Rhodesia and Wonder Woman

What do Rhodesia and Wonder Woman have in common? Well…

Eland 90 Rhodesia 1979

Absolutely nothing. But here’s a photo of South-African Eland-90 armored car in Rhodesia, 1979 (the end of the Rhodesian Bush War).

And I went to see Wonder Woman this evening, was actually really nice movie, I’d rate it 8/10

+ Amazing action scenes, really, even by today’s standards, they were really great, the ending is especially epic
+ Gal Gadot (nuff said, I think she’s currently the prettiest actress there is)
+ It’s cut much better than the clusterfuck that was the rebooted Superman, let alone Superman vs Batman
+ Amazing exteriors
+ Final bad guy

- Completely pointless sidekicks who are there only because “diversity” and there’s even hamfisted arbitary whine about white man racism

Overall, however, it was a very enjoyable experience, it’s a MUCH better movie than the infamous Batman vs Superman and I recommend it. Keep this up, DC.

Books are haram, tanks are fine

These pictures were taken in Nigeria. The MBT on them resembles a Centurion, but in fact it’s its distant cousin – the Vickers MBT Mk.3 export tank. They aren’t well known, but over a hundred was exported to Nigeria in the early 1980s. This specific vehicle was captured by a particularly nasty breed of snackbars – the Boko Haram group, known for some of the worst crimes in recent years. The vehicle was captured back by the government forces in July 2015. What became of its crew is unknown but Nigerian soldiers aren’t known for giving these snackbars any quarter.

Vickers mk3 boko 1

Vickers mk3 boko 2

Vickers mk3 boko 3

Abrams in Germany

An interesting photo for no reason in particular. An M1A1 platoon in West Germany (Bavaria), Hohenfels, 1987.

M1A1 platoon Hohenpfelz Germany 1987

These tanks would have faced the brunt of a Soviet onslaught if shit went to shit back then.

Jimquisition feat. Wargaming

The title says it all.

On personal note, I never believed I’d see this again. Another “Czechout-like” situation and WG EU does LITERALLY THE SAME THING – fucks the contributor over and creates a massive clusterfuck in the process.

Oh man. The video is fucking hilarious and even if you are the most hardcore WG fan, I urge you to watch it for the entertainment value alone. It’s a masterpiece.

Needs moar Wall…

From the improper use of the word Wall, I am sure you already know what we will be talking about. That’s right, Mexico! Mexico has its share of really exotic vehicles and this is one of them.

DN-5 V150 commando copy M8 turret Mexico

This armored car is called DN-5 “Buffalo” (or, DN-V, depending on source). It consists of a hull of a DN IFV and the turret of… the M8 Scott self-propelled howitzer. Because why not. It’s not a tank destroyer of course, it’s more like a light fire support vehicle combined with light artillery (it can fire indirectly).

The DN hull is an interesting thing in its own right. Many consider it a copy of the Cadillac Gage Commando platform, but Mexican sources claim it was an independent design. Whether it’s an unofficial (illegal) copy or a indeed an independently developed vehicle, hard to say. This vehicle was designed in 1984 based on parts readily available in Mexico (a number of M8′s was purchased by Mexico from US surplus after the war).

Wargaming Saltmining Inc.

Hello everyone,

I can’t help myself but return to #SirFochGate I posted about in the last post an hour ago or so, because it’s hilarious.

First and foremost, I’d like to congratulate the Wargaming colleagues on this level of fail. Getting Jim FUCKING Sterling involved, that’s just another level, one we at Armored Warfare are still staring at in envy. A short summary:

- SirFoch made a video criticizing Wargaming for their shift towards Pay to Win
- Wargaming threatened to strike it down with copyright
- Multiple Youtubers get involved, including Jim Sterling

Oooops. Sir Foch posted an explanation on Reddit including some pics from Wargaming community contributor discord I assume, proving he was indeed threatened.

Ph3lan, threatening a hostile Youtuber with frivolous copyright strikes publically (of COURSE Sir Foch took screenshots, he’d be an idiot not to) – how stupid are you? I mean, professionally, I can partially relate to your feelings about youtubers who produce content that’s completely misleading, but I’d never threaten them with copyright strikes. Plus, let’s face it, I think Foch might be right.

Aaaaaaanyway….

On more positive side, after two years of working on Armored Warfare, I am sort of glad that nothing changed when it comes to WG. It’s like I never left :)

And last but not least, seriously… Wargaming, if you are reading this, please, please, please, PLEASE, don’t fire the guy. I am sure he was just a naughty little boy and meant well.

Also, I really don’t want to see him applying for a job here.

Edit: Apparently the head of the EU community (WG EU, who else…) responded by claiming that “we didn’t do anything”

Haha this is literally like the Czechout affair years ago :)

(and you know how well that went)

LOL WG Y U DO DIS

Sometimes I wish I was writing FTR about WoT still. AW has done weird shit too, but I’d have a fucking field day with this…

Personally, I think it was not a company decision but an action of some retard in charge of WG Youtube going all salty about SirFoch.

Fun stuff :)

The British in Russia

Mkii russia

British Medium Mk.II* tanks captured by Germans – in Russia. The Russians purchased 15 of those vehicles in 1930s. By the end of the decade they were already completely obsolete and were used to stop the initial German attack in the form of immobile bunkers, without much success.