By Chrysovalantis Pateiniotis
/ January 26, 2022
Empire of Japan (1944-1945) Medium Tank - 144-166 built The Type 3 Medium Tank Chi-Nu (三式中戦車 チヌ, San-shiki chū-sensha Chi-nu)...
By Pavel Alexe
/ January 24, 2022
Romania (2010-2014) Light utility vehicle conversion - Prototypes only 2 machine gun cars, 1 pick-up In 2013, a strange curiosity...
By Marisa Belhote
/ January 22, 2022
France (1931-1932) Armed Tankette / Reconnaissance Vehicle - 1 converted During the interwar years, the French Army’s Cavalry service was...
By Darren Hazes
/ January 21, 2022
Brazil/Ecuador (1980s) Light Tank - None Built At some point in the 1980s, Ecuador sought to upgrade its fleet of...
By Stan Lucian
/ January 20, 2022
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By Gareth Lynn Montes
/ January 19, 2022
Kingdom of Spain (1919-1931) Light Tank - 18 bought Debuting on the Western Front in 1918, the French Renault FT...
By Danilo Keller
/ January 17, 2022
Argentina (1960s) Light Tank/Medium Tank - Project Only The 1960s TAM Before the Tanque Argentino Mediano (TAM) [Eng. Argentinian Medium...
By Marisa Belhote
/ January 15, 2022
France (1962-~1966) Air-transportable 4x4 car 10 acquired During the late 1950s and the 1960s, the French Navy’s airborne services generally...
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If you are interested in history in general and warfare in particular, Tank Encyclopedia is the place to find ALL armored vehicles that ever roamed the battlefield, from H.G. Wells’ “land battleships” to the latest main battle tanks, our articles cover all eras of armor development and cover a wide swathe of armored vehicle designs ranging from bridge layers and engineering vehicles to tank destroyers and troop carriers. You can also find articles on “softskin” vehicles, anti-tank weaponry, tactics, battles, and technology. Ten years of nerdy obsession for the tracked kind.
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The Four Eras We Cover:
WW1: Mud, Barbed Wire and Trenches The United Kingdom and France started development of tanks in order to break through enemy lines. They were intended to breach no man’s land, but the tank quickly became a killing machine integrated in combined arms operations.
WW2: Proving Ground For Armoured Warfare: For the first time, large numbers of Tanks and Armoured vehicles would combat one another. From the jungles of Pacific Atolls to the arid desert of Libya, the icy and windy steppes of the Soviet Union and the rainy bocage of Normandy.
The Cold War: East vs West: Two opposed superpowers led to the splitting of the world into East and West. The USA and USSR, together with their own alliances, forged a new generation of armored vehicles learning from numerous proxy wars.
The Modern Era: Are Tanks Still Relevant?: Despite numerous prophets heralding the demise of the tank, armor is still an important branch of all the World’s militaries. There are no signs of this changing soon, with the development of tanks continuing to adapt to the modern battlefield.