Iran’s attempts to export its repression to our free research environment cannot be tolerated and have brought Washington scholars together in protest.
An impact on history.
But combat wasn’t the point, as the design served as a prototype for the follow-up Leichter Kampfwagen II — or LK II. This upgraded version weighed nearly nine tons due to its additional armor, around two tons more than its predecessor. A rearward, four-cylinder, 60-horsepower engine allowed speeds of 10 miles per hour.
When the German army’s first domestically-built tanks rolled into combat in March 1918 at St. Quentin Canal, the armored...
No radios and poor leadership.
The S35 was a fearsome tank and more than capable of taking on any comparable German tank at the time.
The fall of France in 1940, one of the 20th century’s most consequential disasters, wasn’t supposed to have happened. The French military was larger — on paper — and technologically superior to its German enemy.
Testifying to the French advantage is the Somua S35, a plump, cute tank which was one of the best tanks in the world in...