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PzKpfw V Panther (SdKfz 171) Ausf. G – Cutaway Illustration

1 - L/70 75 mm cannon :: 2 - 7.92 mm MG 34 co-axial machine gun :: 3 - 7.92 mm MG 34 machine gun :: 4 - Ventilator :: 5 - Commander’s cuppola/hatch :: 6 - Cannon bed :: 7 - TZF 12a telescopic sight :: 8 - Load/escape hatch :: 9 - Commander’s microphone and headphones :: 10 - Radio operator’s hatch :: 11 - Turret rotation mechanism :: 12 - Elevation wheel :: 13 - Engine fan :: 14 - Entry for refrigeration air :: 15 - 75 mm ammunition :: 16 - Elevation compensation mechanism :: 17 - Cannon compensation mechanism :: 18 - Container for 75 mm fired shells sheats :: 19 - Maybach engine :: 20 - Cannon cleaning equipment :: 21 - Replacement tracks :: 22 - Machine gun ammunition :: 23 - Gunner’s seat :: 24 - Radio operator’s seat :: 25 - Instruments panel :: 26 - Container for 7.92 mm fired shells sheats :: 27 - Hydraulic rotation mechanism :: 28 - Compressor :: 29 - Brake control :: 30 - Steering lever :: 31 - Driver’s seat :: 32 - Machine gun firing pedal :: 33 - Refrigeration duct for brake :: 34 - Gearbox :: 35 - Brake :: 36 - Oil pump :: 37 - Batteries :: 38 - Transmission final gear :: 39 - Drive sprocket :: 40 - Return roller :: 41 - Suspension top :: 42 - Shock absorber :: 43 - Suspension bearing for oscillating arm :: 44 - Suspension crank arm :: 45 - Interspersed wheels :: 46 - Idler :: 47 - Torsion bar suspension


Bovington Tank Museum Part 3

1. Crossley-Chevrolet Armored Car (India Pattern). British 6x6 armored car. Adopted by the British Army in 1927, the 6x6 design greatly improved over the WWI 4x4 design. The dome shaped turret was designed to deflect projectiles and carried 2x .303 MGs. The crew area was armored with 7mm of steel and lined with asbestos to keep the temperature low and the entire body could be electrified to repel mobs. The Crossley-Chevrolet decoration indicates this vehicle was retrofitted on a Chevrolet chassis in Canada in 1938.

2. Lanchester Mark I Armored Car. British 6x4 armored car produced in limited quantities through the late 1920s to early 1930s. A heavier development of the earlier Lanchester 4x2, it remained in service until the early 1940s. Lanchesters featured the same basic functional arrangement: a frontal engine compartment; a main fighting compartment mounting a fully traversing turret; and rear equipment stowage; a two-man turret mounting one 12.7 mm and one .303 inch (7.7 mm) Vickers machine guns co-axially. The vehicle pictured is the sole remaining Lanchester 6x4 in the world.

3. Carden-Loyd Mark VI. British tankette developed pre-WWIII, the most successful of which was the Mark VI, the only version built in significant numbers. It became a classic tankette design worldwide, was licence-built by several countries and became the basis of several designs produced in several different countries. Considered a reconnaissance vehicle and a mobile machine gun position, the Mark VI was the final stage of development of the Carden Loyd series of tankettes.
The Carden Loyd tankette was the prototype for the Universal Carrier.

4. Vickers Medium Mark II. British interwar tank derived from the Vickers Medium Mark I. The tank was phased out of service from 1939, replaced by the Cruiser Mark I. It featured several improvements over the Vickers Mark I: a higher superstructure with the driver’s visor on top of it instead of in front of it; an improved suspension protected by armor skirts; and Rackham clutches, providing a primitive form of mechanical servo-control. Armed with a QF 3-pounder (47mm) cannon and six .303 MGs, with 6-8mm of armor.

5 & 6. KV-1 (with toddler). Soviet heavy tank of World War II. The KV series were known for their heavy armour protection during the early part of the war, especially during the first year of the Great Patriotic War. In certain situations, even a single KV-1 or KV-2 supported by infantry was capable of halting the enemy’s onslaught. German tanks at that time were rarely used in KV encounters as their armament was too poor to deal with the “Russischer Koloss” - “Russian Colossus.” The KV-1 was armed with a 76.3mm cannon and up to 6x 7.62mm DT MGs.

