The First Online Tank Museum
November 01, 2015 Tank of the Month (TOM)
After the summer of 1944, the German Army was caught between a red (eastern) hammer and a Western anvil. Before the end, every expedient available was thrown into the defensive furnace, and a brand new generation of tank hunters entered service. The Jagdpanzer-IV, Jagdpanther or the gargantuan JagdTiger were among the most famous, but the majority of the Jagdpanzer regiments were filled with smaller self-propelled guns not even built in Germany, but Czechoslovakia ! Meet the Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer, almost half the height and weight of a Sherman, but still capable to nail down most allied tanks…
World War One was the deadly laboratory for many advances in warfare. The tanks were originally born as a way to deal with the deadly equation made up of trenches, barb wire and machine-guns. It was a way to make the long awaited breakthrough after nearly three years of a muddy, gruesome stalemate.
World War Two (1939-1945)
Never in history were so many tanks built and destroyed in large scale battles. From the steppes of Kursk to the burning sands of El Alamein, tanks made history. What were the tanks tactics developed by the Axis and Allies, how tanks evolved in the interwar, and a what were all World War Two tanks and armoured cars developed from 1939 to 1945.
The Cold War (1947-90)
Although classified as a conventional weapon, the tank remains at the forefront of “hot” conflicts that developed during the cold war. A comprehensive overview of all Warsaw Pact and NATO tanks and armoured fighting vehicles of the cold war, and their tactical use throughout studies of conventional wars of this era.
Since the end of the Cold War, Armoured Fighting Vehicles underwent a number of significant changes. The great armoured fleets of the past were gradually replaced by new classes of more varied, more versatile families of vehicles with on top of their game, the main battle tanks. A complete overview of tracked and wheeled armoured vehicles and the new threats and challenges they are facing.
Last entry: Soviet PTRD-41
The encyclopedia of antitank guns, or the never-ending competition between protection and weaponry (and ammunition). The legendary German 88 mm, the “Boys” rifle, the 17-pdr, ZiS-2, or the more modern Hellfire or Milan.
Tank Illustration Tutorial…
1st of December TOM