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File 140732561443.jpg - (619.33KB , 2048x1536 , US WW2 M2 w 37mm gun & 7 M1919 machine guns 19.jpg )
16967 No. 16967 ID: 2ae388
Tanks!
The Medium Tank M2 was a United States Army tank that was first produced in 1939 by the Rock Island Arsenal, just prior to the commencement of the war in Europe. Production was 18 M2 tanks, and 94 slightly improved M2A1 tanks, for a total figure of 112. Events in Western Europe and on the Eastern Front rapidly demonstrated that the M2 was obsolete, and it was never used overseas in combat; it was used for training purposes throughout the war.

The M2's unique features included an unusually large number of machine guns, bullet deflector plates, and sloped armor on the hull front (glacis plate). The main armament was a 37 mm (1.5 in) gun, with 32 mm (1.3 in) armor; the M2A1 had a 51 mm (2.0 in) gun mantlet. The features of the M2 series development, both good and bad, provided many lessons for U.S. tank designers that were later applied with great success in the M3 Lee, M4 Sherman and many other armored fighting vehicles. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M2_Medium_Tank

Armed with 1× 37 mm Gun M3 and 7× (maximum 9) .30-06 Browning M1919 machine guns.

Previous tank thread:
http://www.operatorchan.org/v/res/12065.html
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>> No. 16968 ID: 2ae388
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US WW2 M2A1 Tank 'Glamerous Gladis' at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds.
>> No. 16969 ID: 2ae388
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>> No. 16970 ID: 2ae388
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>> No. 16971 ID: 2ae388
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US M2A1 Medium Tank 67th Inf 3rd Army Maneuvers 1940
>> No. 17084 ID: 1e7cc7
File 140935914327.jpg - (2.91MB , 2592x1944 , Russian WW2 IS-3 (Joseph Stalin 3) heavy tank 7.jpg )
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Soviet WW2 IS-3 heavy tank at the Muzeum Polskiej Techniki Wojskowej in Warsaw.
>> No. 17085 ID: 1e7cc7
File 140935917274.jpg - (312.50KB , 1024x683 , Russian WW2 IS-3 in Lesany, Czech Republic 2.jpg )
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An IS-3 in Lesany, Czech Republic.
>> No. 17088 ID: b338a2
File 140940585867.jpg - (63.38KB , 1384x924 , M5A1StuartVI_02.jpg )
17088
Even with the derp that tank sucked

Pic related, my tankfu
>> No. 17561 ID: 1e7cc7
File 141399654889.jpg - (732.67KB , 3000x2250 , US Sheridan M-551 demolition tank, air transportab.jpg )
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US M-551 Sheridan air transportable demolition tank.
>> No. 17562 ID: 1e7cc7
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The 152mm gun that fired the big Shillelagh missile just rocked this little aluminum tank too much and the brass saw that man-portable missiles were the way to go.
>> No. 17563 ID: 1e7cc7
File 141399669365.jpg - (638.96KB , 3000x2250 , US Sheridan M-551 demolition tank, air transportab.jpg )
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>> No. 17565 ID: 6da3ec
>>17562
The Shillelagh was... disappointing, but a necessary step on the development path of the legendary TOW.
>> No. 17566 ID: 388296
File 14141193387.jpg - (224.67KB , 800x600 , kangaroo.jpg )
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>>17088

ALL OF THE MA DEUCE, NONE OF THE TURRET
>> No. 17710 ID: 1e7cc7
File 14161022588.jpg - (887.90KB , 2592x1944 , UK WW2 Black Prince (A43) Churchill infantry tank .jpg )
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Tank, Infantry, Black Prince (A43) was the name assigned to an experimental development of the Churchill tank with a larger, wider hull and a QF 17-pounder (76 mm) gun. It was named after Edward, the Black Prince, a famous 14th century military leader.

- The only surviving British Black Prince (A43) infantry tank, prototype number four, at Bovington Tank Museum (2008). The red-painted frame on the turret top is a sighting vane to allow rough but quick alignment of the gun in traverse when viewed through the commander's periscope.
>> No. 17727 ID: 81be18
  It's just a good solid tank.
>> No. 17758 ID: 064a10
File 141753469473.jpg - (547.32KB , 1600x1168 , Ukrainian T-84 _and_039;OplotM_and_039.jpg )
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>> No. 17759 ID: 1e7cc7
File 141754311094.jpg - (407.83KB , 1024x749 , Ukrainian T-84 'OplotM' tank 2.jpg )
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>>17758
Ukrainian T-84 'OplotM' tank.
>> No. 18356 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142600611769.jpg - (1.38MB , 2592x1944 , Russian experimental Object 279 (1957) Troyanov nu.jpg )
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Object 279 (Объект 279) was a Soviet experimental heavy tank developed at the end of 1959.

This special purpose tank was intended to fight on cross country terrain, inaccessible to conventional tanks, acting as a heavy breakthrough tank, and if necessary withstanding even the shockwave of a nuclear explosion. It was planned as a tank of the Supreme Command Reserve.

The tank was developed at the Kirov Plant in Leningrad by a group headed by the engineer L. Troyanov. The work on the tank started in 1957, which was based on a heavy tank operational requirements developed in 1956, and a pre-production tank was completed at the end of 1959.[1]

This unique tank boasted increased cross-country capability. It featured four-track running gear mounted on two longitudinal, rectangular hollow beams, which were also used as fuel tanks. The tank suspension was hydro-pneumatic with complex hydrotransformer and three-speed planetary gearbox. The track adjuster was worm-type. The specific ground pressure of this heavy vehicle did not exceed 0.6 kg/cm2. The track chain, running practically along the whole track length provided for increased cross-country capabilities on swampy terrain, soft soils and area full of cut trees, Czech hedgehogs, antitank obstacles and the like.

The tank was equipped with the powerful 1000 hp 2DG-8M diesel engine, enabling the 60 metric ton tank to attain 55 km/h speed, with active range of 300 km on one refuel. It also had auto fire-fighting systems, smoke laying equipment and a combat compartment heating/cooling system. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Object_279
>> No. 18357 ID: 1e7cc7
File 14260061876.jpg - (251.95KB , 1200x805 , Russian experimental Object 279 (1957) Troyanov nu.jpg )
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Armour: The tank hull, with a maximum armour thickness of 269 mm, was covered by a thin, elliptical shield protecting it against APDS and shaped charge ammunition, and preventing it from overturning by the shockwave in case of a nuclear explosion. It comprised large cast irregular shape structures of variable thickness and slope. The all-cast front part of the hull was rounded in shape with thin armour panels against HEAT projectiles, which ran around the edges of the front and sides of the hull. The sides of the hull were also cast and had similar protective armour panels.

The all-cast turret, with a maximum armor thickness of 319 mm, was rounded and had anti-HEAT protective panels. The turret ring was also heavily protected. The tank was equipped with a chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) protection.

Armament: The tank was armed with the 130 mm M-65 rifled gun. The secondary armament was a 14.5 x 114 mm KPVT coaxial machine gun with 800 rounds. The weapons were stabilized in two planes by a "Groza" stabilizer. Object 279 carried 24 rounds of ammunition, with charge and the shell to be loaded separately.

The gun was provided with a semi-automatic loading system with a rate of fire of 5-7 rounds/min. Firing control system comprised optical rangefinder, auto-guidance system and L2 night-sight with an active infrared searchlight.

An improved variant of the gun was later tested on the experimental tank Object 785 in the late 1970s.
>> No. 18358 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142600631940.jpg - (245.41KB , 1944x1296 , Russian experimental nuclear blast tank, Obyekt 27.jpg )
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One of the reasons that this tank project was abandoned, as with other heavy tank projects, was the fact that the Russians stopped operating with heavy fighting vehicles of that type, tanks and similar, as of 1960. Since then, the heaviest ones are kept at about 50 metric tons of weight, that is without counting in any extra equipment such as additional reactive armor, mine clearing devices (mine ploughs, mine rollers) etc. It was something concerning the current Soviet policy (On July 22, 1960 at the demonstration of new technology on the range of Kapustin Yar, Nikita Khrushchev strictly forbade any tanks with a weight of more than 37 metric tons to be adopted by the military, having thus written off the entire program of heavy tanks which proven to be so successful).

