1 & 2) M42 “Duster”. American SPAAG built for the US Army from 1945 until December 1960 and in service until 1988. Production of this vehicle was performed by the tank division of GMC. It used components from the M41 Walker Bulldog and was constructed of all-welded steel. Although designed for the AA role, it was highly effective against unarmored targets in Vietnam. Photos from armourarchive.co.uk
3 to 5) Schneider CA1. French AFV developed in France during the WWI. Although not a tank in the modern sense of the word, not being a turreted vehicle, it is generally accepted and described as the first French tank. It’s development paralleled that of the British. It was armed with a short-barreled 75mm howitzer and two 8mm MGs.
6 to 8) St. Chamond. The second French heavy tank of WWI, with 400 manufactured from April 1917 to July 1918. Born of the commercial rivalry existing with the makers of the Schneider, the Saint-Chamond was an underpowered and fundamentally inadequate design. Its principal weakness was the Holt tracks. They were much too short in relation to the vehicle’s length and heavy weight. Chamond’s had a tendency to get stuck due to its heavy nose.
9 & 10) ARL-44. French tank produced just after WWII. Only sixty of these tanks were ever manufactured and the type was quickly phased out. The ARL-44 was an unsatisfactory interim design as the “Transitional Tank”, the main function of which was to provide experience in building heavier vehicles. The main lesson learned for many engineers was that it was unwise to construct tanks that were overly heavy, something you’d think they’d have learned from the Char 2C.
Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor, Fort Knox, Part 1
Although famous for its Bullion Depository, Fort Knox is in fact one of the largest military installations in America and houses about 30,000 military personnel. It is the U.S. Army’s Armor Center. During the Second World War a number of armored vehicles and guns captured by the Third US Army were sent to Fort Knox for study and evaluation. After the war these vehicles aroused public interest and were collected together, along with various pre-war Allied vehicles as the “Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor”
1 & 2) M24 Chaffee. American light tank of WWII which replaced the M3 and M5. Much more heavily armed than its predecessors, the M24 would serve in Korea and Vietnam, and can still be found in some militaries today. Originally lend-leased to France, this M24 saw service in Algeria with the 12e Regiment Chasseurs d’Afrique during the Algerian War
3) M48A2C Patton. American medium tank for the Cold War period, which succeeded the M47 Patton. The M48 Patton was in U.S. service until replaced by the M60 and served as the U.S. Army and Marine Corps’s primary battle tank in South Vietnam during Vietnam. Although largely resembling the M47, the M48 was a completely new design. It was the last U.S. tank to mount the 90 mm tank gun. This M48 was acquired from the Army in 1972 and is painted in the markings of the M48 Sgt. Gary Herschberger commanded on 25 November, 1969, when he was killed. Sgt. Herschberger received the Second Oak Leaf Cluster to the Silver Star for his actions that day.
4 to 6) Pzfpw III Ausf. F. German medium tank of WWII that saw extensive service throughout the war. It was intended to fight other tanks and serve alongside and support the Pzkpfw IVl; however when the Pzkpfw IV was redesigned to mount the long-barreled 7.5cm Kwk 40 gun, the Pzkpfw III effectively became obsolete in this role.
This is an Ausf F, fitted with an Ausf G turret that has been rearmed with the long-barrelled 5cm L/60 gun of the later production Ausf J. It is believed to have been captured by the Third US Army from the 116th Panzer Division in Normandy during World War II.
7 & 8) StuG III Ausf. G. German assault gun and tank destroyer of WWII. The StuG III was Germany’s most-produced AFV during WWII. It was built on the chassis of the Pzkpfw III, replacing the turret with a fixed superstructure mounting a more powerful gun. Initially intended as a mobile, armored light gun for direct-fire support for infantry, the StuG III was continually modified, and was widely employed as a tank destroyer. The Ausf G. variant increased the vehicles height, added side skirt spaced armor and an additional 80mm of armor welded to the front. This StuG was probably captured along with the Pzkpfw III above.
9) M2A1. American light tank of the interwar period. It saw limited use during WWII and was developed into the M3 Stuart.
