part 1: T23 USA medium tank part 2: T23 USA medium tank remote control T23E3 USA medium tank The T23E3 was the next step on development of post-war USA medium tank. In April 1943 the Ordnance Committee recomended to mount torsion bar suspension on T23. The new tank was designated T23E3. Two prototype were built by […]

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part 1: T23 USA medium tank part 3: T23E3 USA medium tank T23 USA medium tank remote control One of interesting features of T23 medium tank was the remote control. One of T23 tested at Fort Knox had the ability to be driven by remote control from the turret or by carrying remote controller out […]

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Beutepanzer Panzerjager 35R Beutepanzer 4.7cm PaK auf Panzerkampfwagen 35R 731 f Source – http://yuripasholok.livejournal.com/4461583.html According to the results of the campaign in May and June 1940, the Germans captured about 850 Renault R 35 (800 in running conditions). The vast majority of these tanks was equipped with 37-mm SA 18, useful only as infantry support […]

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T23 USA medium Tank   T23 was a step in the development of a new medium tank designed to be the successor to the M4 “Sherman”. After the end of trial tests on T22, a prototype of T23 was completed in January 1943. The T23 pilot number 1 was a medium tank equipped with electric drive and […]

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Krupp and Rheinmetall Neubaufahrzeug The Neubaufahrzeug was to be a development of earlier Grosstraktor. German Army needed a 20 ton multi-turret main tank. The Reichswehr gave the contract to Rheinmetall and Krupp. The two companies developed a similar vehicle and the main difference between Krupp Neubaufahrzeug and Rheinmetall Neubaufahrzeug was the weapon placement. Two guns were installed inside […]

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Japanese Tank Destroyers Type 5 Na-To The Type 5 Na-To was a Japan Tank Destroyer developed in 1945. It was an emergency solution against the imminent Allied invasion. It’s an obscure vehicle based on chassis of a medium track carrier, the Type 4 Chi-So. On this chassis was mounted an anti tank gun consisted of […]

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Vickers A1E1 Independent During the interwar years (1920/1930), Britsh Army ordered to development a heavy tank. The project became known as the “Indipendent”. Only one prototype was produced. The tank was equipped with a 398hp (35.8 litre) V12 aircooled engine with a top speed of 20mph. The armor was 29mm thick on front and a 47mm […]

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Super heavy tank FCM 2C The Char 2C or FCM 2C was a super-heavy tank designed and produced in France since 1917. The vehicle had a considerable size and mass, weighing 69 tons. It was equipped with a rotating front turret and armed with a 75mm gun. The crew numbered 12 men. The 2C was […]

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Japanese Self Propelled Gun Type 4 Ho-Ro The Type 4 Ho-Ro was a  self propelled artillery vehicle inspired by the German Grille series or sIG 33 infantry support gun. The Mitsubishi Heavy Industries produced the tank (approximately 25 units).  The Ho-Ro was based on Type 97 Chi Ha chassis. On this chassis a Type 38 15 cm […]

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French super heavy tank FCM F1 The history of FCM F1 super heavy tank is a long story until to the conquest of the France by Germans. The tank was conceived and designed during the interwar period by Forges et Chantiers de la Méditerranée (but the first contract to FCM by French Supreme Command was dated 6 April 1938 […]

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