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  1. Hey EE, where did this come from?
  2. General AFV Thread

    Perhaps they are talking about the T48 Gun Motor Carriage?
  3. While out shopping at the Salvation Army thrift store this weekend, I found a VHS copy of the not so classic action film "Night Force" staring Linda Blair, Richard Lynch, and Cameron Mitchell. I think I might mail it to the Red Letter Media guys, although I would not be surprised if they already have a copy.
  4. Jim Warford pointed out this CIA document from the Korean war over at Tank Net. Anyone know if this is true? It claims there were IS-3s in North Korea that were abandoned in the Pyongyang area during the war. https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/CIA-RDP82-00457R005400350002-6.pdf
  5. Books About Tanks

    Yes, yes it is. I don't think it means we throw Jentz and his books out the window, but it's one of those things to keep in mind.
  6. Books About Tanks

    You probably have the later edition of the book that looks like this. Hillary Doyle gets a co-author credit on this version. Not to be confused with the series of Tiger books done by Jentz and Doyle. In defense of Jentz, he does generally state the source of his information within the text of the book, he just doesn't do it in the form of footnotes and/or end notes. The book is lacking a bibliography because he and Doyle did not use any other secondary sources or reference books in their study, relying entirely on primary documents, photographs and examination of existing vehicles. That said, you would think they would have at least included a page of the source documents used at the end of the book, similar to the bibliography page found in a Hunnicutt book.
  7. Tanker and Author Interview thread

    Here is a new one on my site. An interview with Cookie Sewell. https://tankandafvnews.com/2017/08/12/soviet-t-10-qa-with-stephen-cookie-sewell/
  8. Books About Tanks

    The other day I bought a copy of Spielberger's Tiger & King Tiger Tanks book (The crappy English edition from 1991). I didn't really need it, but I was at a used book store owned by a friend and I like to at least buy one item every time I visit. It was the only tank book he had at the time. I think I approached the counter saying "I need another book on the Tiger like I need a hole in my head, but...."
  9. General AFV Thread

    It's like watching footage of the Egyptian army during the 1973 war...
  10. 7.62 eh? Perhaps we can get a good deal on some old FAL rifles? Or will we be putting the M14 back into production?
  11. I don't know if anyone has ever looked at it in great detail. It seems like one of those things that everyone realized was just obviously a bad idea once the war started. The US dropped the concept before the war even started, once they settled on the M2A4 light tank. Oddly enough, it was the US cavalry with their "combat cars" that seemed to realize that multiple turrets were dumb, while the US infantry branch produced the earlier marks of M2 light tank with twin turrets. The British of course were afflicted with the multiple turret idea early on, with their "independent" tank and the Vickers 6 ton. They also seemed to think that it was a good idea to put little machine gun turrets on the front of some of their cruiser tanks. The Russians had multiple examples of multi-turret designs. The Axis seemed to resist the multi-turret trend a bit better, the Germans only dabbling with the concept on those silly Neubaufahrzeug designs, of which very few were built. The Japanese might have had some multi-turret designs but honestly, who really cares? The French Char 2C had multiple turrets, but that was only one of a whole list of problems with that design...
  12. As I understand it, Stalin personally ripped the extra turrets off all these tanks while screaming something about department stores. Of course, I might have the story wrong.
  13. For those who like 1930's multi-turret tanks, be sure to check out this podcast of Francis Pulham, author of the new book Fallen Giants: The Combat Debut of the T-35A Tank.
  14. Israeli AFVs

    Video of new Namer Turret. Stolen from one of Marsh's posts over at tank net.