Its only combat use in American units was with the US Marine Corps 1st Tank Battalion during the Pacific War in 1942 and in the M2A4 format. The M2A1 is the initial production type with single fixed turret containing one .50 cal machine gun. Only 17 units were produced.
This tank was acquired from the Army in May 1965 and has a painted tube in place of its main armament.
10) M26 Pershing. American heavy tank of WWII, which saw limited service at the end of the war. The genesis of the Patton line. While terrifically armed and armored for its time, it was withdrawn in 1951 in favor of its improved derivative, the M46 Patton, which had a considerably more powerful and reliable engine as well as an advanced and improved suspension to better meet the demands of the specific terrain it operated in. The tiger face painted on the glacis harks back to a similar practice during the Korean War.
1 & 2) Bergepanther. German armored recovery vehicle based off of the proven Panther tank chassis. This Bergepanther is unusual in being based on an Ausf G hull. It is missing its exhausts, spade, and various other fittings. It appears to be armed with a 2cm autocannon.
Bergepanther . Vehículo blindado de recuperación alemán basado en el chasis del tanque Panther. este Bergepanther es inusual en el sentido de que esta basado en el casco de un Ausf G. Tiene perdido su escape, pala y otras varias guarniciones. Aparenta estar armado con un cañón automatico de 2cm.
3 to 5) Hotchkiss SPG. German SPG based off of the French Hotchkiss H-39 chassis. Officially called Hotchkiss 105mm le.FH 18 (Sf.) auf Geschutzwagen 39H(f). The development of the German SPGs led to many adaptations on obsolete tank chassis, usually resulting in an overloaded chassis and very low power to weight ratio. Only 48 of these machines were produced between 1943 and 1944. At least five survive.
Hotchkiss SPG. Cañón autopropulsado alemán basado en el chasis del
Hotchkiss H-39 francés. Llamado oficialmente
Hotchkiss 105mm le.FH 18 (Sf.) auf Geschutzwagen 39H(f). El desarrollo de CATP alemanes dirigió a varias adaptaciones sobre chasis de tanques obsoletos, usualmente resultando en un chasis sobrecargado y una relación potencia-peso muy baja. Solo 48 maquinas de estas fueron producidas entre 1943 y 1944. Al menos cinco sobreviven hoy en día.
6 & 7) Hetzer. German light tank destroyer of WWII based on a modified Czech Pzkpfw 38(t) chassis. The project was inspired by the Romanian “Maresal” tank destroyer. The Hetzer succeeded the open-top Marder III. The Hetzer was in production from April 1944; about 2584 were built until the end of the war, making them one of the most abundant German AFVs of the war. This is actually a postwar Swiss G-13.
Hetzer. Destructor de tanques alemán ligero de la SGM basado en el chasis modificado de un Panzer 38(t) checo. El proyecto estuvo inspirado por el destructor de tanques rumano “Maresal”. El Hetzer sucedió al Marder III de techo abierto. Estuvo en producción desde Abril de 1944; alrededor de 2584 fueron construidos hasta el final de la guerra, convirtiéndolo en uno de los vehículos de combate alemanes mas abundantes de la SGM. En realidad este es un G-13 suizo de la posguerra.
8 to 10) T-34-85. The upgunned version of the ubiquitous T-34. One of the most produced tanks in history, this one was made in Czechoslovakia in the postwar period.
T-34-85 . La version de cañón de mayor calibre del ubicuo T-34. Uno de los tanques mas producidos en la historia, este fue fabricado en Czechoslovakia en el periodo de la posguerra.
Seeing how successful the 1st book of headcannons for Jacob was, and how fun it was to come up with them, now I’m going to present to you what would a modern Jacob be like. Like last time, these are all coming from scenarios in my head so it might me that not all are as accurate to your perspective of him. Hope you enjoy this one too, everyone! Thank you so much for your support!
He wouldn’t stare or look up if he sees you walk by. The history videos on his phone will keep him busy. At his job, everyone would be good buddies with him because he’s someone that’s nice, responsible, reliable, and a cool person to waste time with.
