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

 

Book Review: The Tanks of Operation Barbarossa

Here is our video book review of the new title The Tanks of Operation Barbarossa: Soviet versus German Armour on the Eastern Front by Boris Kavalerchik.  This is hardcover book from Pen & Sword.

Publishers Description:

 When the Germans invaded the Soviet Union in 1941 the Red Army had four times as many tanks as the Wehrmacht and their tanks were seemingly superior, yet the Wehrmacht won the border battles with extraordinary ease the Red Armys tank force was pushed aside and for the most part annihilated. How was this victory achieved, and were the Soviet tanks really as well designed as is often believed? These are the basic questions Boris Kavalerchik answers in this absorbing study of the tanks and the tank tactics of the two armies that confronted each other at the start of the war on the Eastern Front.

Drawing on technical and operational documents from Russian archives, many of which were classified until recently and are unknown to Western readers, he compares the strengths and weakness of the tanks and the different ways in which they were used by the opposing armies. His work will be essential reading for military historians who are interested in the development of armoured warfare and in this aspect of the struggle on the Eastern Front.

Book Review: T-34-85 After WW2: Camouflage & Markings 1946-2016

Here is our video book review of T-34-85 After WW2: Camouflage & Markings 1946-2016 (Green Series) by Przemyslaw Skulski.  This book is part of the Green Series by MMP Books.

Publisher’s Description:

This book continues the story of the T-34-85, in postwar service this time. Information is included about postwar production in the USSR, and licensed versions made in Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia and Poland. A brief summary of the T-34’s involvement in conflicts and active service up to 2016 is given.

The most important part of the book describes the camouflage and markings of T-34-85s in service around the world. There are more than 40 especially commissioned color profiles, and 150+ B&W and color photos, many not previously published.

Inside the Chieftain’s Hatch: Crusader

World of Tank’s Nicholas “The Chieftain” Moran takes a look at a late model Crusader tank armed with a 6 pounder gun.

 

Tank Chats #52 and #53, Sherman Crab and Matilda CDL

Here are a couple new Tank Chats videos from the Tank Museum at Bovington featuring tank historian and author David Fletcher.


Military History Not Visualized: T-35 – The Idea and Combat Performance with Francis Pulham

Over at the Military History Not Visualized Channel on youtube, they have posted an audio only interview with Francis Pulham, author of the book Fallen Giants: The Combat Debut of the T-35A Tank.

Tank Chats #50 Type 95 Ha-Go

The tank museum Tank Chats series rounds off their first 50 videos with a look at the Japanese Type 95 Ha-Go light tank.