Tanks are Cool

Tanks are Cool We love tanks and think they are cool!

Panther tank production line
05/20/2019

Panther tank production line

05/19/2019
The Vintage News

Troop train (1943)

Evocative World War II-era film following a troop train: the coordination of effort; its staging and assembly of cars, cargo and passengers.

05/19/2019
War History Online

Arkansas Field Artillery Unit Fires M109A6 Paladins

The M109A6 is a self propelled 155-mm Howitzer cannon, capable of delivering accurate predictive fires out to a distance of approximately 18 miles.

Self-propelled artillery has a history almost as old as tanks, and the French were early adopters in both fields. From F...
05/19/2019
8 French Self-Propelled Artillery Weapons

Self-propelled artillery has a history almost as old as tanks, and the French were early adopters in both fields. From First World War field guns to Cold War anti-aircraft weapons, here are some of their creations…

Self-propelled artillery has a history almost as old as tanks, and the French were early adopters in both fields. From First World War field guns to Cold

05/19/2019
War History Online

Preparation For The Airborne Invasion of Normandy (Original WW2 Footage)

Original WW2 footage of the preparation for the Airborne invasion of Normandy.

In addition to World War II, the M3 was used in the war in Algeria, Indochina and in Korea. Furthermore, it was part of ...
05/19/2019
Dependable and Versatile - M3 Half-Track Armored Personnel Carrier in 26 Photos

In addition to World War II, the M3 was used in the war in Algeria, Indochina and in Korea. Furthermore, it was part of the arsenal of the Israeli army and took part in the wars of 1948, 1956, 1976 and 1982. In 2013, about 20 M3 armored vehicles were still in service in Paraguay.

The M3 Half-Track Personnel Carrier was an open-topped armored car with front wheels and rear tracks. It was actively used by the USA during the Second

Albert Speer examines a T-34 in June 1943
05/19/2019

Albert Speer examines a T-34 in June 1943

05/19/2019

Come and join us on instagram for your daily dose of interesting images

Troops of British King's Shropshire Light Infantry regiment resting next to a Sherman tank of British 3rd Royal Tank Reg...
05/19/2019

Troops of British King's Shropshire Light Infantry regiment resting next to a Sherman tank of British 3rd Royal Tank Regiment, France, 15 August 1944.

According to Maskelyne, the success of the operation catapulted his group of men, known as the “Magic Gang”, to furt...
05/19/2019
The Magician That Outsmarted the Desert Fox

According to Maskelyne, the success of the operation catapulted his group of men, known as the “Magic Gang”, to further assignments for the British Army in North Africa.

World War II has no shortage of heroes especially those that had no previous military experience. However, when duty called a British magician decided to

Seventy-seven years ago, Gen. George S. Patton’s biggest problem was boredom. The Army general was on a ship, the USS ...
05/19/2019
The Calm Before The Storm - What Patton Read On The Way To World War II

Seventy-seven years ago, Gen. George S. Patton’s biggest problem was boredom. The Army general was on a ship, the USS Augusta, in the Atlantic Ocean after a two-week voyage from the States but still a week before Operation Torch would begin.

Seventy-seven years ago, Gen. George S. Patton's biggest problem was boredom. The Army general was on a ship, the USS Augusta, in the Atlantic Ocean after

M4 Sherman tank and troops of Company G, 740th Tank Battalion, 504th Regiment, US 82nd Airborne Division operating in sn...
05/19/2019

M4 Sherman tank and troops of Company G, 740th Tank Battalion, 504th Regiment, US 82nd Airborne Division operating in snowy conditions, near Herresbach, Belgium, January 1945.

The Germans had been preparing for years for this moment. Ever since Adolf Hitler came to power, he had been advancing a...
05/19/2019
The Nazi Invasion of the Netherlands: How a Country Fell in Days

The Germans had been preparing for years for this moment. Ever since Adolf Hitler came to power, he had been advancing a strategy of expansion in which Germany would dominate Europe through strength of arms.

On the 10th of May 1940, the German Army began its invasion of Western Europe. To ensure a route through to France, the Germans invaded neutral countries

M46 medium tank of US 1st Marine Division, Korea, 5 July 1953.
05/19/2019

M46 medium tank of US 1st Marine Division, Korea, 5 July 1953.

05/18/2019

Follow us over on instagram for more fascinating images, we would love to see you there :-)

Soviet and American tanks face each other at Checkpoint Charlie, during the Berlin Crisis of 1961.
05/18/2019

Soviet and American tanks face each other at Checkpoint Charlie, during the Berlin Crisis of 1961.

05/18/2019
War History Online

Hamilton's Own Field Artillery Live Fire

1-5 Field Artillery (Hamilton's Own) conduct Live Fire.

While many battle cries died out without being passed to another generation, the Confederate “Rebell Yell” was captu...
05/18/2019
Very Rare Recording of Confederate Veterans Performing the Famous "Rebel Yell"

While many battle cries died out without being passed to another generation, the Confederate “Rebell Yell” was captured on a recording in 1935, during a veteran reunion hosted by the Library of Congress.

