Capturing the intensity of a tank battle from the heart of the action has always been tough for filmmakers who have to take a safe position at the edge of the battlefield. However, Military Channel’s new series “Greatest Tank Battles” brings to life monumental battles fought on the front lines via these weapons on wheels. It debuts as 10 one-hour episodes, on Wednesday, 5/5 from 10-11 PM (ET).
Filmed on battlefields across the world, the series uses realistic CGI animation to recount the step-by-step maneuvers used in the most colossal combats from the last century. In each episode, viewers see the thunderous tanks from perspectives never before possible and get first-hand accounts from the eyes of the very soldiers who manned the guns and guided the monster machines.
The premiere episode provides an in-depth account of the Gulf War’s “Battle of the 73 Easting.” As one of the most studied tank battles of modern times, this episode looks at how the American 2nd Armored Calvary Regiment used superior equipment and training to overcome a blinding sandstorm and hundreds of tanks manned by Iraq’s elite Republican Guard.
The show is produced by Breakthrough Entertainment for Military Channel.