Evolution of Tanks with Dmitryi Puchkov: Suspension

Hello everyone,

remember the “Nuts and Bolts” (or how is it called) series from the EU server, describing various parts of the vehicle? Well, Russian server has that too (translated into Russian of course), but they also have another series, called Evolution of Tanks. It is narrated by Dmitryi “Goblin” Puchkov, who is apparently a well-known person in Russia for his translations of movies to Russian.

It’s longer, more detailed and pretty interesting. And it has (at least this part does) English subtitles. So, you can have a look – don’t forget to turn the subtitles on.


15 thoughts on “Evolution of Tanks with Dmitryi Puchkov: Suspension

  1. Okay, two minutes in and two large errors;
    1 – The first tanks (being British) didn’t have suspension (he even states this himself in the first three minutes); the wheels were fixed and the track went on top so the ride wasn’t exactly comfortable but then speeds were slow so it didn’t really matter too much.
    2 – This annoys me – the old ‘The first tanks were based on the Holt chassis nonsense. It’s simply not true. British designers tested the Holt chassis and found it inadequate and built their old system. The Holt was used elsewhere but not for the first British tanks.

    • In point 2 you are unfair towards the video, they never said what you claimed. Given that the subtitles are correct, they said “Its chassis were used AS AN EXAMPLE when building the first tanks”… They didn’t copy it, but they did observe the Holt design and were definitly influenced by it. They did not create a their track design in a vacuum.

      It’s just trial and error. If I try to create a design and fail on the first attempt, my second one will be a completely new one yet still influenced by what I learned from the first try. I use my failed attempt as an example.

      More precise on the first tanks – Number 1 Lincoln Machine didn’t use the Holt tracks, but a different civilian commercial track system. It’s a very minor error to confuse the company, but in essence they were right that a commercial system was first tried, found unsatisfactory, and re-designed. Wether the company to provide it was Holt or Bullock isn’t the important part.

  2. Dmitryi “Goblin” Puchkov is well-known as Soviet&communist lover an West hater. Actively campaings against “Ukrainian Nazis from Maidan”.
    To say lightly, it’s higly controversal to put a person advocating war in Ukraine into official Wargaming video.

    • What do you expect? As was explained multiple times by WarGaming-staff, WarGaming has to cater to their chosen and very spechul audience (whose spechul needs result in WG netting fewer and fewer $ but more and more ̶t̶̶o̶̶i̶̶l̶̶e̶̶t̶̶ ̶̶p̶̶a̶̶p̶̶e̶̶r̶̶ ̶̶w̶̶i̶̶t̶̶h̶̶ ̶̶b̶̶i̶̶g̶̶ ̶̶n̶̶u̶̶m̶̶b̶̶e̶̶r̶̶s̶̶ ̶̶p̶̶r̶̶i̶̶n̶̶t̶̶e̶̶d̶̶ ̶̶o̶̶n̶̶ ̶̶i̶̶t̶ Rubles).

  3. Lel. Didn’t know some tanks could move without their tracks. I thought that all tanks had the last or the first wheel moving the track. I was like: how the f*ck does that BT move without it’s tracks. Yes. This is a very noob point. I’ve played a lot WoT, but playing WoT doesn’t tell everything about the tanks and how they work, so these videos are really useful for most ppl like me who like tanks and want to know more about them! Why haven’t they been doing this earlier?!?!? It’s not even so long ago when they started doing these.

  4. It’s pretty cool – in my view the power train is the single most important design factor. Get the proper drive train and you can put on as much armour as you want and the best gun you got.

  5. The scene with the A7V reconstruction and many others wwere filmed in Germany, Tank Museum Munster. I’m somewhat surprised they got to film there considering the occasional tension between Wargaming and Munster.