Month: July 2017

Sekundärlafette für Turm KPZ Leopard 2 (PT)

In a recent post I showed you a Leopard 2 prototype and explained how the turret of this tank was a very special one since it could mount an overhead weapon system. In the summer of 2012 I visited the Wehrtechnische Studiensammlung in Koblenz, Germany on display there is the very weapon system that would have been mounted onto the special prototype turret.

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IS-2

As a continuation of the KV series, the Soviets began production of the IS series of tanks in 1943 named after Josef Stalin – actually written Иосиф Сталин (Iosif Stalin) in Russian hence the abbreviation. The first model, the IS-1, was based on a further development of the KV, the KV-85. Early models featured the exact same gun as the

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M4A1E8

The Sherman M4A1 is easily recognised by its cast hull with the characteristic rounded shape. This vehicle is of the Easy Eight (E8) series which means it is fitted with both an upgraded M1 76 mm gun and improved suspension. While the upgraded gun was already introduced in the E4 series, the new Horizontal Volute Spring Suspension (HVSS) was a new feature. Not only

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