Adding to this decision was the fact that Nikita Khrushchev himself was a supporter of an alternative - guided missile tanks, the most prominent of which was IT-1.

Furthermore, the Russians wanted tanks with a suitable weight for crossing their own bridges, in case of homeland defense situations similar to those that occurred during World War II, which at that time seemed to be unreliable for heavy vehicle crossings.

Another reason was the fact that a number of serious deficiencies of the running gear appeared during the trials. These deficiencies included low nimbleness, efficiency loss during swampy area crossings, complex and expensive production, maintenance and repair, and impossibility of reduction in the overall height of the tank.
>> No. 18359 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142600893732.jpg - (557.85KB , 1496x1021 , Russian experimental nuclear blast tank, Obyekt 27.jpg )
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Some graphics of the Object 279.
>> No. 18360 ID: 1e7cc7
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>> No. 18361 ID: 1e7cc7
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T279M modernized depiction with a "feed me Chechens" face.
>> No. 18362 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142600904645.jpg - (49.15KB , 1024x768 , Russian experimental nuclear blast tank, Obyekt 27.jpg )
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>> No. 18363 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142600949397.jpg - (438.61KB , 2250x1500 , Russian T-90A main battle tank 3.jpg )
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Russian T-90A main battle tank.
>> No. 18369 ID: 381ee6
>>17566
How tall is that?
>> No. 18370 ID: 06a0fb
>>18369
It's an M3 Stuart hull, minus the turret. So a little over 4 feet maybe.
>> No. 18371 ID: f013be
>>18370
So cute
>> No. 18372 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142611662979.jpg - (78.64KB , 859x710 , US WW2 M3 Stuart cavalry combat car, 1938.jpg )
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Stuarts are cute.

- US pre-WW2 M3 Stuart cavalry combat car, 1938.
>> No. 18373 ID: 1e7cc7
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>> No. 18374 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142611683221.jpg - (83.48KB , 944x751 , US WW2 M3 Stuart cavalry light tank.jpg )
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>> No. 18375 ID: 1e7cc7
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>> No. 18376 ID: 1e7cc7
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>> No. 18377 ID: 1e7cc7
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>> No. 18378 ID: 1e7cc7
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>> No. 18379 ID: 1e7cc7
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>> No. 18380 ID: 1e7cc7
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>> No. 18381 ID: 1e7cc7
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>> No. 18382 ID: 1e7cc7
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>> No. 18383 ID: 1e7cc7
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>> No. 18384 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142611688615.jpg - (132.63KB , 1024x768 , US WW2 M3 'Stuart' light tank w a little.jpg )
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>> No. 18385 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142611689414.jpg - (1.58MB , 2955x2361 , US WW2 M3 Stuart tank w negro troops.jpg )
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>> No. 18386 ID: 1e7cc7
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>> No. 18387 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142611690719.jpg - (1.25MB , 2406x1600 , US WW2 M3A1 Stuart British, served in N_ Africa.jpg )
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>> No. 18388 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142611691457.jpg - (1.01MB , 2016x1512 , US WW2 M3A1 Stuart Light Tank Aberdeen Proving Gro.jpg )
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>> No. 18389 ID: 1e7cc7
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>> No. 18390 ID: 1e7cc7
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>> No. 18391 ID: 1e7cc7
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>> No. 18392 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142611693456.jpg - (24.76KB , 550x488 , US WW2 M3A1 'Stuart' light tank tank wit.jpg )
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>> No. 18393 ID: 1e7cc7
File 14261169382.jpg - (89.16KB , 1005x602 , US WW2 M3A1 'Stuart' standard production.jpg )
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>> No. 18394 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142611694432.jpg - (598.28KB , 1800x1300 , US WW2 M5 'Stuart' 37mm gun, _30 bow mac.jpg )
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>> No. 18395 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142611694999.jpg - (293.45KB , 1600x1201 , US WW2 M5 Stuart Battle Reenactment.jpg )
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>> No. 18396 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142611695551.jpg - (973.87KB , 1544x1176 , US WW2 M5 'Stuart' High Speed Tractor 2.jpg )
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>> No. 18397 ID: 1e7cc7
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>> No. 18398 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142611696614.jpg - (518.72KB , 1600x1200 , US WW2 M5 Stuart recon tank w hedgerow choppers.jpg )
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>> No. 18399 ID: 1e7cc7
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>> No. 18400 ID: 1e7cc7
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>> No. 18401 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142611697879.jpg - (69.39KB , 600x514 , US WW2 M5A1 'General Stuart' light tank .jpg )
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>> No. 18402 ID: 1e7cc7
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>> No. 18403 ID: 1e7cc7
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>> No. 18404 ID: 1e7cc7
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>> No. 18405 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142611700287.jpg - (1.04MB , 3000x2250 , US WW2 M5A1 General Stuart Mk VI Light Tank.jpg )
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>> No. 18406 ID: 1e7cc7
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>> No. 18407 ID: 1e7cc7
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>> No. 18408 ID: 1e7cc7
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>> No. 18409 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142611702314.jpg - (345.34KB , 1417x942 , US WW2 M5A1 Stuart 4.jpg )
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>> No. 18410 ID: 1e7cc7
File 14261170271.jpg - (279.01KB , 1280x960 , US WW2 M5A1 Stuart light tank.jpg )
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>> No. 18411 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142611703242.jpg - (96.21KB , 640x480 , US WW2 M5A1 Stuart recon tank abandoned in the jun.jpg )
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>> No. 18412 ID: 1e7cc7
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>> No. 18413 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142611704824.jpg - (2.78MB , 3870x2591 , US WW2 M5A1 Stuart VI Light Tank 1941 1.jpg )
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>> No. 18414 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142611705430.jpg - (279.13KB , 1280x960 , US WW2 Stuart M5A1 in Borden.jpg )
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>> No. 18415 ID: e8f72b
File 142611743928.jpg - (34.47KB , 542x410 , M3 Stuart.jpg )
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>>18411
>>18412

Hey bats just wanted you to know the file name is wrong, it is a M3 not sure designation but definitely not a M5.
>> No. 18416 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142611873777.jpg - (412.27KB , 1280x960 , US WW2 M3A3 Stuart Belgrade Military Museum, Serbi.jpg )
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>>18415
Yeah, that rusted hulk is an early model M3, not a sloped front M5.
Or even an improved M3A3, like this Light Tank M3A3 at the Belgrade Military Museum, Serbia.

M3A3 (Stuart V). 3,427 produced.
Put into production to integrate hull improvements brought by the M5 into the M3 series. Turret with rear overhang to house SCR-508 radio. Welded hull with sloped armor, 20° in from the vertical, on front and sides. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M3_Stuart
>> No. 18417 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142611903522.jpg - (481.95KB , 1798x1191 , US WW2 M5 Stuart M8 M8 Scott 75mm SP howitzer 1.jpg )
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And then there's the M8 Scott.
75mm Howitzer Motor Carriage M8. 1,778 units produced.
Based on M5 chassis. The gun was replaced with the 75 mm M2/M3 howitzer in open turret and a trailer hook was fitted so an ammunition trailer could be towed. Provided fire support to cavalry reconnaissance squadrons.
>> No. 18418 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142611918554.jpg - (4.71MB , 4000x2256 , US WW2 M5 Stuart M8 M8 Scott 75mm SP howitzer 2.jpg )
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ROCA M8 Scott Display in Chengkungling 2011
>> No. 18419 ID: 9aea35
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>>18416
tfw want to lick the polygonal edges but museum manager won't let you
>> No. 18420 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142611968591.jpg - (287.46KB , 1280x960 , US WW2 M3A1 Stuart Belgrade Military Museum, Serbi.jpg )
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And a US WW2 M3A1 Stuart light tank at the Belgrade Military Museum, Serbia.
>> No. 18421 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142612000732.jpg - (1.52MB , 4000x2667 , US WW2 M3 'Stuart' light tank 7b M2HB bo.jpg )
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>>18379
A Browning M2HB .50 HMG mounted in the bow?
Carro de combate leve de fabricação norte-americana utilizado por diferentes países na Segunda Guerra Mundial e em outros conflitos posteriores.
>> No. 18422 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142612044155.jpg - (628.94KB , 2000x1500 , US WW2 M3A1 Stuart Belgrade Military Museum, Serbi.jpg )
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>>18419
Don't lick those tanks.
They are museum property for the enjoyment of the people.

