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Marder III Tank Destroyer: World War II

Marder III systems was yet another hastily modified conversion model of existing Panzer II tank chassis overstock. With the Panzer II system as a whole virtually obsolete on the changing battlefields of World War 2 and the production lines of the Panzer II chassis still warm and ready to churn out new models, it was seen fit to add a static superstructure to the Panzer 38(t) (Panzer II) chassis [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:06:22+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Categories: World War II|Tags: , , |0 Comments

M10 Wolverine Tank Destroyer: World War II

Article originally published on Tanks Encyclopedia: http://www.tanks-encyclopedia.com/ Author: David Bocquelet After their first encounters with the Soviet KV-1s and T-34s, the German Army was poised to revise its tank design and take immediate action to bolster their firepower and protection. On one hand, they up-gunned the Panzer IV, which became the staple of the German tank forces, and, on the other, rearmed the StuG III as a tank-hunter. They also [...]

By | 2017-10-30T02:02:45+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Categories: World War II|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Archer, Self Propelled 17 Pdr: World War II

Article originally published on Tanks Encyclopedia: http://www.tanks-encyclopedia.com/ Author: David Bocquelet While the Wehrmacht sported almost a dozen of different tank hunter models by 1943-44, the Allies lagged behind. The US developed, relatively soon after the war, a tank hunter doctrine, which spawned the M10 Wolverine. It was also included in 1944 in the British arsenal as the Achilles, some of which were rearmed with the Ordnance QF 17 Pounder (3 [...]

By | 2017-10-30T02:40:46+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Categories: World War II|Tags: , , |0 Comments

World War II: American Tank Destroyer GMC M18 Hellcat

Article originally published on Tanks Encyclopedia: http://www.tanks-encyclopedia.com/ Author: David Bocquelet As the United States army entered World War II, it drew certain conclusions from Germany’s quick victories over Poland and France. One was that a highly mobile tank destroyer force needed to be held in reserve to deal with sudden Panzer breakthroughs as they occurred, rather than keep anti-tank forces at the front. This vehicle would become the M18 Hellcat. Therefore, [...]

By | 2017-10-30T08:41:22+00:00 April 22nd, 2017|Categories: World War II|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

World War II: Soviet Union Tank Destroyer SU 100

After the might of the German Army had pressed deep into the Soviet Union (Russia), it was stopped at the gates of Moscow by a lack of supplies and bad weather. This lull is the action allowed the Soviets to rebuild their strength and call upon fresh reserves stationed in the far east and across Siberia. The Soviet Union counter-offensive in the winter of 1941 also brought about use of [...]

By | 2017-10-30T09:49:00+00:00 March 19th, 2017|Categories: World War II|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

World War II: German Tank destroyer jagdpanther

On August 3rd of 1942, Waffenamt decided to use Panzerkampfwagen V Panther‘s chassis and components to develop a new Sturmgeschutz (tank destroyer/assault gun) armed with newly developed long 88mm gun. At the time, development of new Panther tank was well under way and Krupp was put in charge of designing this new Sturmgeschutz. Plans and technical documentation for this new vehicle were to be completed by January of 1943. [...]

By | 2017-10-30T10:41:23+00:00 February 18th, 2017|Categories: World War II|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

World War II: Ferdinand-Elefant Tank Destroyer

Nicknamed the Elefant, Ferdinand Porsche's Tank Destroyer appeared on the battlefield in the spring of 1943. World War II tanks usually had aggressive- or ferocious-sounding names, such as Hellcat, Panther, or Tiger. Yet the tendency was not universal, as with British Cruisers or the American M-3 Honey. But perhaps there was never a more unfortunately named beast than the German assault gun Sd Kfz 184, first known as the [...]

By | 2017-10-30T14:26:51+00:00 January 17th, 2017|Categories: Constructions, World War II|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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