Why were tanks cemented into the ground?

  • čas přidán 29. 03. 2019
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    Why were tanks cemented into the ground in WWII? Seems an odd thing to do until you find out why..
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Komentáře • 1 869

  • Simple History
    Simple History  Před 3 měsíci +2584

    Isn't this a form of recycling? ♻️

  • US ARMY VET 11B 96-14
    US ARMY VET 11B 96-14 Před dnem +1

    VERY INFORMATIVE VIDEO..............TANK YOU!!!!!!! 😜

  • Sorin Mihailov
    Sorin Mihailov Před dnem +1


  • wonderboy2402
    wonderboy2402 Před 2 dny

    2:28 ah yes, the rare red brick reinforced tank.

  • Janne Rahkamaa
    Janne Rahkamaa Před 3 dny

    Best part of ww2 is where commies get killed

  • David Tucker
    David Tucker Před 3 dny +1

    And the Germans simply went around these fortifications during the blitzkrieg.

  • B00ST10
    B00ST10 Před 3 dny +1

    You hid half the tank, so you’ll get a solid SNEAK 50.

  • Sylenz F
    Sylenz F Před 3 dny

    A video game called "Elete Sniper 4" has turrets in concrete which can be destroyed with C-4.

  • Brian Amory
    Brian Amory Před 3 dny

    I forgot these were a thing until i played Sniper Elite 4

  • awe Ruby
    awe Ruby Před 3 dny

    Half tank half artillery

  • Willy VR
    Willy VR Před 3 dny

    What a fucking nightmare

  • TucsonHat
    TucsonHat Před 3 dny

    It didnt look like the German Panther implacements had much space beyond the crew compartment, where would they store ammo for the guns? Tank shells take up a decent amount of space and except for the Sea Wall, I cant imagine it would be very safe trying to resupply them during a battle

  • robox91
    robox91 Před 3 dny

    In the Netherlands we have these from the cold war. IJssel line.

  • Austin Hughes
    Austin Hughes Před 3 dny

    Hey, if I was in the same mindset I’d do it to.

  • Demetri Brown
    Demetri Brown Před 4 dny

    *Lol infographics should claim this channel*

  • Steve
    Steve Před 4 dny +4

    They have buried tanks there.
    Okay, we won't go near that then.
    Just go around.

  • trololoev
    trololoev Před 4 dny

    tank? Soviet buried 2 battleship in Sevastopol and island Russki.

  • Leland Matt
    Leland Matt Před 4 dny +3

    France did all that to give up

  • Door-to-Door Hentai Salesman

    But can you bury a battleship on the ground?

    • marion cobaretti
      marion cobaretti Před 3 dny

      of course you can , you wanna dig that huge hole ?

  • Ashton Chin
    Ashton Chin Před 5 dny +3

    German: HA HA, can’t hit me

    Guy with grenade: I’m about to end this guy’s career

  • Hideo_22
    Hideo_22 Před 5 dny

    these animations are awful

  • Das Boot
    Das Boot Před 5 dny

    Some real good footage of these tank turrets in action. Wow.

  • Coda Mission
    Coda Mission Před 5 dny

    TL;DW for cover and concealment

  • Robert Griffith
    Robert Griffith Před 5 dny

    1:06 the narrator even yawns

  • sbgMike1
    sbgMike1 Před 5 dny

    austria haf making the same whit t-24 and us tank turets

  • Daan Zengerink
    Daan Zengerink Před 5 dny +2

    Discontinued tanks from WOII were digged jn during the cold war too. An example is the IJsellinie in the Netherlands. There are a few dozen remaining between Deventer (where thr classic a bridge too far was shot) and Zwolle. Im sure other countries also continued to dig in discontinued tanks.

  • Gavin Townsley
    Gavin Townsley Před 6 dny

    Because it's cheaper?

  • Christian B
    Christian B Před 6 dny

    You forgot albania! Enver Hoxha built around 200 000 bunkers and some of em with old tiger, panther and other varieties of ww2 tank turrets. One crazy dude

  • nagomo
    nagomo Před 6 dny

    2:24 strongg stonebrick tenks

  • Nathan Hale
    Nathan Hale Před 6 dny

    I bet the Russian tanks grew into baby tanks of a newer model.

  • James Ricker
    James Ricker Před 6 dny

    Are the Germans and Russians, they buried it after the engine died

  • iForce08
    iForce08 Před 6 dny

    These tank bunkers were powerful enough to disable tanks and young men landing on the beaches ran up against them, The Bravest soldiers to ever live. 🇬🇧 🇺🇸

    • DooT
      DooT Před 5 dny

      Guess Canada and France don’t exist then...