- Another M3A1 Stuart tank in the Belgrade Military Museum.
>> No. 18423 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142612054276.jpg - (1.34MB , 3038x2422 , US WW2 M3A1 Stuart Belgrade Military Museum, Serbi.jpg )
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Yugoslav partisans WWII Stuart M3A1 US made light tank, part of Belgrade Military Museum outer exhibition at Kalemegdan fortress.

Српски / srpski: Лаки тенк М3А1 Стуарт америчке производње у наоружању 1. тенковске бригаде НОВЈ, део спољашње поставке Војног музеја на Калемегданској тврђави.
>> No. 18424 ID: 1e7cc7
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M3A1 Stuart in the Technical museum of Vadim Zadorogny.
>> No. 18425 ID: 1e7cc7
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>>18387
Made by American Car and Foundry, this type of tank was used by the British in 1941 in North Africa. The tank performed so well it was affectionately called "Honey" and the name stuck.

- M3A1 Stuart in the Yad la-Shiryon Museum, Israel. 2005.
>> No. 18426 ID: 1e7cc7
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M5A1 in the Kubinka Museum
>> No. 18427 ID: 1e7cc7
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>> No. 18428 ID: 1e7cc7
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>> No. 18429 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142612237147.jpg - (2.47MB , 2267x1707 , US WW2 M5 Stuart T8 Reconnaissance Vehicle 1.jpg )
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T8 Reconnaissance Vehicle
>> No. 18430 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142612251076.jpg - (912.59KB , 3000x2250 , US WW2 M5 Stuart T8E1 Reconnaissance Vehicle 1.jpg )
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>> No. 18431 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142612284474.jpg - (4.86MB , 3795x2529 , US WW2 M3 Stuart light tank w sponson MGs 1.jpg )
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The american light tank M3 was deployed in the second world war from 1941 on. It has been used rarely as a combat tank, but because of its speed primary for reconnaissance. Army-meeting in Kradolf, Switzerland, June 25, 2010.
>> No. 18432 ID: e8f72b
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>>18417
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Posting what I have.
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File 142612625528.jpg - (73.16KB , 600x476 , v41352_stuart-03.jpg )
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>> No. 18442 ID: 06a0fb
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Probably the only time a comic book is applicable to a thread in /v/ but,
The Haunted Tank
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haunted_Tank
DC companion series to Sgt. Rock. It's about an M3 Stuart tank in WWII whose commander, Jeb Stuart Smith, is the great-great-great grandson of Confederate General Jeb Stuart, whose ghost is sent to guide and protect the tank and the man.

My dad read it as a kid, and I have found some old copies at garage sales. It's about as interesting as one can expect for a 50+ year old comic book written for younger readers can be.

DC relaunched it in 2008 as a mini-series after the OEF/OIF surge, with the Stuart tank replaced by an Abrams and the commander and descendant who Jeb Stuart is sent to protect is an African-American man, much to General Stuart's consternation. Much more social commentary on racism in this mini-series though. Run through the Vertigo sub-line of DC.
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The Skink. A Canadian AAA vehicle carrying a quad mount of 20mm cannons on a Sherman chassis. Originally designed for Hispano-Suiza cannons it instead used an Oerlikon copy from Poland called the Polsten.
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>>18477
production was canceled shortly after it begun (Luftwaffe ran out of planes) although the few produced did see combat in Europe but only against infantry. The turret was cast and it seems that the gunner would aim at air targets with a reflector sight by opening that central hatch forward.
>> No. 18479 ID: 1e7cc7
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Crusader III, AA Mk II / Mk III[edit]
A Crusader armed with twin Oerlikon 20 mm guns for anti-aircraft use and a single .303 Vickers GO. Mk III only differed from the Mk II by the position of the radio, which was moved to the hull in order to free some space inside the turret. A variation with triple Oerlikons was produced in very limited quantities. Due to Allied air superiority none of the AA versions saw much action against aircraft but a few - especially with the Polish Armoured Division - were used against ground targets. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crusader_tank

- A Crusader AA tank comes ashore from an LST onto the pierhead at the Mulberry artificial harbour at Arromanches.
>> No. 18480 ID: 1e7cc7
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Crusader III, AA Mk I
The 6-pounder was replaced with a Bofors 40 mm anti-aircraft gun with an autoloader and powered mounting in an open-topped turret. The crew numbered four: gun commander, gun layer, loader, and driver. However, those Crusader III, AA Mk I used in NW Europe from D-day on did not have the turret, but a 40 mm Bofors gun mounted directly on the hull top with its standard shield.

- Crusader III anti-aircraft tank with 40mm Bofors gun, at the Armoured Fighting Vehicle School, Gunnery Wing at Lulworth in Dorset.
>> No. 18481 ID: 1e7cc7
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Ram Mark I
WD numbers CT39781 to CT39830
This sub-model is identified by its 2-pdr gun and sponson doors with pistol ports. http://www.ramtank.ca/ram_mk1.htm

The Ram tank is a Canadian variant of a cruiser tank and a US M4 Sherman.
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>> No. 18483 ID: 1e7cc7
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>> No. 18484 ID: 1e7cc7
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The skink was a Canadian design based on the Canadian built M4A1 Sherman variant known as the Grizzly in preparation for the invasion of mainland Europe. The Canadians named the project the Skink in keeping with the Animal based names for their vehicles (Ram, Kangaroo, Badger etc) The Skink The turret itself was designed by the Army Engineering Design Branch along with the Waterloo Manufacturing Co.

By late September 1943 the first wooden mock-up was ready for preliminary evaluation and the order was given to start producing the turrets in December 1943. By January 1944 the first turrets were begin tested on the Grizzly chassis and due to the unique shape and design it had to be a solid cast which was the largest undertake by Canada at that time.

The Skink was intended to mount quad Hispano cannons and these were fitted to some of the early models but this was later changed to the British Polsten cannons of the same calibre, causing a 4 month delay while adjustments were made. The new guns were very effective AA cannons, with a ROF of around 650 shots a minute from each gun for a total of 2600 rpm. The primary round was the Oerlikon 20mm HEIT round

The Skinks turret was powered by a modified Oilgear hydraulic traverse using two hydraulic pumps for control which gave the Skink a turret rotation of 65 degrees per second and elevate the guns from horizontal to +80 degrees in 2 seconds with both axis controlled by a joystick. http://forum.warthunder.com/index.php?/user/101471-edfrancis001/?tab=reputation&app_tab=forums&type=received&st=45
>> No. 18485 ID: 1e7cc7
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By the time the Skinks were ready for action their service was no longer required as the Allies had total air superiority and production stopped at just three completed vehicles and a batch of turrets, only one skink saw combat when it was sent to France for field trials, and while it didn’t engage any German aircraft it proved very popular.

