Tanks Of World War 2 by Chris EllisThe tank, which revolutionized warfare and brought about the fundamental changes to strategy and tactics, holds a special fascination with military historians. It came into its own during World War II playing a major part in North Africa, on the Eastern Front and in North-West Europe, and a huge variety of armoured vehicles were used by all the main combatant nations.t his carefully researched book concentrates on 40 of the most important tanks and fighting vehicles, and includes a mass of technical information on their evolution. Class tanks such as the Churchill, Grant/Lee, IS-2, Matilda, Panther, Tiger, Sherman, Panzerkamfwagen IV, T-34 and Valentine are illustrated in 500 full-colour scale drawings. The section on each tank type consists of a short history with technical specifications and performance data,a five-view drawing, and a selection of profiles showing variants in typical camouflage and markings.
Drawing a military Tank
Tanks portal. Tanks were an important weapons system in World War II. Even though tanks in the inter-war years were the subject of widespread research, production was limited to relatively small numbers in a few countries. However, during World War II most armies employed tanks, and production levels reached thousands each month. Tank usage, doctrine and production varied widely among the combatant nations.
The Colorado Sun — kevin coloradosun. On a late February day in , on a hilltop near the town of Stolberg, Germany, a nervous, curly-haired Army corporal prepared to put on an exhibition of artillery marksmanship for a group of senior officers. Maurice Rose, the Denver-raised leader of the 3rd Armored Division, stood among the anxious observers about to see a demonstration of the newest American weapon, a ton behemoth called a T26E3 Pershing tank. The young gunner, year-old Clarence Smoyer, fidgeted. With an ear-splitting bang, the shell demolished the chimney, while an unexpected sideways blast of gasses from a newly configured firing system sent the assembled officers, including Rose, tumbling to the muddy ground. That brief experience, eight miles behind enemy lines, marked the closest thing to a personal encounter between the two men. And shortly after that, Rose, racing ahead of an American column caught in the crossfire of an enemy ambush, would be shot — murdered, the Denver Post headlines proclaimed — after a German tank cornered his vehicle and he attempted to surrender.
I think you will agree, if we say that the Tiger is one of the most charismatic tanks of World War Two. And today we present you a new drawing tutorial dedicated to this powerful vehicle. Recall, that in one of our previous drawing lessons we shown you how to draw a T Tank , one of the main enemies of the Tiger Tank. And so, how to draw a Tiger tank? Scroll down and learn it right now! We begin, as always, with the main outlines of the vehicle.
In May , as the war in Europe drew to a close, six prototypes of a brand new British tank were hurried to the front in the hope that they could be tested in action. The tank was the Centurion, which went on to become one of the most successful of all post-war British designs. After years of struggle, Britain had finally produced a well-armed and well protected battle tank. Germany was defeated, but its tanks and anti-tank guns had proved lethally superior to the very end. For much of the Second World War, the British Army was saddled with a succession of tanks that ranged from the bad to the barely adequate. Some were rushed into service too quickly and proved notoriously unreliable.