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 • 1 985

  • Simple History
    Simple History  Před 6 měsíci +3113

    Isn't this a form of recycling? ♻️

  • Scheneighnay
    Scheneighnay Před dnem

    can't ruin the transmission if there is no transmission

  • David Erine Torres
    David Erine Torres Před 4 dny

    its like an automatic canon

  • Nucleus
    Nucleus Před 6 dny +2

    Designers: What if we make revolutionary mobile artillery immobile again?

  • harsha jayasinghe
    harsha jayasinghe Před 9 dny

    Plz dont leave utube ever we love u!😘

  • Aryan P
    Aryan P Před 11 dny +1

    This is how to recycle tanks

  • FOXLOVER Collins
    FOXLOVER Collins Před 13 dny

    Btw the Germans called them the panzerturn

  • Mejbi Show
    Mejbi Show Před 14 dny

    you see ivan,if you have no tracks enemy not break them....

    the grammar is intentional btw.

  • Dom Chubs
    Dom Chubs Před 14 dny

    Germany giving a whole new meaning to hull-down

  • Keshav Srivastava
    Keshav Srivastava Před 17 dny

    0:10 bcoz they couldn't be cemented into the air

  • Mr. Popo
    Mr. Popo Před 18 dny

    Strap an explosive charge to that turret, bye-bye turret. Especially if done by paratroopers.

  • MosesMarlboro
    MosesMarlboro Před 19 dny

    I always think it would have been fascinating to see how the Maginot Line would have performed if the Germans had decided to assault through it.

  • SpitfirePancakes
    SpitfirePancakes Před 21 dnem

    I saw the panthers gun in the thumbnail and I just thought "oh that's why"

  • maurice ouellette
    maurice ouellette Před 22 dny

    Hi for you don`t no sabotage comme from where,its a french word, in the time many country from
    Europe,peolple have wood shoes name sabot,its made of very hard wood,people of this era
    union brotherhood began and when boss too hard,somebody jam a sabot in the vital part
    of machinery,when the boss investigate what happen for equipement his broke,he find a sabot,

  • Roger Sheddy
    Roger Sheddy Před 23 dny

    You may also want to note as the Americans advanced further into France they started having bulldozers that would break up the hedgerows utilized in a another role--that of digging out emplacements for tanks to Coast into and fire on the Germans.
    I'll be cutting into the side of a hill so that the front of the Hill would work as a natural wall to protect the tank that would just belly up to the edge of it with nothing but the cannon and the top of the turret showing.
    Mobile, quickly put into execution, easy to move away and out.

  • Domllamadrama 2#
    Domllamadrama 2# Před 24 dny

    No not true its baby tanks

  • Nur Afizul Haziq
    Nur Afizul Haziq Před 26 dny

    The Germans are all about comfort aren't they? Even in wartime 😂

  • Lygris
    Lygris Před 27 dny

    Oh commander, I um, uh... I did not accidentally drive into cement and get stuck. This is a new defensive installation!

  • jmm1233
    jmm1233 Před 27 dny

    Can still go visit some of these , most are all now obviously rusted solid , and they be a mini bunker under them , if into abandon explore these a easy ones to see and visit

  • James Stimpson
    James Stimpson Před 28 dny


  • ALLALTITUDE productions

    when i read the title, i was like "oh, well its probably because since the tanks were so heavy, and with constant rainfall, seasonal change, the ground underneath them would just let the heavy vehicles sink into the soft dirt and wet mud"

  • Biggs Media
    Biggs Media Před 28 dny

    Hanz, man ze pantherturm

  • Quill Maurer
    Quill Maurer Před 29 dny

    Were there undergournd tunnels connecting these? If part of a larger system of fortification I'd think that would be a good idea. Even if on it's own, might provide an opportunity to escape to a hidden exit if the armor and weapons are damaged and area over run by enemies.

  • Bauchito 2003
    Bauchito 2003 Před měsícem

    sniper elite

  • Joshua Philpot
    Joshua Philpot Před měsícem +1

    Was mislead by video title, I expected full complete tanks filled with cement in the ground.

  • Joachim Peiper SS
    Joachim Peiper SS Před měsícem


  • Engineer
    Engineer Před měsícem

    Oh panzer of the lake

  • Bighorn44 None
    Bighorn44 None Před měsícem

    So tank jackers couldn't steal them.

