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Community #1 Posted 13 May 2014 - 10:58 AM

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The new episode of Inside the Tanks is up – check it out!


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CroPanzer #2 Posted 13 May 2014 - 11:08 AM

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Radiation inside the KV1 in England? I would like to know how?

FRITS_FIETSPOMP #3 Posted 13 May 2014 - 11:22 AM

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Nice item, but i rather see Olga than this guy :girl:

The_Challenger #4 Posted 13 May 2014 - 11:23 AM

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View PostFRITS_FIETSPOMP, on 13 May 2014 - 11:22 AM, said:

Nice item, but i rather see Olga than this guy :girl:

 

Me to, :smile:



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View PostCroPanzer, on 13 May 2014 - 11:08 AM, said:

Radiation inside the KV1 in England? I would like to know how?

 

Just a guess but I would think it would be from the luminous dials. The stuff they used for those was very radioactive for its size. There is a major problem in Fife, Scotland (Dalgety Bay, to be precise) because of the stuff. Cant remember what its called.



TheKroo #6 Posted 13 May 2014 - 11:35 AM

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View PostCroPanzer, on 13 May 2014 - 12:08 PM, said:

Radiation inside the KV1 in England? I would like to know how?

 

Radioluminescent dials.

 

Old era tech used such technology to make the dials glow in the dark.

 

It is not really life threatening, but still health and safety regulations prohibit exposure to such conditions.



The_Challenger #7 Posted 13 May 2014 - 11:38 AM

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View PostHunter1911, on 13 May 2014 - 11:35 AM, said:

 

Radioluminescent dials.

 

Old era tech used such technology to make the dials glow in the dark.

 

It is not really life threatening, but still health and safety regulations prohibit exposure to such conditions.

 

Even more modern, Cheftain for example used TRILUX for "glow in the dark" on the depression indicators, if they ever broke the crew had to immediately abandon the vehicle:sad: But in the case of the KV its just heath and safety gone mad.


Edited by The_Challenger, 13 May 2014 - 11:46 AM.


Von_Boring #8 Posted 13 May 2014 - 11:57 AM

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Can someone please translate the inscription on tank?

And thx Richard very nice job... eagerly waiting for Your next project.

Best regards from Serbia :great:



laceleste #9 Posted 13 May 2014 - 12:01 PM

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View PostVon_Boring, on 13 May 2014 - 11:57 AM, said:

Can someone please translate the inscription on tank?

And thx Richard very nice job... eagerly waiting for Your next project.

Best regards from Serbia :great:

 

This!

 

I absolutely loved this piece, thanks heaps Challenger and WG!



thewolfpack #10 Posted 13 May 2014 - 12:29 PM

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Thank you for this (too short) review. I would wholeheartly welcome if you tell us more, like 25 minutes =)

 

Still excellent job Mr. Challanger & Greetings from Germany!


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Lorheem #11 Posted 13 May 2014 - 12:34 PM

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"Torsion bar suspension, a system which Germans later employed on Tiger and Panther."

 

Because Germans employed that type of suspension for the first time on Tiger, right? 

 

Speaking  of KV line...

KV-220 (Object 220) - Experimental tank based on KV-1. Longer chassis (7 rollers per side). Armor - 100mm.

New 850 hp V-2SN engine with turbo-charging. New diamond-shaped turret. 85mm F-30 cannon.

One prototype was constructed in 1941; it was destroyed.

 

If this is correct we just have a wrong engine, cannon and turret in the game. Edit. I do not own KV-220.

Also eagerly waiting for the KV-1S to get split already(want to play T-150 again).

 

Edit 2. Neg-rep for wrong information?


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IsraphelUP #12 Posted 13 May 2014 - 12:49 PM

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View PostVon_Boring, on 13 May 2014 - 11:57 AM, said:

Can someone please translate the inscription on tank?

And thx Richard very nice job... eagerly waiting for Your next project.

Best regards from Serbia :great:


Leningrad! For Leningrad's women on the warfare front.

The inscription doesn't really make sense, i adjusted it, hopefully you'll get the idea.



SilentstalkerCZ #13 Posted 13 May 2014 - 01:05 PM

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View PostIsraphelUP, on 13 May 2014 - 01:49 PM, said:


Leningrad! For Leningrad's women on the warfare front.

The inscription doesn't really make sense, i adjusted it, hopefully you'll get the idea.

 

Actually I think the restorers switched two words. Correctly it should be:

 

"For Leningrad!" and "From the women of Leningrad to the front" (literally "Leningrad women to the front" - meant as a gift from Leningrad women to the soldiers on the front) - this was based on the praxis of "sponsoring" of vehicles by various groups.


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ShaikoTank #14 Posted 13 May 2014 - 01:08 PM

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I am happy to see that video quality did not declined after excellent JagdTiger video. Lack of inside tank pictures from a Bovington KV-1 tank are nicely camouflaged with pictures and photos from WWII era.

 

I liked when you mentioned 'as tankie myself' in review. I would like to hear more details in the future that rely on your experience. For example how would you feel to drive tank without observation cupola or how difficult is to multitask in that cramped space etc.

 

Also there is a nice comparison of KV-1 and Pz.IV armor.  It would be nice to add table comparison when talking about tanks stats. For example: KV-1 had this gun, his main adversaries had these. Simple table with caliber and pen values would be great.

These are 2 really minor things I noticed in overall very good video. Keep 'em coming tankie! :great:



wsatnutter #15 Posted 13 May 2014 - 01:32 PM

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Nice work m8

this tank is my all time favourite in Wot as shows from the number of battles played in it

challenger will you be at Tankfest 2014? 

If so see you again down in Dorset



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View PostHunter1911, on 13 May 2014 - 12:35 PM, said:

 

Radioluminescent dials.

 

Old era tech used such technology to make the dials glow in the dark.

 

It is not really life threatening, but still health and safety regulations prohibit exposure to such conditions.

 

Yeah, now it rings some bells, I remember reading something about it but way back.

Thanks for the answers, guys :smile:



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Awesome video, although it's a pity you didn't film inside the tank. That way, we can only imagine where the crew was working.

The_Challenger #18 Posted 13 May 2014 - 02:02 PM

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View Postwsatnutter, on 13 May 2014 - 01:32 PM, said:

Nice work m8

this tank is my all time favourite in Wot as shows from the number of battles played in it

challenger will you be at Tankfest 2014? 

If so see you again down in Dorset

 

Yes mate definately at Tankfest, get the beers in :smile:



MaxOMax #19 Posted 13 May 2014 - 02:14 PM

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I Love this Tank (KV and KV-1S) from the first days i played this game, and I Even started to upgrade to be  more effective.

@The_Challenger, any idea when will you be able to get in the KV tanks?

Exocet6951 #20 Posted 13 May 2014 - 02:20 PM

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I'll be honest, I wasn't a big fan of your presentation on previous videos (can't quite put my finger on why, not that it's important), but this one?
Yeah, I liked it a lot =D

Very informative, and always a good way to keep this virtual battlefield grounded in reality.




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