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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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Gift Store Opening for Business 2017-02-20 17:00:00 / News After Update 3.6 launches (but before Update 3.7), we’ll be opening the Gift Store, a place for buying and sending Gold or Premium vehicles to friends or Clanmates. You can access it from either the game client or the World of Tanks Blitz website, so it’s…   [ далее ]

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Gameplay Adjustments for Medium tanks 2017-02-20 19:00:00 / News As announced earlier, adjustments are coming to high-tier medium tanks to promote better game balance and allow other classes to have more influence in battle, and come after collecting player feedback and play data. Why was penetration reduced? Many high-tier medium tanks outperform heavy tanks in…   [ далее ]

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Gift Store Opening for Business 2017-02-20 17:00:00 / News After Update 3.6 launches (but before Update 3.7), we’ll be opening the Gift Store, a place for buying and sending Gold or Premium vehicles to friends or Clanmates. You can access it from either the game client or the World of Tanks Blitz website, so it’s…   [ 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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The SU-122-44 Returns! 2017-02-17 17:00:00 / Premium Shop The SU-122-44 might seem like your run-of-the-mill tank destroyer, but it’s surprisingly mobile. Just don’t charge solo into battle! You’ll also want to rethink being a sniper due to its low camo and depression stats. Instead, use that mobility to support your team’s front line or fall…   [ далее ]

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New Tier X Legendary Camo 2017-02-17 18:00:00 / Events When Update 3.6 drops later this month, you’ll find new camouflage options for select tier X tanks. The STB-1, AMX 50 B, T110E5, and IS-7 get new Legendary camo, unlocked with Gold.  But there’s no expiration date for this offer; these skins are available permanently! Don’t…   [ далее ]

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Changes to Battle Chat 2017-02-17 18:00:00 / News We know that communication with teammates is crucial in battle, but the current chat system often gets used for not-so-great reasons: destroyed allies disclosing positions to the enemy team, opponents harassing you, and so on. To avoid this ongoing abuse of the system, the following changes come…   [ 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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Increase Earnings of Your Favorite Vehicle 2017-02-16 19:00:00 / News If you have a favorite researchable vehicle, what’s left to do after unlocking the modules and making it Elite? Maybe you wish it earned more Credits. Update 3.6 has an all-new feature we call “Vehicle Enrichment,” which will increase tech tree vehicles’ Credit earnings. Find…   [ далее ]

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Prices Slashed on Vehicles 2017-02-16 18:00:00 / Events Save on American and German steel this weekend with sizable discounts on select mid- and high-tier vehicles! A tier X discount makes those tanks easier to add to your Garage. Plus, a repeatable mission will help you get extra XP with ’em! Begins February 17, 03:00 PT /…   [ 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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The French are Coming 2017-02-15 20:00:00 / News A French tech tree line comes in Update 3.6, and we’ve got the lowdown. Renault FT (Tier I) If the FT looks familiar, it’s because it’s the predecessor of the USSR MS-1. It also has the honor of being the first tank in what we’d consider a…   [ 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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