Classic Polish WW2 tank TV drama

One of the good things of growing up in neutral Finland during the Cold War was our national TV station’s obligation to offer us politically balanced entertainment. One of the things I enjoyed watching as a child was the classic Polish TV serial “Czterej pancerni i pies” or “Four tankists and a dog”. On Finnish TV it was called “Panssaripartio” …

SU-122 Assault Gun

The Red Army encountered German Sturmgeschutz assault guns for the first time in 1941. The advantages of assault guns were that they were less expensive to produce than tanks with rotating turrets and that a larger gun could be fitted onto the same chassis. The Soviet Union was struggling with raw material shortages which made assault guns an attractive proposition.