The eighth episode of our latest podcast series - "The Finest Half Hour" - is out now!
World War 2 was a war of scientific breakthroughs and technological innovation. The war years saw the development of the first computer, the launch of powerful rockets like the V2, and the creation of the deadliest weapon ever to be used in war: the atomic bomb. There were also saw rapid advances in tank design, as each nation tried to out armor and outgun its foes. Join us as we explore how interwar ‘light tank’ thinking gave way to heavier, more powerful tanks like the T-34 and later model Panzers.
To tell this story, Wargaming has teamed up with The Tank Museum, Bovington in the UK to highlight some of the tanks featured in upcoming episodes of The Finest Half Hour. This week we shine a spotlight on one of the best all-around tanks of WW2: The T-34. With a 76 mm gun and 60 degree sloped armor that provided excellent protection against anti-tank weapons, the T-34 was a fearsome opponent on the battlefield.
The T34/85 housed at the Bovington Tank Museum is a post-war model, with improved transmission and other upgrades. It was captured in the Korean War and shipped to the UK for studying.
About The Finest Half Hour
"The Finest Half Hour" is a brand-new podcast series that dives into the history and stories of World War II. It is brought to you by Wargaming and narrated by British Army veteran and armored warfare instructor Richard Cutland.
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If you missed the first episode and would like to start from the very beginning, feel free to check it out here.
Close the hatch, brace yourself and prepare for the Finest Half Hour!
Richard "The Challenger" Cutland