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Dmitry Yudo aka Overlord, jack of all trades
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Sunday, February 28, 2016

A busy Week

If you've been following my Facebook page you'll know I've had a bit of a busy week. What with a trip to Bovington Tank Museum, and last weeks book release. For that reason I'm having a bit of a quiet one for today's article.

First the history. We have here an assessment of of the technical aspects of Soviet tanks. As obtained by the British Military Mission I mentioned last week.


As a trip to Bovington wouldn't be complete without some pictures of tanks.

Why is it that this tank, used only by the British, built to a British design, and ordered for by the British is always featured in a US tree in any game its in?


Looks like someone has been attacking this poor Matilda with a paint brush, but the markings are all correct, can you work out what they all mean?

A Tiger's nightmare...
Next group is a series of shots showing the extensive modifications to the Stug IIIG the Finns made to make it into a Stu-40
Logs, drivers visor, enlarged MG opening to use a DT Machine gun, concrete to the super structure.
Extra armour added to the hull sides.

Finally another question for you, no this isn't a miss-click on my camera, but what is the significance of this patch of road?

6 comments:

  1. The locust was used by US 8nd Airborne in operation Varsity the Airborne crossing of the Rhine.Thats why

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    1. In March 1945, the (British) 6th Airborne Division was informed that it would be participating in Operation Varsity, ... in conjunction with the United States 17th Airborne Division. Eight Locusts from the regiment, divided into two troops of four, would land with the (British) 6th Airlanding Brigade ... acting as a divisional reserve ...
      I found no mention of US 8th (or should that be 82nd? - they weren't there either).

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  2. Is it the patch of road where Lawrence of Arabia crashed his motorcycle and lost his life?

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  3. It is a damaged curb by tanks tracks specifically The end connectors
    Rocky Robinson

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