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Re: What's Your Ugliest and Most Beautiful Tank of WW2?
« Reply #330 on: 24-04-2011, 18:04:10 »
My most beautifullest WWII tank is still (and will probably always be) the Panter, but since that one got  drooled on more than enough in this thread already I'll go with another choice. When it comes to design I'm heavily german-biased, they had a knack for combining design with engineering.

I always had a soft spot for the Skdfz 222 (armored scoutcars are allowed right?). It looks cute, but still tough and all the weird angles in its design make it look quite futuristic. The 20MM gun is perfect for the overall dimensions, the previous version with the MG just looks a bit weak.



The long barreled PIII-J comes in close second. I dunno, that one just has "classic tank" written all over it. And, although it's boxy and the bolts sticking out make it look like a shrunken battleship, I kinda like the Cromwell too. :)


There are more ugly than pretty tanks, so that choice was harder. The Churchill, early Shermans, jap tanks (altough the Chi-ha looks okay), etc., all range from butt-ugly to uninspired at most.
Okay, with the Churchill I must admit: it looks like the Brits at least tried to design a proper ugly tank. Kudo's for that.

But one of my personal ugliest is also german by the way: the Märder III.



Boy oh boy, just look at it. It looks like it'll fall apart the moment you touch it. The Marder I is also kind of funny looking, but in a good way. The III is just a big fail.





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Re: What's Your Ugliest and Most Beautiful Tank of WW2?
« Reply #331 on: 24-04-2011, 20:04:30 »
you are right on the marder III but there was also a version that looked quite okay


the churchill while not totally ugly more or less reminds me of a ww1 tank (someone will get angry!)
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Re: What's Your Ugliest and Most Beautiful Tank of WW2?
« Reply #332 on: 24-04-2011, 20:04:55 »

the churchill while not totally ugly more or less reminds me of a ww1 tank (someone will get angry!)
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Re: What's Your Ugliest and Most Beautiful Tank of WW2?
« Reply #333 on: 25-04-2011, 11:04:37 »

Let me show you my most beautiful tank...

I give you The 76 mm Gun Motor Carriage (GMC) M18, also knows as The Hellcat



Not just a awesome name but also a good looking body and turret. Looks kinda like a Shermans hotter, older sister...

And now, for the fugly award...



The Type 89 medium tank I-Go. I don't like the look of the Japanese tanks at all so this was a hard choice but this one wins with the almost WW1 feel the front has.

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Re: What's Your Ugliest and Most Beautiful Tank of WW2?
« Reply #334 on: 26-04-2011, 16:04:36 »

Let me show you my most beautiful tank...

I give you The 76 mm Gun Motor Carriage (GMC) M18, also knows as The Hellcat



Not just a awesome name but also a good looking body and turret. Looks kinda like a Shermans hotter, older sister...

Problem is, thats an M36 Jackson :P
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Re: What's Your Ugliest and Most Beautiful Tank of WW2?
« Reply #335 on: 26-04-2011, 16:04:16 »

Let me show you my most beautiful tank...

I give you The 76 mm Gun Motor Carriage (GMC) M18, also knows as The Hellcat



Not just a awesome name but also a good looking body and turret. Looks kinda like a Shermans hotter, older sister...

Problem is, thats an M36 Jackson :P
Problem is, that really is an Hellcat. It is a very famous photo
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Re: What's Your Ugliest and Most Beautiful Tank of WW2?
« Reply #336 on: 26-04-2011, 16:04:55 »
Problem is, since I havent seen anything WW2 or played a single game in nearly a week, my brain is full of fuck.

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Re: What's Your Ugliest and Most Beautiful Tank of WW2?
« Reply #337 on: 26-04-2011, 17:04:44 »
Problem is, since I havent seen anything WW2 or played a single game in nearly a week, my brain is full of fuck.

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Re: What's Your Ugliest and Most Beautiful Tank of WW2?
« Reply #338 on: 26-04-2011, 17:04:27 »
Problem is, since I havent seen anything WW2 or played a single game in nearly a week, my brain is full of fuck.

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Less woman/beer/viking helmets more WW2
Less watching TV/aggro'ing at an empty screen and MOAR BUTTON MASHING.
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Re: What's Your Ugliest and Most Beautiful Tank of WW2?
« Reply #339 on: 26-04-2011, 17:04:25 »
The cutest tank will be M4A1 Sherman with all its round edges.
Proof: all my WW2 n00b friends and colleagues always commented like this when I jump into M4A1 in FH0.7:
"What kind of tank its that? Looks cute, like a toy!"

N00bs will agree that Tiger tanks look the most bad-ass, it has boxy hull and huge turret with big 88mm gun. Other than that, they cannot differentiate anything else.

I personally like "balanced" tanks, that means, the size of turret, guns, and hull is proportionate. E.g. This Panther, even from behind, it looks sleek.



By my definition, this one pretty much fits it all, and it also has that "modern" look.



British A34 Comet tank, because Cromwell's tiny barrel makes it look emasculated.

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Re: What's Your Ugliest and Most Beautiful Tank of WW2?
« Reply #340 on: 26-04-2011, 18:04:50 »
*Cough* T31 demo tank *Cough"

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Re: What's Your Ugliest and Most Beautiful Tank of WW2?
« Reply #341 on: 26-04-2011, 19:04:09 »
i forgot to post my ugliest tank(s)

T-35

T-100


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Re: What's Your Ugliest and Most Beautiful Tank of WW2?
« Reply #342 on: 26-04-2011, 19:04:32 »
The upper one is the SMK. This is a T-35:
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Re: What's Your Ugliest and Most Beautiful Tank of WW2?
« Reply #343 on: 26-04-2011, 19:04:02 »
SMK and T100 actually performed well
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Re: What's Your Ugliest and Most Beautiful Tank of WW2?
« Reply #344 on: 26-04-2011, 19:04:43 »
Sarcasm, right?