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    World of Tanks (W.O.T.)

    I ran across this game on FB, and have been playing it quite a allot in the last few days. It's worth checking out.


    "World of Tanks is a multiplayer online game developed featuring mid-20th century era fighting vehicles. It is built upon a freemium business model where participants have the option of paying a small fee to advance at an accelerated rate. The focus is on player vs. player gameplay with each player controlling a tank or armored vehicle.

    The players in World of Tanks can choose four primary types of battles: random battles, team-training battles, tank-company battles, and clan battles.

    In random battles players are automatically assigned to one of two teams. On a free account up to two friends/players can platoon together ensuring they get placed on the same team. In clan battles, gamers fight for a particular clan on a simplified map of Europe.You can also earn the Gold currency for adding optional equipment or exchanging Free experience. Tank-company battles are like clan battles, but anyone (up to 15 people) can join your tank company. When you have your tank company filled up, matchmaking will put you against another, random tank company on a random map.

    Each team can have no more than 15 players in it - giving a total of 30 per battle. The goal of each team is to eliminate the enemy or capture their base. Rewards are mostly proportional to damage inflicted.

    The basic mode of the game is team deathmatch / capture the flag, where teamwork takes precedence over "lone wolf" style play. Combat begins with players squaring off at predetermined locations, usually directly across from each other on the maps. Typically between 400 meters and 1 km distance exists between the two teams."





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    In W.o.T. you start out with four tanks, U.S., German, French, and Russian. They are light tanks some of which I had not known before, here they are.

    For the United States the T1 Cunningham.

    "The T1 Cunningham was a US light tank design that never left the prototype stages. Officially carrying the designations of T1E2 and T1E4, it continued through the development stages from 1922 through 1928. This tank was never mass produced, nor was it ever fielded.

    The T1E2 had a turret at the top rear of the tank that required the traverse by hand. It had an overall weight of 8.8 tons and was powered with a gasoline V-type 8 cylinder water cooled engine producing 132 horsepower. The transmission was a Cotta brand with 3 forward and 1 reverse gears. Armament included the 37 mm M5, L/50 main gun with a secondary machine gun as a .30 cal M1919A4, coaxial.

    The T1E4 had a centrally mounted turret with a full 360ş manual traverse. It had an overall weight of 8.6 tons and was powered with a gasoline V-8 water cooled engine producing 140 horsepower. The transmission was a modified Cotta sliding gear with 3 forward and 1 reverse gears. Armament included the 37 mm semi-automatic M1924 and the secondary machine gun was a .30 cal M1919A2 MG, coaxial.

    It is unknown how many were actually produced in the prototype stages, but there is at least 1 known to have been created, currently at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland, USA."


    T1 Cunningham
    Type Light Tank
    Place of origin United States
    Service history
    In service prototype only
    Used by United States of America
    Production history
    Designer Unknown
    Designed 1922
    Manufacturer Unknown
    Unit cost Unknown
    Produced Prototypes only 1922-1928
    Variants T1E2 and T1E4
    Specifications
    Weight 8.8 tons (7.98 metric tons) (T1E2)
    8.6 tons (7.8 metric tons) (T1E4)
    Length 12 ft 9.6 in (T1E2)
    15 ft 5 in (T1E4)
    Width 6 ft 2.4 in (T1E2)
    7 ft 2.75 in (T1E4)
    Height 7 ft 7.2 in (T1E2)
    6 ft 6.75 in (T1E4)
    Crew 2 (T1E2) 1.Commander, Driver 2.Gunner, Radio Operator, Loader


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    Armor (T1E2) Hull Armour (inches) front 0.6 (15.24 mm), sides 0.4 (10.16 mm)
    Turret Armour (inches) front 0.6 (15.24 mm), sides 0.25 (6.35 mm)

    (T1E4) Hull Armour (inches) front 0.625 (15.875 mm), sides 0.25 (6.35 mm)
    Turret Armour (inches) front 0.5 (12.7 mm), sides 0.25 (6.35 mm)
    Main
    armament (T1E2)
    Main: 37 mm M5, L/50 smoothbore gun, (104 rounds)
    Secondary: .30 cal M1919A4, coaxial, (3000 rounds)

