The Short Sunderland was a British flying boat used primarily during WWII. It was used in a variety of roles, such as patrol, reconnaissance, and search-and-rescue, even as a civilian airliner, but it’s best known for its anti-submarine capabilities.
Introduced in 1938, it became the prominent flying boat of the RAF and the Commonwealth. The main production model, the Mk. III, was equipped with naval mines, bombs, and depth charges, plus ASV radar (and later Leigh light), which was drastically useful for hunting U-boats. Against other planes, its multiple turrets proved it to be a dangerous foe. German pilots nicknamed it the “Flying Porcupine”.
Ultimately, it fell in popularity after the war as new land-based runways appeared, but continued to serve in coastal Southeast Asia. Several also flew in the Korean War as well as the Berlin Airlift. There are still many left today, but the only airworthy Sunderland is now at the Fantasy of Flight museum.
The M36 Gun Motor Carriage, M36 Tank Destroyer, or 'Slugger', was a tank destroyer that was used by the United States during World War II. 1 Description 2 Variants 2.1 Base Variants 3 History 3.1 Development 3.2 Service History 4 References The M36 had a gasoline powered, 500 hp (373 kW) Ford GAA engine, which gave the M36 a top speed of 48.2 km/h (29.95 mp/h) and an operational range of close. M36 gmc Last-modified: 2021-02-05 (金) 19:19:19 これらのキーワードがハイライトされています：. © 2009—2021 by Gaijin Network Ltd. Gaijin and War Thunder are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Gaijin Network Ltd. Or its licensors, all other logos are.
The defining feature of the Sunderland is its defensibility. Admittedly, the aircraft is a massive target, but it is incredibly durable and resistant to most attacks. Coupled with this, it has a lot of turrets, three for Mk. III (7.7mm) and five for the Mk. V (12.7mm).
Other features include its water-landing capability, four forward-facing armaments, and a payload of 2000lbs of bombs.
The Sunderland flies like a boat. Sluggish, heavy, and overall slow maneuvering. Sure, it turns well when flaps are properly deployed, but it bleeds speed and altitude, plus if you’re going fast enough, can rip your rips off.
With that, it has a small payload: 2000 lbs. Although suitable for bases and armoured targets, it will quickly run out and you will have to return to base. The aircraft also has zero armour, meaning internal modules like engines and wing control can be easily damaged.
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The Sunderland is a terrifying opponent to attack. Sure, it’s giant and slow, but its durable airframe and powerful turrets give it a great defence. So survivability isn’t an issue, but due to its small payload, it isn’t the best traditional bomber. However, you can utilize it in other ways. Here’s a few tips to use in RB:
Intercepting bombers. No other bomber at this BR can outclass the Sunderland in sheer turret firepower. With an air spawn in RB, it will easily catch enemy bombers looking for bases.
Engaging fighters. Stay calm and keep flying straight. Do NOT turn or dive. You will bleed tons of speed and/or altitude. (Remember, your wings can only sustain about 3 Gs) Keep your enemy at distance and weather them down with turret fire.
Recon. If you don’t want to fight, stay at a high altitude. You will inevitably spot enemy aircraft from your height. Your team will thank you.
And finally, NEVER EVER engage head on. You have zero armour, so even the smallest caliber will just knockout your pilot.
Overall, the Sunderland is pretty fun plane to fly, although if you’re looking for a true bomber, then maybe it’s not for you. Stay prickly when flying this beast.
M36 Slugger Tanks
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With the advent of heavy German armor such as the Panther and Tiger, the standard U.S. tank destroyer, the 3in Gun Motor Carriage M10, was rapidly becoming obsolete, because its main armament, the 3in M7 gun, had difficulty engaging these new tanks past 500 metres. This was foreseen, however, and in September 1942 American engineers had begun designing a new tank destroyer armed with the M3 90 mm gun.
Con l’avvento di corazzati pesanti tedeschi, come il Panther e Tiger, il cacciacarri standard degli Stati Uniti, il 3inch Gun Motor Carriage M10, divenne rapidamente obsoleto, perché il suo armamento principale, il 3in pistola M7, aveva difficoltà a penetrare i carri nemici oltre i 500 metri. Questo era stato previsto e nel settembre del 1942 ingegneri americani aveva iniziato la progettazione di un nuovo cacciacarri armato di M3 90mm
The first M36 prototype was completed in March 1943, with a new turret mounting the 90 mm M3 gun on a standard M10 chassis. After testing, an order for 500 was issued. The prototype was designated T71 Gun Motor Carriage; upon standardization the designation was changed to 90 mm Gun Motor Carriage M36 in June 1944.
Il primo prototipo di M36 venne completato nel marzo 1943 con il montaggio di una nuova torretta armata di 90 millimetri M3 su un telaio M10. Dopo la prova, un ordine per 500 carri venne emesso. Il prototipo fu designato come T71 Gun Motor Carriage; con la standardizzazione la denominazione cambiò in 90 mm Gun Motor Carriage M36 (giugno del 1944).
War thunder transfer ps4 account to pc. Like all US tank destroyers, the turret was open-topped to save weight and provide better observation. Postwar, a folding armored roof kit was developed to provide some protection from shell fragments, as with the M10. The M36 had a large bustle at the rear of its turret which provided a counterweight for the main gun. Eleven additional rounds of ammunition were stored inside the counterweight.
Come tutti i cacciacarri americani, la torretta era aperta per risparmiare peso e fornire una migliore osservazione. Nel dopoguerra, venne sviluppato un kit con copertura corazzata per fornire una certa protezione da schegge di poreittili, come per l’M10. La M36 aveva un grande contrappeso sul retro della sua torretta per il peso del cannone principale. Undici proiettili supplementari vennero stivati all’interno del contrappeso.
Immagini: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M36_tank_destroyer and http://warthunder.com/en/devblog/current/772