Summarized back story of this legendary beauty: When NZ was drawn into WW2, some heroes began thinking of armored defense. Bob Semple decided to make one, making this the best (and only) Kiwi tank ever built.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Semple_tank

  • nukeM
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    262 months ago

    While reading up on this tonk, I found something you might enjoy. Allow me to introduce you to the modernized Bob Semple Tank, aka the Chibi Bradley

  • @CarbonIceDragon@pawb.social
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    92 months ago

    This is pretty much just a technical before they were called technicals, no? preexisting vehicle, bolt some machineguns and metal plates on to make a fighting vehicle in times of desperation

    • @neidu2OP
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      2 months ago

      Kind of, I guess. But in my book, a technical should at least have one pair of wheels and substancially less armor.

  • @PinkOwls@feddit.de
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    82 months ago

    Wow, designing a WW1-tank during the WW2-era is kind of like using a T-55 in a modern war!

      • @NoLifeKing@ani.social
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        12 months ago

        Not according to the definition.

        A tank is an armoured fighting vehicle intended as a primary offensive weapon in front-line ground combat. Tank designs are a balance of heavy firepower, strong armour, and battlefield mobility provided by tracks and a powerful engine; their main armament is often mounted within a turret. They are a mainstay of modern 20th and 21st century ground forces and a key part of combined arms combat.

        -Wikipedia

        • @yeather@lemmy.ca
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          Technically using proper terminology. Boy tanks have big guns like cannons and girl tanks (tankettes) only had machine guns or small autocannons. Most people think of the Italians when someone says tankettes because of their prolific use during WW2 but the original meaning applied to Mark IV British landships that had either cannons or machine guns.

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            Technically using proper terminology. Boy tanks have big guns like cannons and girl tanks (tankettes) only had machine guns or small autocannons. Most people think of the Italians when someone says tankettes because of their prolific use during WW2 but the original meaning applied to Mark IV British landships that had either cannons or machine guns.