On the fourth of February 1945 one Skink went down in local lore while supporting the Canadian 6th Armoured brigade north on Nijmegen bridge and later fighting in the Hoch Wald forest with a pair of Sherman who were engaging hard targets, meanwhile the Skink would move up and engage any tenacious infantry it found; a 1/2 second burst of 30 HEIT rounds was enough to make most infantry come out of their nests and surrender or begin to immediately reconsider their dwindling options. Later on it found itself opposite a large house with an estimated 50 soldiers inside, after stitching a line though the building with the high explosive rounds; tearing up the infantry inside they fled in terror rather than receive a second burst.

The same Skink stuck with the Canadian as it pushed on toward the Rhine, it was here that the Canadians witnessed one of those grim humour moments in the war when a German sniper tried to shoot the Skinks commander; narrowly missing the commander who ducked down inside. Enraged he ordered the gunner and loader to empty everything they had at the building the shot came from and a short while late a very dazed and traumatised sniper emerged from the smoking rubble and dust the had once been a modest city house.
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>>18478
But, as Octanitrocubane stated, by the time the Skink was fielded, there were no enemy planes for it to shoot at.
>> No. 18487 ID: 1e7cc7
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UK WW2 RAM MK II Cruiser Tank with the right side door replaced with armor.
The Tank, Cruiser, Ram was a cruiser tank designed and built by Canada in the Second World War, based on the U.S. M3 Medium tank. Due to standardization on the American Sherman tank for frontline units, it was used exclusively for training purposes and was never used in combat as a gun tank. The chassis was used for several other combat roles however, such as a flamethrower tank, observation post, and armoured personnel carrier. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ram_tank
>> No. 18491 ID: 1e7cc7
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Some British stuff.
Here's Spud, an experimental Centurion FV 4005 Stage 2 tank with a long 183mm gun.
>> No. 18492 ID: 1e7cc7
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And here's Bob.
Appears to be a Churchill (Tank, Infantry, Mk IV Churchill I) similar to the one at Bovington.
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>> No. 18494 ID: 1e7cc7
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UK WW2 Churchill MK III AVRE demolition tank armed with a 290mm Petard 'flying dustbin' demolition mortar, similar to the one that floundered on the beach at Normandy.
>> No. 18495 ID: 1e7cc7
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Somebody gets to play with their panther.
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>> No. 18541 ID: 9b78be
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A destroyed T-64 showing off its laminate armor.

>>18495
Pretty sure that's a T-55
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>> No. 18543 ID: 9b78be
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Glacis plate of a PT-91
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APFSDS are ineffective against buses.
>> No. 18545 ID: 1e7925
>>18495
I think I saw that vehicle at a ww2 re-enactment, that's actually a t55 reworked to look like a panther. Give-away is the road wheels.
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>> No. 18555 ID: de0bec
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You know, I don't think I'd be able to immediately recognize the difference between slav humor and slav seriousness when faced with that either.
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>>18547
Probably not, I've heard some information about the types of reactive armor, that can deflect shaped charge warheads while keeping the remaining pieces of armor almost intact. They can't protect against high-caliber shells, but useful against lighter ammunition. You see, it comes from understanding the concept itself - people think that it's necessary to just destroy the charge before explosion happens, as it happens with Arena-type active defense systems. But their actual purpose is to deflect the penetrating plasma rod from the surface by the force of detonation - the stream itself has very high speed but it's very light and can be dispersed easily. It is also stated that reactive armor has limited effect against APFSDS, so you can get the ides.

The next major improvement might be entirely different - by regulating properties of explosives, you can limit the force of explosion in such way that the detonation itself wouldn't trigger the next layer (although the margin seems to be too small for practical application). Hence the multi-layering - each hit only destroys only one "brick", while the rest of them have a good chance to remain intact.

>>18544
At least not as effective as HE/FRAG.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQaGywkhd5U
>> No. 18572 ID: 0a2b37
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>>18545

A lot kraut tanks you see in movies and reenactments are slav tanks dressed to look like kraut tanks. There simply isn't that many kraut tanks left. The derpiest looking are probably the T-34/85's dressed up like Tigers. The "Panther" actually looks pretty good.

Also there's been M-551 light tanks modded to look like BMP's. And of course the American war-movies from the 50's and 60's having various Patton tanks filling in for Panzers.

Pic is British Crusader tank disguised as a truck. Part of Operation Fortitude.
>> No. 18795 ID: 1e7cc7
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The 4-Man Dutch Tank, Model MTLS-1G14 built by the Marmon-Herrington Co, is a 42,000 pound, full track laying vehicle powered by a six cylinder, liquid-cooled, 240 horsepower engine manufactured by the Hercules Motor Corporation. The vehicle is a front drive employing a five-speed transmission with a Marmon-Herrington controlled differential drive with dual controls. The Marmon-Herrington all steel, 18 inch track uses outside guides intergrally cast in the track blocks and the suspension is a vertical volute spring type employing rubber-tired bogie wheels. The hull is made of flat plates, bolted together, varying from 1-1/2” thick on the front to ½” thick on the top. The turret has a 360 degree traverse and it mounts two 37 mm/44 cal. Automatic guns, one swivel mounted cal. .30 machine gun, and one cal . .30 anti-aircraft machine gun mounted on the outside of the turret. The auxiliary armament consists of three cal. .30 machine guns placed in the bow of the vehicle. Two of the guns are in fixed mounts, while the third is flexibly mounted. http://forum.worldoftanks.com/index.php?/topic/363324-mtls-1g14/
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Manufactured by Marmon Herrington for the Dutch military for colonial service, the contract was taken over and a vehicle sent to Aberdeen “to determine the suitability of the 4-Man Dutch Tank for military use by the Armed Forces of the United States by subjecting the vehicle to certain features of the standard test program. Since the Services of Supply had taken over a contract from the Netherlands Purchasing Commission for 4-Man Dutch Tanks, they were desirous to learn what branch of service could use them”
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By 02NOV1943, Aberdeen decided they had better things to do with their time than to continue mucking about with this vehicle, and both firing and automotive tests were stopped. They did take the time to note, however, that “The hull is ballistically unsatisfactory, since it employs flat, bolted plates that are practically vertical”.

Overall, then, the report concluded…

“The vehicle is thoroughly unreliable, mechanically and structurally unsound, underpowered and equipped with unsatisfactory armament. The 4-Man Dutch Tank Model MTLS-1G14 is not a satisfactory combat vehicle for any branch of the Armed Forces”

Actually, I think it’s the most scathing conclusion I’ve ever seen come from Aberdeen.
>> No. 18799 ID: ca37e4
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>>18572

>The derpiest looking are probably the T-34/85's dressed up like Tigers.

Personally, the most fucked up combination I've seen was the IS-2 made to look like a Tiger in the movie "White Tiger".

Which sucks, because apparently they were initially going to go with a much, much better reproduction Tiger, seen here: http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/uploads//monthly_02_2012/post-71062-1329741976.jpg
>> No. 18800 ID: 1e7cc7
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>>18572
The Tiger tanks in Saving Private Ryan were modified Soviet T-34 mediums and they looked pretty good when I saw it in the theaters. If I examined it now I probably would have noticed the road wheels were wrong.

