Anglo-Saxon Thegn 449 - 1066 Ad by Mark Harrison

By Mark Harrison

The cave in of Roman rule in Britain was once no longer a lot a unexpected disaster as a protracted and drawn-out decline. The 'Celtic' Britons retreated steadily to the highland parts of Wales, Cornwall and the south-west of Scotland. keep watch over of the fertile japanese lowlands was once misplaced to warriors of Germanic beginning who migrated from the Continent. those Germanic conquerors became recognized to heritage because the 'Anglo-Saxons'. They have been to dominate the lowland region of england until eventually their ultimate defeat at Hastings in 1066. This identify offers an perception into the standard existence, gear, gown, conflict strategies and lifestyles on crusade of the common Anglo-Saxon warrior of this era – the thegn.

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Patton Museum An M26 tank belonging to the now closed Patton Museum of Armor and Cavalry is shown being prepared for shipment to Fort Benning, Georgia, where it form part of the vehicle collection of the future National Armor and Cavalry Museum. Chun-Lun-Hsu The only distinguishing external features on the M26A1 tank were the revised single baffle muzzle brake in place of the double baffle muzzle brake on the M26 tank and the addition of a bore evacuator behind the muzzle brake as seen here in this picture of the M3A1 90mm main gun on an M26A1 tank.

Army decided in January 1953, that the vehicle was unfit to be shipped overseas for use by our frontline units. Instead, the T48 tank was suitable only for in-country training duties, if a number of major design shortcomings were addressed first. Early production T48 tanks lacked the track tension idlers seen on the M46 and M47 series tanks, which were located between the rear set of road wheels and the rear hull-mounted drive sprockets. However, a decision was made early-on to reinstall them on series production vehicles.

Patton Museum The second pilot of the 120mm gun tank T43E2 is shown. After further modifications it was designated the 120mm gun, full tracked, combat tank M103A1. The elliptically shaped cast homogenous armor (CHA) hull for the T48 tank was copied from the M103A1 tank as was the upper rear hull design. Patton Museum With the adoption of the elliptically shaped hull from the T43 tank came a decrease in crew size on the proposed new medium tank from five to four. Done away with was the assistant driver/bow gunner’s position in the vehicle’s front hull.

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