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Month: October 2013 (Page 2 of 3)

In Pictures: The Soviet T-34 Medium Tank

The Soviet T-34 medium tank was an AFV from the Second World War. Weighing 26.5 tonnes and armed with a 76.2 mm (3.00 in) F-34 tank gun; the T-34 was an iconic tank from the period and a shock to German forces upon it’s introduction into the Second World War. In addition to it’s main armament the T-34 was armed with two 7.62 mm DT machine guns in addition to armour reaching up to 60 mm (2.4″).

Works Cited:

1. “T-34.” Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 10 Oct 2013. Web. 18 Oct 2013. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T-34>.

In Pictures: The German Panzerkampfwagen V Panther Medium Tank

The German Panzerkampfwagen V Panther medium tank was an AFV from the Second World War. Weighing 44.8 tonnes and armed with a 7.5 cm KwK 42 L/70 cannon; the Panther was a formidable force on the battlefield and an iconic tank from the period. Additional armaments included two 7.92 mm Maschinengewehr 34 machine guns as well as armour up to 120 mm (4.7 in).

Works Cited:

1. “Panther tank.” Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 14 October 2013. Web. 16 Oct 2013. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panther_tank>.

In Pictures: The Italian Fiat-Ansaldo (Carro Armato) M11/39 Medium Tank

The Fiat-Ansaldo M11/39 was an Italian medium tank from the Second World War. The Fiat-Ansaldo M11/39, or  Carro Armato M11/39 as it was officially named, was armed with a 37 mm Vickers-Terni L/40 main gun along with 2 Breda 38 machine guns (8 mm). The vehicle weighed 11,175 kg (24,640 lb) and armour up to 30 mm.

Works Cited:

1. “Fiat M11/39.” Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 28 Sep 2013. Web. 14 Oct 2013. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiat_M11/39>.

In Pictures: The German Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger Tank

The German Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger I heavy tank was an AFV from the Second World War. Weighing 56.9 tonnes and armed with an 8.8 cm KwK 36 L/56 cannon, the Tiger I was an iconic tank from the period. Additional armaments included 2 Maschinengewehr 34 machine guns (7.92 mm) and armour reaching 120 mm (4.7 in).

 

 

Works Cited:

1. “Tiger I.” Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 12 Oct 2013. Web. 15 Oct 2013. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_I>.

In Pictures: The Soviet KV-2 Heavy Tank

Weighing 53.1 tonnes and armed with  152 mm howitzer as it’s main gun, the Kliment Voroshilov 2, or KV-2 was a Soviet heavy tank from the second world war. In addition to it’s main gun, the KV-2 had 3 machine guns, and armour reaching 110 mm (4.3 in).

Works Cited:

1. “Kliment Voroshilov tank.” Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 5 Oct 2013. Web. 14 Oct 2013. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kliment_Voroshilov_tank>.

Bikini Monday, Emily Ratajkowski Edition

Welcome to Bikini Monday, 10/14/2013, Emily Ratajkowski edition:

Tanks On TV: Hogan’s Heroes: Tanks for the Memory

A screenshot from the Hogan's Heroes episode: Tanks for the Memory.

A screenshot from the Hogan’s Heroes episode: Tanks for the Memory.

In this November 11, 1966 episode of Hogan’s Heroes, a model for a radio-controlled tank is being tested at the camp and Hogan is ordered to photograph and destroy it. During the second world war, the Germans did use a remote controlled tank called Goliath; it carried explosives and was intended to target Infantry, Armour, and as a demolition device.

 

The German remote-controlled tankette Goliath.

The German remote-controlled tankette Goliath.

TNCA Salinas (Tanque Salinas), Mexico’s First Indigenous Tank

The TNCA Salinas was  Mexico’s first indigenous tank. The vehicle was influenced in it’s design by the British Mark I and was the brain-child of  Alberto Leopoldo Salinas Carranza or possibly Gustavo Salinas, both were Mexican Aviators and the former was the father of the Mexican Air Force. Little information is available on the specifics of the Salinas tank however an educated guess based on the pictures available along with comparisons against contemporary designs suggest that in addition to its main armament and two side mounted machine guns, it had a crew of 6 to 8 and an engine generating 90-100 hp. The prototype and possibly only vehicle was assembled  in 1917 at the  Talleres Nacionales de Construcciones Aeronauticas (TNCA), located in Balbuena outside Mexico City; the company specialized manufactured a variety of military aircraft, propeller and engines of domestically-design. The vehicle was built for Mexico’s Constitutionalist Army. It is possible the vehicle was used during revolts of the 1920s. The vehicle would eventually end its life as a guard post at the Balbuena Military Air Base before being scrapped with the arrival of imports from the US; specifically those from Marmon Herrington.

A 1/72 scale model is available from Fiber Model of Mexico:

Works Cited:

1. ““Tanque Salinas”.” AVIARMOR – справочник по авиации и бронетехнике. N.p.. Web. 12 Oct 2013. <http://www.aviarmor.net/tww2/tanks/mexico/salinas.htm>.

2. “TNCA.” Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 4 Sep 2013. Web. 12 Oct 2013. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TNCA>.

3. “Alberto Salinas Carranza.” Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 8 Mar 2013. Web. 12 Oct 2013. <http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alberto_Salinas_Carranza>.

4. “Talleres Nacionales de Construcciones Aeronáuticas.”Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 3 Oct 2013. Web. 13 Oct 2013. <http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talleres_Nacionales_de_Construcciones_Aeronáuticas>.

5. “NCA Salinas: El primer tanque mexicano.” Dr Samuel Banda ¿cómo sería el mundo si no hubiera preguntas hipotéticas?. N.p., 26 Jan 2012. Web. 13 Oct 2013. <http://drsamuelbanda.blogspot.com/2012/01/tnca-salinas-el-primer-tanque-mexicano.html>.

Bikini Monday, Jessica Alba Edition

Welcome to Bikini Monday, 10/7/2013, Jessica Alba edition:

Tanks On TV: Hogan’s Heroes: Hold That Tiger

In this episode of Hogan’s Heroes circa September 24 1965 we see an M7 Priest used as a prop. The episode is entitled “Hold That Tiger” and in it Hogan and his men learn of a new German Tiger tank and they plan to capture and reverse engineer it so they can provide the blue-prints to the Allies; the M7 is used as the new German Tiger.

 

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