Japanese Tank Destroyers Type 3 Ho-Ni III Type 3 Ho-Ni III was the third Japanese attempt to build a tank destroyer / SPG. As Ho-Ni I and II, Ho-Ni III was based on chassis of Type 97 Chi-Ha medium tank too. The main feature of Ho-NI III was the fully enclosed and armored casement. Inside […]

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T49 USA hybrid tank M41 Sheridan XM551 Source – http://yuripasholok.livejournal.com/4844342.html#cutid1 On July 1962, the tower of the XM551 Sheridan was installed on a hull of M41 Walker Bulldog. The goal was to test the 152mm XM81E3 gun. On 23 August, 1962 at the Aberdeen Proving Ground tests began and they were a success. The turret, the […]

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World of Tanks Churchill AVRE Following Y. Pasholok’s Q&A of today (05/07/2015),  he talked about another tank that isn’t yet in WoT: the Churchill AVRE (“Nobody from the dev team asked yet about the Churchill AVRE“). Born as infantry tank , the Churchill, quintessential British heavy tank , had different versions, adapted to the circumstances, all included […]

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Centurion Action X 1955 the true story Source – http://yuripasholok.livejournal.com/4840919.html The history of this vehicle began in 1955. A new tower was created for the Centurion (MBT), it was part of the modernization  project of this tank. The design of the tower was good. The designers eliminated the entire mantle. This solution allowed to create a nose […]

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World of Warships Japanese pre dreadnaught Mikasa The pre dreadnaught Mikasa was part of the new post-war programme of 1896-97 for the Imperial Japanese Navy. The ship was launched in 8 November 1900 and completed 1 March 1902. It was a modified version of Formidable class battleships of Royal Navy. It was made in harvey-nickel […]

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Rare Churchill gun carrier wreck at Bovington museum Source – http://yuripasholok.livejournal.com/4820133.html#cutid1 Churchill Gun Carrier or carriage was the only attempt to turn a Churchill heavy tank into a tank destroyer or SPG.  The turret was removed and a fixed well armored superstructure  was mounted on hull of Churchill.  This vehicle was armed with a old 3 […]

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The Big Wheel Machine 1914 Source – http://yuripasholok.livejournal.com/4811157.html#cutid1 The Big Wheel Machine was one of the first project of an armored land cruiser / tank. The project was born in 1914 and was armed with 3 turrets and six  4 inch guns. This vehicle didn’t have tracks, but three giant wheels as the Tzar tank (!!!) Il Big Machine […]

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