By Andrew Hills / December 12, 2019
USA (1915-16) None Built When the United States entered World War 1 (1914-1919) on 2nd April 1917, it did so...
By Mark Nash / December 10, 2019
France (1954) Improvised Light Tank - 5 Built By February 1952, the French had been fighting in the First Indochina...
By MarkoPantelic / December 7, 2019
Nazi Germany (1944) Tank Destroyer - 278 Built The Panzer IV/70 (A) was born from earlier German attempts to place...
By Andrew Hills / December 5, 2019
Italy (1946) Medium Tank - Fake The popular online game World of Tanks (WoT) published and developed by Wargaming (WG)...
By Andrew Hills / December 3, 2019
British Empire (1914-15) Design Only Overlooked by most histories of the era of early armor, Robert Macfie was a visionary...
By Mark Nash / November 30, 2019
France Improvised Light Tank (1957) - 150 Built In 1956, the French Army and the Direction des Etudes et Fabrications...
By David Lister / November 28, 2019
UK (1939) Armored Car - 101 built In 1937, the British Army had just completed re-equipping its reconnaissance formations with...
By Andrew Hills / November 26, 2019
USSR (1951) Self-Propelled Gun - Fake There is no doubt that working in the field of espionage is a difficult...
Tank Encyclopedia®: The Destination for Tank enthusiasts. 5,600,000 visitors and counting since 2011
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.
Tank Encyclopedia continues to be a ‘Work-in-Progress’ and this is where you, the reader, can help. If you spot something missing, please add it to our Public Suggestion
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.
60+ contributors and authors from many countries, including writers, proofreaders, researchers, translators, illustrators, photographers, community managers, documentalists and recognised authors.
3000+ dedicated illustrations from a dozen of creators, tens of thousands of photos and data. All eras, all countries covered.
One of the best armor-related information centers. Covering all the world’s armored fighting vehicles. For historians, modellers or enthusiasts.