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The Sherman VC "Firefly"

on Wed, 04/17/2013 - 19:12

During WWII's Normandy Campaign the inability of Allied tanks to compete against their German foes, primarily in terms of armored protection and armamanent, was and remains today a fairly well known story. Nevertheless, what is often forgotten is that by the summer of 1944 the British had found a simple, relatively cost effective solution to the problems posed by hard hitting German AFV's (Armored Fighting Vehicles).

What the British had discovered was that if they took a 17-pounder L/55 anti-tank gun and employed tungsten armor-piercing rounds powered by a higher than normal amount of

Best Army Commander from Fall/Winter 1944-45 Campaign in NW Europe?

on Wed, 02/22/2012 - 00:17
Hasso von Manteuffel
20% (1 vote)
George S. Patton
40% (2 votes)
Alexander Patch
0% (0 votes)
William Simpson
20% (1 vote)
Jean de Lattre de Tassigny
20% (1 vote)
Miles Dempsey
0% (0 votes)
Johannes Blaskowitz
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 5