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Chieftain's Q&A #10

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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.

Clicky-things:
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:
https://worldoftanks.com/en/news/chieftain/The_Chieftains_Hatch_Zerbee/

Article on the Grenadier Tank Destroyer
https://worldoftanks.com/en/news/chieftain/The_chieftains_Hatch_Grenadiers/

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

The Chieftain's Scout Car Fund:
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/The_Chieftain
Direct Paypal https://paypal.me/thechieftainshat
Subscribestar: https://www.subscribestar.com/the_chieftain

Merchandise from Teespring (Mugs, etc!) Still being updated, more stuff coming in the next few days.
https://teespring.com/stores/the-chieftains-retail-hatch

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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