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Inside the Chieftain's Hatch: S35


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The_Chieftain #1 Posted Dec 15 2017 - 00:04

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We continue with the pre-war French theme. Let's see if the S35 can salvage France's honour.

 



AndrewSledge #2 Posted Dec 15 2017 - 00:07

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I love that thing; it's my favorite tier 3 tank in the game; and it was awesome seeing it in person this fall. Looking forward to the video when I get home from work!

Dirizon #3 Posted Dec 15 2017 - 00:27

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I think, among all 193O designs and pre war vehicles available, none where as ascetically pleasing, so smooth, and as advanced as the S35 and S4O series. It is a shame, that they were deployed in such out dated, obsolete, and traditional deployments and strategy. And because of their curse and label, as being marked infantry support and defensive positional machines, they were cursed with underpowered engines further limiting them.

S35 just had so much potential.

 



Dirizon #4 Posted Dec 15 2017 - 00:55

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Self sealing fuel tanks. An automatic fire retardant suppression system. Vehicular casting in construction. Vehicular bulkhead segements in construction.  A  4.7cm high powered gun (far ahead of contemporary 3.7cm) High tension material road wheels.  Needless to say, the Somua had excellent early war innovations. 

 



BaerenGott #5 Posted Dec 15 2017 - 00:56

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Too bad we don't have that big 'ole red heart as an emblem choice.  We have one close, but just not as cool.

 



HOTA_CHATON #6 Posted Dec 15 2017 - 01:31

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Thanks for doing these reviews.  I know I will never be a real tanker but it's information that I do so enjoy learning about.  Keep up the very good work.

bjorn1984 #7 Posted Dec 15 2017 - 01:54

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I rather enjoy the Pz S35 but you knew that. Can't wait for part 2.

saru_richard #8 Posted Dec 15 2017 - 03:21

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French tanks, giving Panzers a run for there money before the Russians made it cool

da_Rock002 #9 Posted Dec 15 2017 - 03:59

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What excellent productions, all of these....... 

 

 

...although shooting the close ups a bit farther back (showing more tank and fewer pores) would be nicer.    :B



Sam_Sanister #10 Posted Dec 16 2017 - 02:14

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The S35s are the only tier 3s I've gotten Levaslaiho's medals in.



bjorn1984 #11 Posted Dec 16 2017 - 18:12

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View Postsaru_richard, on Dec 15 2017 - 03:21, said:

French tanks, giving Panzers a run for there money before the Russians made it cool

 

I really wouldn't say that. The French tank could have, but due to poor training, poor deployment, and mechanical failures, the French tank never really gave the German's the troubles that they should have. The German's also loved there Stukas.

da_Rock002 #12 Posted Dec 20 2017 - 10:50

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View Postbjorn1984, on Dec 16 2017 - 12:12, said:

 

I really wouldn't say that. The French tank could have, but due to poor training, poor deployment, and mechanical failures, the French tank never really gave the German's the troubles that they should have. The German's also loved there Stukas.

 

 

You can list those against the Russian use of tanks as well, at least for the first couple of years.   The Russian crews had almost zero time in their equipment.   They had no real tactical training, and since they didn't put radios in the tanks, had no effective way to communicate battle field tactics anyway.     If Russia hadn't been so huge compared to France, it wouldn't have been such a long war.



The_Chieftain #13 Posted Dec 22 2017 - 11:36

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Have a part 2. Edited into original post.




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