TagTank Week

Years ago, Discovery started Shark Week. Sharknados aside, we have nothing against sharks. We just like tanks and AFVs better.

We’re all interested in Armored Fighting Vehicles, from the earliest incarnations of H.G. Wells’ “Land Ironclad” to the most current Main Battle Tank.

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Hence, Tank Week.

We read up on the history and are interested in how tank armor holds up in Mosul, Raqqa, and  Marawi. We play World of Tanks, watch movies about AFVs, and enjoy armored vehicle-related fiction, from Buettner’s Overkill to (duh) Hammer’s Slammers.

It seems only reasonable that we dedicate a week or so to armored fighting vehicle-related topics every year or two. Hopefully, our readers agree.

Sherman tanks supporting 162nd Infantry Regiment at Hollandia New Guinea 1944

Sherman tanks supporting the 162nd Infantry Regiment at Hollandia (Dutch East Indies) in 1944 during Operation Reckless (part of the New Guinea campaign).

An M1A1 Abrams main battle tank from the U.S. Army, A Company, Task Force 1st Battalion, 35th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division patrols Baghdad (courtesy of EUCOM official).

M1A1 Abrams MBT of the 1st Armored Division (A Company, Task Force 1st Battalion, 35th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team) patrols Baghdad.

*A handful of us miss Chrissie Watkins, though we were barely old enough to understand the hardon that resulted from her skinny-dipping scene.

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Britain’s Tank Killer: The PIAT Gun

Britain’s Tank Killer: The PIAT Gun

Projector, Infantry, Anti Tank | Britannic anti-armor Peter Suciu During the First World War, the British looked to break the stalemate through the “landship program,” which was headed by First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill. The program considered creating...

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