Book Alert: World of Tanks books to be released in English

9781940169033_7The website for Casemate books is listing a March 16 releases for two books in the “World of Tanks” series published by Wargaming.net.  These books were originally released in Russia and claim to contain research based on archival materials never before examined or  published.

The first book is “The T-34 Goes to War” by A. Ulanov, D. Shein and Dana Lombardy.  The book is hardcover, has 224 pages and includes photos, illustrations, tables, diagrams, and color plates.  The second book is “SU-152 and Related Vehicles” by Yuri Igorevich Pasholok and Christopher Parker.  This volume is 272 pages in hardcover.

Publishers Description:

9781940169026_7In 2012, the company that created World of Tanks, the phenomenal worldwide massive, multi-player online game, started publishing a series of books in Russian that utilized Soviet documents and archival materials that had never before been seen by outsiders or published in any language about the design, procurement, development, manufacturing, and combat employment of Soviet armored fighting vehicles (AFVs) during World War Two (the Great Patriotic War to Russians). Now these remarkable books are being published in English with the obvious aphorism The Russian View.

 

 

Inside the Chieftain’s Hatch: T-55A

World of Tanks researcher Nick Moran has released a new video in his “Inside the Hatch” series.

Inside the Chieftain’s Hatch: Achilles Part 1

A new installment in the “Inside the Hatch” series of videos featuring Nick Moran of World of Tanks.  This episode looks at the British Achilles tank destroyer, also known as “Gun, Quick-firing, 17 pounder on Self Propelled Mount M10 Mk1C.”  This particular example is the one formerly owned by Jacques Littlefield.

Nicholas Moran on WoT tank research

While we don’t usually present items on tank themed video gaming, this presentation by Nick “The Chieftain” Moran may be of interest to those interested in how World of Tanks conducts their vehicle research.

WoT History of Tanks Videos

Here are a series of videos by World of Tanks documenting the history of tanks by country.  The content seems reasonably accurate. The computer graphics seem to be taken directly from the game (unfortunately.) These videos are not new, but we figured they were good enough for a slow news day.

Nuts and Bolts of Tanks Video SeriesWoT

A couple weeks ago we posted links to a Russian language series of videos created by World of Tanks examining different factors in tank design.  I appears that World of Tanks Europe has released a similar English language version of the series as well.  These videos are pretty basic in terms of the information presented, but people may enjoy the footage presented.

“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.)