Audio: Steven Zaloga on War College Podcast

war collegeThis came out in April, but we just came across it today.  Noted tank expert and author Steven Zaloga discusses the history of tanks on the War College podcast.  This podcast is a nice primer on the topic.  War College is a weekly podcast hosted by Matthew Gault of War Is Boring and produced by Bethel Habte, podcast editor at Reuters.com.

Listen to the podcast here.

Episode description:

War nerds love tanks. The battlefield behemoths drove onto the scene in the early days of World War I, replaced the cavalry and became synonymous with war. But which one is the best?

This week on the show, author Steven Zaloga walks us through the ins and outs of armored vehicles. He explains how the French Renault doesn’t get enough credit, how the Sherman came to dominate Europe and how people always forget about the Russians.

It’s everything you ever wanted to know about tanks but were afraid to ask on War College this week. How have wire guided missiles changed the game? What’s reactive armor and why does it explode? And what, if any, is the point of tanks in low intensity warfare?

 

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