The Tiger Tank used in this movie is a converted Russian T34/85, which explains the non-interweaving wheels. The mantlet is also much narrower on the movie's Tiger than on both models of the Tiger 1, which gives the turret a more pointed look rather than the round shape which the turret historically had. Additionally, the placement of the turret near the front made the Tiger used in the movie look more like a Porsche Tiger instead of a Henschel Tiger, and is also an artifact of the T34/85 chassis. http://savingprivateryan.wikia.com/wiki/Tiger_Tank

- This is with no doubt, the Saving Private Ryan/Band of Brothers Tiger, which is a mocked up T-34-85; which is currently used by the 9th SS Reenactment Group. http://blackmariah27.deviantart.com/art/Tiger-76019755
>> No. 18801 ID: 1e7cc7
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German WW2 Panzer IV tank in in Stalingrad (2013 film).
>> No. 18802 ID: 1e7cc7
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Tiger tank and Sdkfz 251 Hanomag from Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers.
>> No. 18804 ID: 044fd0
>>18799

That was an IS-2? I was thinking it too was a T-34. Was pretty awful though. A shame since the rest of the movie was pretty neat.
>> No. 18841 ID: df12a0
  >movie tanks not looking like the real thing AT ALL

How about this travesty, @ 0:27?
>> No. 18842 ID: 1e7cc7
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>>18841
Maybe they used an Israeli/Turkish M60T Sabra or an M60-2000/120S, an M60/Abrams hybrid vehicle developed by General Dynamics Land Division. The 120S moniker is for the 120mm smoothbore gun and the speed, survivability improvements of the armor and engine. She was not adopted by the United States military, though.
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>> No. 18844 ID: 1e7cc7
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The Sabra is an extensively upgraded M60 Patton tank developed by Israel Military Industries. MkII version of this upgrade package was used in one of Turkish Army's modernization programs. The Sabra is known as the M60T in Turkish service.

The Sabra was initially developed as a further evolution of the Magach 7C. The ballistic profile of the appliqué armor was improved, and it incorporated the MG253 120 mm gun developed by IMI. The upgrade package was first offered to Turkey as an option for its tank modernization program, and later offered for general export. The Turkish government selected a further modified version of the Sabra (the Sabra Mk.II) for its upgrade program, which intended as a stopgap measure, and contract was signed on March 29, 2002, estimated to be worth $688 million USD. The first Sabra Mk.II was delivered for Turkish trials in 2005, and it passed qualifications in May, 2006. 170 were upgraded between 2007 and April, 2009. The upgrades were undertaken by the Turkish Army's 2nd Main Maintenance Center Command, with the upgrade kits supplied by IMI. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabra_(tank)

- Turkish M60A1 tank upgraded by Israel Military Industries to M60T Sabra. Shown in Rishon LeZion, Israel.
>> No. 18845 ID: 1e7cc7
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>> No. 18846 ID: 1e7cc7
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And here's an Iranian Zulfiqar 3 main battle tank, modified from their old M60 tanks with local improvements.
Zulfiqar (ذوالفقار) is an Iranian main battle tank (MBT), conceived by Brigadier General Mir-Younes Masoumzadeh, deputy ground force commander for research and self-sufficiency of the armed forces. It is named after Zulfiqar, the legendary sword of Ali, the first Shiite Imam.

The test prototypes of the tank were evaluated in 1993. Six semi-industrial prototypes of the tank were produced and tested in 1997.

The tank has a distinctive box-shaped, steel-welded turret of local design. The Zulfiqar is believed to be developed from major components of the Soviet T-72 and American M48 and M60 tanks. The suspension is modelled on the M48 /M60 Patton tanks supplied to Iran by the U.S. The SPAT 1200 transmission also seems to be a local development of that of the M-60. Zulfiqar-1's combat weight has been reported to be 36 tonnes with a 780 hp diesel engine; giving the tank a 21.7 hp per ton ratio. Some sources see resemblances between the Zulfiqar design and the Brazilian prototype Osório.

The Zulfiqar is operated by a crew of three personnel. The automatic loader is believed to be the same one from the T-72 tank.

The tank is armed with a 125 mm smoothbore gun 2A46 derived from that of the T-72, which is fitted with a fume extractor. Its secondary armament consists of a 7.62 mm coaxial and a 12.7 mm machine gun. For the Zulfiqar/T-72 fleet, the Ammunition Group of the Iranian Defense Industries Organization mass-produces a standard high explosive 23 kilograms (51 lb) propellant charge which fires the 3 kg warhead at a muzzle velocity of 850 metres per second (2,800 ft/s).

The Zulfiqar-1 uses the Slovenian EFCS-3 fire control system, the same model used on the Type 72Z ("Safir-74"), providing 'fire-on-the-move' technology. The Zulfiqar allegedly mounts a laser-warning pod on the turret. Its design enables the tank to use an Iranian-made package of reactive armor. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zulfiqar_(tank)
>> No. 19620 ID: 963c4b
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The T-14 Armata (Russian: Т-14 «Армата»; industrial designation "Object 148") is a Russian 5th generation main battle tank based on the Armata Universal Combat Platform. It was first seen in public (initially with its turret and cannon shrouded) during rehearsals for the 2015 Moscow Victory Day Parade. From 2015 to 2020 the Russian army plans to acquire 2,300 T-14s.

Featuring a number of innovative characteristics, the T-14 represents a new generation of Russian main battle tanks. The most significant new feature is the use of an unmanned turret, with the crew of three seated in an armored capsule in the front of the hull. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T-14_Armata

- Russian T-14 Armata tank in the 2015 Moscow Victory Day Parade.
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>> No. 19627 ID: 963c4b
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Close-up of the turret with its sensor and machine gun platform.
>> No. 19628 ID: 963c4b
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MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's new Armata tank appeared in public for the first time Monday, rumbling down a broad Moscow avenue on its way to Red Square for the final rehearsal of the Victory Day parade.

The Russian Defense Ministry last month released photographs of the tank, but its turret was covered with fabric and only the platform was visible. Monday was the first time that the tank was shown uncovered.

The Armata will be a highlight of the military parade on Saturday, the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. About 200 pieces of military hardware and 16,500 troops will take part in the parade on Red Square.

Russian and some Western military experts say the Armata will surpass all Western versions. The tank is the first to have an internal armored capsule housing its three-man crew and a remotely controlled turret with an automatic weapons loading system, features that allow for increasing both the level of crew protection and the efficiency of the tank's weapons.
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The Armata designers also envisage the use of the same platform for several other machines, including a heavy armored infantry vehicle, a self-propelled heavy howitzer and combat support vehicle. This would cut production costs and streamline technical support and maintenance.

The pioneering design potentially puts the Armata ahead of Western competition, but it is yet unclear whether the Russian weapons industries will be able to meet the ambitious production plan for the new tank.

Under a major weapons modernization program, the military is reportedly set to receive 2,300 Armatas by 2020, but those plans may face revision with the Russian economy reeling under the impact of slumping oil prices and Western sanctions.

Oleg Bochkaryov, a deputy head of the Military Industrial Commission, a government panel dealing with weapons procurement, said last week that the Armata will enter service next year. He said the new tank will not be sold abroad at least for another five years. http://news.yahoo.com/russias-armata-tank-makes-debut-parade-rehearsal-181843758.html
>> No. 19630 ID: 963c4b
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China and India were among the foreign nations interested in purchasing the new Russian T-14 Armata tank the Kremlin unveiled last month at its commemorative Victory Day parade in Moscow. Russia has touted the tank and its technological superiority for months.

“To a larger extent it is our traditional partners: India, China and South-East Asia,” Vladimir Kozhin, aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin, told state-run newspaper Izvestia, as quoted by Sputnik News. Despite their interest in the Armata T-14 tank, the nations in question are “satisfied” with current agreements for Russian equipment, Kozhin added. It’s unclear if Russia will permit foreign nations like China or India to purchase the Armata, which has yet to be fully integrated into the Russian military.

Held to celebrate Russia’s victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, the Victory Day parade marked the first time the Armata T-14 tank was shown to the public. Various reports said one of the prototypes stalled for several minutes during parade rehearsals.

Russian officials have repeatedly touted the Armata T-14’s combat capabilities. Armed with a 7.62-millimeter machine gun and a 125-millimeter cannon, the tank’s technology purportedly includes a warning system that would identify potential mechanical issues, an automated gun turret with a manual override and protective barriers between the three-man crew and explosive materials like ammunition and fuel. Russia is scheduled to begin replacing its current tanks with Armata T-14s starting in 2020, the BBC reported.

