In one of our previous episodes we talked about some of the most interesting breakthroughs in designing armoured vehicles. Today we’re going to speak about the most notable modern advancements that shaped the aviation industry. The first supersonic aircraft, the first planes with radars… and other things that defined aviation as we know it today.
France was responsible for A LOT of unconventional tank designs created in the first half of the XXth century. Tanks with oscillating turrets, 70 ton medium tanks, heavies with very thin armour. In short, many bold choices, and the French engineers couldn’t always solve all the problems that arose during development. The saddest tale among them all was the tale of the French heavy tanks.