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Category Archives: Armor
Improving protection from air attack for armored formations proved to be a major concern for every combatant during World War II. Let’s look at a British response to that concern.
In in the later years of World War II the Wehrmacht found they could no longer count on air superiority on any battlefield. So a weapon was needed that could provide effective ground based fire, to keep those pesky jabos away…
Easy Eight I’ve visited the Sherman tank here before. With nearly 50000 built it is the second most produced tank history behind only the Soviet T-34. But previously we discussed the early production M4, this time we’ll look at the … Continue reading
One characteristic of World War Two on the Eastern front was a rapid escalation in the size of armored fighting vehicles. Let’s take a look at one beast that helped start that race.
Every combatant had some light vehicles designed with speed and communications as their function. Let’s take a look at a common sight everywhere British and Commonwealth forces fought from Sitzkrieg to VJ Day and beyond.
As the war between Germany and Russia continued into 1943 the Wehrmacht continued to seek more powerful, more capable weapons to deal with the Soviet masses. Join me for a look at one of the more successful such designs.
This light armored half-track saw service from early 1941 to the end of the War. Join me for a brief look at this German fighting vehicle.
This prolific early war tank was a key part of the Wehrmacht’s Panzer divisions even though it was never made in Germany. It’s derivatives would remain in production past the war’s end. Join me for a look at an important … Continue reading
This mass produced tank destroyer was officially known as the “3-inch Gun Motor Carriage (GMC) M10”. It is similar in size and shape to the better known M4 Sherman Tank, in part because it was built from the same basic … Continue reading
Most combatants used armored cars derived from light duty trucks to serve as reconnaissance vehicles for fast moving armored divisions. But the German approach was unique, join me for a look at a Heavy Armored Car.