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The_Chieftain #41 Posted Jul 23 2012 - 19:49

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OK. It's ready. Should be a simultaneous release of the first 2.5 hours with EU tomorrow afternoon their time, morning our time. The other half will be about a week-ten days later.

ForcestormX #42 Posted Jul 23 2012 - 21:07

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Looking forward to it.

Dunewarrior #43 Posted Jul 25 2012 - 21:31

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Still not out, or did I miss it?

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View PostDunewarrior, on Jul 25 2012 - 21:31, said:

Still not out, or did I miss it?

It's out. Available here. http://wargamingamerica.com/OTT/ep1

It seems the editing got messed up and many of the questions that are asked when the experts are interviewed do not appear or show up properly.

The_Chieftain #45 Posted Jul 26 2012 - 00:37

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Hmm. Someone leaked it. I'm trying to do the announcement, but the bloody internal system is broken.

Razven #46 Posted Jul 27 2012 - 00:32

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What would the difference have been in terms of video/audio quality, final cutting/editing or is it just a matter of when it's released?

PUNKj #47 Posted Jul 27 2012 - 19:29

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View PostThe_Chieftain, on Feb 15 2012 - 20:44, said:


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About The Event

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Wargaming America and resident tank expert The Chieftain are hosting an interactive gathering of the leading, world-renowned, published authorities on tanks. The event will be March 10, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., followed by an optional museum tour. The event will be videotaped from the Military Vehicle Technology Foundation in Portola Valley, California.

The Military Vehicle Technology Foundation oversees one of the largest and most significant collections of historical military vehicles in the world.


Submitting Questions

Have a question about tanks or their history you'd like to ask the authors listed below? The topic is the tanks and tank development 1930s-1950s. The floor is yours--just submit them through the method below that is most comfortable for you.

The best questions submitted will be chosen to help drive the discussion during our Q&A session with the authors. This is your chance to learn more about the tanks you love, so don't miss out!


Discussion Forum

We've created a special discussion forum for Operation Think Tank 2012. Feel free to join in on the discussion, and be sure to pay the question submission thread a visit if you would like to toss your question into the pot.


Facebook

Are you social media savvy? We've put together a special page devoted to Operation Think Tank 2012 on Facebook. Head over now to take a look, start sharing with your friends, and of course post your questions on the wall.

Oh, and don't forget to click the “Like” button while you're there! We'll be sharing all the latest news and updates on Operation Think Tank 2012 with our fans.


Twitter

Does Twitter course through your veins as much as tank lore? If so, feel free to Tweet us your question!

Simply send out your question with the hash tag #thinktank and we'll take note of it.


E-Mail

Have a question you've classified Top Secret, deemed worthy of viewing only by the eyes of The Chieftain? No problem--we've created a special email address specifically for Operation Think Tank 2012.

Send your question to events@worldoftanks.com, and be sure to include your World of Tanks username so we can give you credit at the event!


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Attending

We'll have more information on attending the event at a later time. Space will be limited, so keep your eyes peeled on the Operation Think Tank 2012 Facebook page or the World of Tanks community portal for more details.

Watch It Online

We won't be able to invite everyone, but that's not stopping us! We're going to record Operation Think Tank 2012 and will make it available for viewing online, after the event takes place.

Stay tuned for more details on the online availability, including where you can watch it and what extra goodies it will include. We're cooking up some fun behind-the-scenes content that will be exclusively available in the video version of the event.

The Panel

Hilary Doyle

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Hailing from Dun Laoighre, Ireland Mr. Doyle has written about armored vehicles since 1964. He is currently working on a series of books on the Panzer Tracts with Mr. Thomas Jentz.

With over 100 publication mentions to his credit and counting, if anyone is synonymous with accurate World War II vehicle plans and specifications, it’s Mr. Doyle.


Kenneth Estes

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A retired US Marine Corps Lt. Colonel, Mr. Estes served as a tanker from 1969 until 1993. Since then, he has penned official histories of both US Marine Corps and US Army units.

Mr. Estes has also written commercially successful books including, Marines Under Armor: The Marine Corps and the Armored Fighting Vehicle, 1916-2000 and US Marine Corps Tank Crewman 1941-45: Pacific


David Fletcher MBE

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Mr. Fletcher currently resides as the resident historian of the Royal Armored Corps Museum in Bovington, England. A highly respected authority in the field of British Armor from 1916-1945, Mr. Fletcher has been on the museum staff since 1982.

He has also published several books, including The Great Tank Scandal and The Universal Tank.


Rob Griffin

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Still serving to this day in the Territorial Army, Mr. Griffin also served 25 years in 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards. Originally from Gloucester, England Mr. Griffin has penned the definitive books on the post-war British tanks “Chieftain” and “Conqueror.”

Mr. Griffin is also a keen modeler – contributing to Military Modeling and Military in Scale magazines.


Harry Yeide

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Mr. Yeide has been a published authority on tanks since 2003. He has published the definitive book on the US Army’s Tank Destroyer Corps, The Tank Killers, as well as other works including Weapons of the Tankers and Steel Victory.

