General Barnes Tank Patent

Here is a short new video looking at an interesting tank patent we found from General Barnes, head of Ordnance during WWII.

 

Video: Movie News

Here is a short video where we discuss news about an upcoming film on the 761st Tank Battalion.

Jordan opens Royal Tank Museum

The AP18035448649196-640x400Kingdom of Jordan has opened up a new museum dedicated to tanks and military history and showcasing over 100 armored vehicles.  According to news articles, the museum collection has been assembled over the last ten years and contains vehicles from the Jordanian Armed Forces as well as machines from other countries given as gifts or through military exchange programs.  While we have not seen a complete list of all the vehicle types on display, based on the photos and videos made available so far, this is a very impressive collection of vehicles, including some relatively rare WWII era vehicles.

For more, check out these links to various news articles and the video below.

The Jordan Times – King Opens Royal Tank Museum

Al-Monitor – Jordan shows off its arsenal in new tank museum

The Jerusalem Post – Jordan Displays Military Tech Israel Faced in Early Wars

Video: B1bis

For those that want to see and hear a B1bis being run, here is some footage that recently showed up on youtube.  This footage comes from the Retromobile 2018 show in France.  The flames coming from the exhaust are quite impressive.

New Book Alert: M-60 Main Battle Tank In Action

A new entry in the “In Action” series by David Doyle has been released by Squadron Signal, M-60 Main Battle Tank In Action.  This is an 80 page softcover volume containing both black and white and color photos.  For a preview of the book, check out the video preview posted below.

Publisher’s Description:

The M60 Main Battle Tank was conceived as the successor to the M48 Patton with the hope that it would prove a better adversary to the Soviet T-54A. Introduced in 1959, the 105mm-armed M60, and its variants, the M60A1 and M60A3, remained in production into 1987, forming the backbone of the U.S. armored force until it was supplanted by the M1 Abrams. In addition to the conventional cannon-armed versions of the M60, the M60A2 variant, sometimes dubbed “the starship,” featured new departures in tank armament. The M60A2 was armed with a 152mm projector, which could fire a conventional round with a fully combustible casing, or the MGM-51 Shillelagh anti-tank missile. Completing the M60 family were the M728 armored engineer vehicle, and the still-in-service M60 Armored Vehicle-Launched Bridge. Packed with 155 vintage color photos, 69 historic black-and-white images, by numerous fine line drawings, and a detailed data table, this 80-page volume traces the history of America’s iconic Cold War tank

The Tank Museum presents Cambrai: The Tank Corps Story Part 1/3

Part of the three part video series by the Tank Museum on the Battle of Cambrai.

Swedish APC collides with train

Swedish media are reporting that a Pansarterrängbil 360 APC (also known as the Patria) was hit by a passenger train.  This accident happened during the Aurora 17 military exercise near Trosa, south of Stockholm.  Media reports indicate that three people in the military vehicle were injured, while one train passenger suffered minor injuries.  Photos below.

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