It’s hard to find anything funny about World War II. However, sometimes soldiers had to (to keep spirits up).
The tank which caused a good mood among Wehrmacht soldiers was actually one of the most successful Soviet tanks of the 1930s – the BT-7. This light maneuverable tank was fast (up to 50 mph on road and 30 mph offroad) and armed with a 45 mm gun and two 7.62 mm machine guns – good enough to effectively fight against enemy infantry and light military equipment. Continue reading »
Abandoned armoured repair plant in Kharkiv on June 1, 2012. Kharkiv is the second-largest city in Ukraine. Captured by Paul Itkin, a 23 years old photographer based in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Continue reading »
The development of tanks in World War I was a response to the stalemate that had developed on the Western Front. Although vehicles that incorporated the basic principles of the tank (armour, firepower, and all-terrain mobility) had been projected in the decade or so before the War, it was the heavy casualties sustained in the first few months of hostilities that stimulated development. Research took place in both Great Britain and France, with Germany only belatedly following the Allies’ lead. Continue reading »
El Monstruo 2011 is a homemade armored tank, the latest weapons innovation from Los Zetas, one of Mexico’s largest and most brutal drug trafficking organizations. Continue reading »