September 2011

The A39 Tortoise British Heavy Tank Concept.

by Daniel Russ on September 30, 2011

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In 1939, British war planners assumed that as heavy fighting continues in Western Europe, it would become more and more a struggle over fortified redoubts like the Seigfried Line. So a new kind of tank was put to concept, and historians refer to it as an assault tanks. The assault tank gave up mobility for heavier armor and a much heavier cannon, in this case a 94mm gun also called a 32 pounder. Six prototypes were actually made of this tank, but most of them finished in 1946, a little late. This tank required a crew of 7, protected by 7 to 9 inches of steel plating, and moved at a top speed of 12 mph.

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Landkreuzer P 1000 “Ratte”

by Daniel Russ on September 29, 2011

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  . In June 1942, Krupp engineers proposed a 1,000 ton tank called the Landkreuser. This juggernaut was designed to carry two 11 inch naval guns and appropriate armor plating. Two secondary 20mm flak guns faced rearward and upward. The tracks on the treads were 24 feet wide to accommodate the tremendous weight of this […]

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The Amazing Planes of Blohm & Voss

September 28, 2011

Years ago when I started this blog I wrote a piece about the strange Blohm & Voss 141, a strange bomber that B&V created that placed the fuselage and engine off to one side of the wing and counterbalanced it with a separate nacelle. Find The BV 141 Here Since then I have discovered that […]

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Max Manus

September 27, 2011

Maximo Guillermo “Max” Manus (December 9th, 1914 – September 20th, 1996). Manus was a born in Norway, but left the country when he turned 14 and spent time in South America. When the Russians invaded Finland in 1940, he rushed back and fought as a volunteer. Then the Nazis invaded his country in the same […]

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Booing A Gay Soldier

September 26, 2011

A few nights ago when the Republican presidential candidates “debated”, a gay soldier, Stephen Hill, had sent in a video that was played asking the candidates if they would undermine the repeal of DADT. After his comment, members of the audience booed. From Daily Beast, we have a quote from Dan Choi, the Gay soldier […]

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Excogitations On The Strength Of The Soviet Air Force During Barbarossa.

September 25, 2011

Germany warred with Russia for 47 months. Germany started by deploying most of its aircraft to the Eastern front. One might wonder why the Russians didn’t notice the build up as a precursor to war. Keep in mind during the 1930s Stalin purged (murdered) most of his army staff for disloyalty. He saw it as […]

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The Mars Science Laboratory “Curiosity” Rover.

September 24, 2011

It will take eight months to get there. It will have to be launched in between Thanksgiving and December 18th, 2011 and it will land between August 6th and August 20th 2012. This vehicle will be powered by radioactive plutonium and so will not be subject to the vicissitudes of Mars’ violent weather and sudden cloud cover that has plagued the Spirit and Opportunity Rovers. The self contained power plant will provide considerably more power, 2.5 kilowatts a day versus .6 kilowatts form the Spirit and Opportunity rovers. The Curiosity Rover is designed to see if Mars can, could or ever did contain life in any form. It will have powerful lasers that will vaporize rocks and other samples and sophisticated machinery that can analyze the results.

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There Were Three Plans For The Pacific Theater Operations. General Douglas MacArthur Got His Way.

September 23, 2011

In July of 1944, Truman assembled his senior staff, the Chiefs of the armed forces and his top combat leaders in the Pacific theater of operations to discuss the best way to win the war. General MacArthur who had been pushed out of the Philippines wanted to go back there and show the Japanese that […]

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The LPL, The Russian Flying Submarine Concept. Watch Video, Apologies For The Horrid Russian Elevator Music

September 22, 2011

In 1934 Cadet Ushakov of the Soviet Naval Academy presented an engineering plan to build a plane that would land on the water and submerge, armed with torpedoes. The Soviet government decide dthat his plan deserved attention and funded an attempt at creating a prototype of the LPL or flying submarine. The idea was to have a plane that was powered by three propeller driven engines, and then two electrically operated underwater engines. This plane would have a three man crew, a range of about 500 miles and the ability to fly low and at night to infiltrate behind mine traps in US military harbors, deliver two 18 inch torpedoes and then egress.

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Landkreuzer P. 1500 Monster Would Have Been The Largest Tank Ever Built.

September 21, 2011

Landkreuzer P. 1500 Monster . Few realize that Adolph Hitler’s war machine began designing a tank fifteen times as large as a Panzer Mk 5, and carry a gun that fired an 800mm round as far as 20 miles. The Krupp 800mm projectile is the largest ballistic fired projectile in history. Each shell was over […]

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We Will Most Likely See A Palestinian State Before The End Of The Year.

September 20, 2011

By the end of 1945, the paroxysms that slaughtered more than 60 million people and left cities in smoking charred ruins ended with 100 nations in the world. By 2005, there were roughly 200 nations depending on whom you asked. Since 2005 we have seen Sudan split into two nations and Montenegro movie away from […]

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Did Alexander Use The Same Maneuver For Decades?

September 19, 2011

  There were never even odds against Alexander the Great. Alexander had a distinct advantage over you on a field of battle. He was a bold commander and had absolute loyalty from his officer corps. His men were well trained and they won so often against larger forces that a field full of Persians didn’t […]

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Sherman’s March Through Georgia

September 18, 2011

The force was accompanied by 25,000 pack animals. So the amount of food needed to support a force this size was 300 tons a day. The routes had to be chosen wisely since there was no wagon train carrying hard tack. That said, the 300 tons of supplies came from somewhere and that source was the property of Southerners. Union forces raided county registrars and used quite open source public records to see who had cattle, who had horses, and so forth. The army split into three lines and moved in an unpredictable skein through the state according to where the resources were held. Also they intended to keep the 20,000 or so Confederate forces in the area off guard and guessing and chasing them. A group of people this large became hard to manage. What began often as foraging deteriorated into plunder, and sometimes rape and theft and murder. The unfortunate result of liberating invasion forces is sometimes the emotionally unstable members of the invading force. So Southerners hid their valuables as best they could. The unfortunate moral black eye the Union Army carried with it might be best illustrated as a line of well armed disciplined men marching with silver tea sets hanging over their shoulders. The invading army left ruins and devastated lives behind them. Whatever you might think about what’s fair in love and war, this was no different than strategic bombing that less than a century later would killed millions of non-combatants. This juggernaut invasion force delivered the Port of Savannah to the Union Army on the 21st of December 1864.

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Swedish Towed Howitzer Drill. I Believe This Is A 155mm Gun. A Woman Commander Too.

September 17, 2011

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T90 Tank Firing In Super Slow Motion.

September 16, 2011

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Bored Soldiers II

September 15, 2011

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Bored Soldiers

September 14, 2011

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Bored Soldiers III

September 13, 2011

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War Zippo.

September 12, 2011

I had to tip my hat to the Zippo lighter. This is the AK-47 of lighters and millions of American soldiers have carried these simple pieces of technology into battle, many engraved in the iconography of battles and campaigns and missions and units.     Source: Zippo Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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9/11 Memorial

September 11, 2011

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