Swedish tanks: Strv m/38 – m/40k

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Author: SP15

The strv m/38, m/39, m/40L & m/40k were Swedish light tanks that served with the Swedish army troughout and beyond ww2. At one point they were some of the most advanced tanks in the world but after the war they would be religated to the role of reconnaissance vehicles.

 

Background

In the mid 1930s as tensions were starting to rise in mainland Europe the Swedish army began looking at the acquisition of new tanks for its first tank battalion. The Swedish army had since 1922 operated an experimental tank battalion at Göta livgarde which had allowed them to gain experience with operating tanks. The tanks used by the Göta livgarde tank battalion were however severely outdated and due to a lack of spare parts half of the vehicles ended up being cannibalized.

Several attempts were made to find a replacement in the late 20’s – early 30’s but despite testing numerous potential designs and even funding the development of a domestic tank design (the strv m/31) mediocre trial results and a lack of funds forced the army to delay the purchase. I wont go into detail about those attempts here but If you want to know more about them I have an article on the Strv m/31’s development. Continue reading

World of Warplanes patch 2.0.8 patchnotes + video

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Greetings everyone, Patch 2.0.8 will be released tomorrow and have published the patch notes as well as a video showcasing the ne US bombers and Japanese heavy fighters:

Update 2.0.8 introduces two brand new tech tree branches to World of Warplanes—the huge and destructive American Flying Fortresses and the extremely dangerous Japanese heavy fighters to counter them. Feel the deafening roar of powerful engines and the rumble of heavy weapons with this update.

In addition, with the release of the update, new ratings start. All active players now have the opportunity to take part in the ratings while fighting in battles to receive valuable prizes based on the rating results.

Early access to new aircraft

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Big World of Warplanes 5th anniversary giveaway

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*UPDATE* The giveaway has ended as mentioned in another post and the winners have been contacted per E-mail. Due to various requests, my future giveaways will have a proper list with the winners.

 

Greetings everyone,

Since World of Warplanes 5th anniversary ( November 12th) is soon upon us me and WoWp EU CM eekeeboo have decided to host a Big Giveaway on RsR.

Just click on the links below to go to the giveaways.

Spitfire VB IM

P-51K

Mustang IA

BF 109 E-3

I-15BIS DM-2

Also I’ll be using this chance to let people know that we have a RsR Discord Server

For those that have an interest in Playing WoWp, join the official WoWp Discord Server

Swedish tanks Revisited: Ikv 91 & variants

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Author: SP15

Welcome back everyone!

 

Im glad to announce that the articles on Swedish tanks are back and (hopefully) better than ever. For those of you interested in shorter and more technical posts and articles not suitable for RSR i have created own blog. There I will archive my older content as well as post semi-regular updates about everything from Swedish composite armor development to translations of datasheets and manuals. You can check it out here: From the swedish archives

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The ikv 91 was a light tank/tank destroyer built specifically to provide Swedish infantry with effective and mobile fire support. Between 1975 and 1978 a total of 212 vehicles were delivered to the Swedish army, these served until the early 2000’s when they were retired without a replacement. Continue reading

World of Warplanes Devblog: Junkers Ju 86E and Heinkel HE 111 H-2

Taken from the Wowp Devblog

After defeat in World War I and the Treaty of Versailles, Germany was forbidden to build military aircraft. But the growing ambition of the Reich dictated the necessity of a new fleet of warplanes, so its gradual increase in aerial might was kept secret. Bombers of the 1930s were an example of this tactic, for example, the Junkers Ju 86 and Heinkel 111.

Junkers Ju 86E

The Junkers Ju 86 was created in 1934 as a dual-purpose aircraft. Officially it was a commercial airliner for Lufthansa and foreign clients that could transport 10 passengers. But the main advantage of this machine was its ability to be easily and quickly transformed into a medium bomber.

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World of Warplanes Patch 2.0.7

Greetings everyone, a new WoWp patch has been released a couple of days ago and contains a new event, many reward planes, a new gamemode as well as various Gameplay changes, Economics changes, a new MM system, changes to AI and many more changes.

Link to the Portal is here.

World of Warplanes Update 2.0.7

An entirely new game mode appears in Update 2.0.7 — Bomber Escort Mode! Players from one team will escort strategic bomber waves through enemy territory, while the other team will try to intercept and destroy them. Firepower and close coordination are especially important in this game mode as solo players cannot cope with the entire formation of steel giants.

Heavy October clouds are torn apart by the powerful roar of an armada of bombers, which are the main characters of the new “Flaming Shores” event. The warring parties will clash again in a protracted battle that will last for 4 weeks. Each week, the battle will take place in a different game mode and have a particular global goal for all participants of the event. Pilots will be awarded with valuable prizes for their courage and persistence. As usual, the main prizes will be new rare airplanes:  two German bombers and one attack aircraft, a rapid British fighter de Havilland Vampire F.1, as well as Dornier Do 335 A-1 and Gloster Meteor that are already familiar to many players. These aircraft will be available once accomplishing Operation Orders that players can find in Special Supplies gained in battles.

One of the major changes in Update 2.0.7 is the increased functionality of all paint schemes, nose arts and emblems which now provide various economic and gameplay advantages. Moreover, the update includes balance adjustments for the Conquest Mode, some sectors, bots, and AA guns, in addition to improvements for the matchmaking system that should shorten the Queue Time and make teams more equal in battles. And finally, the new “Cold Peak” map. Continue reading

World of Warplanes on Steam

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Greetings everyone, it has been brought to my attention that apparently, World of Warplanes has been added to steam on the 12th of September. So for those who don’t like the WGC or just can’t be bothered to download it can play it through steam. You can switch between the different servers using the Steam client. Also keep in mind that, just like WoWs, you cannot use your WG account on the Steam version. And if you haven’t tried it, i recommend you give it a shot and rate it, what this game needs the most is more players.

Visit the Steam page