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The_Challenger #1 Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:55 PM

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For those of you that don't frequent the NA Forum, some content from my NA counterpart :

Starting with the M103:






Edited by The_Challenger, 07 November 2012 - 05:05 PM.


The_Challenger #2 Posted 07 November 2012 - 05:02 PM

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View PostKirovZSSR, on 07 November 2012 - 05:00 PM, said:

Will we see the inside look of T-54, IS-3 or some other russian tanks?

Absolutely, we are on the case, sometimes it is just a problem with locating an example with a decent interior  :Smile_Default:

The_Challenger #3 Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:55 PM

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A great article " A French Assessment of The Panther Tank"

http://worldoftanks....rench-panthers/

Edited by The_Challenger, 08 November 2012 - 07:58 PM.


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View PostThe_Challenger, on 08 November 2012 - 07:55 PM, said:

A great article " A French Assessment of The Panther Tank"

http://worldoftanks....rench-panthers/
Very interesting article, Richard. Especially the commentary from General Bayerlein
regarding P-V is quite intriguing.
However, this only adds up to the argument and interesting 'what ifs' of WW2, in this case-
what if the germanshad focused on building upgraded P-IV's
and not stretching their capacity over a large 'tank tree'?

Another comment somewhat on the side to the smallarms part:
In arctic conditions, to this day one of the most reliable rifles ever built was the german Mauser.
In extreme conditions(lets say temperatures of -35C or lower) it is almost the only rifle in the world
which will fire not only consistently but 'with reasonable action on the first try' no matter what.
This is due to the immensely powerful spring and ditto heavy firing pin inside the bolt.

This fact did not pass by unnoticed by many countries operating in extremely cold/arctic conditions, and is probablyone of the reasons why my fellow team-mates and myself operated
with replicas of the Mauser bolt-actionmade at the norwegian Kongsberg weapons factory
from the mid 80's to this day with the so called NM-149 sniper rifle (picture below)

Replica is the word, because if you look at the rifle only an expert will probably recognize the Mauser
but in fact the action is virtually 100% Mauser, including bolt,lock springs etc.

To this day, if I was 19 again serving in the northern part of Norway and got to choose
between an original Mauser and most of the standard weapons several armys use today
I would pick the Mauser 10 out of 10 times because of the forementioned argument.
After over 100 years of service it is still one of the greatest rifles ever built and it could still be useful-
show me a tank with the same capacity  :Smile_Default:

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View PostProxyCentauri, on 09 November 2012 - 08:47 PM, said:

Very interesting article, Richard. Especially the commentary from General Bayerlein
regarding P-V is quite intriguing.
However, this only adds up to the argument and interesting 'what ifs' of WW2, in this case-
what if the germanshad focused on building upgraded P-IV's
and not stretching their capacity over a large 'tank tree'?

Another comment somewhat on the side to the smallarms part:
In arctic conditions, to this day one of the most reliable rifles ever built was the german Mauser.
In extreme conditions(lets say temperatures of -35C or lower) it is almost the only rifle in the world
which will fire not only consistently but 'with reasonable action on the first try' no matter what.
This is due to the immensely powerful spring and ditto heavy firing pin inside the bolt.

This fact did not pass by unnoticed by many countries operating in extremely cold/arctic conditions, and is probablyone of the reasons why my fellow team-mates and myself operated
with replicas of the Mauser bolt-actionmade at the norwegian Kongsberg weapons factory
from the mid 80's to this day with the so called NM-149 sniper rifle (picture below)

Replica is the word, because if you look at the rifle only an expert will probably recognize the Mauser
but in fact the action is virtually 100% Mauser, including bolt,lock springs etc.

To this day, if I was 19 again serving in the northern part of Norway and got to choose
between an original Mauser and most of the standard weapons several armys use today
I would pick the Mauser 10 out of 10 times because of the forementioned argument.
After over 100 years of service it is still one of the greatest rifles ever built and it could still be useful-
show me a tank with the same capacity  :Smile_Default:

Regards,
ProxyC

Hm sorry smth went wrong with the pic

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ProxyCentauri #6 Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:57 PM

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Sorry about all the mistypes in my answer by the way  :Smile_confused:
I tried to rearrange some parts and they got even worse :Smile_sad:

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View PostKirovZSSR, on 07 November 2012 - 05:00 PM, said:

Will we see the inside look of T-54, IS-3 or some other russian tanks?

There is a cross-section of a T-55 AM2 available in the PanzerMuseum of Munster. Very interesting, maybe we'll make a video out of it.

        

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That cross-section should be perfect to validify the placement of modules and armour thickness values ... and mybe even correct them for "historical accuracy".

Gaulwa #9 Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:20 PM

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Placement modules, yes.
Armor thickness, not really. It is a training vehicule, and it doesn't necessary have the same armor as a real model.

To get the thickness of an armor, we prefer to find a real model/prototype, and use a thickness gauge: http://www.advanced-...ess_Gauges.html

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View PostThe_Challenger, on 07 November 2012 - 05:02 PM, said:

Absolutely, we are on the case, sometimes it is just a problem with locating an example with a decent interior  :Smile_Default:

I've got some ex-(hungarian)army friends who might be helpful with that, although I don't know if they do have their connections :)

The_Challenger #11 Posted 19 November 2012 - 05:19 PM

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"Operation Think Tank " In its entirety

http://www.youtube.c...eature=view_all

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An article from the late Major General Gladeon Marcus Barnes was the Chief of the Engineering and Research Office of the US Army's Ordnance Department and as such, was responsible for the creation of the various weapons, including tanks, which the US Army fielded.

http://worldoftanks....nk-development/

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Nice.

View PostThe_Challenger, on 08 November 2012 - 07:55 PM, said:

A great article " A French Assessment of The Panther Tank"

http://worldoftanks....rench-panthers/

I have copy/past the articlke here to this forum, so if someone likes to comment. http://forum.worldof...rench-panthers/

Edited by Staufen, 05 December 2012 - 12:02 AM.


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While visiting Poznań (Poland) you should pay visit to a The Armoured Weapon Museum in Poznan (CSWląd = Land forces training center) they got many fine examples of II WW tanks.
link: http://wirtualne.muz...nipancernej.pl/
http://muzeumbronipancernej.pl/
best regards

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View PostSolatin, on 06 December 2012 - 01:56 PM, said:

While visiting Poznań (Poland) you should pay visit to a The Armoured Weapon Museum in Poznan (CSWląd = Land forces training center) they got many fine examples of II WW tanks.
link: http://wirtualne.muz...nipancernej.pl/
http://muzeumbronipancernej.pl/
best regards

Hi, we had a Community event there on 17th Nov 12, like you say great Museum  :Smile_Default:

        

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A Video Looking at the Comet  :Smile_Default:

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=UZOV7d9t18s

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Any chances you can do a walkaround of Conway? Coz I suppose there is no FV215b in real world. Or is it and I do not about it...

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Definetly go to Parola Tank Museum!


Or, write proper article about German camouflage & painting (I still remember that you failed to mention Dungelkelb!)

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View PostSotahullu, on 27 December 2012 - 11:30 PM, said:

Definetly go to Parola Tank Museum!


Or, write proper article about German camouflage & painting (I still remember that you failed to mention Dungelkelb!)

Planning to Visit in February  :Smile_Default:




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