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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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Lead the Charge! 2017-04-01 15:00:00 / News With World of Tanks Blitz, we’ve never shied from doing things differently. Artillery? Who needs it. Cartoon tanks? Oh, yeah. 30-player matches? Do I look like I have an hour to kill? Once again, we’re grabbing the reins and leading the way for World of Tanks by introducing…   [ далее ]

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Good Behavior Rewards 2017-03-31 22:00:00 / News Last year, we improved our rules and violations policy by introducing rewards for good behavior and strikes for poor behavior. For the reward period lasting from November through January, positive members of our community far outnumbered those that received strikes for bad behavior. We continue to see fewer…   [ далее ]

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Goose Tales FAQ 2017-03-31 17:00:00 / News How Do I Get a Premium Tank? The M6A2E1 and M6A2E1 are earned in the following ways: Collect the required number of Pins and/or Twin Pins to complete special stages that will reward you with them Randomly receive them in a chest on the Goose Tales site Use…   [ 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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XP Bonus Weekend 2017-03-30 17:00:00 / Events This week’s repeatable mission challenges you to dish out damage while winning a battle to earn Credits! Begins March 31, 04:00 PT / 07:00 ETEnds April 03, 04:00 PT / 07:00 ET XP First Win Bonus Discounts Equipment 30% Credit Discount Mission: Win a Battle Reward: 5,000 Use tier V-X vehicles Limit 10 times…   [ далее ]

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Meet the “Geese” 2017-03-30 17:30:00 / News The “Goose Tales” event offers players the chance to walk away with two new tanks: the M6A2E1 and M6A2E1 EXP. These tanks got their waterfowl nicknames because of their shapes and tenacity, but what are they really like? Both are American heavy tanks, but the M6A2E1 is tier…   [ далее ]

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Gear up with the "Tournament Warrior" bundle! 2017-03-30 16:00:00 / Premium Shop Grab a bundle that’ll help you deliver a knock-out victory after stepping into the ring. Our “Tournament Warrior” bundle comes packed with goodies at a serious 40% discount! Begins March 31, 03:00 PT / 06:00 ETEnds April 28, 02:00 PT / 05:00 ET Tournament Warrior – $29.99…   [ далее ]

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Win Premium Tanks in “Goose Tales” 2017-03-29 21:00:00 / Events It’s officially spring, which means it’s time for a new event to take flight – Goose Tales! Using missions and chests, work your way towards one of two American Premium tanks: the tier VII M6A2E1 or the tier VIII M6A2E1 EXP. Why “Goose Tales?” With…   [ далее ]

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The Tier III Terror of the T-127 2017-03-29 17:00:00 / Premium Shop Whether you’re a first time Premium tanker or just looking for some low-tier fun, the T-127 has you covered. This tier III light tank offers speed, protection, and firepower in a sweet little package. If you like running circles around your opponents and watching…   [ далее ]

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Dive in with "Ghost" Camo 2017-03-28 16:00:00 / Premium Shop “Ghost” camo is here until the release of the Update 3.8, so use it on your favorite vehicle and dive into battle! Disclaimer: Ghost camo doesn’t include thermoptic properties or allow you to hack into your opponents’ cyberbrains. Begins March 29, once Update 3.7 is released Tier…   [ 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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Your Sherman Gets New War Paint 2017-03-28 17:00:00 / Premium Shop US soldiers painted Tiger faces on the hulls of tanks during the Korean War in the hopes that they’d terrify superstitious enemies. It’s debatable if the practice was effective, but the results were definitely distinctive! Add this unique Legendary camo to your M4A3E8 Sherman,…   [ далее ]

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Update 3.7 Notes 2017-03-28 17:30:00 / News Improvements, rebalancing, and more in Update 3.7! New Content Improved Vehicle Balance Stat and HP adjustments to Premium and tech tree vehicles. More Details Tournament Tickets Gain access to special tournaments by earning tickets. New Camo Historical camo for the M4A3E8 Sherman and Ghost camo for every vehicle…   [ 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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Improved Vehicle Balance in Update 3.7 2017-03-27 18:00:00 / News We’re constantly reviewing game data and player feedback to ensure battles are as fair and fun as they should be. We’ve noticed the performance of some tanks was lagging behind their peers, so we’ve improved some stats for a more enjoyable experience. Read on for…   [ 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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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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