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  1. MoleBath

    The Rise and Fall of Western Tanks 1855-1939

    The British Army finished the First World War with the largest tank force https://www.arrse.co.uk/community/#_edn1, the best AFVs and a solid doctrine to employ them. The army had the first dedicated Tank regiments and even a band so all was going so well. The immediate post war years were a...
  2. Cynical

    The Second World War Tank Crisis

    This excellent book explains how in two decades the nation that invented the tank (and the tactics for using it successfully) managed to end up with an utterly inadequate armoured force, no effective tank design method and an industrial base incapable of developing and delivering a competitive...
  3. REMEbrat

    Russian tank armour

    Do the Russians have an equivalent of Chobham armour on their tanks or are they fitted with what could be described as standard armour?
  4. R

    Life as an armoured tank officer

    Can someone give me an insight into life as a armoured corps officer preferably a tank officer and what they do on a day to day basis. Do they have a lot of paperwork to do?
  5. R

    Should I join the army as an armoured officer or join the police and work to become a CTSFO?

    Both are very appealing and I am very interested in tanks but at the same time being part of a counter terrorist team seems fun but it looks like not everyone gets in. Does anyone have any insight into either career?
  6. X

    HELP !!

    So I’m currently in my basic training getting ready to start phase 2 in the RAC, there’s two regiments I’ve been looking at but I can’t choose which one I prefer. The royal tank regiment and the kings royal hussars. I’ve researched and I can’t really find any differences between the two. Can...
  7. W21A

    Tank Warfare 1939-1945.

    This book describes the evolution of tactics and equipment in armoured warfare during the second world war, including European, North African and Far East theatres of war. The authors are the sons of the curator of the RAC Tank Museum and the publishing is by Pen and Sword, so an excellent book...
  8. MoleBath

    Book Review: The Dark Age of Tanks Britain.s Lost Armour 1945-70

    The story of British Armour during the Second World War is well known and has attracted a host of excellent military writers. The British Army finished the war with their Cromwells, Comets, Churchills and American Grant Shermans and Fireflys. The route there had been painful, littered with a...
  9. T

    Webbing for tank Crewman

    Hi, I have recently joined the reserves and training as a tank Crewman, I want to get my own webbing because the issued one is rubbish, I want decent kit as I want to go regular in the future so don’t mind paying for quality, the problem is i don’t have a clue on what to look for? Any advice...
  10. T

    Webbing for tank Crewman

    Hi, I have recently joined the reserves and training as a tank Crewman, I want to get my own webbing because the issued one is rubbish, I want decent kit as I want to go regular in the future so don’t mind paying for quality, the problem is i don’t have a clue on what to look for? Any advice...
  11. NSP

    Reference Image Leopard MBT

    Leopard:- Leopard 2A4:-
  12. NSP

    The Reference Library

    All your recommended reference/coffee table books for modelling subjects here, be it armour, aircraft or war canoe. Picked this up in the TM shop. Lots of illustrations and colour plates, including spreads of interior detail shots and factoids. Begins in the beginning and works through in...
  13. CanteenCowboy

    Pioneers of Armour in the Great War

    I initially wanted to review this publication as I was misled by the title, incorrectly believing it to an account of the first armoured units of the British Army in the First World War, as my own grandfather served in the Tank Corps in the War. When I received the book it was only when I...
  14. F

    Tankee as a career

    Can anyone tell what a career of a tankee is like, I've heard mixed things on "it's crap, you do jack shit and get nowhere" and I've heard stuff more along the lines of "best fooking job going."
  15. jonesmrjones

    British Army Cribs

    Me and another Army Phot shot this last week for #tank100 What you think?
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