History

Explanation: “Buff my tank” is a long-running series of articles, dedicated to historical ways of improving the current ingame vehicles.

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Germany

On the ban of HEAT shells in Wehrmacht
Zarax’s E-50/75 Weserhütte – precursor to the following article
Weserhütte Tiger – possible tier 10 German tank
Special Panthers I – Panther and Jagdpanther
Special Panthers II – Waffentrager Panther
Special Panthers III – Sturmmörser Panther
Reconstructing the elusive StuG E-75
The curious case of Klein Tiger
E-series according to Fritz Hahn
“Cheating at statistics” – on wartime statistics fixing
German assault gun branch – with Sturmtiger
VK3002M – tier 6 medium tank
Historical VK3001H
VK3001P – part 1
VK3001P – part 2 (errata)
The long evolution of Henschel designs
“Steel from the Rhine” – Rheinmetall German tanks
RU251 – tier 8 German light tank
Schmalturm – historical overview
Panzer I Ausf.C and Panzer II Ausf.G
On various fake German tanks – E-79, E-90 and others
Less known German TD/SPG vehicles
Aufklärungspanzer Panther – history
Panzer 38d mit P-IV-Turm, Aufklärungspanzer 38d, Spähpanzer SP.I.C – tier 7 light tank alternatives
HS30 mit 90mm Bord K – another light tank alternative
“Devil wears Praga” – a Panzer 38t TD line proposal
Straight Outta Luftwaffe – alternative guns available for German tanks
“The Maus that Roared” – on Maus variants
Sorting out the 210mm Ferdinand
10,5cm Sfl. auf Geschützpanzer Mk.VI(e) – history
“This is how Maus started” – Maus prototype part 1
“Porsche Unleashed” – Maus prototype part 2
Porsche Unleashed – Mäuschen – Maus prototype part 3
Mörserträger auf 38t Ausf.M – possible German SPG/TD
Waffenträger E-100
VK100.01 “Mammut”
Marder III – upcoming tier 4 TD
Misfit tank destroyer – on StuG III with 88mm gun
VK6501 – the forgotten heavy
Panzer III – “Buff my tank!”
Panzer IV – “Buff my tank!”
Panzer II – “Buff my tank!”
Panzer I – “Buff my tank”
E-100 – “Buff my tank!”
Panther – “Buff my tank!”
VK3001P – “Buff my tank!”
Extending German tree – Artillery
Extending German tree – Porsche tanks
Extending German tree – Porsche heavy tanks
Extending German tree – Henschel tanks
Sfl.IVc – upcoming tier 5 TD
Jagdpanzer IV – “Buff my tank!”
Panther Ausf.F – the ultimate Panther evolution
PaK 97/38 auf T-26(r)
Universal Carrier in German service
Early German Panzers – German tanks of WW1
GW Tiger P – detailed article
Waffenträger auf Panzer IV – short summary by Yuri Pasholok
88mm L/71 autoloader by Yuri Pasholok
Jagdpanzer 38(t) in Foreign Service
Marder III with 75mm L/70
Tiger Tales: Henschel’s VK.45.02(H)
Tiger Tales: Type 102 – the forgotten VK.45.01(P)
Tiger Tales: The VK 45.02 P1 and P2 – the engines
History of Blitzkrieg from American perspective by Priory of Sion
The “other” Kanonenjagdpanzer – proposal by FMC
German fantasies for the Führer (210mm on Panther, Schmalturm on Panzer III/IV)
Doom of the Titans – Königstigers in the last days of the war
Panther Ostwallturm
German Projects from Bundesarchiv
DF 105 Combat Tank
Blohm und Voss Battle Tank

Italy

P.26/40 – Italy’s finest tank
Autoloading Leopard 1 by OTO Melara
Italy’s Workhorse; the CV.3 Series
Fiat 3000
Fiat’s Super-Tank; The Fiat 2000
Tank Battles of the M13/40 Italian Tank
Ansaldo 5t Light Tank
German Technology Exchange with Italy, Part I – Semovente B1 Bis
William Foster’s Italian Tank
M.11/39 – “Not the worst tank of the war”

