Tanks and AFVs. Axis Tanks and Combat Vehicles of World War II 2019-01-11

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In 1952, two were acquired for tests, but no order was placed. Some of them were pressed into temporary service because of their small caliber armament and lack of ammunition and spare parts, some were used for training. Of course, the crew was then trapped in the tankette and would die from exposure. You may have to before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. First they had good, reliable resources and resupply, and more than enough armoured vehicles of their own. If any member decides to post in this thread remember the photo posting rules as stipulated by Jeff and Popeye. Sometimes already very complex subjects become overcomplicated and falling back on the world of ink and paper is the best policy.

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Tanks and AFVs of Switzerland

Tanks and AFVs

Many units report never using secondary weapons in combat. The used in the had this setup. However, the vulnerability of their light armour eventually caused the concept to be abandoned. The Americans mounted tubular launchers atop tanks to create the rocket launching tank, only used in small numbers, as their closest equivalent to the Katyusha. A trend toward is taking the place of steel — composites are stronger for a given weight, allowing the tank to be lighter for the same protection as steel armour, or better protected for the same weight.

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Allied use of captured Axis AFVs and Tanks

Tanks and AFVs

But there are always times when I just want to pull out a reliable book that covers what I need without trawling through a mass of debate and commentary that seems to go with every post I see. The Sherman had a number of deficiencies that were fixed or fudged one way or the other and considerable lengths were taken to keep production rolling especially when combat losses mounted. They are also the most expensive to mass-produce. Besides aircraft tanks fascinate me, and still do. Crews were indeed well treated, generally housed in deserted ski resorts, waiting to join Great Britain through clandestine ways. This features a main or , mounted in a fully rotating atop a tracked automotive hull, with various additional secondary weapon systems throughout.

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What are the differences between AFVs and tanks?

Tanks and AFVs

Mr Green writes in a way that brings the history and the technical stuff to life and I found I did not resort to just looking at the excellent selection of pictures. Heavy mounted on wagons were called arquebus à croc. Tankettes were designed and built by several nations between the 1920s and 1940s. More info to come, I have to translate that. For example, a main battle tank will usually have the heaviest armour on the hull front and the turret, lighter armour on the sides of the hull and the thinnest armour on the top and bottom of the tank. The British inventor designed and built the in 1898.

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Italian tanks and AFVs.

Tanks and AFVs

The French was the first iteration of this concept. Slovenia 54 M-84 are currently modernized to the M-84A4 Sniper standard. M18 Hellcat of the 824th Tank Destroyer Battalion in action at Wiesloch, Germany, April 1945. Main article: A mortar carrier is a vehicle carrying a as its primary weapon. Please consult manufacturers for such information. Main articles: and Self-propelled vehicles give mobility to.

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Tanks and AFVs

Tanks and AFVs

I know That the French used German armor like the Panther after the war. Though they look like tanks, they typically have less armor because their role is to schlep the squad of grunts in the back to the front quickly. Some tanks have bulldozer blades while retaining their armament, but this does not make them armored bulldozers as such, because combat remains the primary role — earth moving is a secondary task. Security vehicles are typically armed with a turreted and auxiliary. T ' wo experimental variants of the L. And by tank, I mean Main Battle Tank, something like an Abrams M1A1 or a Challenger 2. Nothing is black and white in tank history.

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German AFVs

Tanks and AFVs

Usually, the flame projector replaced one of the tank's machineguns, however, some flame projectors replaced the tank's main gun. Translated by Rob Plas, notes in text by the author All trough the history of warfare, soldiers always knew how to make good use of captured equipment. Littorina mounted two dual 7. Only 19 in service, the remainder are maintained in reserve for budgetary reasons. The was built by , although just three vehicles had been finished at the time of the in November 1918, and only 34 were built in total. There are always improvements to be made in the finished article or in the process of building it. That did not prevented later other mistakes, in Stein am Rhein, Vals, and Rafz, but also in Basel and Zurich in 1945.

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German AFVs

Tanks and AFVs

This Panther was in running order and quickly put to work in the staff units of the brigade. In most cases, these turretless vehicles also presented a lower profile as a target for the enemy. Clearly visible on the original print is the side of the gun mantled, which was still in its original colour. But they spent time and energy and precious material completing obsolescent battleships instead of building more carriers and better tanks. Wheeled examples are the and armoured scout cars, as well as the , , and armoured personnel carriers and the infantry fighting vehicle. It was studied by Đuro Đaković specijalna vozila d. Especially the mini documentaries of great tank battles.

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Tanks and AFVs of Switzerland

Tanks and AFVs

The Guinness Book of Tank Facts and Feats. Some saw some combat with limited success in. The photographs also depict a 3-digit number on all? Main articles: and Tank destroyers and tank hunters are armed with an or missile launcher, and are designed specifically to engage enemy armoured vehicles. Today, missiles generally mounted on similar turrets have largely supplanted anti-aircraft guns. Diversion raids and recon operations were usual - in such cases the tanks carried original German insignias.

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