    (T1E4)
    Main: 37 mm semi-automatic M1924 smoothbore, (80 rounds)
    Secondary: .30 cal M1919A2 MG, coaxial, (3000 rounds)
    Engine Cunningham V8 gasoline, water cooled
    132 hp (98 kW) (net) (T1E2)
    140 hp (100 kW) (T1E4)
    Suspension (T1E2) Leaf springs with 4 two wheeled bogies
    (T1E4) Vickers-Armstrong type Semi-elliptic springing
    Operational
    range T1E2 - Unknown
    T1E4 - 85 miles
    Speed (T1E2) 18.2 mph (29.29 kph)
    (T1E4) 20 mph (32.2 kph)


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    For Germany the Leichttraktor (VK-31).

    After the first world war, Germany was restricted in military development by the Versailles Treaty but a secret program under the name cover "Traktor" was developing armoured military vehicles and artillery.

    The Germans tested the tank in the Soviet Union under the Rapallo treaty signed in 1922 under high secrecy and security. The testing facility used from 1926 to 1933 was called Panzertruppenschule Kama, and was located near Kazan in the Soviet Union. The location was a joint testing ground and tank training ground for the Red Army and Reichswehr. It was codenamed Kama from the two words Kazan and Malbrandt because the testing grounds were near Kazan and Oberstleutenant Malbrandt was assigned to select the location for testing. In the early years of World War II, it was used as a training tank.



    Armament
    3.7 cm KwK 36 L/46.5

    Weight
    7.5 tons

    Armour
    12-14 mm

    crew
    3

    Max speed
    40 km/h

    No. built
    4

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    Thanks for the heads up, I will give it a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Otter View Post
    Thanks for the heads up, I will give it a try.
    Hope you enjoy it.

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    For the French the Renault FT1.

    "Development
    Studies on the design of a novel light tank were initiated in May 1916 by the famous automobile and truck manufacturer Louis Renault. Evidence suggests that Louis Renault himself drew the new tank's preliminary design, unconvinced that a sufficient power-to-weight ratio could be achieved for the projected tank types requested by the military. One of his most talented designers, Rodolphe Ernst-Metzmaier, prepared the final drawings . A common misconception about the Renault FT is that the front idler wheels were made of wood. In reality the front idler steel wheels have six steel spokes that are hidden behind thick plywood panneling to keep mud and debris out. These steel spokes can be observed in the open on the Renault FT preserved at the " Musee de l'Armee " since the front wheel's internal pannnelings are missing on that particular tank . Of importance and as a significant improvement over previous WW-1 tanks, the radiator's fan pulled all its air from the forward compartment thus providing the crew with constant ventilation as long as the engine was running.

    Though his project was technically far more advanced than the other two French tanks at the time, namely the Schneider CA1(1916) and the heavy Saint-Chamond (1917), Louis Renault encountered difficulties in getting his proposal accepted by the head of the French tank arm, Colonel (later General) Jean Baptiste Eugčne Estienne. After the first British use of heavy tanks, on 15 September 1916 during the Battle of the Somme , the French military commissions still pondered wether a large number of light tanks would be preferable to a smaller number of superheavy tanks (the later Char 2C). However, now with the support of Estienne who had convinced the French Commander in Chief, the light tanks were chosen as a more feasible and realistic option. Renault was at last able to proceed, however his design remained in competition with the Char 2C until the very end of the war.

    Crew locations shown with panels open
    The prototype was slowly refined during the first half of 1917, although the Renault FT remained plagued by radiator fan belt problems throughout the war. Only 84 were produced in 1917 but 2,697 were delivered in 1918 before the Armistice. At least 3,177 were produced in total, perhaps more; some estimates go as high as 4,000 for all versions combined. However, 3,177 is the delivery total to the French Army; 514 were perhaps directly delivered to the U.S. Army, 24 to Great Britain, and three to Italy - giving a probable total production number of 3,694."


    Type
    Light tank

    Place of origin
    France

    Service history

    In service
    1917–1945

    Wars
    World War I, Russian Civil War, Polish-Soviet War, Chinese Civil War, Spanish Civil War, World War II, French-Thai War, Turkish War of Independence (by France); 1948 Arab–Israeli War (by Egypt); Winter War (by Finland).

