The Tank is not Obsolete and Other Observations about the Future of Combat

The Tank is not Obsolete and Other Observations about the Future of Combat

 

“The available data from Ukraine, as well as the recent war in Nagorno-Karabakh, indicate that tanks are still critical in modern warfare and their vulnerabilities have been exaggerated. Russia’s heavy tank losses can be explained by employment mistakes, poor planning and preparation, insufficient infantry support, and Ukrainian artillery. The use of Javelins and other light anti-tank systems in Ukraine has not demonstrated that the tank is obsolete any more than the Sagger anti-tank guided missile did in the 1973 Yom Kippur War, as discussed by David Johnson in these pages.”

 

 

Know Your Obscure WW2 Weapons: The British PIAT Gun

A SINGLE SHOT THAT SAVED D-DAY: THE BRITISH PIAT

 

A Spring Loaded Anti-Tank Gun that you had to Manually Cock to fire and be within 100 yards to be accurate.

Yeah Sounds like a Hoot!

Know Your Weapons: Russian BMP-Terminator Tank

BMP-Terminator: Designed after the lessons of the Chechen War

 

This Tank or (Tank Support Combat Vehicle) design came in response to the DISASTER the Russian Army encountered in Grozny in 1994-95 when small elements of Guerilla Rifleman armed with RPG’s and Anti-Tank mines took out entire Russian Armored columns.

Note the Grenade Launcher tubes on both the port and starboard sides of the tank.

Grenade Launchers are extremely effective in dealing with Hunter-Killer Teams in urban terrain like those seen in the Chechen Wars.

 

Know Your History: The Molotov Cocktail vs The Tank

MOLOTOV COCKTAIL VS. TANK: A HISTORY OF THIS DESPERATE MEASURE

Concise history on the Molotov as an Anti-Tank Measure down through the decades of modern warfare.

The free pdf book David’s Tool Kit: A Citizen’s Guide to Taking Out Big Brother’s Heavy Weapons is an awesome resource for the Armed Citizen.

Download yours Today!

 

 

Know Your WW2 History: The Battle of Ortona, A Case Study in Modern Urban Warfare

Case Study #5: The Battle of Ortona

 

Ortona is one of the lesser known Urban Battles in World War Two, but definitely one of the most important to study, especially from the standpoint of the Defense of a City.

Here is another worthy read on the subject by the same author.