I am pleased to say that I am currently, due to recent events (pandemic), in the process of doing an entire-rewrite of my German Camouflage and Tactical Markings article series in order to reflect more accurate information and analysis, bigger and better examples of the colors, patterns, applications, and examples of German Camouflage, and to … Continue reading I am writing again!
Came across this and wanted to share how you moved early tanks around when not in combat. Looks like this was done by The Tank Museum (Bovington), which is pretty neat. Note that this seems to be the convoy for a single Mark IV, though I admit I haven't looked too deeply into that. https://twitter.com/i/status/1141285028602642432 … Continue reading Early Strategic Mobility for Tanks
I'm a big fan of Forgotten Weapons and the work that they do in researching and examining historical and interesting firearms, so when Ian released this video, I was extremely pleased and wanted to share it with all of you! This is Ian's work and research, and I make no claim to any of the … Continue reading Video – WW1 German Anti-Tank Rifle Versus British Tank Armor
Another Quora question about tanks! I was happy to answer this one, it's the sort of thing you see brought up a lot in conversation about vehicles from World War 2 and even today. Answer by Agares Tretiak: Thank you for asking me to answer! There’s a lot involved in the design of a tank, … Continue reading What improvement on a Tiger 1 would have made the tank a true world-beater?
Here's another period film, related to the production of American tanks and the issues and general process that was used for the task of the industrial mass production of tanks. While it clearly blows Chrysler's horn loud and clear, it's pretty neat to see one of the more overlooked aspects of the war. The film … Continue reading “Assembly Lines of Defense” – Detroit Arsenal Tank Plant (Chrysler) Film
In the build up to American involvement in World War 2, which was perceived to be inevitable by the Roosevelt administration, there were numerous films made by various studios to help increase recruitment into the Armed Services. This one, from 1941 is a color film for recruiting men for the 1sr Armored Force. It shows … Continue reading “The Tanks Are Coming!” – Vintage Recruiting Film
While I will grant you it has been some time since Tankfest NorthWest 2016 (it took place on May 30th), I feel it was well worth the wait to write my article, in order to accumulate some of the pictures that were taken during the event. And boy do we have a treat in store … Continue reading Tankfest NorthWest 2016