Help support TMP


"Ever-Changing Tank Nomenclature" Topic


1 Post

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

Please do not use bad language on the forums.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.


Back to the WWII Discussion Message Board

Back to the Early 20th Century Discussion Message Board

Back to the Interwar (WWI to WWII) Message Board


Areas of Interest

World War One
World War Two on the Land

Featured Hobby News Article


Featured Link


Top-Rated Ruleset

Beer and Pretzels Skirmish (BAPS)


Rating: gold star gold star gold star gold star gold star gold star gold star 


Featured Showcase Article

15mm WWI British Machinegun Platoon

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian adds a machinegun platoon to his WWI Brits.


Featured Profile Article

First Look: GF9's 15mm Arnhem House

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian examines another pre-painted building for WWII.


Current Poll


Featured Movie Review


374 hits since 17 Jan 2023
©1994-2023 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?


TMP logo

Membership

Please sign in to your membership account, or, if you are not yet a member, please sign up for your free membership account.
Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Jan 2023 7:59 p.m. PST

"One of the topics that resurfaces in arguments about armoured vehicles is classification. It wouldn't be so bad if people far from the science of armoured vehicles made mistakes, but quite notable historians also throw fuel on the fire. The T-28 is one of the most misunderstood vehicles. There is a certain group of people who draw modernisations onto the T-28 that would allegedly make it a suitable replacement for the T-34. After all, both have a 76 mm gun, similar weight, two tracks, basically the same thing! The fact that the T-34 was built to replace the BT doesn't bother them, neither does the fact that it was the SMK that was first supposed to replace the T-28 and then the KV. The T-28 tank was included in heavy tank brigades. This seems like a very strange fact if one is not familiar with the Red Army's system of classifications. Similar mistakes are made regarding tanks of other nations. For instance, the Panther is often called a heavy tank, but it's enough to look at where these tanks went and what vehicles they replaced. Today we will cover the Soviet tank classifications, touching foreign vehicles a little for context. Keep in mind that the same names can mean different things in different times…"

Main page


link

Armand

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.