    Production history

    Designed
    1916

    Produced
    April 1917-December 1918

    Number built
    ~3,694

    Variants
    Char canon, Char mitrailleuse, FT 75 BS , Char signal, FT modifié 31, Six Ton Tank Model 1917, Russkiy Reno.

    Specifications

    Weight
    6.5 tonnes (6.4 long tons; 7.2 short tons)

    Length
    5.00 m (16 ft 5 in)

    Width
    1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)

    Height
    2.14 m (7 ft 0 in)

    Crew
    2 (commander, driver)
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    Armor
    −-30 mm (−0.55 in)

    Main armament
    Puteaux SA 1918 37mm gun or 8mm Hotchkiss machine gun.

    Engine
    Renault 4-cyl petrol
    35 hp (29 kW)

    Power/weight
    6 hp/tonne

    Transmission
    sliding gear.4 speed forward.1 in reverse.

    Suspension
    vertical springs

    Fuel capacity
    95 liters (about 8 hours)

    Operational
    range
    65 km (40 mi)

    Speed
    7 km/h (4.3 mph)

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    For the Soviet Union the MS-1.

    Development

    "A "Tank Bureau" was formed in May 1924 for the development of Soviet tanks. A specification was issued for a 3-tonne two-man light tank capable of 7.5 mph (12.1 km/h). It would be protected by 16 mm of armor and equipped with a 37 mm (1.5 in) gun. By 1925 the allowable weight had increased to 5 tonnes.

    The tank was designed by Professor V. Zaslavsky at a new Tank Bureau set up under the Central Directorate of Military Industries. The 35-horsepower truck engine (a copy of the Italian FIAT 15 ter) was supplied by the Moscow AMO Factory, and the gun was a modified copy of the French 37 mm Puteaux SA 18 cannon. The sprung suspension which would allow a tank to travel faster over rough ground was the biggest improvement over the Renault. A prototype called the T-16 was tested in June 1927.

    The T-16 was deemed a failure, as it had problems with its transmission failing too often and its inability to cross trenches more than 1.5 meters wide. The T-16's maneuverability was only marginally better than that of the Renault. Meanwhile the КБ ОАТ drew up plans for an improved version of the T-16 which was accepted for production in July as the T-18, with the tank additionally noted as an MS-1 ("Support vehicle, small, type 1").

    The T-18's chassis and suspension was improved from the T-16 by the addition of a extra support roller and an independent vertical spring suspension. The 300 mm track of the T-16 was transferred over to the T-18, with some improvements. The engine, a vertical, four-cylinder MS engine, was designed and improved upon by Alexander Mikulin. The engine was capable of a maximum of 35 horsepower. The MS engine was combined with the PSC transmission in one unit rather than being in two separate housings. The PSC transmission gave the tank four forward speeds and one reverse speed. The engine-transmission compartment in the back let air in via holes drilled in the rear plate. This improved protection, but also led to the engine overheating. Electrical equipment included a 6-volt battery, magneto and dynamo, which fed the lamp, horn, rear light, light distribution panel and two portable lamps.

    Armor for the T-18 consisted of six 8 mm curved plates for the turret (covered with a mushroom-style cap of 3 mm thickness), 16 mm plates for the hull, and the bottom plates were 3 mm thick. An emergency exit was installed in the underside. A small circular or rectangle hatch was placed in the turret for ventilation.

    The T-18s armament stayed the same as that found on the FR-17 and T-16, the French 37 mm Model 28, mounted in a Hotchkiss-system mantle. This gave the gun a range movement of 35 degrees horizontal, and +30 to -8 degrees vertical. This was coupled by a simple system of diopter sights. The 37 mm Model 28 was nearly obsolete by this time. That, coupled with a lack of optical sights, gave the T-17 little chance of taking out larger, better armored opponents. However, with its 10–12 rounds per minute rate of fire and with the use of shrapnel projectiles it proved capable of combating infantry and soft vehicles. A double-barreled 6.5 mm Fyodorov machine gun was mounted in a ball mount. Total ammunition carried was 104 37 mm shells and 2,016 6.5 mm cartridges. In later models the Fydorov was replaced by the 7.62 mm DT machine-gun.

