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Community #1 Posted 05 September 2019 - 01:00 PM

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Learn more about how this American tank was exported and used by smaller armies.

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Naydenshaco #2 Posted 05 September 2019 - 01:04 PM

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Give it back it's original historic 8 round autoloader.It would be nothing OP in today WoT.
Please................

Simona2k #3 Posted 05 September 2019 - 01:20 PM

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cool story

Cobra6 #4 Posted 05 September 2019 - 01:25 PM

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Quite a competitive light tank actually, had fun playing my rental one.

5 battles, 100% win ratio, 1600avg. dam. and 3120avg. wn8.

 

Better then a lot of my other T8 lights but then again relatively small sample size.

 

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TheArk_2014 #5 Posted 05 September 2019 - 01:56 PM

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It is good to know the history of some tanks.

 

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guest273 #6 Posted 05 September 2019 - 01:59 PM

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Teachers: Use only trustworthy sources
WG: Wikipedia


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The_King_Of_Sparta #7 Posted 05 September 2019 - 07:29 PM

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lol same as wiki.

SlyMeerkat #8 Posted 05 September 2019 - 08:47 PM

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Interesting story, thanks :)

republ33k #9 Posted 06 September 2019 - 08:32 AM

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Hello commanders and thanks for your comments.


Let me assure you only the images come from Wikipedia, as they're free of rights.

The rest is researched by our historian team in Minsk and written by us.

 

Plus, Wikipedia is now way more trustworthy than it was when I was in high school ah ah.

I remember these teachers!

 

Hope you liked the article, more to come.


Best to you all, tankers.



Vasqes #10 Posted 06 September 2019 - 01:49 PM

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Can I buy it? What's the point of this Article if I can't buy it in-game? I know that its wiki page on the front page. but still would be nice to purchase 

Corrupted_Pling #11 Posted 06 September 2019 - 05:56 PM

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Shame you nerfed this tank to the extent thats its now utterly pointless to play

VarzA #12 Posted 07 September 2019 - 02:42 AM

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 They took part in the Laos invasion of 1971, cutting Ho Chi Minh trailer. They had to hold their ground against the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) counterattacks, fighting against T-54s, T-59s, T-34s and PT-76s which rushed south toward Quang Tri and Da Nang in March 1972. They even faced relatively new technologies, like anti-tank missiles and had to cope with heavy losses until elite paratroopers, Marines and Rangers retook Quang Tri.

 

I think the word you are looking for is 'trail', and i think there should be a 'the' before the 'Ho Chi Minh' part.

Trailers for movies were not important back then (if they existed) and i don't think that Vietnamese communists were interested in caravans either.

 

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 After the signing of the Paris Peace Accords in 1973, both sides again began to rebuild their strength for the final showdown. Losses were already signed and a series of conflicting orders by President Thieu resulted in the loss of even more M41s, M48s, and other armoured vehicles. Actually, some M41s were also captured in large numbers by the NVA and incorporated in their own armoured units. With the loss of so much of their armour, the South Vietnamese could do little to stop the communists, although a few ARVN tank units fought until the end at Loc Ninh and the surroundings of Saigon.

 

Makes absolutely no sense.

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Nice history, i think it's still in use with some countries .... many nations just don't need a super powerfull MBT, especially in today's age where the definition and expectations of the MBT are changing.



lnfernaI #13 Posted 07 September 2019 - 01:26 PM

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View PostNaydenshaco, on 05 September 2019 - 02:04 PM, said:

Give it back it's original historic 8 round autoloader.It would be nothing OP in today WoT.
Please................

Close your eyes before you start dreaming.



Nebuched #14 Posted 11 September 2019 - 04:18 AM

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Very sad to see the anemic knockoff that's in game now...WG must have thought the autoloader variant was massively overpowered compared to French wheeled tanks and high pen WZ lights!

WG showing how good it really was is just rubbing salt in the wound...this branch hits a hard dead end after the tier 6.


Edited by Nebuched, 11 September 2019 - 04:23 AM.


Falathi #15 Posted 11 September 2019 - 10:39 AM

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View PostVarzA, on 07 September 2019 - 02:42 AM, said:

 

I think the word you are looking for is 'trail', and i think there should be a 'the' before the 'Ho Chi Minh' part.

Trailers for movies were not important back then (if they existed) and i don't think that Vietnamese communists were interested in caravans either.

 

 

Makes absolutely no sense.

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Nice history, i think it's still in use with some countries .... many nations just don't need a super powerfull MBT, especially in today's age where the definition and expectations of the MBT are changing.

 

From what I`ve seen they are still in service of few countries, but I`m wondering how many of them are actually operation given the fact spare parts might be difficult to get. As for the MBT part - it`s also the matter of budget as well as expectations. Many countries can`t readily afford a powerful fleet of MBTs and their potential opponents can`t either, so some older vehicles are still used instead. 
BTW This reminds me that when I was checking dew years back there was still at least one country that had T-34/85 listed as in active service, although I have no idea if any of them were actually operational. 

 



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View PostFalathi, on 11 September 2019 - 09:39 AM, said:

BTW This reminds me that when I was checking dew years back there was still at least one country that had T-34/85 listed as in active service, although I have no idea if any of them were actually operational. 

 

 

Did't some of that old garbage get shot up in Syria?

 

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Falathi #17 Posted 11 September 2019 - 01:34 PM

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View PostCobra6, on 11 September 2019 - 10:44 AM, said:

 

Did't some of that old garbage get shot up in Syria?

 

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Could be. Apparently, several countries, including Cuba, have whole fleet of T-34s. However, I have no idea how many of them are operational. 

 

That being said, I remember the case years ago when in Hungary some protesters managed to get a T-34/85 moving. The tank was standing in the outside for like... decades? 
 






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