Autocanon de 47 Renault mle 1915

France (1914-1918) Armored Car – 4 Built Introduction Since its foundation in 1899 by Louis Renault and two of his brothers, the Renault company was pioneering in the rapidly growing automotive industry. Despite rejecting the armored car concept before the Great War, French military interest in this type of weapon reappeared at the start of…

Valentine Mk.II Improvised Tank in the Cypriot National Guard

Republic of Cyprus (1963-1964) Improvised Tank – 1 Built An island at Arms Cyprus is an island located in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. In the 1960s, when the Zürich and London Agreements came into effect (16th August 1960), the island nation was granted independence from Great Britain, thus allowing its population to govern the island….

Type 3 Chi-Nu

Empire of Japan (1944-1945) Medium Tank – 144-166 Built The Type 3 Medium Tank Chi-Nu (三式中戦車 チヌ, San-shiki chū-sensha Chi-nu) (“Imperial Year 2603 Medium tank Model 10”) was a medium tank of the Imperial Japanese Army in World War II. The tank was an improved version of the Type 1 medium tank Chi-He, which itself…

Großkampfwagen / K-Wagen

German Empire (1917-1918) Super Heavy Tank – 2 Built (Not Completed) The Großkampfwagen, also known as ‘K-Wagen’ for short, was a super heavy tank developed for the Imperial German Army in 1917, near the end of the first World War (1914-1918), with the purpose of breaking through the stalemate of trench warfare that had already…

Gruson Fahrbare Panzerlafette / Fahrpanzer

German Empire (1880-1918) Mobile Artillery – 444 Built Introduction The Fahrpanzer served as a mobile artillery piece that was used in German border fortifications after its introduction into the German army in 1890. Prior to the First World War, the Fahrpanzer was sold to a plethora of countries. For that time, it was a very…