T-34 Soviet medium tank. This is the tank which surprised the Germans when they tried to invade and occupy Stlaingrad (in Russia). The Panzerkampfwagon IVs were no match for it, not in cannon, not in armour, not in speed. Note the sloping armor - designed to deflect enemy shells, not just stop them. It had a crew of four. This philosophy poured over into their camera designs, giving us the ubituous ZEN IT camera, which can be used as hammers if needed.
The Panzer IV was the most common German tank of World War II, and its chassis was used as the basis for other combat vehicles such as tank destroyers, self-propelled artillery and antiaircraft artillery self-propelled. #worldwar2 #tanks
James Doohan was to gain fame as Scotty on Star Trek. But on the outbreak of War in 1939 he joined the Royal Canadian Artillery serving as a lieutenant in 13th Field Regiment in the U.K. He landed on D-Day at Juno beach where late in the day he was seriously wounded being hit four times in a friendly fire incident. Evacuated to the U.K, on recovery he trained as an AOP pilot, and served as an artillery spotter from 1945 to the wars end flying Austers..