would it not be better keeping producing Panzer III and IV and keep on developing new Support Tanks etc like Hummel, Nashorn, Wirbelwind, kugelblitz etc.?…It would have been far better to satisfy the needs of the troops instead of longing for bigger tanks.
The Panzer IV was maybe not equal to all the counterparts of the allied tanks but further development of panzer III and IV´s and increasing production of it would be better in the long run!..E series might have been better and easier in production but it is not guaranteed that it would satisfy the need!
I dare even to say that a 5cm gun for panzer III series and a 7,5-cm-KwK 40 L/43 for the Panzer IV´s would have made a big diffrence!
In the end the Panzer IV was the backbone of all Panzerdivisions to the end of the war…
Interesting possible WW3 scenarios during the 1980's
While this is interesting information, it would be a long road to go from these scenarios to games with special rules, set-ups, turn orders, etc…
Good background item, not quite game-ready.
Read then pages 39 to about 42. Indications show clearly numbers of divisions and reinforcement rates over time. So if WW3 broke out in the late 1980’s , you would have some raw info on how each could produce and deploy.
Iiiyyyeee there you go IL, a Western Front game u can make a map and do a setup.
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1980’s however was a strange time for both sides and NATO and USSR were losing allies left and right and neither side wanted to engage in conflict so both sides tried to downsize their military while also trying to scare the other side.