British Tanks Q&A – Ask your questions!

Good day, folks. We have talked to the Armoured Archives team and they agreed to collaborate with us on a tank history Q&A.

The AA team knows A LOT about various tank topics across all continents and nations. But I guess it goes without saying the main bread and butter is British military stuff.

Feel free to ask as many questions as you like in the comments below! I hope to have the answers post ready in about a week.

20 thoughts on “British Tanks Q&A – Ask your questions!

  1. Alright, here is one.
    What other projects did Nicholas Straussler did that the public does not know of?
    After that excellent article of Hungarian tanks, we should look into more of Straussler’s works.

    1. it is not fictional but WG had to take some liberties with it
      basically you have plans for a new improved turret for the Conqueror, just like the Centurion AX, then you have an actual Conqueror covered with 14mm plates acting as spaced armour (20mm in WoT)

      the important part of the Super Conqueror is the turret, however the hull of the Conqueror was simply too weak for Tier 10 and so WG matched both and added the spaced armour kit around the improved turret and front plate of the hull

      it isn’t just the Super Conqueror, since then the Tier 9 Conqueror is also equiped with spaced armour on the turret just like the original Super Conqueror from the photos you can quickly find by using google, just type in « Super Conqueror » and it is on the first page of the results for image search

  2. Is there documentation on the rationale behind giving the Centurion’s hull sides a slope? If it was to accommodate a turret ring, why not use a more conventional (and more spacious) layout like having straight hull sides with sponsons similar to a Sherman or Panther?

  3. Please list all British and Commonwealth military vehicles in Hong Kong military, the vehicles those were captured by axis power in ww2, and captured by allied power in ww1, and the vehicles that fight against communists( China, Korean, Vietnam,Russia in 1920s, etc.). Thank you.

  4. How many tank designs like the Cobra are out there in the archives, unknown to the world, waiting to be uncovered?

  5. How many GSOR tanks are out there and how are they named (what are the tanks’ names)?
    And where could I find pictures of at least some of them?

  6. I read somewhere that the crusader was tested with the rolles royce meteor engine, was the test successfull and if it was was it ever used?

  7. What do you know about British 4-track tank designs? I’ve seen a picture of a small mock-up of such a vehicle, vaguely resembling the Cruiser tanks.

  8. how many other examples are there/how far did designers take the concept of british vehicles with unusually large main armaments along the same lines as the FV4004 Conway, FV4005 Stage II, FV4101 Charioteer, FV217 Badger and Chimera, many of which were designed with guns of 127mm and greater? Was this most of all spurned by the fear of soviet armor?

  9. how many other examples are there/how far did designers take the concept of british vehicles with unusually large main armaments along the same lines as the FV4004, FV4005 Stage II, Charioteer, and Chimera? Was this most of all spurned by the fear of soviet armor?

  10. HI ! How much do we know about the funny FV304 ”mortar” arty in the game. I think there were a lot of variants, the FV304 being a variant itself. With that speed, there are surely some lights or reconnaissance tanks !
    Thanks

  11. I heard the rail and trains on Britain affected the overall diameter of the turret rings, thus preventing the tanks to use bigger guns If that is true, how did they manage to make Cromwell and so on? Did they change the railroad infrastructure?

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