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Normandy Tank Museum closing and selling its entire Collection

The Normandy Tank Museum will be closing its doors in September 2016 and therewith selling its entire collection of D-Day vehicles, uniforms, military items and even a plane. The apparent reason for all this is, according to co-founder Stephane Nerrat, is because the museum didn`t attract enough visitors. More than 40 armored vehicles such as a Kübelwagen …

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Sturmgeschütz Abteilung 202 Book

REVIEW: Illustrated History of the Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 202

The Sturmgeschutz-Abteilung 202 was one of the most successful German assault gun units in the Second World War. It had been deployed exclusively on the Eastern Front against the Red Army between 1941 and 1945. The StuGs of this unit were very effective AFVs on the battlefield in the role of heavy weapons for infantry …

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Screenshot White Tiger Tank Movie

TRAILER: White Tiger! Russian World War II Tank Movie

As World War II draws to a close, reports of an indestructible, ghostly-white Tiger tank spread amid the Soviet ranks. After barely surviving a battle with the almost-mythical beast, Red Army Sergeant Ivan Naydenov becomes obsessed with its destruction and returns to the battlefield inside a special T-34, determined to find and defeat the White …

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Dummy M4 Sherman tank of the type used by the Ghost Army. It weighed 93 pounds fully inflated. (Credits: National Archives)

Ghost Army – The Dummy Tanks of World War II

Deception was imperative during World War II and militaries would create fake soldiers, weaponry, vehicles and even entire towns. In this article I’ll be focusing on the ‘Dummy Tanks‘ of World World War II although they were already used during World War I. Military deception refers to attempts to mislead enemy forces during warfare. It’s usually achieved …

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SdKfz 250 & SdKfz 7 Pulled out of the River in Amazing state

Over the days a Sonderkraftfahrzeug 250 & Sonderkraftfahrzeug 7 were pulled and recovered out of the Pilica river in an amazing state by the Museum of Military Technology in Chrcynno, Poland. This mission was finally executed after a long period of preparations, hundreds of hour spent writing the required paper work. The vehicles will be presented in the …

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This WWII tank crew laid waste and inspired the movie Fury

The 3rd Armored Division landed in Normandy on June 24, 1944 with years of training but no combat experience. Over the next 11 months, the division would be part of the fiercest fighting in Europe during World War II. One tank crew in the division would kill 12 tanks, 258 armored vehicles and self-propelled guns, and …

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The last remaining First World War German A7V tank, Panzerkampfwagen 506, 'Mephisto' and the battle damage it absorbed during the First World War at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. (Credits: Australian War Memorial)

Mephisto – Sturmpanzerwagen A7V

Mephisto is a German A7V Sturmpanzerwagen tank from World War I, bearing chassis number 506. Mephisto is the last surviving A7V tank anywhere in the world. Sturmpanzerwagen A total of 20 Germany’s A7V Sturmpanzerwagen were ever built for use in World War I and they saw limited service on the Western Front in 1918, and today only one survives – number 506 “Mephisto”. …

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