At the grocery store, anyone would get close to him just to see if he will look up, smile, and start small talk.
He won’t let you borrow his stuff.
Even if he doesn’t invite, he will insist on paying some of the bill.
Possible careers? Anything that makes him the leader, pays well, and has him busy all day.
He will suck at being creative. His potential lies in the ability to put together, not create.
He would be part of a lot of charities, especially animal-related ones.
If he had to choose a pet, it would be a small dog or a tank full of fishes.
He wouldn’t change his hairstyle at all.
Though he could easily become the light of the party, he prefers to stand back and have a good chat with his friends.
Don’t try to hit him up at the club.
He will see into a distant future.
His morals and values will get him far in life.
Can be found in a library passing by the History aisle and the Science-Fiction section.
His favorite radio station will be one…well…he will bring in his own music which will alternate between Rock, some Pop, and 80s Disco.
He has his own personal gym.
His diet is light but he won’t turn away a cupcake, a donut, or anything sweet.
CSI, Law and Order, Family Feud, The Office, History, and AFV are among his top favorite television shows, nothing that makes him have to remember what happened the episode before.
iPhone or Droid user.
No cheap clothes. He obviously deserves the good stuff!
Shoes without socks, model style. Probably Aldo or Burberry.
You will usually always see him dressed in a semi-professional attire most of the time since he will keep himself busy between his job, his friends, and some time to himself in the same outfit.
You can also catch him in a museum at an exclusive exhibit.
He takes a long, warm shower before he goes to sleep. (Gosh, the fantasies! Imagine rubbing his body full of foamy soap.)
He’s a loud sneezer. He could laugh easily at one’s clumsiness. He’s not proud. He might accidentally forget your birthday unless he puts a reminder on his phone. He could either wear a thin gold chain or a thin leather bracelet. Might fancy a small tattoo but will likely not have body art. If he yells at you, he will make you feel very guilty. He’s the type of friend that will stand up to you against any bully. Navy blue, black, gold, maroon, gray, and beige are colors found anywhere in his place and outfits. Race cars are for him; he’s a fast driver. He loves plants. DC over Marvel. He enjoys horror movies but his favorite ones are definitely good action ones like John Wick or Taken. While playing AC Syndicate: Hmm…that Frye fellow sure is a handsome bloke. Looks familiar too, hmmm…now where have I seen someone lik him at? Unlike 1800s Jacob, this one will be far from feisty. He will be calm and to himself. He sleeps with the television on. On a king size bed.
He likes to cook. Don’t be surprised to find a mini bar in his home. He doesn’t invite people often to his home. He likes to save his money. Doesn’t get sick often. Plays mobile games where you make your own city, farm, and whatnot. Doesn’t wear hats. Star Trek over Star Wars. Uses sunglasses. Doesn’t chew gum that often. He takes deep breaths with his eyes closed to calm himself down after an argument or uncomfortable situation. For a gift, he will get a guy a gift card, and a girl a teddy bear with some chocolates attached or a small bouquet of flowers. If he’s angry at you, he’ll let you know. Don’t lie to him. He loves making eye contact when making love. He wants to see how you react to his kissing, his caressing, and his thrusts inside of you. He likes to have a good breakfast. He doesn’t trust too easily. He’s all about positive vibes! When he’s down, it will show. He could possibly have a model of a car or a tank someplace in his home. He has big bookshelf visible for everyone visiting him to see. He doesn’t really laugh at prank videos that much. His kind of humor is more a bit sarcastic one. The day he has kids, he will like to see the toys everywhere. He has goals he will fight for and achieve no matter what. And lastly, He will make sure to show everyone around him how much he appreciates them and live life content, getting through the rough times as best as he can, and being a man that everyone will want around!
I really do hope you enjoy this book of headcannons! If you want another one, do let me know in your replies! These are all original and some took me longer than others to come with so please make sure you give credit if you’re going to use them for your projects! Thanks again for your endless support and I’ll be back soon with authentic Jacob Frye writing! :D