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środa, 20 kwietnia 2011

To the begin

I apologize that I was only the latest tanks.
today I put a renault RT-17.

poniedziałek, 18 kwietnia 2011

Black Eagle

Чёрный Орёл "Black Eagle"
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TypeMain battle tank
Place of origin Russia
Production history
DesignerOmsk Transmash
Weight~ 48.5 tonnes
Length~ 7.0 m
Width3.58 m
Height1.80 m

ArmourKontakt-5 ERA

Kaktus ERA

125 mm 2A46 gun - 152 mm possible
7.62 mm PKT Machine gun

12.7 mm "Kord" (Корд) anti-air machine gun

EngineGTD-1400 (ГТД-1400), gas turbine
1400 hp[vague] (1030 kW or 1040 kW)
Power/weight27 hp/t
SuspensionTorsion bar

From wikipedia, we all read wiki :)

wtorek, 8 czerwca 2010


Some T-34 tanks in the people's democracies were installed as memorials of war. Monument Tank T-34/85 in Karl-Marx-Stadt (Chemnitz), was the target of the 1980 bombing that caused minor damage to the vehicle and killing the nearby windows. Josef Kneifel assassin was sentenced to life imprisonment in Bautzen. He was released after the agreement with the government of West Germany in 1987.
After German reunification in 1990 the tank was transferred to a museum in Ingolstadt.

Another tank, placed on top of the monument to Soviet tank in Prague, has been the subject of serious controversy.
The monument, also known locally as "The Holy Tank," was intended to issue T-34/85 tank sergeant Gonczarenki IG, the first Soviet vehicle that drove into Prague in May 1945. For many in Prague tank was the memory of the Soviet invasion that ended the Prague Spring in 1968. The vehicle was painted by the artist David Cerny in 1991.
After an official protest of the Russian government Cerny was arrested, and the tank was imposed official green paint.
Following public demonstrations vehicle repainted in pink with the approval of the fifteen members of parliament.
Eventually the tank was removed from public view and transferred to a military museum.

Another T-34 painted in a pink tank is located on a street of Nelson Mandela in London.

In the popular television series Four Tank Men and a Dog on the novel by Janusz Przymanowskiego heroes just used a T-34 102 named Rudy, who later became one of the icons of Polish national culture. (This is a topic for a separate post)

The ongoing political crisis for months, centered around a scandal in the office of Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány (2006), reached the peak during the official fiftieth anniversary of the Hungarian revolution of 1956.
The protesters managed to run an unarmed tank T-34, which was part of an exhibition of memory and used it in riots against the police. The tank lost fuel at a few hundred meters, and directing him not caused any injuries among the people

poniedziałek, 7 czerwca 2010

Revolutionary Tank (vid)

I need not remind you that T-34 and all of its versions is the most innovative, modern and effective during World War II.
Instead of reading can be tempted to watch. I recommend.

niedziela, 6 czerwca 2010

Combat Effectiveness parts. III

Loader also had a difficult job because of the lack of a platform tower (the rotating floor that moves up when the tower turns). This problem was encountered in many other tanks, for example, the U.S. M3 Stuart. The floor of the tower T-34 was a small ammunition stored in metal boxes hidden under the rubber mat. There were nine rounds of ammunition ready, packed the stands at the side of the fighting compartment. Once these initial nine rounds were fired during the fight, the crew had to pull extra ammunition from the chest on the floor, which thus became littered with the open boxes and matting. It dispersed the crew and decreased performance.

Other key factors, the impact force weakening T-34 on the battlefield were not trained command,
resin armor and combat tactics
Fast training of crews.
This was a consequence of the communist purges among the group of Soviet officers in the late 30th Twentieth century
Execution officers
NCO and
trained personnel contributed to a catastrophic disaster the Red Army in 1941.
Many crews joining the battle with only basic military training and a history of 72-hour trained.
These problems accumulate over not ergonomic structure and T-34
no radio station in the early phase of the war, which practically prevented the coordination of armored units during combat.
German tank corps discovered that Soviet armored forces attacked in rigid formations and gaining a small advantage on the ground.
In the years 1943-1944 significantly reduced problems in the training of Soviet crews, but by the end of the war Germany had a better trained tankmen.

Combat effectiveness part II

T-34 tank was not ergonomic, despite some improvements during the war.
All versions of the guns of up to 76 mm tankmen very hindered because of the narrow double tower system.
Visibility in the battlefield commander was poor.
Opening to the outside hatch enforces on him watching the battle through a single crack in a visual and a periscope.
It also had to serve an additional function - the gunner.
In contrast, most contemporary American and German medium tanks, had much better for the triple towers
gunner and
Layout of three judges allowed the tower tank commander to concentrate on proving his crew and coordinating its activities with the rest of his body, without coercion targeting separate tasks.
This was of great importance for the effectiveness of the crew.
Designers T-34/85 repaired a problem that was recognized before the war.
Many German commanders liked to raise the seat in the tank and behind the hatch to observe the battlefield. In versions of T-34 equipped with a working 76 mm it was impossible.
T-34/85 tank tower with a dome that allows commanders to multilateral vision.

Visibility from the driver's seat was poor. Narrow scope of vision adversely influenced his tactical ability.

sobota, 5 czerwca 2010

Combat Effectiveness

Combat effectiveness of T-34 can be assessed in relation to hardware factors, namely
force fire (destruction) and
and factors affecting the comfort of the crew, such as
convenience of the crew,
vision devices,
planning tasks of the crew, etc.
In the production of T-34 has placed greater emphasis on hardware.

In 1941, a thick, sloping armor T-34 constituted an obstacle to an anti-whole German army, with the exception of 88 mm towed guns.
From mid-1942 T-34 became susceptible to damage from the improved German tanks, and so remained until the end of the war.
His armor was similar or better than comparable tanks, such as the U.S. M4 Sherman and the German Panzer IV.

In terms of destruction of force, 76-millimeter has a T-34 anti-tank ammunition could easily penetrate any German vehicle from 1941.
This shot also has devastating explosives.

In 1943, he has 76 mm could not pierce the front armor Panthers and was not comparable to 75 mm long and 88 mm Panther Tiger. The introduction of the Soviet 85 mm working in 1944, it did not do T-34/85 tank similar in the strength of destruction, but "eighty five" could have a sufficient distance to break both Panther and Tiger.

In terms of mobility,
broad gauge track T-34,
good suspension and
big engine
He gave an extraordinary performance of the field.
German tanks were not matched by the first generation of Soviet.