Tuesday, October 6, 2020

The five worst tanks of all time

 Dwight has it.

Well, it's the five worst tanks of all time that are in the UK Tank Museum.  Still, there are some very unexpected entries of the list.  But they do show their work, and I can't really argue with their criteria - unreliability, obsolescence on delivery, and an unwillingness by the design committee to prioritize features are all a pretty good way to kill a design.

Of course, next week is the tenth anniversary of when I posted about the German A7V and why the British and (especially) the French tanks were clearly superior.  Dwight's video adds depth to that.

And this is a good time to ask whether you read Dwight every day.  I mean, heck - I've linked to him twice in two days.  Are you making me do all your work for you or what?


Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

I am not aware this, but will watch the video. Coincidentally enough, I finished Achtung: Panzer! by Heinz Guderian, which covers the history of the tank in WWI and developments in the interwar period up to 1937.

The Germans were terrible at tanks in WW I: refused to develop them until too late and even then apparently they were bad.

Ed Bonderenka said...

Well, I appreciate it.

Richard said...

I am a curmudgeon and I am not going to spend 17 minutes watching something I could read in 3. It is probably my loss. I don't understand the love of video for stuff that doesn't need video.

Unknown said...

I'm blushing. Thank you.