By Andrew Hills / February 18, 2020
British Empire (1901-02) None Built At the turn of the 20th century, the British Empire was vast, and it had...
By Stan Lucian / February 16, 2020
By Joris Peier / February 15, 2020
Switzerland (1939) Light Tank - 24 Purchased The Panzer 39, also known as the ‘LTL-H’ or ‘LTH’ (which was the...
By Andrew Hills / February 13, 2020
Kingdom of Italy (1902-1945) Mountain Gun/Anti-tank Gun - 1,146 Built Fighting in mountains poses some unique problems for an army....
By Stan Lucian / February 11, 2020
By Andrew Hills / February 11, 2020
British Empire (1911) None Built In 1903, the author H.G. Wells wrote a short fictional story for the Strand Magazine...
By Andrew Hills / February 8, 2020
Nazi Germany (1944-45) Flame Tank - Design Only The Germans were quick to exploit the devastating psychological effects of the...
By Stan Lucian / February 7, 2020
By Andrew Hills / February 6, 2020
USA/Canada (1950-51) Light Combat Vehicle - None built Prompted by the experiences of the terrible weather and terrain conditions during...
By Gareth Lynn Montes / February 4, 2020
By Gareth Lynn Montes / February 1, 2020
Sweden (1947-1951) Heavy Tank - 1 Tested Not many tanks in history have achieved the legendary status of the Panzerkampfwagen Tiger...
By Mark Nash / January 30, 2020
Norway (mid-1970s) Armored Recovery Vehicle (ARV) - 4 Conversions In 1946, Norway began to operate a fleet of M24 Chaffee...
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 Mark Nash / January 25, 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...
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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.
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