Heavy Metal: Tank vs. Anti Tank
The main battle tank in many ways is the icon of 20th century warfare, but in the 21st century how relevant will it be? How effective will it be? And how much will it cost? The modern battle tank differs vastly from where it started and may in fact be reaching the end of its evolutionary process. Will tanks adapt to survive or be forced to retire from battle?
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- Ch 354Operation Plunder The Rhine CrossingThe Capture of Cologne - Tank units of the onrushing U.S. 1st Army rumble into Cologne's suburbs, with all guns blazing at heavy pockets of Nazi resistance. Stalled street cars are hauled out of the way. Cologne lays in absolute ruin, after having been a 'saturation attack' target for allied bombers for three years. In sharp contrast, the Cathedral stands almost undamaged.Flying Across Britain with Arthur WiIlliamsNowhere was the aerial firepower of World War II more concentrated than along the east coast of England. Explore an immense aviation story, and four wartime airfields that now feel very different indeed. Deep in Lincolnshire, East Kirkby still celebrates the heroes of the 1940s, whereas Lakenheath thunders with the noise of F-15 fighters, and the unmistakeable presence of thousands of Americans.