    Demonstration of the T-18 took place in mid-May 1927, but in combat tests its ability to move over rough terrain and fight effectively were not immediately apparent. A special commission comprising representatives of the Supreme Economic Council Mobupravleniya, OAT factory "Bolshevik", Artupravleniya, and the headquarters of the Red Army were on hand for the tests. During trials to overcome obstacles the T-18 behaved no better than the FT-17, with its biggest problem being trenches or ditches wider than 2 meters and deeper than approximately 1.2 meters. The machines often became stuck trying to cross these obstacles and needed to be pulled out by a tractor or another tank. However, the T-18 proved to be more "nimble" than the FT-17 or T-26 and had a maximum road speed of 18 km/h. In addition, in comparison with foreign analogues, the T-18 had better armor and a little more room for ammunition reserves.

    Despite its problems, the T-18 was an improvement over the FT-17 and T-16, so 108 tanks were ordered into production starting in February 1928. Production took place at the Leningrad Obukhov Factory (later renamed Bolshevik Factory). The first batch of 30 tanks were found to have serious technical problems. After several interruptions, and the inclusion of the Motovilikhinsky Machine-Building Plant (Former Perm Artillery) to increase production the two plants were able to deliver 96 of the promised 133 tanks in 1929.

    Another round of trials was completed in Moscow to address the T-18s inability to cross 2-meter-wide ditches. To solve this problem, a "tail" was added to the front. The tank could now overcome widths of 1.8 meters, but it hindered the visibility of the driver and was thus abandoned. An improved T-18 with a better 40-horsepower engine, improved suspension and added turret bustle proceeded from 1929 to 1931, with a total of 960 tanks built. Plans were made to replace the main gun with new 37 mm B-3s, but were never implemented.

    A number of experimental designs based on the T-16 and T-18 were tested at the Bolshevik Factory, leading to the T-19 tank with a 90 hp engine in 1931, and the T-20 with a 60 hp engine. The new T2K Tank Design Bureau (later renamed Morozov Design Bureau) at the Kharkov Locomotive Factory used the T-18 as the basis for the new T-24 tank."


    Type
    Light tank

    Place of origin
    Soviet Union

    Production history

    Produced
    1928-1931

    Specifications

    Weight
    5.9 tonnes

    Length
    4.38 m (14 ft 4 in)

    Width
    1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)

    Height
    2.10 m (6 ft 11 in)

    Crew
    2

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    Armor
    6-16 mm

    Main armament
    37mm Model 28

    Secondary armament
    1 Fyodorov machine gun

    Engine
    T-18
    35 hp (26 kW)

    Power/weight
    5.9 hp/tonne

    Suspension
    vertically sprung

    Operational
    range
    50 km (31 mi)

    Speed
    17 km/h (10 mph)

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    Using experince points or gold purchased with real cash you can buy any number of tanks, spg's and anti-tank vechicles, Here are a few
    For the United States, the T-57 SPG.

    The 3in Gun Motor Carriage T57 was based on the Light Tank M3A3 chassis with an M7 gun and a Continental engine.[1] The engine was moved to the middle of the hull and a 3-inch gun was mounted in a superstructure in the rear. The project started in September 1942 and was abandoned in February 1943.

    T57

    TTD:

    Crew: 4 men

    DIMENSIONS:

    Length: 449.3 inches (11.41 meters) - cannon ahead, 401.0 inches (10.19 meters) - the tower rotated backward; 275.3 inches (6.99 meters) - not particularly
    mainly overlap: 174.0 inches (4.42 meters) - the barrel ahead
    Width over tracks: 143.0 inches (3.63 m)
    through the ceiling height of the tower: 104.5 inches (2.65 m)
    strip pitch: 115 inches (2,921 m)
    Ground Clearance: 18.0 inches (0.46 m)
    barrel height: 88.3 inches (2.24 m)
    mean orbit of the tower (inside): 85 inches (2.16 m)
    Weight: 120,000 pounds (54.48 tons) - fully equipped, 116,000 pounds (52.66 tons) - Blank
    specific power: 10.8 hp / t - norm. power, 13.8 hp / tonne - max power
    specific ground pressure: 12.4 psi (85.6 kPa)

