Category: Armor

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Going Ballistic

DK takes a look at how penetration and armor actually work in real life compared to how it is implemented in Armored Warfare. Would choosing a different gaming model that reflects actual penetration values allow more diversity in Armored Warfare? Going Ballistic By DK Special thanks to Captain Nemo and Vollketten. Thanks to Spooky for Edits and Publishing Both Armored Warfare and World of Tanks have invented how certain shells work in the game that...

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Sidescraping in Armored Warfare

Sidescraping in Armored Warfare is a topic that comes up fairly frequently. Some players new to Armored Warfare or the tank MMO genre may not be familiar with what sidescraping is, so let’s define it. Sidescraping Sidescraping is the act of positioning your tank’s armor at an angle such that non-HE rounds hitting your armor bounce. Angling your armor will increase the effectiveness of your protection. a 100mm plate angled at 30 degrees from horizontal...

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The Last Steel Giants

Today we have a nice historical / speculation piece by DK. I like his take on what some of the last heavy tanks in real life could be appropriate for Armored Warfare is a fun read. Thank you for the submission DK!!! The Last Steel Giants Author: DK Hello Armored Talkers, A big controversy on the forum when discussing low tier tanks is the possibility of the last generation of heavy tanks being implemented as MBTs. Some...

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Armata live test fire and….a bulldozer?

A few odds and ends for you… Live test fire of the Armata Unless you have been living under a rock or don’t like Russian vehicles, you know the newest kid on the block is the T-14 Armata. The Russian version of Armored Warfare is even being branded with the Armata name. Some lucky reporter was able to be inside one during a test fire. Published on Sep 9, 2015 Military first showed how the...

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You mean you don’t have a tank in your garage?

German police found a Panther, a torpedo, and an anti-aircraft gun in a garage in Kiel, Germany. Apparently they raided the house on a tip from prosecutors who were investigating some stolen artwork. While I am sure the whole situation can be sensitive and serious, the quote below provided an image in my head that made me smile: The mayor of the nearby Keikendorf municipality, Alexander Orth, said it was no secret the elderly man...

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Enter the Rooikat: South African tank on Armored Warfare

Armored Warfare today posted another one of their interesting looks at real life vehicles. This time the Rooikat from South Africa. While not very stealthy in real life, this armored vehicle looks to be very interesting. Below is the article on Armored Warfare, but if you prefer videos I found one from when the Rooikat first went public:   Most history books on post-war armor development focus on the clash between NATO and Warsaw Pact...

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Tank biathalon tickets from Armored Warfare

We have covered ways of driving real life tanks and The Tank Museum has their annual Tankfest underway this weekend in Bovington, but I also wouldn’t mind catching the tank biathlon in Russia some year. For 2015 the Russian publisher of Armored Warfare, Mail.ru Group, will be giving players the opportunity to win tickets to the show. They are also giving show attendees early access to Armored Warfare. Pretty nice cross promotion there. Below is from https://aw.mail.ru/news/984.html if you want to...

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Armored Warfare’s Centauro 155/39LW in real life (and why it is a TD)

The Centauro 155/39LW, also known as the Porcupine, is coming to Armored Warfare as a tier 8 TD. That is right, a TD and not an SPG class…you can read more about that below. In real life The Centauro 155/39 LW is a wheeled self-propelled howitzer designed to provide fire support and is developed by Iveco and OTO-Melara. This armored vehicle uses an automatic loading system providing a high rate of fire. As a modern artillery, it...

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115mm T-62 gun history

Armored Warfare’s main website has a very nice article about how the 115mm T-62 gun came to be. The T-62 medium tank is one of the most popular Soviet armored vehicles, and Nikita Khruschev actually plays a fairly large role. The gun caliber was unique for the Soviets at the time, so it is interesting to know how it all happened. This modification of the D-54TS gun caused the caliber increase from 100mm to 115mm. The ejector...

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Buy your own real life tank

So you took a tier 5 T-72 out for a spin in Armored Warfare and thought to yourself you need one in the driveway? Yes, you too could have one for $50,000 USD plus a bit more for shipping and transport! A million bucks when new, $50,000 buys you, a civilian, a T-72. It ain’t Grandpappy’s antique war wagon. The T-72 is Russia’s main battle tank, the heavyweight, 45 tons of bad news with a...