Video: The Tanks of World War II: Renault FT

We start off the first of our episodes on the French campaign of 1940 with this look at the French Renault FT.  A veteran of the Great War, this early tank model soldiered on into World War II, albeit in a limited role due to it’s age.

Recommended book titles on the Renault FT

Daily Rant #3 The IS-III

In today’s daily rant we make a few corrections on the recent Tank Chat video on the Soviet IS-III Heavy Tank. We do greatly enjoy the Tank Chat series and have much respect for the good work that the Tank Museum does in preserving and educating the public about historic AFVs.

Daily Rant #2 Why the Stug?

In this daily rant episode we take issue with a point made in a recent video from Lindybeige on the StuG III.

Author Profile: Col Robert Icks

We shot this short video a couple days ago taking a look at tank author and researcher Col. Robert Icks.  Icks (1900-1985) was one of the first people to write extensively on the topic of tanks and armored vehicles.  His work would inspire many other researchers and writers to explore the topic.

We are on Patreon

patreon-logoJust wanted to mention that we have a Patreon page now in case anyone wants to support our work financially.  Every little bit helps.  Starting off, Patreon support will go toward purchasing better video recording equipment and research materials for the “Tanks of World War II” series.

 

 

Daily Rant #1

A very short video pointing out an error in a current news story that irritated us.

Video: The Strange Tanks of Michigan

Here is a video on some of the oddball tanks that can be found sitting outside in various locations in the great state of Michigan. Thanks to Loren and Paul Hannah for letting me use their pictures of the M4 105mm gun tank in Detroit. Thank you also the creators of the USA AFV Register, which provided much of the information used in this video.