World of Tanks – The Little Tank That Could

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (2,918 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Source: The Mighty Jingles

The ELC EVEN 90, a that did actually exist even if it does look like something a tank designer dreamed up on an acid trip.

All music licensed from and


If you have a World of Warships replay, consider using a hosting service like

Just be aware that I get hundreds of emails every week and I can’t promise that I’ll show what you send in.


  1. Classic example of the old saying “The French copy no one, and no one copies the French”. Their military has always had a way of finding interesting viewpoints and concepts to solve problems. Sometimes problems that probably didn’t need answers; but, hey, win some lose some.

  2. Should use Rita for scale 🤣

  3. Sadly the children play area is under reconstruction, when i went there less than few months ago it was completely shut off and the tanks were in storage somewhere where you can’t see them, i fear that with the growing popularity of the museum they won’t allow people in again

  4. Loved playing this thing. Did stupid shit in it and survived lots.

  5. gurk_the_magnificent

    “Wargaming has taken a couple liberties with this gun.”

    Whaaaaaaat? Noooooooo

  6. Carsten Rasmussen

    Best WoT vid in a long time 🙂

  7. Nothing better then a “World of making sh*t up” video from Jingles! 😀

  8. It’s like the tanks from Tron. I always thought that they looked cool 😎

  9. Thank you for all the extra information! They make your videos so special!

  10. Absolutely broken, op spotter stealth craft.

  11. cant play tank warships or airplanes anymore since wargaming locked my account due to someone hacking my account buying gold as a gift and then sending it to another player who accepted it when i contacted them they refunded my money but locked my account untill i can send them proof of a purchase i made in 2020 with paypal… which i cant do because i have changed my paypal since then… so GG wargaminb.

  12. When are we going to be introduced to Rita’s new cat? Cat slaves want to know.🐈🐈‍⬛👑

  13. …This absolute madman isn’t loading a single round of gold? Respect to THAT guy…

  14. I saw ELC, and immediately thought it was Steve again. not disappointed though, great game

  15. My initial though on why the gun is offset on the turret is recoil-handling. If the gun was centered in the turret, the straight back force would be transferred into a sort of upwards tilting force on the turret-ring, and would likely push the whole tank backwards, and potentially break the ring. But if you have it offset, it will instead be transferred into a turning force on the turret, which could be dampened out rather effectively since the turret can turn and thus giving you the needed travel-distance to make the dampening effective. At least that is my theory.

    • Imagine having to turn the turret back at the enemy in game cause of the recoil effect of the off center mount. Lol

  16. Ah the Steven90, i love this tank, its rubbish in so many ways, but if you set the camo just right you can hide and spot from behind a blade of grass lol

  17. Upvote for style points on that last kill 🙂

  18. So… A new target for the “will the Chieftain fit” game!

  19. If the tank museum was in Saumur 40 years ago, I demand to know why my parents didn’t take me there!! 😛

  20. It’s a ridiculous thing, but would have ben hard to hit I guess… and you only lose two men when it is hit I suppose…

  21. And no one is going to mention he did all that with out taking 1pt of damage? No? Just me?

  22. Why, Jingles? We are French!

  23. Pattrick Humphreys

    The US Marines had something smaller (from the look of it) with the M50 Ontos with 6 105mm recoilless rifles. Granted it was nothing close to the Even 90 but did see service in Vietnam and in The Dominican Civil War facing off against the AMX -13 and winning.

  24. More TOG’s

  25. Putting the tiny little tank in the children’s play area? That’s a solid little joke on the part of the Saumur tank museum

  26. An Old Fogey's Fun

    Jingo – as a knowledgeable tank man – I’m surprised you don’t know why the Even was designed in this way really.

    Jealousy . . . that the Brits could make a nice cuppa and also have biccy’s in theirs whenever they wanted. So, the French designer of it said to himself, right then! If I put the gun right over there, at one side so I can get a small fridge on this side for the butter and cheese, 1 rack for baguettes and another 1 for some wine . . . and Voila, there you go for its design specs!

    And that’s how tanks were transformed – The US went for a coffee dispenser and pop-tarts, etc . . . the Russians just stuck a barrel of vodka in theirs – and so on for each of the other countries . . . 😁😆😄😃🙃

  27. All I’m hearing is the Benny Hill theme this entire battle. I ever get my mitts on this that’s what I’m playing every time I take it out

  28. themasterofdisastr

    For anyone woundering why the french nuclear programm was so expensive: They had to create everything from scratch since the USA whouldnt help them bc unlike the US the French didnt use them as a 2nd-strike, but rather as soon as sb whould attack french soil, which the US didnt like.

  29. allo Jingles? This is Pierre. French tanks are best, everybody knows that !!

  30. I believe they developed this tank because someone with foresight saw a time in the future where a fellow named Wallst. would make this thing all but sing and dance. 🙂

  31. Thats a huge gun. That’ll be like trying to shoot a 50cal while riding a motorcycle.

  32. because honest gaming played a lot of games in the even 90 i call it the steven 90

  33. I thought the reload was by turning the turret thru’ 180 & the driver reloading it. *As a light tank player who regrets shooting the gun, I’d love one of these. It’s the only tank I’ve that I’ve used with a 5-game trial.

  34. Not meaning to be smart but the Russian T70 also had an offset turret probably for similar reasons, the gun is also slightly offset towards the centreline of the tank but not as much as the ELC (which is therefore not quite unique)

  35. I like this kind of videos so much! Pls keep makeing them! So interesting to hear about the historical and/or technical background… And with you – Jingles – it is even more fascinating cause it’s almost like you have been involved in those constructions ! Not by your technical skill – of course – but by your age ☝😝

  36. In the 80’s, US tank units routinely ID’ed French tanks as enemy. Because.

  37. Jingles, a fun commentary along the history of the uniquely French ELC90.

  38. There is some odd stuttering on the video, and it’s not from the original video/replay. It seems like the game is operating on 120-130fps. I’m watching on phone though, but it’s not my device. If I replay the video, the stuttering is the same intensity and same spot.

  39. now you have a home all you need is a bert parked out front for rita too go shopping 🙂

  40. Just thinking….. in WoT AP penetration depends on bullet speed, and in WoWs AP penetration depends on bullet calibre?

  41. Panayiotis Michael

    I’d like to take this moment to press F to pay my respects, to the retired triple “Steven 90” platoons. Long live the KV-Trains.

  42. it seemed the small French tanks went beyond pre ww2.

  43. Reminds me a little of the VK 16.02 Leopard. Along with the Luchs, easily my favourite tanks in WoT.

  44. An automatic turret locking mechanism was engaged prior to the gun firing to prevent any recoil forces from being transmitted to the turret drive.

  45. Two man tanks where the TC is loader, gunner and commander…hmmm, isn’t that a French tradition? Design a vehicle, add armament, crew, figure cost then cut it all in half and go with that.

  46. I bought the Vanguard on sale last Christmas. Worth every penny! It’s so much fun!

  47. Its Aurori K 78. She likes it pronounced Aurora.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.