Category Archives: Armor

T26E3 (M26) Pershing

The biggest and most capable American tank of World War II was almost too late for action. Let’s look at one that did see use at the tail end of things.

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Sturmgeschutz III Ausf G

The German Wehrmacht remains a source of fascination to many history buffs, especially the array of interesting and imposing armored fighting vehicles. Yet Germany’s most produced AFV was the comparatively small StuG III.  Let’s look at the most produced variant … Continue reading

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Crusader Anti-Aircraft Mk III

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.

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Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind

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…

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M4A3E8 Sherman

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

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KV-1

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.

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Daimler Dingo Mk II

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.

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Jagdpanther

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.

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Sd.Kfz. 250/3

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.

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Panzer 38(t)

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

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