Tanks of World War II – Episode 7: Renault R-35 and Hotchkiss H-35

Finally, a new episode of The Tanks of World War II! This one looks at the French Renault R-35 and the Hotchkiss H-35. Don’t forget to check out our page of further reading suggestions.

From Our Readers: Reading Between the Lines – Tiger Articles

300px-Bundesarchiv_Bild_101I-299-1805-16,_Nordfrankreich,_Panzer_VI_(Tiger_I).2A couple years ago a reader named Matt Dederick submitted an arcitle titled Reading Between the Lines: Estimating Tiger Tank Production.  He recently followed that article up with two more entries in his Reading Between the Lines series.  One article is on The Tiger I Tank Purchased By Japan, the other is titled What Colour Was It?

The articles can be downloaded in PDF format at the links below.

Reading Between the Lines: The Tiger I Tank Purchased By Japan

Reading Between the Lines: What Colour Was It

 

Tanks of World War II – Episode 6: Char D1, D2 and FCM 36

We dive further into French tanks of 1940 with this new video looking at the Char D1, D2 and FCM 36 tanks.  While none of these vehicles were produced in great numbers, all three saw combat in the 1940 campaign and deserve mention.  Next episode, we will look at two more french tanks, the R 35 and H 35.

For reading recommendations for these vehicles, be sure to check out our picks here.

Tanks of World War II – Episode 5: 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.