By Andrew Hills / January 28, 2020
U.S.A. (1964 - 1982) Landing Vehicle Tracked (LVT) - 15 Built The United States Marine Corps (USMC) has, as core...
By Stan Lucian / January 26, 2020
By Mark Nash / January 25, 2020
By Stan Lucian / January 24, 2020
By MarkoPantelic / January 23, 2020
Czechoslovakia/Yugoslavia (1938) Tankette - 1 built As the Yugoslav Royal Army was in a search of new armored equipment, the...
By Andrew Hills / January 21, 2020
USA (1916) None Built Right from the early days of World War One (1914-1919), many people, military, political, and civil,...
By Gareth Lynn Montes / January 18, 2020
Uganda (1969-79) Medium Tank - 12 Purchased The M4 Sherman is, without doubt, one of the most recognizable and well-known...
By Wilhelm Geijer / January 16, 2020
Sweden (1930) Armored Motorcycle - 3-4 Built Motorcycles found a wide range of applications within military organizations during the first...
By Andrew Hills / January 14, 2020
Kingdom of Italy (1921) SPG - 1 Built Mountainous northern Italy was treacherous tank country. Any war fought there on...
By Mark Nash / January 11, 2020
Norway (1975) Light Tank/Tank Destroyer - 72 Conversions After the Second World War, as part of the United States-led Military...
By Andrew Hills / January 9, 2020
Australia (1944) Light Tank - None Built Naming tanks is a complex business. The name is supposed to capture the...
By MarkoPantelic / January 7, 2020
Kingdom of Yugoslavia (1940) Light Tank - 54 Purchased In the interwar period, the Yugoslav Royal Army made some attempts...
By Leander Jobse / January 4, 2020
Sweden (1928-33) Light Tank - 6 Prototypes An article by Wilhelm Geijer and Leander Jobse The Räder-Raupen-Kampfwagen M28 (Eng: Wheel-Cum-Track...
By Andrew Hills / January 2, 2020
Austria-Hungary/USA (1916-18) Armored car - Blueprints Only World War One had started much along the lines of previous wars. Political...
By Dewald Venter / December 31, 2019
South Africa (1995) APC/MPV - 582 built The Mamba Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) is one of several South African Mine...
Tank Encyclopedia®: The Destination for Tank enthusiasts. 5,600,000 visitors and over 1000 articles published 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.