British Comet tank rusting away in Cuba

This video showed up on NBC news of a British Comet tank that somehow ended up in Cuba prior to the Cuban Revolution.  It has been painted pink and sits in a farmers field rusting away.  Of course, NBC mis-identifies the vehicle as a “Sherman tank.” Click on the image below to watch the clip.

cuban tank

Inside the tank: The M5 Stuart & M24 Chaffee

Wargaming Europe’s Richard Cutland takes a look at the M5 Stuart & M24 Chaffee.

Benning TV: Tank Talk

Here are a couple videos created by the Armor and Cavalry Museum at Fort Benning, Georgia.  These films are narrated by Museum director Len Dyer and  feature the many vehicles found in the Museum collection.  The first video deals with WWI era vehicles while the second video deals with WW2.  For more information about the Museum and Len Dyer, check out this interview from 2012.

 

 

 

“The Main Thing about Tanks” WoT videos

Here are a series of short videos from the World of Tanks official video channel explaining some basics on tank history and development.  These videos are in Russian, but English subtitles are available.

The main thing about the tanks. Weaponry

 
The main thing about the tanks. Engine

 
The main thing about the tanks. The Chassis.

 
The main thing about the tanks. Layout.

 
The main thing about the tanks. The Hull.

 
The main thing about tanks. The Turret.

 
(we omitted one video from this series since it did not have English subtitles. For those that wish to view it, it is available here.)

Munster Panzer Museum Video

Earlier this summer this video appeared on youtube showing some of the restored vehicles on display at the Panzer Museum in Munster Germany.

Tank Chats #7 British Mark II with David Fletcher

The Tank Museum has posted another installment in their Tank Chats series featuring David Fletcher.

The seventh in a series of short films about some of the vehicles in our collection presented by The Tank Museum’s historian David Fletcher MBE.

Only fifty tanks each of Marks II and III were produced. They were unarmoured, in the sense that the steel from which they were built was not heat treated to make it bullet proof. The reason being that these tanks were only intended for use as training machines.

The chief external differences from Mark I lay in the tail wheels, which were not used on Marks II and III and later heavy tanks, the narrower driver’s cab and the ‘trapezoid’ hatch cover on the roof.

Video: History of US Tanks

This Vietnam war era government documentary showed up on youtube today.  Not sure if this video has appeared online before, but it’s the first time we recall seeing it.