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Männer gegen Panzer (Men Against Tanks)

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Here is my own restoration of “Männer gegen Panzer” (Men Against Tanks). It’s WWII anti-tank training video. At a time it was made it was so good that it was used as a training film not just by the Wehrmacht, but even decades later by some NATO countries. Another video simply MUST be seen by any military historian. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

WW2 Japanese VS American Tanks

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Type 4 medium tank Chi-To. Only two were build and never saw combat. It weight was just 30 tonnes, but it was Japanese equivalent of German 188 tonne Mouse )   Quite an often a lot of people asking what if Japanese had a better tanks? What would it change? First of all you need to get your basics right. What it is a tank? How would you use a…

Soviet World War II helmet SSH-36 – Part 2

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Battle of Lake Khasan – 1938 Battle of Khalkhin Gol – 1939 Soviet / German invasion of Poland  – 1939 The Winter war 1939 – 1940 Unlike US poster dated 1942, here is the Soviet poster dated 1941 after start of the war. This is how Soviet soldier actually looked like and this is how it was recognized in Soviet union. SSH-36 helmet and SVT-40 automatic rifle. Visual similarities to…

Soviet World War II helmet SSH-36 – Part 1

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This article will be about something forgotten, the main Soviet helmet during WW2 SSH-36. This helmet was produced in great numbers from 1936 till 1941 and took a part in numerous conflicts.  Lake Khasan and Khalkhin Gol, Soviet invasion of Poland, The Winter War and anywhere else between 1941 – 1945. The only trouble with that helmet it looked way too similar with German Stahlhelm including it’s version M1933. Have…

The true story of AK-47 – Part 2

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Warning! This article may cause you very serious buttHurt in following cases: If you think that smart people may be born only in North America – Sorry English is not my first and not even my second language. If you worship Mikhail Kalashnikov. The true story of AK-47 – Part 1 After seeing STG 44 in action Soviets needed such a weapon really badly. Also they had to adapt STG 44…

The true story of AK-47 – Part 1

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Warning! This article may cause you very serious buttHurt in following cases: If you think that smart people may be born only in North America – Sorry English is not my first and not even my second language. If you worship Mikhail Kalashnikov. To tell you honestly even these days I can not see any replacement for AK-47 (AKM). Well, obviously it all depends on general warfare strategy, something AK-47 does…

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