David Willey, The Tank Museum Curator, presents the thirty-third Tank Chat on the fascinating insight into pre-Second World War German tank production and how the Panzer III worked alongside it's fellow Panzers.
The Panzer III was conceived in 1934 as the principle combat tank of the...read more
This very special episode, is part of a different batch of the Inside the Tanks series. On it they are going to take a slightly different look at not one, but two light tanks: the M5 Stuart and the M24 Chaffee. Both of them American and both extensively used by other armies.
Work on the Sturer Emil began in as early as 1939, when the German army had need of an effective weapon against the reinforced Maginot Line. But by 1942, the situation had changed fundamentally: France had already fallen, and Germany was waging an entirely different war against the USSR. At the...read more
This is a very rare PzKpfw II tank replica. This tank was the main battle tank of the Panzertruppen until 1940 and 1941. It played an important role in the early years of World War II, during the Polish and French campaigns, even in North Africa and on the Eastern Front.
The Jagdpanther was one of the most powerful tank destroyer of World War II. It carried a powerful anti-tank cannon mounted on a Panther chassis capable of easily piercing any Allied armor, front or rear, and causing massive damage.
The Jagdpanther was essentially a Panther tank that had...read more
This other example of German enginery which could have been very useful, if it would have been produced and entered in combat early years of the war. Germans produced many specialistic armoured vehicles. Storm tanks are among them. In November 1943 when the masive Sturmpanzer IV production...read more