Japan

Type 5 Ke-Ho light tank
Japanese camouflages
Japanese hightier light tanks
Chi-Nu Kai rundown
Iwakuro heavy tank
Japanese Ho-Ri tank destroyers
Chi-Ri – Imperial Japan’s most advanced tank
Chi-Ri II – Japanese tier 6/7 medium tank
Chi-Ri Kai – Japanese tier 8 medium tank
Ho-Ru – Japanese Marder
STB-1 – Japanese tier 10 medium
Chi-Nu – upcoming tier 4 medium
Chi-To – upcoming tier 5 medium
Ho-Ri Toku – possible tier 10 tank destroyer
Japanese superheavy tanks
Japanese tier 10 heavy tank
Soukou Sagyou – Japanese clawed monster
Japanese Tank Destroyers – Part I
Japanese Tank Destroyers – Part II
Buff My Tank: Chi-To
Buff My Tank: Chi-Ri

Hungary

Hungarian Armor 1 – 44M Tas and Tas Rohamloveg
44M Tas with 88mm gun? Nope…
Hungarian Armor 2 – Straussler Tanks and introduction
Hungarian Armor 3 – Toldi
Hungarian Armor 4 – Toldi II, Toldi IIA, Toldi III
Hungarian Armor 5 – T-21, Turán I (development)
Hungarian Armor 6 – Turán II
Hungarian Armor 7 - Turán III
Hungarian Firepower – Nimród and Nimród 80mm tank destroyers
Zrínyi and Zrínyi II assault guns
Tas rohamlöveg in detail
Hungarian Toldi II LT with 44M. Buzogányvető anti-tank rocket launcher
Hungarian Marder – The Toldi páncélvadász project
On the Hungarian 35M. Ansaldo

Other Axis powers

Romanian Armor 1 – pre WW2
Romanian Armor 2 – Bucharest to Stalingrad
Romanian Armor 3 – Crimea to the end
Romanian Armor 4 – Bucharest museum photos
Romanian Armor 5 – Addendum
Bulgarian Armor 1
Bulgarian Armor 2
Bulgarian Armor 3
Finnish Armor 1
Finnish 120mm mortar on T-26
Finnish Armored Forces in WW2
Finnish BT-42
TR-580 – possible Romanian tier 10?

Allies

France

Somua SM – French hightier vehicle
FCM F1 and superheavy artillery – part 1
FCM F1 and superheavy artillery – part 2
AMX Chasseur de Chars
Batchat 25t photos
ELC Part I – ELC “Even” 4×120
Peugeot Char 1918
French Armor in Indochina – part 1
French Armor in Indochina – part 2
Chaffees at Dien Bien Phu – part 1
Chaffees at Dien Bien Phu – part 2

Great Britain and Commonwealth

Nuffield tank destroyers
Kupchak Landship (Canada)
British T-34 and KV-1
Commonwealth Uncommons – on special Commonwealth guns and vehicles
Commonwealth Uncommons – high tier vehicles
Commonwealth Uncommons – heavy tank line
TOG II* – “Buff my tank!”
Matilda II – “Buff my tank!”
Ardeer Aggie – Churchill AVRE failed variant
Centurion AVRE and M728
Australian Centurions in ‘Nam
Tropical Tank 8-20-10
The Archer

