tanks

  1. WW1 starts with Tanks

    World War I got bogged down in very slow moving trench warfare because machine guns and rapid firing artillery. Tanks were invented to break these trenches. But if What if tanks were fully developed already and World War I started with them ? POD is that the Russo Japanese War gets bogged down...
  2. Nell_Lucifer

    WI: The Carro Armato P 26/40 enters service in 1940?

    For those who don't know what I am talking about, the P 26/40 was Italy's WW2 'heavy tank' that came too late to make any important contribution to the war, ending up post armistice as turret-bunkers. In truth, the tank was more comparable to a Panzer IV G, Sherman M4A1, T-34 1940 etc. than any...
  3. Alternative US tank designs of world war 2

    Greetings all I've just finished reading the excellent book Armored Thunderbold by Steven Zaloga and it inspired me to come up with a alt history scenerio from the US armies intelligence failures that had the Sherman grow a long tooth in 1944- 45. Now to preface this I think the Sherman was a...
  4. Gillan1220

    What if the JSDF was rearmed with the Type 4 Chi-To and the Type 3 Chi-Nu medium tank?

    When the JSDF was established in 1954, they were given American hand-me-downs from the uniforms, the M1 Garand, and even the Sherman tanks. Japan at the end of the war had only completed two Type 4 Chi-To medium tanks and over 166 Type 3 Chi-Nu medium tanks. What if the U.S. allowed Japan to...
  5. Munich Shuffle: 1938-1942
    Threadmarks: Munich Shuffle 1938-1942 - Hendon

    September 17th 1938 – Britain – Disaster at Hendon After the Anschluss in March of 1938 there may have been hopes that Hitler might be satisfied with his gains and concentrate on consolidating them, at least for a year or two. There was a brief panic about the possibility of a German attack on...
  6. Waltzing Valentine - Australian Valentine Tanks in the South West Pacific

    I have been watching a couple of very good you tube video lectures by hypohystericalhistory Specifically his videos on the Milne bay, Kokoda Track and Buna / Gona battles are very well made and I recommend them. Anyway the Buna / Gona battles were quite horrific (by the already horrific WW2...
  7. AHC: Viable Tsar Tank

    Your challenge is to make the infamous Tsar Tank viable as a weapon of war.
  8. Alternate names for tanks

    Tanks have been an integral part of modern warfare since their first deployment during WWI and have remained ever since a must have for every military force. But what if they had another name? OTL the British used the term tank to hide the fact that they were developing a new weapon and the...
  9. Could a Hydra (anti-air) tank work?

    Could a Hydra (anti-air) tank work? (A tank where most of its weapons are anti-air). Terrible vs. other tanks, but this is used primarily as support for tanks to deal with enemy fighter aircraft or attack helicopters. In theory this can reduce enemy air superiority advantage via Surface to air...
  10. (military) technological progress without WW 2

    This thread is not about discussing the notion of whether or not war is a social and technological catalyst. I personally believe WW II, apart from advancements in specific fields, was a net loss given that 50-60 million people died and the famines, genocides, political instability, civil wars...
  11. SealTheRealDeal

    Tank design without the ETO?

    At the start of WWII the 20ton range was about the upper limit of what would be classified as a medium tank by the end of the war you have the start of the main battle tank classification with 52ton Centurion. So what happens to tank design without the perpetual race between armour and gun that...
  12. German vs. Czechoslovak Armour 1938

    In a scenario involving a German invasion of Czechoslovakia in September 1938, which side had the edge in armored forces? For the purposes of this discussion, both sides are starting with the units and tactics they had OTL October 1, 1938. Tanks, armored units, commanders, and tactics are all up...
  13. Whiteshore

    Armies in a 1939 WW1

    In a scenario where the Belle Epoque lasts 25 more years with the Great War starting on September 1, 1939, how do armies develop? What would the armies look like with a further 25 years to hone their technology and tactics without the Great War? Would army technology be ahead or behind OTL?
  14. SealTheRealDeal

    WI: No Panzer IV?

    Say the Germans decide to standardize on the Panzer III, and leave the Panzer IV's initial role to Panzer IIIs that had been fitted with the short 75mm gun (as were created later on iOTL). What does Germany make in response to the T-34 in lieu of already having a tank that could be fitted with...
  15. Britain orders the 16 tonner Mk III tank into Serial production - how does this change British AFV development

    In 1934 Britain had built 3 '16 tonner' medium tanks However while the 3 prototypes were largely successful (granted it still had some suspension issues) it was never placed into serial production due to funding not being allocated by the government meaning that in 1937 when Britain was...
  16. WI: Germany mass produces Bob Semple tanks

    What if the German spies had accessed the blueprints of Bob Semple tanks in New Zealand and are impressed as how they could possibly consume less fuel since that's what Germany lacked during WW2 and as a result, the Germans then mass produce the tanks and use it for the invasion of the Soviet...
  17. Gukpard

    Adna R. Chaffe Jr. replaces Patton.

    In OTL Adna Chaffe, the father of the US armoured corps died of Cancer in 1941 at a relatively young age of 56. Patton is one of the most well respected (and for many in the forum the best) commander of the USA forces in WWII for his hole in Algeria and in the battle of the France, especially...
  18. WI: Soviet Union without Christie Suspension

    The year is 1930 and J. Walther Christie is approached by Soviet OGPU agents through a trade organization named AMTORG to purchase his M1930 tank chassis. This move was apparently illegal given that such a sale was considered exportation of war material. Given the Soviets actually deceived the...
  19. AHC Make landship tanks like the Char 2C the norm

    What would it take to make super heavy tanks like the Char 2C or the T-35 become the norm leading up to the World War 2 era? Multi-turreted slow huge tanks with multiple main guns, like land battleships. I know at sea the Jeune Ecole proposed using navies of lots of smaller ships to overwhelm...
  20. Hello! I have some questions for you :-)

    Hello! I don't know if it's alright to post something like this here but if not excuse my naivety :oops: I have some question I want to hear opinions about, I not asking for hard political science just your opinion! heads up, my English is messy do it might be a hassle to read o_O 1. How long...
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