When not writing about US Army steel, Mr. Yeide works as a foreign affairs analyst in Washington D.C.


Steven Zaloga

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An esteemed author of numerous books detailing armored fighting vehicles, Mr. Zaloga holds an MA in History from Columbia University – particularly celebrated for his attention to Soviet/Russian equipment.

Mr. Zaloga is an enthusiastic modeler and member of the Armor Modeling and Preservation Society, while also serving as senior analyst at the Teal Group in Washington, D.C.


"The Chieftain"

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A US Army armor officer, The Chieftain is a modeler, historical wargamer and a volunteer at the MVTF. He has written for the specialist press and runs Wargaming’s Military Op-ed/history column, “The Chieftain’s Hatch”.

He currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area

I have been playing WOT for a couple months now and i just wana know pertaining to the technology  in the game why do the germans only have ww2 tanks and prototyped then the russians have cold war tech, figure its because of the humiliating loses they suffered to german tankers something like 13ish russians to 1 german tank. Ohh and the french dont get me started you show me pics after the first couple tiers of them fighting. Rgr that s because rommel and his seventh made them surrender so they werent even in the half of them were fight for the german the vichy southern france. 1st infantry is the only U.S DIV to kill the french when they invaded algeria french morrocco. So thats 2 and the 3rd is for my british brothers and arms how you gonna slap them in the face by putting their tanks with the russian unlike the french the brits did fight. And definetly deserve their own group. And chineese mineaswell give the japanees m-1s and call it a day. My point everyone knows who had the better tanks in ww2 the number dont lie. So why not keep them on the same time line. Just wondering SSG FISCHER,JAY M.

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View PostPUNKj, on Jul 27 2012 - 19:29, said:

I have been playing WOT for a couple months now and i just wana know pertaining to the technology  in the game why do the germans only have ww2 tanks and prototyped then the russians have cold war tech, figure its because of the humiliating loses they suffered to german tankers something like 13ish russians to 1 german tank. Ohh and the french dont get me started you show me pics after the first couple tiers of them fighting. Rgr that s because rommel and his seventh made them surrender so they werent even in the half of them were fight for the german the vichy southern france. 1st infantry is the only U.S DIV to kill the french when they invaded algeria french morrocco. So thats 2 and the 3rd is for my british brothers and arms how you gonna slap them in the face by putting their tanks with the russian unlike the french the brits did fight. And definetly deserve their own group. And chineese mineaswell give the japanees m-1s and call it a day. My point everyone knows who had the better tanks in ww2 the number dont lie. So why not keep them on the same time line. Just wondering SSG FISCHER,JAY M.


The_Chieftain #49 Posted Jul 27 2012 - 20:23

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Mainly because after losing the war, the Germans weren't allowed do much tank-building for a while.

k9catforce #50 Posted Jul 31 2012 - 21:34

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having trouble with the player on the website.... :Smile_confused:

The_Chieftain #51 Posted Jul 31 2012 - 23:00

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IE or Chrome?

Razven #52 Posted Aug 01 2012 - 00:13

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Playing the video on Firefox occasionally results in choppy video and audio.

(Also, Chief...why not upload this onto YouTube as well?)

k9catforce #53 Posted Aug 01 2012 - 03:01

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View PostThe_Chieftain, on Jul 31 2012 - 23:00, said:

IE or Chrome?

Chrome. I can't get it to start

The_Chieftain #54 Posted Aug 01 2012 - 04:16

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Any error messages? You've got the latest flash players? What happens?

I've heard the odd complaing about IE, but you're the first Chrome user to state a problem.

fritz3d #55 Posted Aug 02 2012 - 01:05

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Not that it's important but why did it take several months to get this video out?

The_Chieftain #56 Posted Aug 02 2012 - 01:14

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Good question, I don't have an answer for it.

Xlucine #57 Posted Aug 02 2012 - 01:37

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You were blaming translation/editing holdups a few weeks back :Smile_harp:

View PostThe_Chieftain, on Jun 27 2012 - 07:51, said:

Nope.
Marketing are convinced that nobody wants to sit down and watch two two hour blocks of people sitting around talking about tanks, so want it cut up into lots of ten minute segments, which, of course, our production guy can't do quickly. I, unfortunately, am now in Ireland (and have been travelling for over two weeks) and thus can't strangle anyone to bypass this logjam.

[my bold]

The_Chieftain #58 Posted Aug 02 2012 - 02:54

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And I have no idea what happened to that.

[Edit: Sorry, that was the translation. The editing was another problem, the compromise was the 25-minute chunks currently being released]

Vollketten #59 Posted Aug 02 2012 - 18:59

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Just finished wtahcing the first episode of the think tank and it was fantastic. I did have issues downloading it and there appeared to be some captions missing when it went to the segways for the individual issues.

Is part 2 not available?-edit: week to 10 days to wait........

Edited by Vollketten, Aug 02 2012 - 20:06.


xvpunisher007vx #60 Posted Aug 22 2012 - 00:04

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View PostVollketten, on Aug 02 2012 - 18:59, said:

edit: week to 10 days to wait........

i think you will be waiting a little longer than that!. been 20 days already since u posted that lol.




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