Tank Encyclopedia

Tank Encyclopedia®: The Destination for Tank enthusiasts, since ten years. 7,000,000 visitors, 1,300+ pages

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 ironclads” 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 era tanks and armoured cars 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 TanksWW2: 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.

Cold war tanks and AFVsThe 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.

modern tanks and AFVsThe 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.

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One of the best armor-related information centers. Covering all the world’s armored fighting vehicles. For historians, modellers or enthusiasts.


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