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Progetto M35 Mod. 46 (Fake Tanks)

Italy (1946) Medium Tank - Fake The popular online game World of Tanks (WoT) published and developed by Wargaming (WG)...
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Progetto M35 Mod. 46 (Fake Tanks)

Macfie Landship 1914-15

British Empire (1914-15) Design Only Overlooked by most histories of the era of early armor, Robert Macfie was a visionary...
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Macfie Landship 1914-15

AMX-US (AMX-13 Avec Tourelle Chaffee)

France Improvised Light Tank (1957) - 150 Built In 1956, the French Army and the Direction des Etudes et Fabrications...
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AMX-US (AMX-13 Avec Tourelle Chaffee)

Guy Light Tank (Wheeled)

UK (1939) Armored Car - 101 built In 1937, the British Army had just completed re-equipping its reconnaissance formations with...
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Guy Light Tank (Wheeled)

Soviet “Turtle” Tank (Fake Tanks)

USSR (1951) Self-Propelled Gun - Fake There is no doubt that working in the field of espionage is a difficult...
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Soviet “Turtle” Tank (Fake Tanks)

Nahuel DL. 43

Argentina (1943-1950s) Medium Tank - 12-16 Built Argentina is known in military circles for being one of the few South American...
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Nahuel DL. 43

Demag D II ‘Liliput’

Nazi Germany (1934-36) Unarmoured Half-Track – At Least 3 Completed The D II series of experimental half-tracks arose from the...
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Demag D II ‘Liliput’

M109 Maxi-PIP Howitzer Improvement Program

USA (1979-1984) Self-Propelled Gun (SPG) - 1 Prototype During the mid-1970s, the US Military determined that there was a need...
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M109 Maxi-PIP Howitzer Improvement Program

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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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