The Russian military has held extensive military training exercises around the world this year, despite objections from NATO and the European Union. Putin has vowed to modernize every facet of Russia’s armed forced by 2020, with more than 21 trillion rubles ($340 billion) set aside to facilitate the task. Russia’s Defense Ministry announced plans last month to add more than 250 military aircraft by the end of 2015. http://www.ibtimes.com/russias-armata-tank-sale-china-india-want-new-war-vehicle-after-victory-day-unveiling-1952324
>> No. 19631 ID: 9aea35
>>18799
Hey who cares

It's not like the audience that's super into history is ever going to know the difference
>> No. 19735 ID: cfe73e
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French WW2 Char B1 bis tank with a 75mm gun in in the hull and a 47mm gun in the turret.
>> No. 19736 ID: cfe73e
File 145325721585.jpg - (227.89KB , 1016x762 , French WW2 Char B1 bis, 75mm gun in hull, 47mm gun.jpg )
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>> No. 19737 ID: cfe73e
File 145325724672.jpg - (625.98KB , 2032x1524 , French WW2 Char B1 bis, 75mm gun in hull, 47mm gun.jpg )
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>> No. 19738 ID: cfe73e
File 145325733493.jpg - (388.63KB , 2032x1524 , French WW2 Char B1 bis, 75mm gun in hull, 47mm gun.jpg )
19738
>> No. 19741 ID: cfe73e
File 145327327199.jpg - (217.45KB , 1280x692 , White Tiger 2012 5.jpg )
19741
>>18799
That Tiger I tank in the 2012 movie White Tiger was really annoying by how misshapen it was. Compounding this was the annoying plot of the film.
A Russian tank driver is wounded but miraculously survives being burned over 90% of his body. He loses his memories of who he was, but discovers he can now talk to tanks and the Tank God who all talk to him as well. With this ability he is able to see where the mysterious "White Tiger" appears. This Tiger tank drives in and out of a woods but its tracks disappear in the swamp. The Tiger does not sink but repeatedly appears to blast the Russian tanks only to disappear again. Only the Tank Whisperer and his T-34/85 survives to damage the White Tiger who still waits to re-emerge.
>> No. 19742 ID: cfe73e
File 145327327940.jpg - (529.38KB , 1280x692 , White Tiger 2012 1.jpg )
19742
>> No. 19743 ID: cfe73e
File 145327330331.jpg - (730.37KB , 1280x692 , White Tiger 2012 2.jpg )
19743
>> No. 19744 ID: cfe73e
File 145327331548.jpg - (98.15KB , 1280x720 , White Tiger 2012 3.jpg )
19744
>> No. 19745 ID: cfe73e
File 145327335386.jpg - (60.06KB , 1280x720 , White Tiger 2012 4.jpg )
19745
At least the Russian tanks looked good, and they used a lot of them.
>> No. 19746 ID: cfe73e
  White Tiger 2012 BluRay 720p Ganool https://youtu.be/uoQ1jXmpIKc
It is World War II. After a battle, a tank operator is found in a destroyed Soviet tank. Miraculously recovering from burns on 90 percent of his body, he suffers amnesia and cannot recall his identity. He receives a new passport in the name Naydenov (from the Russian word for "found"), and is returned to duty. Naydenov believes he has the ability to communicate with tanks as if they were people, though he tries not to advertise this. He is also recognized as the best tank driver in his army group.

In the meantime, rumors arise about a new, invincible Nazi tank that appears seemingly out of nowhere and disappears just as quickly, destroying dozens of Soviet tanks in the process. This mysterious enemy tank is dubbed "White Tiger" by the Soviet forces.

Naydenov believes it is this tank that nearly killed him, and he is out for revenge. Given his skills, Naydenov is ordered to locate and destroy this White Tiger. Naydenov is convinced that the enemy tank is unpiloted, being essentially a ghost of war. The counterintelligence officer assigned to tracking down the White Tiger, who helps Naydenov, comes to believe the latter's interpretation.

During a subsequent military action, Naydenov's tank comes upon the White Tiger tank in an abandoned village and engages it in battle. The White Tiger is damaged but not destroyed, and manages to escape. The counterintelligence officer then attempts to convince his commanding general that both the tank and the "born again" Naydenov are creations not of man, but of the war itself. The general is unconvinced.

After the fall of Nazi Germany, the counterintelligence officer meets Naydenov in a field and tries to convince him that the war is over, but the latter disagrees, saying that the war will not truly end until the White Tiger is destroyed. He then rides off in his tank, solo, presumably in search of the White Tiger.

In the final scene of the film, Hitler is shown seated in a large room with a fireplace, defending his actions during the war.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Tiger_(2012_film)
>> No. 19768 ID: cfe73e
File 145385284734.jpg - (63.21KB , 800x792 , UK WW2 Vickers Light Tank AA Mk 1 4 7_92mm Besa ma.jpg )
19768
Vickers Light Tank AA Mk 1, a stop-gap anti-aircraft tank armed with four 7.92mm Besa machine guns, 15 September 1942.
>> No. 19769 ID: cfe73e
File 145385309674.jpg - (294.85KB , 1280x960 , UK WW2 Vickers Mk VI light tank 1.jpg )
19769
Vikers Mk VI au musée des blindées de Saumur
>> No. 19770 ID: cfe73e
File 145385316369.jpg - (192.61KB , 1280x960 , UK WW2 Vickers Mk VI light tank 2.jpg )
19770
>> No. 19771 ID: cfe73e
File 145385333540.jpg - (152.98KB , 1280x952 , UK WW2 Vickers Mk VIB light tank 1.jpg )
19771
Light Tank Mk VIB in the Bovington Tank Museum
>> No. 19773 ID: ce6c0d
  >>19620
>>19621
>>19622
>>19623
>>19624
>>19625
>>19626
>>19627
>>19628
>>19629
>>19630

Vid of the T-14, full english subs, full view of the interior, firing range.

Also "armata" is technically not the designation of the Tank but of the platform.

T-14 is the tank, T-15 is the IFV, T-16 is the recovery vehicle.