  • Azim Qureshi
    Azim Qureshi Před 6 dny

    They should just have a person move the tank when they are being shot at instead of planting themselves like dead trees

  • Adorjan Balo
    Adorjan Balo Před 7 dny

    The R 18 and the amx 38 is on yput video ?

  • Edward Jasma
    Edward Jasma Před 8 dny

    Why? Because they are all bunch of idiots. Lol

  • Bjarne De Vos
    Bjarne De Vos Před 8 dny

    The wooden panther bunker would colapse when a shell would hit the ground near the turret... Logic maybe

  • Lachlan Kincaid
    Lachlan Kincaid Před 8 dny

    I never knew that thanks

  • Thegreatkingslayer
    Thegreatkingslayer Před 8 dny

    I blew one of those up in sniper elite

  • Paul Heenan
    Paul Heenan Před 8 dny

    The Soviets used this to great effect in the lead up to the Battle of Kursk, much to the initial amusement, but later annoyance of the Germans. The T-34 was no match for the superior range and damage of the Tiger, so the Soviet commanders decided to bury their turrets instead, therefore denying the Germans their advantage.

  • Smokey Bear
    Smokey Bear Před 10 dny

    Most panther tank turrets were specially built more this role and were not many to be used in panther hulls. They had hand cranked turrets unlike the panther tank and were massively simplified.

  • M J
    M J Před 10 dny +5

    *The first version of "Plants vs Zombies"*

  • JuanGdo
    JuanGdo Před 11 dny

    lol 4:00 the kids on the flak

  • gamer king
    gamer king Před 13 dny +1

    What if the germans cemented a mouse to the ground and made a line of mouse turrets around germany


    I was met with a Tank Stars ad before the video started.

  • David Spencer
    David Spencer Před 20 dny

    I'm like video

  • jhon doe
    jhon doe Před 21 dnem

    with so much resources wasted; Germany could have tracked and added a turret on Europe to have the first Continent tank!

  • ghee diaz
    ghee diaz Před 22 dny

    The invetion was amazing by the way who build ir too?

  • Rodel Galoso
    Rodel Galoso Před 24 dny

    Who ivan?

  • T-POSE
    T-POSE Před 24 dny

    Tank: sh*, my friend is stuck in the ground again

  • Bananamations
    Bananamations Před měsícem +16

    I guess you can call them...
    *tank tops.*

    • The Enclave
      The Enclave Před 4 dny +1

      Bananamations 😂😂😂😂

  • Conqueror Of Europe
    Conqueror Of Europe Před měsícem +1

    i always wanted tunneler tanks....that would be awesome

  • Kewl Kid
    Kewl Kid Před měsícem

    This is obviously because there wasent turrets

  • Jun July Channel
    Jun July Channel Před měsícem +1

    What happens When your game have a bug then glitches .

  • diverse asmr
    diverse asmr Před měsícem

    I mean it basically became a mobile turret or a small Fortress or Outpost because if you think about it if this thing was on a gyroscope and I could rotate around it would have the same effect as a big gun on a battleship

  • jackson steele
    jackson steele Před měsícem

    I imagine this was used during the battle of berlin

  • Bam Slam Kabam
    Bam Slam Kabam Před měsícem

    The way the Soviets defended kursk of course

  • omkr 01
    omkr 01 Před měsícem

    To create cheap pillboxes and turrets.

  • MR zapiekanka
    MR zapiekanka Před měsícem

    *T H I C C* armor

  • Pheng Vang
    Pheng Vang Před měsícem

    How did you guys get Charlie Sheen to narrate this video?? 😆😆

  • HeWhoChooses
    HeWhoChooses Před měsícem

    “Sergeant, Private Collins got into the Christmas wrap again”
    “Dammit Collins stop wrapping the turrets in wrapping paper!”

  • Carlos Aragón
    Carlos Aragón Před měsícem

    I LOVE this channel💪

  • The best Moth
    The best Moth Před měsícem

    This seem to be fake the fake turret yes use the fake tanks

  • aDr
    aDr Před měsícem

    If you dont know/imaginé this.... Facepalm

  • Mustafa Baykoz
    Mustafa Baykoz Před měsícem

    I want a voice like that

  • Sith35864
    Sith35864 Před měsícem


  • D L
    D L Před měsícem

    Bf1 got me here

  • Finn van Rijn
    Finn van Rijn Před měsícem

    Why not create a tank in the ground with a turret that is unpenatratable?

  • Lapis Lazerz
    Lapis Lazerz Před měsícem

    Me and my friend found a tank barrel maybe from a tank turret idk

  • Jack Mitchell
    Jack Mitchell Před měsícem

    Put like 10 in a circle all facing out so they can’t be flanked

  • Angry Welshman A
    Angry Welshman A Před měsícem

    *tank tree*