Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Encyclopedia of Modern Armor The Heavy Tank|
Genres: Educational, Documentary
n 1940, Panzer divisions stormed across France and the Low Countries, vindicating the role of the tank in modern warfare and the concept of blitzkrieg or lightning war. Then came the invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941, w... more »
Good survey but misses the mark
A Reader | CA, United States | 09/28/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"'The Encyclopedia of Modern Armor: The Heavy Tank' documentary provides a survey of modern (1942-present) heavy tanks. But that is also its problem. While it covers heavy tanks starting with the Tiger and Panther through the M60, T-62, Merkava, and onto the M1 (plus many more) very little information is given on any particular vehicle. As a result, only the newcomer to armor will probably find this title of interest. In addition, many tanks you would expect to see such as the Russian JS series are not covered at all. A number of private venture vehicles are briefly mentioned (mostly sold to African countries).
The narrator is clear but has a slight echo sort of like he's talking into a can. The WW2 footage was mostly stuff I had not seen before but was of poor quality. Even the modern footage was low resolution and grainy (looking like TV footage from the 80's)."