War cries have played an important role in combat throughout history. Intended to boost the morale of those performing it, as well as to taunt the enemy,

Captain James B. Lloyd, liaison officer with the 370th Fighter Group, examines and overturned German "Panther" tank that...
05/18/2019

Captain James B. Lloyd, liaison officer with the 370th Fighter Group, examines and overturned German "Panther" tank that fell victim to an attack by USAAF P-38 Lightning fighters during the Battle of the Bulge, Dec 1944. Mastery of the air gave Allied forces the decisive edge against the failing German defenders.

05/18/2019

Come over and join us on instagram - These engines are the fastest in any tanks in the European Theater of Operations, forwards or backwards. You see, man, we like to feel we can get out of trouble, quicker than we got into it.

IS-2m heavy tanks in Berlin
05/18/2019

IS-2m heavy tanks in Berlin

The M22, classified as an “airborne tank”, first saw action during Operation Varsity in March 1945. Two units from t...
05/18/2019
The Tank That Flew Into Combat Behind Enemy Lines in WWII

The M22, classified as an “airborne tank”, first saw action during Operation Varsity in March 1945. Two units from the British 6th Airborne Division were equipped with eight M22s, now nicknamed the “Locust”. The Locusts were intended to land and reinforce the first wave of infantry paratroopers.

In 1941, the British were looking for a good light tank they could put on a glider and land with their infantry behind enemy lines. In 1941 the Allies

Even though French tanks were advanced for their time, the doctrines under which they were operated still dated from the...
05/18/2019
Trial by Fire - The Char B1 Tank During the Battle of France

Even though French tanks were advanced for their time, the doctrines under which they were operated still dated from the Great War.

During the interwar period, France was the military powerhouse of Continental Europe. Being victors of the First World War, the French began to develop

Sherman tank literally blown open - artillery hit?
05/18/2019

Sherman tank literally blown open - artillery hit?

The heavy armor and powerful gun made it extremely efficient against other tanks on the battlefield. But it wasn’t wit...
05/17/2019
How the Unbeatable German Tank Ended Up on Display in Belgium

The heavy armor and powerful gun made it extremely efficient against other tanks on the battlefield. But it wasn’t without flaws.

The Germans were retreating on every front. They hadn’t had a real success against the Russians in years, and their last offensive at Kursk had been

05/17/2019
War History Online

Invasion of Southern France WW2 (Original footage)

Invasion of Southern France by the 7th army and subsequent junction with the American 3rd army in northwest part of France.

The U.S. invasion of Grenada was a success in spite of the lack of pertinent intelligence and other shortcomings that th...
05/17/2019
US Invasion of Grenada- Successes and Failures

The U.S. invasion of Grenada was a success in spite of the lack of pertinent intelligence and other shortcomings that the invasion forces encountered

The United States’ invasion of Grenada commenced in earnest on 25 October 1983, on the orders of President Ronald Reagan. The invading force was made up

The tank performed fairly well in its early combat days, especially in North Africa. It was responsible for knocking out...
05/17/2019
The Iconic Churchill Tank in 31 pictures

The tank performed fairly well in its early combat days, especially in North Africa. It was responsible for knocking out a Tiger I in Tunisia, in 1943.

The tank that had the honor of bearing the name of Winston Churchill easily falls into the category of one of the most iconic British armored vehicles of

The liberation of Western Europe from the Nazis was a truly international effort.
05/17/2019
13 Allied Countries That Took Part in D-Day

The liberation of Western Europe from the Nazis was a truly international effort.

The D-Day landings and the subsequent campaign to capture Normandy might have been master-minded by British and American commanders, but they included

Trench maneuvering during the Battle of Cambrai. France, 1917.
05/17/2019

Trench maneuvering during the Battle of Cambrai. France, 1917.

The troops of the Red Army for the first time managed to encircle and defeat one of the strongest armies of the Wehrmach...
05/17/2019
Turning Point of WWII - 5 facts & Dozens of Photos of the Battle of Stalingrad

The troops of the Red Army for the first time managed to encircle and defeat one of the strongest armies of the Wehrmacht. Here are five facts of this bloody battle.

The Battle of Stalingrad was one of the biggest battles of World War II. During the battle, both the Soviets and the Germans suffered significant losses.

Eerie Drone Footage Of The Abandoned Mullberry Harbour
05/17/2019
Eerie Drone Footage Of The Abandoned Mullberry Harbour

Eerie Drone Footage Of The Abandoned Mullberry Harbour

June 6, 1944. The first day of the Allied invasion of France, beginning soon after midnight, was later to be dubbed the “longest day.” American, British,

With the battle of Berlin raging on and German defenses growing weaker by the minute, the war was already lost.
05/17/2019
The Fall of Nazi Germany in 30 Images

With the battle of Berlin raging on and German defenses growing weaker by the minute, the war was already lost.

After France was reclaimed by Allied forces, the Germans mustered their own forces for an all-out counterattack in the Battle of the Bulge. They inflicted

The effect of large-caliber artillery projectiles could be very dramatic as seen in this Pz.Kpfw. IV with its lower bow ...
05/17/2019

The effect of large-caliber artillery projectiles could be very dramatic as seen in this Pz.Kpfw. IV with its lower bow blasted open .

05/17/2019

Don't forget you can follow us on Instagram for cool pics - come join us :-)

Address

901 N Pitt St
Alexandria, VA
22314

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Tanks are Cool posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Museum

Send a message to Tanks are Cool:

Videos

Category