The name applies to a series of related guns, the first one officially called the 8.8 cm Flak 18, the improved 8.8 cm Flak 36, and later the 8.8 cm Flak 37.[N 1] Flak is a contraction of German Flugzeugabwehrkanone meaning "aircraft-defense cannon", the original purpose of the weapon. In English, "flak" became a generic term for ground anti-aircraft fire. In informal use, the guns were universally known as the Acht-acht ("eight-eight") by Germans and the "eighty-eight" by the Allies.[8.8 cm Flak 18/36/37/41-V
The 6 Pounder was designed primarily as an anti-tank gun but the tank version only differed in having a lug on the breech ring and the first guns produced were intended to be mounted on tanks. The designers of the A.20 tank intention was to mount a gun heavier than the 2 Pounder, the 6 Pounder was reported in January 1940 British 6 lb Anti tank gun
Used by the Germans in WWII, the Pak 40 makes other anti-tank guns look like toys. It can fire 10 shots per minute, and the force of one shot can blast through half a foot of steel. Watch as host Paul Shull fires one in the empty desert.
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On 31 May 1918, the German army launches a sudden attack near the Forest of Retz near Ploisy in the north-east of France. It is the last year of World War One, and the Germans are desperately trying to beat the Western Allies.A British blockade is crippling the German economy. Those back at home are suffering shortages of fuel and food. The German Empire faces starvation and defeat.As the French units at Retz try to resist the onslaught, they are joined by reinforcements. Among them is a new tank: the FT. Compared to the giant, lumbering British tanks that have been used with mixed results for the past 18 months, these are tiny. There is only room for two people inside them.But they are remarkably effective. The 30 tanks rushed to this battle help to push the Germans back. The tanks only stop advancing because the accompanying infantry cannot keep up with them.At the site of this action, a century later, there is now a plaque, commemorating the first use of what is arguably the ancestor of every modern tank.
Here's How 10 Of The Largest And Most Important Tank Battles In History Played Out. Second Battle of El Alamein: October 23 – November 11, 1942. Battle of Prokhorovka: July 12, 1943. Operation Goodwood: July 18 – 20, 1944. Battle of Chawinda: September 17 – 22, 1965. Battle of the Valley of Tears: October 6 – 9, 1973Top Ten Tank Battles
Main Battle Tanks need gun ammunition like all other weapons of war. The tank is only as good as the loader that is providing the firepower. The main guns of most modern day tanks require the shells to be loaded either manually by a tank crewman or automatically by a tank auto-loader.
This video shows ultra deadly tank killer weapon systems in action. Featured are A-10 30mm GAU-8 gatling gun and CBU-105 cluster bomb hits on tanks during training exercises and weapon tests. The video shows how the tanks get destroyed and totally owned by the A-10 Gau-8 gun runs and cluster bombings.The CBU-105 (cluster bomb unit) is a Precision Guided Munition that can be used to stop enemy armored units such as tanks. It can be used to target SAM sites including radars and support vehicles.The GAU-8 30 mm hydraulically driven seven-barrel Gatling-type autocannon that is typically mounted in the A-10 Warthog. Designed specifically for the anti-tank role, the GAU-8 delivers very powerful rounds at a high rate of fire making ot a super deadly tank killer suchs as the CBU-105 cluster bombs. The Ultimate Military Archive covers events, news, missions & facts from the United States Armed Forces including the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard and more! Furthermo
The story of the books takes place in various times from the near-future (2018, 2068), the mid-range future (27th up to 37th century) and even farther in one case (118th century). The overall plot features mostly military themes and includes space exploration, alien races and some advances in human society. Many Bolo stories are told from the point of the view of the Bolo itself, with its internal thoughts printed in italics throughout the text. One theme in Bolo works is the portrayal of valiant, tragic, self-sacrificing heroes, such as Bolo "Nike" in the story "Miles to Go" (Weber 1995, in Bolos Book III). Another concept explored by stories such as "Miles to Go" is the use (and abuse) of safeguards to prevent artificial intelligence from hurting its creators.[Their overall programming involves large amounts of human military history, and often they draw conclusions from that information which puts them at odds with their commanders. Sometimes Bolos develop senses of honor and nobility that would bring thei
Did the Japanese have Tiger tanks - its been suggested for decades, and now here's the evidence. The story is pretty surprising and so are the photographs!
NATO troops and armor maneuver in Exercise "Arctic Express," during 1970, in Norw...HD Stock Footage
From the designer and sculptor of the 15mm Topgun Grav Armor range of vehicles. Haven't been very active of late in selling or promoting them, but would like to change that, since I need a bit of inspiration in getting my own personal vehicles prepped, painted, and on the tabletop for gaming soon, too. I offer one of the most comprehensive ranges of 15mm / 1/100th scale Grav Armor vehicles in the industry, and will be happy to send you a copy of my catalog which has images of the various vehicles for your perusal, if you'd like that. You can just e-mail me at: Topgungrav AT yahoo (d0t) c o m for a free copy of that. I'm out of stock of everything right now, but will be placing an order soon to restock these, including parts I need for my personal collection, which I sold off to some to complete their orders a while back. Here are a few photos of some of our vehicles, including the one bright orange one - the SuperHeavy Grav Tank that inspired the entire range, for your enjoyment (which sadly is still not av