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 Lieutenant) January 12, 2017

On this video you can watch a MG 42 in action at regular speed and 240 frames per second, mounted on a large tripod, called the Lafette 42, which was used for the medium machine gun role.

As you know, the MG 42 was a 7.92×57mm Mauser, air-cooled, belt fed, open bolt, recoil-operated...read more

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 Lieutenant) January 06, 2017

Arguably the best British Tank of World War II, the A34 Comet was a cruiser tank that first saw use near the end of the Second World War. It was developed to overcome the firepower shortfall of previous cruiser tanks, as the Cromwell tank, whilst retaining their design features. 

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Even before the U.S. entered WWII, the 37mm gun was rendered relatively ineffective against enemy tanks as they had evolved with thicker armor since 1939. It was dropped from the armament of U.S. medium tanks when the M3 Lee was supplanted by the new line of M4...read more

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The standard anti-tank gun of Germany’s forces in September 1939 was the 3.7cm PaK, which is often but apparently erroneously referred to today as the PaK 36 or PaK 35/36. This was an excellent weapon that first saw real action in the Spanish Civil War, but by...read more

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Unlike many military items that claim they are WW2, this Howitzer is dated 1937 and was removed from a disused Soviet base near to Dukelska in Czech Republic. It stood as a gate guard for many years, this area was where the Soviets advanced through from southern Poland...read more

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It's becoming more rare to find a Josef's tank busters. In Eastern Europe is still possible to see some of them. They are impressive. This is the case of this SU-100, which now languishes waiting a collector to be restored. ...read more

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The German Jagdpanther is widely regarded as one of the best, if not the best, tank destroyers of WWII. The performance of the 8.8cm PaK gun and the need for effective, mobile anti-tank weapons was well understood by the Germans.

After finishing the race a small number of PzKpfw V...read more

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The 7.5 cm PaK 40 (7.5 cm Panzerabwehrkanone 40) was a German 7.5 centimetre anti-tank gun developed in 1939-1941 by Rheinmetall and used during the Second World War. PaK 40 formed the backbone of german anti-tank guns for the latter part of World War II, and was used in most war theatres. It...read more

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The Jagdpanther was a German tank destroyer; it had a fixed gun (i.e. no turret) and was based on the chassis of the Panther tank. To accommodate the gun the sides of the Panther tank were extended up to provide a roomy interior, while maintaining a very low profile....read more

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 Lieutenant) December 27, 2016

If you look at the video you will see a lot of optical equipment on top of the cupola. That is infra-red equipment so this tank could fight at night. I thought you would find that interesting. Pointing the way to the future...

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