  • Martin Leutwyler
    Martin Leutwyler Před měsícem

    Tank turrets are still in use today.
    The Swiss Army converted old Centurion tank turrets to Bunker turrets.

  • Spiritual Beetle
    Spiritual Beetle Před měsícem

    Sniper Elite gang where you at? We got the panzerturms this time

  • Ronan Pender
    Ronan Pender Před měsícem

    The Germans were first too use it in ww2 as testing for new tank commanders not the Russians

  • jussayin mipeece
    jussayin mipeece Před měsícem

    Ok, so it turns out that some tanks were cowards ans would run away at the first shot so in an effort to......

  • Sleepy Lanery
    Sleepy Lanery Před měsícem

    Tanks are land submarines

  • Le_Biblioteker
    Le_Biblioteker Před měsícem

    Le tentatyive de prononciation de "tourelle démontable" ma fait tèllemnt rire

  • Ctrl Alt Repeat
    Ctrl Alt Repeat Před měsícem +1

    The tanks werent ready for harvest yet

  • speedbuggy16v
    speedbuggy16v Před měsícem

    I wonder if the french face palmed after the germans simply drove around the Maginot line, when they realized if they had left them as tanks they could at least have done SOMETHING.......LOL

  • drew reaume
    drew reaume Před měsícem

    I learn because of you and you alone, you are great. 💯 keep it up 🙂

  • Rich Cook
    Rich Cook Před měsícem


  • R AR
    R AR Před měsícem +3

    "Pioneers used to ride these babys for miles"

    ALPHA ONE APO Před měsícem

    make it harder to shoot?

  • Barrack Obama
    Barrack Obama Před měsícem

    If only the bob semple tank was cemented into the ground

  • John Koeberlein
    John Koeberlein Před měsícem

    The Germans too! They mounted Panzer turrets on the Atlantic wall.

  • Some Guy
    Some Guy Před měsícem

    Imagine an M1 abrams buried

  • Foxtrot Nine
    Foxtrot Nine Před měsícem

    Did anybody else notice the tank was made out of brick, INCLUDING THE BARREL? 2:23

  • Mauro Lassabe
    Mauro Lassabe Před měsícem +1

    Argentina used it during the Beagle crisis in 1978 with M4 Sherman

  • SharkGamers PlayGame
    SharkGamers PlayGame Před měsícem

    When it a Maus turret?....

  • Gabe
    Gabe Před měsícem

    Wunderbar! So how We do it Fritz?
    We plant them on the ground!

  • Wertikalo The last potato on the world

    I visited one of the panthers in Austria

  • noyoufuckingravioli
    noyoufuckingravioli Před měsícem

    Its a very simple turret.

  • PeePeePooPoo
    PeePeePooPoo Před měsícem

    What if those explo-
    *background: BLYAT*

  • Tim Scotty
    Tim Scotty Před měsícem

    Now I need a tank to cement in my front yard to deal with the neighbors dog who keeps pooping in my yard 😡

  • K Talactac
    K Talactac Před měsícem

    To hide or camouflage i think??

  • Jayden Snell
    Jayden Snell Před měsícem

    1:06 *From 1935 𝓣𝓸𝓾𝓻𝓮𝓵𝓵𝓮 𝓭𝓮𝓶𝓸𝓷𝓽𝓪𝓫𝓵𝓮 were installed...*

  • Asian Dumpling
    Asian Dumpling Před měsícem

    When I see turrets in the ground I think of high ping in tank games

  • Archy Grey
    Archy Grey Před měsícem

    Didn't Iraq bury their tanks in the sand to defend their base against the Americans during the gulf war? I think the Americans ended up just driving around them and they couldn't do anything about it since they had buried themselves.

  • Leng Soknaram
    Leng Soknaram Před měsícem

    War thunder broke

  • Call of Gruty
    Call of Gruty Před měsícem

    When homeless people wnat to defend there houses.

  • Mikoyan-Gourevitch
    Mikoyan-Gourevitch Před měsícem

    Never watched this vid, saw it quite lot of times but... now I watched it as I play sniper elite 4 where there is some of these and now I wanna know why

  • Phil M
    Phil M Před měsícem +1

    I hate to pile on the French, but putting them in cement would keep them from retreating at the first opportunity.

  • Phil M
    Phil M Před měsícem

    No copying. Anybody could think of that for a obsolete tank.