolling out a new concept called “seasons.” Each season will feature new items and content unified under a single theme. The first season celebrates the arrival of French tanks in Blitz — we’re calling it “New Start.” Seasonal Medals There’s…   [ далее ]

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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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Discounts on Unlocking Modules 2017-02-21 20:00:00 / Events We’re knocking down the Gold cost of unlocking modules to celebrate the release of Update 3.6! Unlocking all the modules on a vehicle and the ones after it on the tree will earn your vehicle “Elite” status, allowing you to convert its XP into Free XP (with…   [ далее ]

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Update 3.6 Notes and Details 2017-02-21 19:00:00 / News New tanks, an opportunity to be generous, and a way to earn more Credits arrive in Update 3.6! New Content New French Line Charge the enemy in an all-new line of French tanks. More Details Vehicle Enrichment Improve Credit earnings on your favorite tanks. More Details…   [ 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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