Welcome to the 38th Episode of The Two Tankers and a Cat Podcast!   The very roots of the Neubaufahrzeug (literally: “New Construction Vehicle”) are connected to the arrival of Hitler as the new head of state, and the desire to have, as quickly as possible, a suitable heavy tank, both for the army needs and for propaganda purposes. It had to be a symbol of the renewal of the German Army and was conceived in quite a hurry.  The Rheinmetall Grosstraktor was the result of this new tank for Germany.  What goes into tankers nicknaming their tanks on the battlefield?  We talk about painting the nicknames of tanks on the barrels, and the process of nicknaming tanks. 

Happy Tanking and Have A Great Week!

Russel & Charlie 

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