Czechoslovakia

Škoda T-21, T-22 and T-23M
Soviet tanks with Škoda suspension
Czechoslovak tank tree – overview
Czechoslovak tank tree – part 1: Tank Destroyers
Czechoslovak tank tree – part 2: Artillery
Czechoslovak tank tree – part 3: Light Tanks
Czechoslovak tank tree – part 4: Medium Tanks
Praga MT, Praga YNH – possible Czechoslovak tier 1 tanks
Czechoslovak T-34/85 and T-34/100 tanks
T-34/100 – drawings
Panzer IV in Czechoslovak service
Panzer V Panther in Czechoslovak service
Regarding The_Chieftain’s LT-35 article
LTP (Tanque 39) – Peruvian legend
Czechoslovak armored recon vehicles
Improvised armor – vehicles used to break thru the Iron Curtain
“How not to make an APC” – on OT-810 and OT-90
AH-IV-Hb tankette – “Lion of Ethiopia”
Czechoslovak 76,2mm Hetzer – “EU premium TD’s, part 1″
Czechoslovak StuG III – “EU premium TD’s, part 2″
SD-100 – “EU premium TD’s, part 3″
50mm SV-4 – exotic CZ/GER guns
66mm PaK 44 – exotic CZ/GER guns
Š-I-SPO – light recon tank, possible tier 2 premium
MU-4/I 70mm – possible tier 2 arty
TVP – Czechoslovak hightier project
Czechoslovak Škoda autocannons (1947)
Praga TNH-57/900
Škoda T-17
Czechoslovak Turán SPG’s
VOSS I and VOSS II
152mm ShK, Czechoslovak potential tier 10 TD
Škoda T-25 artillery
Buff my Tank: T-25
Atypický tank Tatra
Š-I-D and Š-I-j tank destroyers
TSD-152: ISU-152 in Czechoslovak service
Czechoslovak Post-War AA Gun Tank Projects – Part 1
Czechoslovak Post-War AA Gun Tank Projects – Part 2
Czechoslovak Post-War AA Gun Tank Projects – Part 3
Praga P-IIa – the “almost LT-35″
Praga P-IIb
Škoda Š-IIb
1955 Czechoslovak recon vehicle proposal
Shermans in Czechoslovak Service
T-54 and its Variants in Czechoslovak Service
Project “Strop” (30mm twin-AA gun on BMP-1 chassis)
The Great Stuart Escape
PM-1 Flamethrower Tank
Škoda T-12
Škoda T-13M and T-14
Škoda-Praga ŠP-IIb
Škoda Š-II (S.U.)
Škoda Š-III
Tatra T-III
305mm B20 on Panther Chassis
Praga TNH (Iranian version)
Praga Export Tanks – Part I: LTL
Praga Export Tanks – Part II: LLT
Praga Export Tanks – Part III: LTS, LT Vz.40
Praga Export Tanks – Part IV: LT Vz.40 performance
V8H-Sv

Poland

Polish armor part 1 – WB-3
Polish Panthers

USA

T110E4
Possible tier 8 alternate US mediums
American flying tank
T6 Medium tank
On the 5 Shermans = 1 Panther myth
The not-so-Duel at Dessau – on real history of the famous Superpershing tank duel
American post-war light tank prototypes – part 1
American post-war light tank prototypes – part 2
American post-war light tank prototypes – part 3
M-18 Hellcat’s top speed
Fake American vehicles
Revised US tank destroyer branch
M3 Lee – “Buff my tank”
M8A1 – “Buff my tank”
American Arty – a chronological debacle
M1921 – upcoming medium tank
T96 Heavy Gun Tank
Foreign Shermans – on non-US Sherman variants
Chrysler’s Heavy Tank K
T23 Medium Tank
M26 Pershing: Medium or Heavy?
American “E Series”
Okinawa Sherman
American Tank Destroyer – history
T-13 Hornet B
T37 LT
T32 Weasel

Russia

Motorsled – “retarded Russian projects”
Vezdechod – “retarded Russian projects”
Broneistrebitel – “retarded Russian projects”
Crusher – “retarded Russian projects”
Crawling fortress – “retarded Russian projects”
Spherical tanks – on ball-shaped Soviet tanks
A-43 – new tier 6 medium
A-44 – new tier 7 medium
Object 416 – new tier 8 medium
Object 430 – upcoming tier 10 medium
Object 140 – upcoming tier 10 medium
KV-1S and high caliber guns
Edward Grotte – gloomy teutonic genius
Gavalov tank – possible tier 6/7 light tank
T-50 – historical accuracy
Soviet rocket tanks
T-46-5 – tier 4 light tank
LTP – history
SG-122, ZIS-30 self propelled guns
MT-25 – history
Object 907 – history
ZIK-20 – 152mm SPG
IS-7 – history and development
T-39 superheavy breakthrough tank
IT-122 and IT-130 tank destroyers
The missing SU’s – SU SPG vehicles by number
T-34 – “Buff my tank!”
T-28 – “Buff my tank!”
ISU-130
SU-2-122 – twin barreled SPG
SU-203 – 203mm assault gun
SU-SMK-180 – 180mm gun on SMK chassis

