Posts Tagged ‘Tanker’s Tuesday’

Tanker’s Tuesday: The Six Day War: Battle for the Sinai

Posted on July 25th, 2017 under . Posted by

Tanker’s Tuesday: The Six Day War: Battle for the Sinai

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Tanker’s Tuesday : The Battle of 73 Easting

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Tanker’s Tuesday : The Battle of 73 Easting

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Tanker’s Tuesday : Heinz Guderian

Posted on July 11th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Logistics is the ball and chain of armored warfare. …

Heinz Wilhelm Guderian was a German general during World War II, noted for his success as a leader of Panzer units in Poland and France and for partial success in the Soviet Union.

Born: June 17, 1888, Chełmno Poland

Died: May 14, 1954, Schwangau, Germany

Nationality: German

Rank: Colonel general

Tanker’s Tuesday : Heinz Guderian

Posted on July 11th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Logistics is the ball and chain of armored warfare. …

Heinz Wilhelm Guderian was a German general during World War II, noted for his success as a leader of Panzer units in Poland and France and for partial success in the Soviet Union.

Born: June 17, 1888, Chełmno Poland

Died: May 14, 1954, Schwangau, Germany

Nationality: German

Rank: Colonel general

Tanker’s Tuesday: Independence Day Addition

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Tanker’s Tuesday: Independence Day Addition

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Tanker’s Tuesday: Italian Land Battleship For AQMF

Posted on June 27th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Made for a Japanese Comic, I think it’s perfect for my AQMF Italians…..)

Tanker’s Tuesday: Italian Land Battleship For AQMF

Posted on June 27th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Made for a Japanese Comic, I think it’s perfect for my AQMF Italians…..)

Tanker’s Tuesday : AQMF, US Army Samson

Posted on June 19th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

All Quiet On The Martian Front : Samson “Pocket Land Ironclad”. A lucky EBAY find !

Tanker’s Tuesday : General Creighton Abrams

Posted on June 13th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

A Stocky, Lantern-Jawed, Cigar-Chomping Cavalryman

The battalion was five miles short of its goal that afternoon when its commander, Lieutenant Colonel Creighton Williams Abrams, Jr., stood on a hill and gazed northward toward Bastogne. Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, the oldest son of a Boston & Albany Railroad repairman, Abrams was a stocky, lantern-jawed, cigar-chomping cavalryman who had graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1936 and become a courageous, resourceful professional soldier respected by all who knew him. He had earned the respect of Patton.
On that December 26, 1944, Abrams was down to 20 tanks, enough for one more assault. Should he take a chance and ask for permission to head straight for Bastogne, regardless of the strength of enemy opposition? Just then, waves of Douglas C-47 transports roared overhead and started parachuting supplies into Bastogne. Abrams’s mind was made up, and he dashed back to his Sherman, nicknamed “Thunderbolt IV,” and radioed Major General Hugh Gaffey, commander of the 4th Armored Division, for permission to move ahead. The word came a few minutes after 3 p.m.

Abrams At The Battle Of The Bulge
General Creighton Abrams

Tanker’s Tuesday : General Creighton Abrams

Posted on June 13th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

A Stocky, Lantern-Jawed, Cigar-Chomping Cavalryman

The battalion was five miles short of its goal that afternoon when its commander, Lieutenant Colonel Creighton Williams Abrams, Jr., stood on a hill and gazed northward toward Bastogne. Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, the oldest son of a Boston & Albany Railroad repairman, Abrams was a stocky, lantern-jawed, cigar-chomping cavalryman who had graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1936 and become a courageous, resourceful professional soldier respected by all who knew him. He had earned the respect of Patton.
On that December 26, 1944, Abrams was down to 20 tanks, enough for one more assault. Should he take a chance and ask for permission to head straight for Bastogne, regardless of the strength of enemy opposition? Just then, waves of Douglas C-47 transports roared overhead and started parachuting supplies into Bastogne. Abrams’s mind was made up, and he dashed back to his Sherman, nicknamed “Thunderbolt IV,” and radioed Major General Hugh Gaffey, commander of the 4th Armored Division, for permission to move ahead. The word came a few minutes after 3 p.m.

Abrams At The Battle Of The Bulge
General Creighton Abrams

Tanker’s Tuesday : General George S Patton

Posted on June 7th, 2017 under . Posted by

A good plan violently executed right now is far better than a perfect plan executed next week.General George S Patton

Tanker’s Tuesday : General George S Patton

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A good plan violently executed right now is far better than a perfect plan executed next week.General George S Patton

Tanker’s Tuesday : German WWI Tanks and Armored Cars

Posted on May 30th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

A long and difficult start

While the British and the French were prompt to built their first operational tanks, the German high command was doubtful at best of their capabilities. That was until mid-1917 when came the successes that proved any well-coordinated attack using tanks in a proper way could break through and create havoc in rear lines. They had some reasons not to urge tank production. First, infantry, like the stürmptruppen (elite assault squads) were a simple and much cheaper way to achieve this breakthrough, as they had shown on many occasions throughout 1917 and particularly during the 1918 spring offensives. The military blockade also played a role, limiting the abilities of an already exhausted industry to produce enough materials and manpower to build swarms of tanks, reducing the chances to launch tank offensives at full force. There was also repugnance for this new “dishonorable weapon” as stated in propaganda and newspapers, coming from the ancient and very deep traditional ways of the Aristocratic Prussian officer, that dominated both the head of staff and the Kaiser himself.

WWI German Tanks And Armored Cars

Tanker’s Tuesday : German WWI Tanks and Armored Cars

Posted on May 30th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

A long and difficult start

While the British and the French were prompt to built their first operational tanks, the German high command was doubtful at best of their capabilities. That was until mid-1917 when came the successes that proved any well-coordinated attack using tanks in a proper way could break through and create havoc in rear lines. They had some reasons not to urge tank production. First, infantry, like the stürmptruppen (elite assault squads) were a simple and much cheaper way to achieve this breakthrough, as they had shown on many occasions throughout 1917 and particularly during the 1918 spring offensives. The military blockade also played a role, limiting the abilities of an already exhausted industry to produce enough materials and manpower to build swarms of tanks, reducing the chances to launch tank offensives at full force. There was also repugnance for this new “dishonorable weapon” as stated in propaganda and newspapers, coming from the ancient and very deep traditional ways of the Aristocratic Prussian officer, that dominated both the head of staff and the Kaiser himself.

WWI German Tanks And Armored Cars

Tanker’s Tuesday : T-14 Armata (Russian)

Posted on May 23rd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The T-14 Armata (Russian: Т-14 «Армата»; industrial designation “Object 148”)
is a Russian main battle tank based on the Armata Universal Combat Platform. It is
the first series-produced next  generation tank. The Russian Army plans to acquire
2,300 T-14s in the period 2015–2020.

The first batch of T-14 Armata tanks will be deployed to the Taman division after
2020, tanks will be transferred only after the completion of all state tests

T-14 Armata

Tanker’s Tuesday : T-14 Armata (Russian)

Posted on May 23rd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The T-14 Armata (Russian: Т-14 «Армата»; industrial designation “Object 148”)
is a Russian main battle tank based on the Armata Universal Combat Platform. It is
the first series-produced next  generation tank. The Russian Army plans to acquire
2,300 T-14s in the period 2015–2020.

The first batch of T-14 Armata tanks will be deployed to the Taman division after
2020, tanks will be transferred only after the completion of all state tests

T-14 Armata