This reserve tank was the basis for most of the great American tanks used in World War 2 including the famed Sherman. Although crude in some areas, it also introduced many successful features. In game it is just plain fun no matter what the map, like a Corvette with a big gun!
10 March 2015Vehicle Profile
The medium tank Panzerkampfwagen IV (ordnance inventory designation Sd.Kfz.161), was a reliable workhorse forming the backbone of German armoured forces during the whole Second World War. It has its roots in the first half of the 1930’s: in that time, German strategists were actively developing theories of modern tank warfare.
3 March 2015Vehicle Profile
After the successful deployment of M4A3E2 assault tanks in Europe in the summer of 1944, the US Army saw the need for more heavily armored tanks to enter the battlefield. In December 1944, High Command issued a proposal to the Ordnance Board to create a new version.
24 February 2015Vehicle Profile
The Jagdpanzer 38(t), later nicknamed 'Hetzer', was a German tank destroyer based on the chassis of the Pz.Kpfw. 38(t) light tank of Czech origin. It was a successful vehicle in its role and used widely across the all fronts in Europe until the end of the war.
17 February 2015Vehicle Profile
Don’t let this “toy” tank fool you, it can pull its weight even in higher BR battles using its high mobility to spot and outflank. Historically it also showed its mettle against superior armored but slower forces were used successfully in blitzkrieg tactics again and again.
14 January 2015Vehicle Profile
In the 1930’s monoplanes were seen as the future of of aviation, yet this WW1 progeny, possibly the last biplane fighter designed for combat, was not going to let the future come unchallenged. Although it had only a brief operational career, it distinguished itself well.
8 January 2015Vehicle Profile
Marders were liked for their reliability and firepower, and remained in service right until the end of war, even when they were substitued by fully enclosed designs such as Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer. In total, from 1942 to 1944, 942 Marders III were made in the Böhmisch-Mährische Maschinenfabrik AG plant in Prague, and were used on all fronts, including the deserts of North Africa.
7 January 2015Vehicle Profile
The 1950s saw a massive leap in the technological development of aircraft. The dawn of the jet age in the later part of the 1940s was in full force during the 50’s, however whilst much had changed, it was the design philosophy of a 1944 Air Ministry requirement that gave way to one of the RAFs most successful aircraft and bomber design in history.
26 December 2014Vehicle Profile