For the Record: Stronk French History
Thanks to Vollketten for this one :) Hello everyone, need a good laugh? Well, here’s some stronk French armor history. In the TnT magazine, January/February 2009, the French actually proved that the Panther is superior to IS-3! :) Let’s start with something mild. The armor. Well, for starters, that’s a Panther with 88mm L/71 and Schmalturm. Because, you know, that totally existed. The numbers are off too – but whatever. The magazine is calling that Panther Ausf.F. Newsflash: Panther Ausf.F did NOT have the 88mm L/71, that was a separate project! But no worries, it gets better – mobility: Again, German fantasy (900hp HL234 engine, that wasn’t even a part of the Panther Ausf.F program!) versus Soviet reality (which is not even right, IS-3 was powered by a 520hp engine). Based on fantasy numbers, the French prove that the Panther had superior mobility to the IS-3, by a huge margin. But can it get even better? Of course it can :) Firepower: As you can see, the firepower of the gun that was never mounted on a Panther clearly is superior to the one of IS-3, because, you know, firepower is measured in penetration :) Plus the penetration numbers are WAY off reality (145mm at 100 meters? For D-25?). The conclusion of the magazine is – and I quote: “Panzerkampfwagen V Ausf.F was superior to IS-3 Model 1945″ How the hell did the Germans lose the war with such awesome machines? :) But can it get EVEN BETTER? Of course it can, check this out. The French description of the E-series: Either E-5 or E-10 was a fake (can’t remember right now). E-90 – pure fake. Bonus points for referring to the Krokodil, Alligator and Tiger III. Hahaha :) Gotta love google historians.