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bcgames -> Desert War Mechanics: Tanks Explained (3/17/2018 5:42:31 AM)

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The combat power of armor units changes over time in Desert War 1940-42. This is due to the fact that tables of organization (TO&E), armor thickness, gun size and the penetration capability of anti-tank ammunition changed as the war progressed. Here is a sampling of the impacts of those changes on how armor battalions are represented across time in Desert War:

This is the full set for the Italian Army:

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Attack and defense factors for Armor units were based upon the capabilities of their guns and ammunition and their armor thickness, angles of attack, etc. For example:

[image]https://image.ibb.co/fRsY2x/DW_Italians_2.jpg[/image]


This is the full set for the German Army:

[image]https://image.ibb.co/iA92vH/DW_Germans.jpg[/image]

[image]https://image.ibb.co/fMA9aH/DW_Germans_2.jpg[/image]


The following is a representation of the multitude of different British tank battalion organizations that existed between 1940-42:

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budd -> RE: Desert War Mechanics: Tanks Explained (3/17/2018 1:30:44 PM)

5 of the 7 pictures don't show for me, only the 5th and 7th show for me. The others have that third party hosting has been disabled message.




Royal Fusilier -> RE: Desert War Mechanics: Tanks Explained (3/17/2018 2:28:04 PM)

I can't see any of them.




bcgames -> RE: Desert War Mechanics: Tanks Explained (3/17/2018 3:59:27 PM)

Thanks. Try it now.




budd -> RE: Desert War Mechanics: Tanks Explained (3/17/2018 9:17:04 PM)

Shows for me now, thanks.




Royal Fusilier -> RE: Desert War Mechanics: Tanks Explained (3/18/2018 12:25:41 AM)

Yes much better. Thanks.




Benedict151 -> RE: Desert War Mechanics: Tanks Explained (3/21/2018 6:05:14 PM)

Thanks for sharing this, very interesting

Ben Wilkins




CaptBeefheart -> RE: Desert War Mechanics: Tanks Explained (3/22/2018 8:27:06 AM)

I'm not getting those images, but you certainly have my interest.

Cheers,
CC




jimkehn -> RE: Desert War Mechanics: Tanks Explained (12/5/2018 1:37:34 AM)

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salnickovvictory -> RE: Desert War Mechanics: Tanks Explained (2/20/2019 6:21:37 PM)

Thanks it is very interesting)




bcgames -> RE: Desert War Mechanics: Tanks Explained (4/25/2020 5:15:09 AM)

Tanks of the Early North-Africa Campaigns, by The Chieftain - WW2 Special

"The Chieftain takes us to North-Africa, where he talks us through the tanks that were used during the first months of the Battles in North-Africa between the Italians and Germans on the one side and British and commonwealth forces on the other." -- WW2 Week-by-week

https://youtu.be/MThsZH0tXu8




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