Ensign’s Soviet tank Q&A
– part 1
Ensign’s Soviet tank Q&A – part 4
Ensign’s Soviet tank Q&A – part 6
Ensign’s Soviet tank Q&A – part 7
Ensign’s Soviet tank Q&A – part 11
Ensign’s Soviet tank Q&A – part 16
Ensign’s Soviet tank Q&A – part 21

Object 430U – possible tier 10 heavy
ISU-130 – two vehicles
SU-76M with closed compartment
Stalin’s Balls of Steel
T-60 – “Buff my tank!”
T-26 – “Buff my tank!”
IS – “Buff my tank!”
KV-1S guns – on historical options
T-34 with an autoloader
Soviet Panthers
IS-3 historical turret armor
IS-3 armor tests
Soviet APC’s on T-26 chassis
Soviet BT tanks in combat – part 1 and part 2
IS-2 modernization proposal
SU-76i and SU-85i
T-54 Model 1949 light tank
Amphibious T-34
SU-85BM and SU-122P
Soviet Hellcat
K-90 Amphibious Tank
SPG “Medved”
Object 610
T-34-100
Matilda in Soviet Service
T-54 Model 1945
T-34-85M
Grote Tank


Others

Switzerland

MOWAG Taifun – Jagdpanzer from the 80′s
Pzw 39 (LTH) – possible lowtier tank
105mm G-13 artillery project
Swiss Tanks – Part 1
Swiss Tanks – Part 2
Swiss Tanks – Part 3

China

Type 64 “Hybrid” light tank
Type 64 “Prototype” light tank
Chinese tank destroyer line
Taiwan vehicles
Chinese Studebaker
WZ-111 historical info

Sweden

Swedish heavy tank development
Swedish Tanks – Part I: Strv m/21-29
Swedish Tanks – Part II: Strv m/31 & Strv fm/31
Swedish Tanks – Part III: Landsverk L-100 and L-120

Swedish Tanks – Part IV: Landsverk L-60
Swedish Tanks – Part V: Strv m/37 and Strv m/41
Swedish Tanks – Part VI: Sav m/43
Swedish Tanks – Part VII: Strv m/42
Swedish Tanks – Part VIII: Pvkv m/43
Swedish Tanks – Part IX: TLP-46 and Strv Leo
Swedish Tanks – Part X: Strv Lansen
- part 11 excluded for dubious historicity -
Swedish Tanks – Part XII: EMIL 1951
Swedish Tanks – Part XIII: EMIL 1952-1958
Swedish Tanks – Part XIV: Strv 81
Swedish Tanks – Part XV: Strv A, Strv T & Strv K
Swedish Tanks – Part XVI: S-Tank (1956-1961)
Swedish Tanks – Part XVII: Strv 103
Swedish Tanks – Part XVIII: Strv 74
Strv m/41 S-I/II Upgrade proposal by Scania

South America

Patagon light tank – Argentina’s very own
Crusader Argentino
Chaffees in Uruguay
T16 Carrier in Argentina
Early Wartime Deal between Brazil and Germany

Others

Western rocket tanks – part 1
USS Alaska – WoWs article
Israeli tank tree
Improvised armor – Holger Dankse armored car
On shell normalization
Worst tanks ever made
A “short” history of anti-tank rifles
Artillery in real life
The Schürzen – against HEAT?
Gun accuracy in real life
Ground Attack Aircraft: Myth of the Tank-Busters
Yugoslav M36 Jackson

9 thoughts on “History

  1. I dont wanna be a b**** but you put Czechoslovakia and Russia to Allies, while they were not part of the Allies
    while you didnt put china into allies who were part of the Allies. bit strange :)

  2. when I click on “worst tanks ever made” it takes me to “this is how the maus started page. Is this happing to anyone else?

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