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Cheating at Statistics 14: Deception at Danzig

I already touched on the 503rd SS Heavy Tank Battalion's questionable claims, but it seems that his battalion ran into some IS-2s before Korner's alleged actions, or at least claimed that they did....

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Minor Redesign

Having finally found the "insert jump break" button on the UI, I decided to make the layout of the site a little bit more friendly for my readers by collapsing recent articles, as I will keep doing in...

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Garford-Putilovets

Armoured Garford Car equipped with 3 inch anti-assault gun designed by the Putilov factory and two machineguns.Via Yuri Pasholok.

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World of Tanks History Section: Defense of Fastov

The aim to return what was lost in battle with a swift and powerful counterattack is common to any army. However, one must remember that haste is only necessary when hunting fleas and will lead to no...

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IS-3: The Tank with a Piked Nose

The order to produce a new tank under the index IS-3 was received by Chelyabinsk factory management on December 16th, 1944. By January 25th, 1945, eight of the ten planned tanks had to be built. It...

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IS-3 in Combat

Continued from part 1.Trial by CombatThe first time IS-3 tanks took part in any fighting was in Hungary, in 1958. A Soviet military force was maintained there to keep communications with forces...

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KV Production Timeframes

"NKSMState Order of Lenin Izhor FactoryJanuary 21st, 1941Production data for 1940:KV turrets (cast): 4KV turrets (75 mm): 7 in the first quarterAverage amount of workers:In 1939: 12,293In 1940 (plan):...

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Mighty AA Cupola

The MG 151/20 in a Maus MG cupola might seem mighty, but the Soviets can do one better."Due to the absence of a DShK cupola on the main turret, a turret from a BA-10 was installed with a 45 mm gun and...

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Ampulomets For Dummies

Wargaming's article on improvised artillery classifies the Ampulomet, a gun that fired a sphere filled with incendiary fluid, as an anti-tank weapon. Apparently, the device's users had other ideas."In...

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World of Tanks History Section: Grenade Launchers

In late 1943, news of a new dangerous German anti-tank weapon started coming in from the front lines: handheld grenade launchers. In the hands of a trained user, this weapon was no less dangerous than...

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Rheinmetall's Fighting Tractor

German tanks of the first half of the 20th century are commonly associated with Tigers and Panthers, light and medium "Panzers" designed in the 1930s, and the first German tank, the A7V. Meanwhile, the...

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Krupp Leichttraktor: Rival with no Future

During the First World War, a special technical commission presided over all German tank development, headed by General Friedrichs. The commission appointed a captain from the automobile forces, Joseph...

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Tiger Manual

"Translated from German.Supreme Command of the Land Forces4300/43 SecretOctober 30th, 1943Combat training instruction #14Usage of PzKpfw VI Tiger tanksRules were composed based on summarized experience...

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I am Rubber, You are Glue

"For rapid transfer of enemy experience of materials and designs in the field of rubber into domestic production, I propose that the People's Commissar of Rubber Production be given the following...

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Teletank Battalion

"To the Chief of the Main Auto-Armoured Directorate of the Red Army, Lieutenant-General comrade FedorenkoAccording to your orders, I report on the condition of the 51st OTB.The 51st OTB has:Functional...

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World of Tanks History Section: Pattons in Korea

In February of 1945, American forces in Europe received the Pershing tank. The reaction of the soldiers was positive: finally, something to fight Tigers and Panthers! The application of Pershings in...

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Leopard Armour Schematics

Source: Comparison with West German Leopard Tank & Leopard IIK under development, 1972

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Dawn of Mechanization

The British were pioneers in creating not only tanks, but self-propelled artillery. The Gun Carrier Mk.I was developed back during WWI, not only the first SPG, but the first gun carrier. The gun could...

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Strv 74: Europe's Last Medium Tank

The Swedish post-war Strv 74 medium tank is interesting due to the fact that medium tanks died out as a class after the end of WWII. They evolved into main battle tanks, built by all leading tank...

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Captured German Tanks in the Red Army

According to Maksim Kolomiyets, this was the inventory of German tanks in the Red Army on June 16th, 1945:1st Belorussian Front: 39 Panthers (26 need repairs), 11 PzIVs (all need repairs), 2 PzIIIs...

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