Naval Legends: Maillé-Brézé
There is a good film made in 1956 “The Battle of the River Plate” Enjoy.
Between 1928 and 1941 the Swedish based Landsverk company would develop, construct and deliver over 100 AFV’s to nations all over the world, one of which was the Lago (afv not nation). The Lago would ultimately serve as the basis for Sweden’s Strv m/42 and Pvkv m/43 but the original intention behind its design had been to construct a medium tank for the European market. Continue reading
Made by Indy Neidell at the Tank Museum Bovington with David Willey. This not only covers the battle of Cambrai but also how the tank tactics evolved from the very first use of tanks. Credit to The Great War
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It been over three years ago since I started making articles on Swedish AFV’s, in that time a lot of new information has come to light which has made some of my earlier articles obsolete. In this series i will be taking a look back at some of those articles starting with Swedish tanks part II: the history of the Strv m/31 & fm/31.
During the 1920’s the Swedish military started looking into options for the replacement of the Strv fm/21. The fm/21 was originally a German ww1 tank design known as the Lk II, 10 of these tanks had been imported in 1921 under great secrecy as Germany was not allowed tanks under the Versailles treaty. Its been said that they had initially been acquired for the protection of the royal family in case of a revolution, but they soon became a way for the Swedish army to experiment with tactics for armored vehicles. By the time of the mid 1920’s however the Strv fm/21 was already showing its age and due to a lack of spare parts several vehicles had to be cannibalized to keep the others running. Continue reading
As there isn’t much going on today i decided to share another historical article from Tanks Encyclopedia.
Article is researched and written by me, cowriter is Stanlucian
Illustrations by Tanks Encyclopedias own David Bocquelet
In the 1950’s, with Europe having been just cleaved into two by the Allies and the Soviets, the Swiss, while neutral, were looking quite anxiously towards their eastern border. Especially taking into consideration that their best tank was a slightly improved Jagdpanzer 38(t), the G-13. The Swiss felt underprotected against a possible Soviet threat. Continue reading
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World of Warships contribution to the Commemoration of Dunkirk (Thank’s to DoM1N for the heads up). Enjoy.
World of Warplanes contribution to the Commemoration of Dunkirk. Enjoy.