7 & 8. Char B1. French heavy tank developed pre-WWII. The Char B1 was a specialised heavy break-through vehicle, originally conceived as a SPG with a 75 mm howtizer in the hull; later a 47 mm gun in a turret was added, to allow it to function also as a Char de Bataille, a “battle tank” fighting enemy armour, equipping the armoured divisions of the Infantry Arm. Starting in the early twenties, its development and production were repeatedly delayed, resulting in a vehicle that was both technologically complex and expensive. Armed with a 75mm howitzer in the hull, a 45mm cannon in a one-man turret and 2x 7.5mm MGs. Armor was up to 40mm.

8. Heavy Tank Mark V “Male”. British heavy tank of WWI. An upgraded version of the Mark IV deployed in 1918 and used in action in the closing months of World War I, during the Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War on the White Russian side, and by the Red Army. Thanks to Walter Wilson’s epicyclic gear steering system, it was the first British heavy tank that required only one man to steer it; the gearsmen needed in earlier Marks were thus released to man the armament. All variants of the Mark V had up to 18mm of armor. The Male variant was armed with 2x 6-pounder (57mm) 6 cwt QF guns and 4x .303 in Hotchkiss Mk 1 MGs.

10. Tank Mark VII “International”. Anglo-American tank design of the First World War intended to overcome the limitations of the earlier British designs and be a collaborative effort to equip France, the UK and the US with a single heavy tank design. The planned production levels would have equipped the Allied armies with a very large tank force that would have broken through the German defensive positions in the planned 1919 offensive. In practice manufacture was slow and only a few vehicles were produced before the end of the war in November 1918. The Mark VII had a max of 16mm of armor, was armed with 2x 6-pounder (57mm) 6 cwt QF guns and 7x 7.92 mm Hotchkiss MGs or 5x .30-06 M1917 Browning MGs.

Submitted by  cavalier-renegade.

One of my own: Trident 1 D1A3

I actually made a history for this non-existent tank because I have no life.

Here is the second to final iteration of Sturm Heavy Industry’s Trident 1. First developed in the late 60′s, this tank has gone through many upgrades to improve its combat effectiveness. This version, first produced in mid-1979, features a welded turret (previously cast) and is armed with a Rell-Co Type-3 105 mm L/55 smoothbore HV-cannon. It is covered with applique armor of spaced/composite material on the hull sides, along the turret, and on the mantlet. Although the hull already has thin composite plates added to it, the crew of this tank decided to have ERA bricks added to the hull and turret for peace of mind. The tank features two sets of vision blocks on the hull for the driver and co-driver/engineer. This unusual set up allowed for a backup driver to be present, should the driver be unable to perform their duties. 

Each of the front mudguards features the tank’s division number (left) and it’s divisional badge (right). Mounted to the loader’s hatch is a 7.62 TACHS M705 MG, an identical gun is mounted co-axially. The gunners hatch has a 40mm Martin M220 grenade launcher mounted. The commander has his own .50 caliber AA gun mounted (it would normally mount a 7.62).

Unusual for many MBT’s at the time, the tank has a 5 man crew, as the tank was designed to operate in long-distance/flanking operations without much support. Having the extra crew member was simply for the sake of having an extra person for emergencies. 

If you want I can make up more BS like this for my other designs. 

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walking in the asylum with a nurse

the purple glow
walks out of reach
with co-axial tomography

care scans …
pristine stench
mending the roar
out-of-body carnivals …

the meaning of our existence
has left the drama class … it
walked away
carried me home

… the nurse smiled …

we appoint medium size hands
to scrape the dirt off our inebriated souls
while the valley hangs suspiciously upside down

i chose the chintzy moon to cover up my flesh
from her career cartoonish lupine eyes

sober thoughts peak in my mind
flowering towards the sky
singing farewell to all
my dialogues …

my vocabulary collides with itself in the dark
slipping into pyramidal feisty blasphemies
full of deregulations and strategic
syllogistic tattletales and
wild dilemmas as

the language
of my twittering
attracts pedagogic
birds and anonymous
rattlesnake neighbours
slithering with cinnamon
breath and opium ketones

… yet …
her astral body
flies by as i

… and we were just walking minutes ago.