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Tango0104 May 2017 1:03 p.m. PST


Free to read…

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Tango0104 May 2017 1:07 p.m. PST

Well… the original tittle was: "Lord Cochrane Naval Commander, Radical, Inventor…"


dibble04 May 2017 2:22 p.m. PST

Charlemagne Battle Tank of course!

But then, perhaps this is yet another site glitch?

Paul :D

zoneofcontrol Inactive Member04 May 2017 3:14 p.m. PST

EVERY tank was named after ALL the military commanders of 1775 to 1860.

All those commanders were named first.

All the tanks were named after they were named.

Duh! That was easy, even for me.

Khusrau05 May 2017 4:44 p.m. PST

Montrose, or perhaps Bonnie Dundee… but I may be a little biased. I think to be fair, perhaps the 'Fuller' or the 'Hobart'.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP06 May 2017 6:00 p.m. PST

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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP07 May 2017 12:31 p.m. PST


This post has gone disastrously wrong and I hope has been repeated in a better forum.

Tank names are a funny thing, to a Napoleonic enthusiast.

We could get Cromwells and Churchills, for generals, but then equally Centaurs and Comets, Crusaders and Centurions.

Our Colonial cousins had Stuarts, Lees, Grants, Shermans, Sheridans, Pershings, Walker Bulldogs, Pattons, even Abrams…..but then Locusts and Hellcats too

The Germans seemed to favour large cats and still do…

Much easier with the Russkis. A T with any number you care after it…even then…I do wonder what they called a T34, in that weird alphabet where you eat in a Pectopah….a "Restoran"…

Not sure there is any sense to it all

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP07 May 2017 1:15 p.m. PST

The Davout, extremely thick armor and fantastic radio coms, horrible optics.

The santa anna unless against rebel troops.

The Alexander 5 meter long spikes at the front.

Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP07 May 2017 2:53 p.m. PST

EVERY tank was named after ALL the military commanders of 1775 to 1860.

The Patton series of tanks were named after a War II general; the Abrams is named for a War II tank battalion commander who ended up as the US Army's chief of staff.

The Pershing was named after the Commander of the AEF in War I, and the Walker Bulldog was named after one of Patton's commanders in War II who later commanded in Korea and was killed in a jeep accident.

Warspite119 Jun 2017 3:36 p.m. PST

Cromwell fought in the English Civil War.

Centurions fought in the Roman wars.

Centaurs fought in the Narnian wars!


spontoon21 Jun 2017 4:55 p.m. PST

John Cope!

Sir Able Brush Supporting Member of TMP22 Jun 2017 10:03 a.m. PST


Digby Green22 Jun 2017 11:02 a.m. PST

For Britain, what about Marlborough

For Germany (not very PC, but) Guderian or Rommel spring to mind.

Personal logo Private Matter Supporting Member of TMP22 Jun 2017 1:47 p.m. PST

I wonder why the British haven't named a tank after Colonel Richard Geoffrey Pine-Coffin.

Gennorm25 Jun 2017 1:14 p.m. PST

Crauford, Caesar or Caradoc – a British tank must begin with a 'C'!

Haitiansoldier28 Jun 2017 9:24 a.m. PST

Dessalines after Jean-Jacques Dessalines and maybe one after Toussaint Louverture. My favourite commanders in history.

Lilian28 Jun 2017 12:07 p.m. PST

it would be something very complicated due to the poor history of the armored forces in the Haïtian Army and its disappeared Corps des Engins Lourds disbanded with the whole Army in 1995 only with some made-in-USA Stuart, M113, V-150

Dessalines was the name of one of 3 majors elite Battalions before the Army was disbanded 22 years ago with the Presidential Guard and the Léopards

for the moment the recently newly-raised Haïtian Army has only a small unarmed Engineer Corps…and US Garand rifles for the défilés

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP28 Jun 2017 2:35 p.m. PST


Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP28 Jun 2017 3:09 p.m. PST

Why is this posted to the Age of Sail and Napoleonic Board and not to any WWII or Modern Board?

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