Common Myths About WWII

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    • #3165
      Cardmen
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      http://ftr.wot-news.com/2013/09/05/common-myths-about-wwii/

      I don’t know if all of them are true but it’s an interesting article.

    • #3166
      mongalong247
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      I’ve read a few of those before, it’s amazing how these myths persist and continue to shape ideas about WWII even this far down the road.

      We constantly hear feedback about how the Tiger I in Wikinger is getting penned by the heavier Shermans and that it is clearly a bug and we MUST fix it XD

    • #3193
      Sebandir
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      • “Tigers were vulnerable to even Shermans armed with 75 mm guns” – not true”British “Firefly” Shermans equipped with 17 pounder guns could effectively combat any German armour, including Tiger II tanks.” -APDS may do so, but it was a very experimental ammunition and it was hard to hit the tank at a distance of 500 meters!
      • “Soviet guns do not lack mechanical accuracy, and are occasionally more accurate than their German counterparts”-Soviet sights until 1943 – were tragic, later they began to copy German, so …
      • “The Tiger II was penetrated many times by various weapons in trials. Even the meek 85 mm gun on the T-34-85 was capable of dealing a fatal blow to it at 300 meters. The Wikipedia article for the Tiger II has a very nice photo of a Tiger II with a 17 pounder hole in the front.
        Ironically, the only weapon in Soviet tests that was consistently incapable of penetrating the front of the Tiger II was the Panther’s gun, even with APCR.” – Sure 😉 Masters of propaganda.  Edit. Well, unless you’re in the side of the tower (T-34/85) Battle Staszów.
      • “Most people focus on the three SS divisions that were LAH, Reich, and Totenkopf, which were ..The remaining SS divisions were barely Volkssturm quality.”-Hello ?  5SS , 9SS , 10 SS, 12SS…
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    • #3196
      Sebandir
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      Also let the Russians praise the results of Kubinka tests (1940) purchased Pz III, in which they said that Pz III was better in every way than the T-34 at that time.

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    • #3197
      Sebandir
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      @mongalong247

      And another thing, Tiger I was the king of the fighting field, but in 1943, later it was different …;)

      • #3199
        mongalong247
        Moderator

        Yeah, Wikinger is set D-Day to VE Day, tiger I ceased production a few months afterward D-Day.  I guess everyone decided they needed to make tanks to kill the Tiger I XD

      • #3200
        Sebandir
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        Exactly.

      • #3201
        Sebandir
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        Although even in February 1945 during the battles for Poznań- Tiger I, under the command of Fritz Sander, working with one Panther destroyed many IS-2 and T-34/85.

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