    Armor:

    Type: Tower - homogeneous cast steel hull - welded from rolled plates and castings

    thickness of armor:

    Body:

    front: 5 inch (127 mm), tilt 60 ° - top, 4.5 inches (114 mm), angle 50 °, - lower
    Sides: 2 inches (51 mm), angle 40 °, - top, 1.75 inches (44 mm), gradient 30 °; - lower
    rear front: 1.5 inches (38 mm), inclined 30 °, - upper, 1 inch (25 mm), tilt 60 ° - bottom
    cap: 1 inch (25 mm), inclination 90 °;
    bottom: 1.5 inches (38 mm), inclination 90 °; - front, 1.25 inches (32 mm), inclination 90 °; - Rear

    Tower:

    front: 5 inches (127 mm), angle is 60 °;
    Sides: 5.38 in. (137 mm), 20-40 ° slope;
    rear panel: 2 inches (51 mm), gradient 40 °;
    ceiling: 1.5 inches (38 mm), angle 86-90 °;

    Armament:

    gun: 120mm T179 T169 mounted in the bed in the tower
    delivery: electrically and manually 360 °;
    speed: 15 sec/360 °;
    Elevation: +15 ° Manual; to -8 °;
    elevation rate: 4 ° / sec;
    Rate of fire: 30 rpm (in theory)
    Charge: automatic with an 8-cylinder early
    Stabilisation: No

    Additional equipment:

    MG: 0.5 inches (12.7 mm) M2HB floating bomb in a sling
    MG: 0.3 inches (7.62 mm) or T153 M1919A4E1 coaxial with 120 mm cannons
    crew personal weapons: machine gun 1 0.45 in. (11.43 mm), M3 Carabina 1 M2 grenade launcher

    ammunition carried by:
    120 mm: 18 pcs
    0.5 inches: 3425 pc
    0.45 inches: 180 pc
    0.3 inches: 3,000
    0.3 inches 180 pieces (for rifle)
    Hand Grenades: 8 pcs

    Sight and observation instruments:

    Canyon: T50 + T33E2 rangefinder, rangefinder T170 + T32E2, M20A1 periscope - direct; indicator T28 azimuth, quadrant elevation of the M13, M1 střelcův quadrant M1A1 - indirect

    observation instruments:
    Driver: 3x periscope M36
    Commander: 6x Periscope M36, 1 rangefinder T50
    Bishop: 1 M20A1 periscope
    Charger: 1x periscope M13

    ENGINE:

    Type: Continental AS-1790-5C, gasoline
    arrangement: 12 cylinders, 4 stroke within the cylinder, 90 °;
    Capacity: 1791.7 cubic inches (29.36 liters)
    Bore / Stroke: 5.75 / 5.75 inches (146/146 mm)
    Compression ratio: 6,5:1
    Power: 650 hp at 2400 rpm - nom., 850 at 2800 rpm - max
    torque: 1250 ft-lb (1697 Nm) at 2100 rpm - nom., 1575 ft-lb (2138 Nm) at 2200 rpm
    Weight (dry) 2554 lbs (1160 kg)
    Fuel: 80 octane gasoline, 280 gallons (1060 l)
    Engine oil: 72 quart (68 L)

    TRANSMISSION:

    Type: CD-850-4, 2 speeds forward, 1 reverse
    hydraulic torque converter: 1 stage, max převodoný ratio 4,3:1
    overall ratios: Forward: 13:1 - lower 4.5:1 - higher; reverse: 17,8:1

    management: steering wheel, 5.6 rpm

    Brakes, multi-

    The final transfer: gears with spur gears, gear ratio: 7,077:1
    driver: the stern hull 11 teeth, pitch circle diameter of 24.504 inches (622 mm)

    CHASSIS:

