Chieftain's Q&A #10

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1y Apr 4, 2020

And for another month of mirth and merriment... And questions.
Continuing with the typical wide spectrum, we cover anything from endangered Marine species to the Turret Monster. And we introduce a new monthly feature.

Article on rifles and rocks vs tanks: https://worldoftanks.com/en/news/chieftain/The_Chieftains_Hatch_Rifles_v_tanks/

Article on Colonel Zerbee's TD:

Article on the Grenadier Tank Destroyer

US Marine Corps Force 2030 Document:
https://www.hqmc.marines.mil/Portals/142/Docs/CMC38 Force Design 2030 Report Phase I and II.pdf?ver=2020-03-26-121328-460

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Table of Contents

Timecode Title
1:00 Besides the US, what other nations came up with unusual techniques for killing tanks?
3:15 Which gun had better accuracy and penetration: US 75, 76, 17pr or German 75?
4:17 If rifles are more accurate, why do tanks have smoothbores?
5:45 When did the US learn about, and start development work on, sabot rounds?
10:36 Gun of the month.
15:21 What did Fury get right?
19:33 What chance I might cover lesser-known conflicts like India-Pakistan or Ogaden?
21:03 The Front Slope Wear Gauge
26:03 Can not the turret monster be defeated by a fully enclosed basket?
29:53 Why didn't they redesign Sherman to be lower once they stopped using the radial engine?
31:25 Why have we gone away from full-width mantlets?
34:08 What's my favourite find in the Archives?
35:30 Will there ever be another Operation Think Tank?
37:32 Has any tanker lingo made it into common speech?
38:20 Is there a difference between "damaged tank" and "scrap"?
40:38 What sources have I on Chinese tanks?
41:31 Were there any field modifications on tanks in Vietnam for urban combat?
42:36 Had Char 2C made it in time for WW1, would it have had any impact?
44:55 What was the rationale behind using radial engines in tanks?
46:07 How effective is modern self-propelled artillery?
47:03 Why did the Leopard 1 throw a track at Aquino last year?
48:20 Why did different countries have different ideas about open-hatch driving?
49:44 What's the deal with the Marines getting rid of its tanks?
55:11 Panther subvariant nomenclature explanation, please
56:16 Why did the US move away from front-line air defense systems?

About The Chieftain

The Chieftain (Real name Nicholas Moran) is Wargaming America's resident tanker and amateur historian.


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