Is Fury a true story? We review Belton Y. Cooper’s 1998 memoir Death Traps: The Survival of an American Armored Division in World War II.
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- Tank Week is Coming
- Improvised Tanks
- WW1 Tank History
- Fury: A Real Tiger on Set
- Finally: a Real Tanker Movie
- Fury: A Real Tanker Movie?
- Brotherhood of a Tank Crew
- Fury: Will This Be the Tank Movie We Wanted?
Years ago Discovery started Shark Week. Sharknados aside, we have nothing against sharks. We just like tanks and AFVs better.
Tanks and Armored Fighting Vehicles. From the earliest incarnations of H.G. Wells “Land Ironclad” to the most current Main Battle Tank, we’re all interested in tanks.
Hence, Tank Week.
We read up on tank history, we’re interested to see how tank armor holds up in Mosul, Raqqa, and Marawi. We play World of Tanks, watch tank movies, and enjoy tank-related fiction, from Buettner’s Overkill to (duh) Hammer’s Slammers.
It seems only reasonable that we dedicate a week or so to tanks and tank-related topics every year or two. Hopefully, our readers agree.
Above: Sherman tanks supporting 162nd Infantry Regiment at Hollandia (Dutch East Indies) in 1944 during Operation Reckless (part of the New Guinea campaign).
Below: M1A1 Abrams MBT (Main Battle Tank) of the 1st Armored Division (A Company, Task Force 1st Battalion, 35th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team) patrols Baghdad.
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Just like every other military occupational specialty has its own form of military slang, tankers have their own lingo. How many of these terms do you know?
Tanks are a favorite subject for scale modelers, sculptors, and other artists. Today we're gonna share five scale model "tankers" whose work we admire. Many of these are in 1/35 scale; several or are not. Now, in no...
We needed armor on those islands we were hopping to fight the Japanese. Join us for another installment of Tank Week as we delve into armored warfare. In this installment, Bucky Lawson talks about tanks in the Pacific.
Today the tremendous talent of Mike Durand joins us once again to break down a modern tanker classic: The Beast. While you're at it, reacquaint yourself with his work by digesting The Browning Hi-Power: A Love Story . ...
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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...
In an era when most anti-tank weapons either kill from unseen distances, like anti-tank guided missiles, or require the death of the user, like car bombs, the Russians have an old AT weapon that...
The Japanese Type 97 Anti-Tank Rifle would have really sucked to hump this through the jungle. Its development was understandable, if myopic, and the felt recoil (which would beat the living shit out of you) made it about as fun to shoot as a sawed-off punt gun. But...
If you were a tanker, or you're a tank-loving historian, you'll want to learn more about the Tanker's Pilgrimage, or perhaps to make it yourself. Much like faithful Muslims and their Hajj, I...
This article was originally published in June of 2016. I once read a novel about a Vietnam veteran’s life after homecoming. In one scene he’s alone in a bar in April 1975, transfixed to a TV, drinking away...