    Suspension: 14 individual wheel suspension (7/pás)
    caster:26x6 inches (0.66 x 0, 152 m)
    rollers: 14 Wheelset (7/pás)
    reversible pulley: 12x (6/pás) double pulley 26x6 inches
    idler: front drive pulley
    Inside: the first 3 and last 2 rounds traveling on each side
    belts centrally led or T96 T97
    Type: T80E3 - with two steel barbs, 28 inches wide, rubber, steel reinforced blocks, T96 - with two steel barbs, 28 inches wide, rubber blocks
    T97 - with two steel barbs, 28 inches wide, rubber-sagittal model
    Articles pitch: 6.94 inches (176 mm)
    Number of articles: 164 pcs (822/pás)
    length in contact with the ground: 173.4 inches (4.40 m)

    ELEKRTICKÁ INSTALLATION:

    Nominal voltage 24 V
    Main Generator: 24 V, 200 A, driven by main engine
    Assistant generárot: 24 V, 300 A, driven by an auxiliary Moroto
    Battery: 12V 2x2

    LANYARDS:

    Radio: AN/BRC-3 to 8 in the Tower
    Intercom 4 channels + external connection AN/VIA-1

    FIRE FIGHTING EQUIPMENT:

    solid: 3 of 10 lb (4.54 kg) of CO2
    Portable: 2 x 5 lb (2.27 kg) CO2

    RATINGS:

    Max speed (continuous, roads): 22 mph (35.4 km / h)
    maximum tractive effort: 105,400 lb (47852 kg) - ie 88% by weight of the tank
    Max gradient: 60 percent
    maximum trench width: 7.5 ft (2.29 m)
    maximum wall height: 27 inches (0.69 m)
    Max fording depth of 48 inches (1.22 m)
    Range: 80 miles (129 km)

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    For Germany the Panzerjager I Tank Destroyer.


    Design and production

    The Panzer I's turret was removed and a fixed gun shield added to protect the armament and crew. The anti-tank gun was mounted on a pedestal in the fighting compartment with the wheels, axle and trails removed; it retained its original gun shield. It normally carried 74 anti-tank and 10 HE shells.

    Total production was 202 vehicles. Alkett produced the first series of 132 in 1940. Ten of the second series of 70 were assembled by Alkett while the remainder were assembled by Klöckner-Humboldt-Deutz in 1940 and 1941. Vehicles in the second series are recognizable by their seven-sided gun shield while the first series had a five-sided shield.

    The vehicle's formal name was 4.7 cm PaK(t) (Sf) auf Panzerkampfwagen I ohne Turm, translating as "4.7 cm anti-tank gun (Czech) on turretless Pz.Kpfw. I".


    Type
    Tank destroyer

    Place of origin
    Nazi Germany

    Service history

    In service
    1940—43

    Used by
    Nazi Germany

    Wars
    World War II

    Production history

    Designer
    Alkett

    Designed
    1939—40

    Produced
    1940—41

    Number built
    202

    Specifications

    Weight
    6.4 tonnes (14,109 lbs)

    Length
    4.42 m (14 ft 6 in)

    Width
    2.06 m (6 ft 9 in)

    Height
    2.14 m (7 ft)

    Crew
    3

    Elevation
    -8° to +10°

    Traverse
    35°

    Armor
    6-14.5 mm

    Main armament
    4.7 cm (1.9 in) PaK(t)

    Engine
    3.8 litre (230 cu in) 6-cylinder, water-cooled Maybach NL 38 Tr
    100 horsepower (75 kW)

    Power/weight
    15.6 hp/ton

    Transmission
    6 speed ZF F.G.31

    Suspension
    leaf-spring

    Ground clearance
    29.5 cm (1 ft 7 in)

    Fuel capacity
    146 l (39 US gal)

    Operational range
    140 km (87 mi)

    Speed
    40 km/h (25 mph)

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    I wanted to say thank you for posting all this! I've not played computer war/strat games in quite some time so I had not heard of this one. One thing I find quite interesting is the emphasis on these early/prototype tanks in the 1920s and ealry 1930s. I know most tank buffs tend to be interested with the big war tanks (Panthers, Tigers, etc.) but I find the early stuff much more interesting. All the speculative stuff like multi-turrets tanks like the T-35 etc.
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