The conception is modular, meaning you can take the same chassis and switch the modules around... go from a T-14 to a T-15, etc...
>> No. 19874 ID: 4aaaa0
File 14556419255.jpg - (580.58KB , 1600x1170 , US WW1 Model T halftrack and a Mark VIII tank.jpg )
19874
The tank behind this Model T halftrack is a Mark VIII - a joint UK and US main battle tank for the 1919 western front offensive, which never occurred since Germany collapsed in November of 1918. After the World War I, 100 of these Mark VIII tanks were assembled in the US and used by the Army until they were mothballed in 1932. At the start of World War II, the tanks were given to Canada for training purposes.
http://terriermandotcom.blogspot.com/2014/04/model-t-halftrack-1920.html
>> No. 19876 ID: 4aaaa0
File 145565364043.jpg - (243.77KB , 1200x815 , US WW2 truck Ford Model T halftrack conversion 1.jpg )
19876
US Ford Model T halftrack conversion.
>> No. 19877 ID: 4aaaa0
File 145565387652.jpg - (3.10MB , 3072x2304 , US pre-WW2 Ford M1918 3-ton 2-man tank, Ford Motor.jpg )
19877
US Ford M1918 3-ton 2-man tank, made by the Ford Motor Co, armed w a Browning .30 air-cooled machine-gun.
>> No. 19878 ID: 4aaaa0
File 14556539163.jpg - (256.40KB , 1024x768 , US pre-WW2 Ford M1918 3-ton 2-man tank, Ford Motor.jpg )
19878
>> No. 19879 ID: 4aaaa0
File 145565393632.jpg - (277.70KB , 1024x768 , US pre-WW2 Ford M1918 3-ton 2-man tank, Ford Motor.jpg )
19879
>> No. 19880 ID: 4aaaa0
File 145565399233.jpg - (231.35KB , 1024x768 , US pre-WW2 Ford M1918 3-ton 2-man tank, Ford Motor.jpg )
19880
>> No. 19881 ID: 4aaaa0
File 145565403023.jpg - (181.65KB , 1024x768 , US pre-WW2 Ford M1918 3-ton 2-man tank, Ford Motor.jpg )
19881
>> No. 19894 ID: 369bd6
>>19877
Looks like a dwarf Renault FT, and those were not very big to begin with.
>> No. 19907 ID: 4aaaa0
File 145585386678.jpg - (62.97KB , 800x600 , US pre-WW2 Ford M1918 3-ton 2-man tank, Ford Motor.jpg )
19907
>>19894
Yeah.
>> No. 19962 ID: 4aaaa0
File 145636601917.jpg - (229.94KB , 1280x621 , German WW2 Tiger 1 towed by two halftracks Kursk.jpg )
19962
German WW2 Tiger 1 heavy tank towed by two halftracks, Kursk.
This was the problem with heavy tanks that needed exceptional or extensive recovery vehicles to remove for repair from the battlefield. if none were handy, then whoever controls the battlefield gets the abandoned tanks.
>> No. 19963 ID: 4aaaa0
File 145636626812.jpg - (798.64KB , 1280x972 , German WW2 JagdPanther Pz_Kpfw_ V 88mm tank destro.jpg )
19963
A wrecked German WW2 JagdPanther Pz.Kpfw. V 88mm tank destroyer.
Like the Panthers these effective tank destroyers were based on, they suffered from frequent malfunctions and break-downs.
>> No. 20051 ID: f6e43c
File 145747139615.jpg - (497.57KB , 2430x1826 , US WW2 M36 Jackson tank destroyer 90mm gun 2.jpg )
20051
US WW2 M36 Jackson 90mm tank destroyer.
>> No. 20052 ID: f6e43c
File 145747148080.jpg - (1.88MB , 3000x2000 , US WW2 M36 Jackson tank destroyer 90mm gun 3.jpg )
20052
>> No. 20053 ID: f6e43c
File 145747153755.jpg - (1.32MB , 4000x2256 , US WW2 M36 Jackson 90mm tank destroyer in Chengkun.jpg )
20053
US WW2 M36 Jackson 90mm tank destroyer in Chengkungling 2011.
>> No. 20054 ID: f6e43c
File 145747171088.jpg - (390.17KB , 1386x1017 , US WW2 M36 Jackson 90mm tank destroyer in Yugoslav.jpg )
20054
US WW2 M36 Jackson 90mm tank destroyer in Yugoslavia, 1958.
>> No. 20124 ID: f6e43c
File 145764974570.jpg - (857.90KB , 3000x1913 , UK WW1 tank Mk IV (Male) tank 5.jpg )
20124
Mk IV, lads.
>> No. 20139 ID: 9723b1
File 145796581822.jpg - (99.82KB , 746x483 , cv90120.jpg )
20139
CV-90-120
>> No. 20140 ID: 9723b1
File 145796587484.jpg - (216.67KB , 1024x685 , cv90120t_l3.jpg )
20140
>> No. 20141 ID: 9723b1
File 145796594535.jpg - (300.95KB , 1024x685 , cv90120t_l4.jpg )
20141
>> No. 20142 ID: 9723b1
File 145796603764.jpg - (77.22KB , 1280x720 , maxresdefault.jpg )
20142
FV101
>> No. 20143 ID: 9723b1
File 14579660847.jpg - (145.26KB , 600x747 , 600x747xHardware_jpg_pagespeed_ic_BLnldIutnV.jpg )
20143
>> No. 20144 ID: 9723b1
File 145796615099.jpg - (42.83KB , 500x352 , scorpion-90.jpg )
20144
>> No. 20145 ID: 9723b1
File 145796623545.jpg - (259.12KB , 1920x1080 , maxresdefault.jpg )
20145
CVRT Scimitar has the same base as FV101 scorpion, with a lighter cannon.
>> No. 20146 ID: 9723b1
File 145796640270.gif - (206.17KB , 629x512 , M8-Ridgeway-AGS.gif )
20146
M8 Ridgeway, 105mm cannon.
>> No. 20147 ID: 9723b1
File 145796641816.jpg - (102.26KB , 860x411 , ags1tn.jpg )
20147
>> No. 20148 ID: 9723b1
File 145796658186.jpg - (86.41KB , 1716x1068 , m8agssidefiring.jpg )
20148
M8 Thunderbolt, 120mm.
>> No. 20149 ID: 9723b1
File 145796671289.jpg - (109.74KB , 800x550 , cadillac-gage-stingray.jpg )
20149
Cadillac-Gage Stingray, 105mm.
>> No. 20150 ID: 9723b1
File 14579667855.jpg - (266.12KB , 960x720 , 541848_413933075325718_1442729207_n.jpg )
20150
Cadillac-Gage was acquired by a textile company called Textron, which is now growing into a major mil-industrial corporation.
>> No. 20151 ID: 9723b1
File 145796679578.jpg - (52.43KB , 720x540 , m20ib.jpg )
20151
>> No. 20152 ID: 9723b1
File 145796735456.jpg - (390.04KB , 1024x506 , M15_Jaguar_Light_Tank.jpg )
20152
Textron Jaguar
>> No. 20153 ID: 9723b1
File 145796744566.jpg - (75.44KB , 600x372 , jaguar.jpg )
20153
Jaguar prototype, it's essentially a modernized T-55.
>> No. 20154 ID: 9723b1
File 145796757397.jpg - (68.65KB , 600x363 , sabra.jpg )
20154
Sabra light tank, a modernized M60 Patton.
>> No. 20155 ID: 9723b1
File 145796758330.jpg - (217.75KB , 1024x685 , sabra_l4.jpg )
20155
>> No. 20156 ID: 9723b1
File 145796759552.jpg - (80.86KB , 887x578 , sabra-1.jpg )
20156
>> No. 20157 ID: 369bd6
File 14579680943.jpg - (79.20KB , 800x533 , Stingray_3.jpg )
20157
>>20152
>> M15 Jaguar Light Tank
...what, that is certainly a Stingray, no idea what a M15 Jaguar is supposed to be.
>> No. 20158 ID: 9723b1
File 145796813918.jpg - (44.99KB , 550x282 , ascod2.jpg )
20158
ASCOD 105mm
>> No. 20159 ID: 9723b1
File 145796817874.jpg - (38.85KB , 500x270 , ascod_lt105lrf.jpg )
20159
>> No. 20160 ID: 9723b1
File 145796829384.jpg - (35.33KB , 500x230 , ascod_lt105lpt_1.jpg )
20160
ASCOD also mounted the general dynamics low profile turret (LPT) but that was found to be so incredibly flawed as to be nonfunctional during in perfect testing conditions.
>> No. 20161 ID: 9723b1
File 145796842195.jpg - (227.90KB , 752x423 , 1168831-main.jpg )
20161
Mysterious PLA 105mm light tank.
>> No. 20162 ID: 9723b1
File 145796851160.jpg - (188.08KB , 700x485 , new_chinese_light_tank_l1.jpg )
20162
Apparently the Chinese main battle tanks have such low horsepower per ton ratios that they could not be used in a potential conflict with India. PLA thus decided to create a light tank for mountain combat.
>> No. 20163 ID: 9723b1
File 145796852824.jpg - (88.98KB , 600x800 , 1231698_original.jpg )
20163
>> No. 20164 ID: 9723b1
File 145796857377.jpg - (85.66KB , 600x329 , zbd_2000_light_tank_l1.jpg )
20164
ZBD 2000 light tank.
>> No. 20165 ID: 9723b1
File 145796864061.jpg - (83.10KB , 600x399 , zbd_2000_light_tank.jpg )
20165
Designed for marine use, conceptual descendant of Chinese PT-76 copies. Very useful for the kind of island warfare PLA might be engaged in.
>> No. 20166 ID: 9723b1
File 145796871743.jpg - (98.00KB , 990x469 , pt76-002.jpg )
20166
Granddaddy PT-76.
>> No. 20167 ID: 9723b1
File 145796873162.jpg - (1.25MB , 2576x1932 , Pt76.jpg )
20167
>> No. 20168 ID: 9723b1
File 145796874624.jpg - (1.11MB , 1767x1110 , PT_76_7_DOW_TBiU_12.jpg )
20168
>> No. 20169 ID: 9723b1
File 145796879452.jpg - (198.41KB , 1400x900 , 2S25_Sprut-SD,_Moscow_parade_2009_JPG.jpg )
20169
Sprut SD
>> No. 20170 ID: 9723b1
File 145796884243.jpg - (111.37KB , 800x533 , 1241123637_g.jpg )
20170
Sprut is another conceptual descendant of PT-76, except this time designed to be airdroppable as well.
>> No. 20171 ID: 9723b1
File 145796886041.jpg - (64.99KB , 600x450 , 2S25_sprut-SD_self-propelled_antitank_gun_tracked_.jpg )
20171
>> No. 20172 ID: 9723b1
File 145796915388.jpg - (333.23KB , 1491x1199 , Expeditionary_Fighting_Vehicle_at_speed_in_water.jpg )
20172
EFV
>> No. 20173 ID: 9723b1
File 145796917051.jpg - (72.41KB , 800x576 , LAND_EFV_Swim_Side_lg.jpg )
20173
As always American vehicles are superior.
>> No. 20174 ID: 9723b1
File 145796918553.jpg - (1.46MB , 2000x1312 , EFV_02.jpg )
20174
>> No. 20175 ID: 9723b1
File 145796953591.jpg - (25.54KB , 600x325 , 18e24d6194f3fceaac376f4bec0dac49.jpg )
20175
XM1202 Mounted Combat System
>> No. 20176 ID: 9723b1
File 145796958747.jpg - (37.75KB , 550x412 , 49bd59c28a01bf0383524f10abef27b2.jpg )
20176
It was supposed to have MBT-levels of protection from the front, mounting a 120mm cannon, yet light enough to be air-portable.
>> No. 20177 ID: 9723b1
File 145796965915.jpg - (9.36KB , 300x185 , 300px-XM1202_MCS.jpg )
20177
This cancelled American project is probably what pushed Putin to fund the Armata program.
>> No. 20178 ID: 9723b1
File 145796968598.jpg - (32.49KB , 800x600 , fcs_mcs-2007.jpg )
20178
Definitely odd looking...
>> No. 20179 ID: 9723b1
>>20157
Jaguar was a Textron venture, a T-55 improvement requested by China.

The hull was upgraded and uparmored well beyond T-55 levels from all aspects, including reshaped and added composite armor to the very top of the hull.

Suspension was improved from torsion bar to hydropneumatic. The engine was replaced with a Stingray light tank engine developing 34% more power. The turret was improved using Stingray components, specifically the Marconi FCS and the much thicker frontal armor, giving it a similar profile to the Stingray. The main cannon is the same British gun on the Stingray.

Only one fully functional prototype was produced. The Chinese cancelled their request, but not before stealing all the information pertaining to the project and using it to produce their own modern MBT line. This sad event is one of the reasons Western arms producers are wary when engaging with China.
>> No. 20180 ID: e549dd
>>20179
I was more concerned about the M15 designation; a casual search led to some Nationstates garbage with it being applied to a Stingray.
>> No. 20181 ID: faf5b0
>>20162
Altitudes for fighting against India would be 14,000 to 17,000 feet and up. So yeah, their diesels would be way down on power.
>> No. 20184 ID: 254d85
>>20179
If it was in the late 80s, Tienanmen Square probably had more to do with it. Off the top of my head Northrop had a project going at the same time to put F-16 radars and avionics on Chinese fighters and a Italian company was doing the same for the Q-5 attack aircraft, and Sikorsky had just sold the PLA 24 S-70s for use in Tibet and Boeing was getting ready to ship 12 Chinooks, while the British were offering advanced naval radars and weapons, but world events led to a lot of projects ending.
>> No. 20198 ID: 254d85
File 145809921017.jpg - (45.01KB , 520x302 , leopard1witht72turret.jpg )
20198
And really at the time pretty much everybody was offering "put a L7/M68 on your T-55 with western fire control" packages or upgrades, though only Israel had any real success exporting them.

And the Germans tried the inverse, offering Malaysia Leopard 1 hulls with turrets from the T-72s they were taking out of service.
>> No. 20199 ID: 88c84e
File 145814566386.jpg - (53.52KB , 720x390 , Russian T-55 1964 Czech ZTS-Martin (Israeli Tiran .jpg )
20199
For a Russian T-55 suped-up with Western stuff, the 1988 movie, The Beast of War, had a 1964 Czech ZTS-Martin that was captured by the Israelis and fitted with a 105mm gun. So many T-55 tanks were captured that the Israelis fixed them up and called them the Tiran 5 tank.
>> No. 20200 ID: 88c84e
  The Beast Trailer 1988
Director: Kevin Reynolds https://youtu.be/IWbp5hxzXTo
Starring: Don Harvey, George Dzundza, Jason Patric, Kabir Bedi, Stephen Baldwin, Steven Bauer

During the Russian invasion of Afghanistan, a group of rebels tracks a lost Soviet tank through the Afghan wilderness. Exciting and offbeat war story!
>> No. 21391 ID: bf6179
File 147649146730.jpg - (1.84MB , 3024x1998 , Russian ZSU-57-2 twin 57mm SPAAG in Hungary 4.jpg )
21391
The ZSU-57-2 (Ob'yekt 500) is a Soviet self-propelled anti-aircraft gun (SPAAG), armed with two 57 mm autocannons. 'ZSU' stands for Zenitnaya Samokhodnaya Ustanovka (Russian: Зенитная Самоходная Установка), meaning "anti-aircraft self-propelled mount", '57' stands for the bore of the armament in millimetres and '2' stands for the number of gun barrels. It was the first Soviet mass-produced tracked SPAAG. In the USSR it had the unofficial nickname "Sparka", meaning "pair", referring to the twin autocannon with which the vehicle is armed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZSU-57-2
>> No. 21617 ID: 1dcaa1
>>17561
"US M-551 Sheridan air transportable demolition tank."

Negative. Ghost Rider.
It is an M551 Armored Reconnaissance/Airborne Assault Vehicle
>> No. 21618 ID: a921de
File 149105420143.jpg - (0.98MB , 4000x2735 , US Sheridan M-551 demolition tank, air transportab.jpg )
21618
>>21617
I have read the Sheridan described as a bunker-blaster demolition light tank. Her 152mm gun fired conventional ammunition and the MGM-51 Shillelagh guided anti-tank missile. Armed with low velocity HEAT rounds that were good for blowing up bunkers & buildings without over-penetrating like the high velocity guns on the MBTs did, and also shooting big canister antipersonnel rounds spewing out flechettes.
>> No. 21619 ID: a921de
File 149105622387.jpg - (1.35MB , 2048x1357 , US Sheridan M-551 demolition tank, air transportab.jpg )
21619
>> No. 21620 ID: a921de
File 149105660563.jpg - (383.82KB , 1951x1346 , US Ontos M50 tank destroyer, 1953, mounting 6 M40 .jpg )
21620
>> No. 21621 ID: 45e3a1
File 149136315964.jpg - (45.44KB , 299x479 , cat_001.jpg )
21621
it still isn't the coolest light tank...
>> No. 21622 ID: 45e3a1
File 149136323569.jpg - (101.41KB , 640x483 , aailighttankhighelevatihj3.jpg )
21622
>>21621
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