MB-3 Tamoyo 3

Federative Republic of Brazil (1989-1991) Main Battle Tank – 1 Built Already from the start of the Tamoyo project for the Brazilian Army, there were requirements for a new tank which was to be armed with a 105 mm or 120 mm gun. As the Tamoyo project progressed, a split seemed to form, as the…

Imdicol Zipa

Republic of Colombia (1993) Armored Personnel Carrier – 1 Prototype Built With the bankruptcy of Engesa in 1993, an uncertainty arose in Colombia regarding the readiness of their Engesa vehicles. Colombia used 128 EE-9 Cascavels and 56 EE-11 Urutus, for which the supply of spare parts was in jeopardy. The potential effects of Engesa’s bankruptcy…

MB-3 Tamoyo 2

Federative Republic of Brazil (1986) Medium Tank – 1 Built With the initiation of the Tamoyo 1 project by Bernardini and the Brazilian Army in 1979, Brazil set off designing a new family of tanks for the country. The Tamoyo 1 was designed to have as many parts in common with the existing M41 Walker…

MB-3 Tamoyo 1

Federative Republic of Brazil (1984-1991) Medium Tank – 4 Built + 1 Mock-up The development of a national tank in Brazil started as early as 1969, with the founding of the Centro de Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento de Blindados (CPDB) (English: Centre for the Research and Development of Tanks). The CPDB studied the possibilities of locally…

CCL X1 with 60 HVMS

Federative Republic of Brazil/Republic of Ecuador (1980s) Light Tank – None Built At some point in the 1980s, Ecuador sought to upgrade its fleet of M3A1 Stuarts by modernizing them with a new gun and engine. The country entered negotiations with the Brazilian company Bernardini, which in the mid-1970s had modernized the Brazilian M3 Stuart…

CCL X1A1 Carcará

Federative Republic of Brazil (1976) Light Tank – 1 Prototype Built At the beginning of the 1970s, the Brazilian Army started developing armored vehicles, starting with wheeled vehicles. After having successfully developed the prototype concepts which would become the EE-9 Cascavel and the EE-11 Urutu, the Brazilians looked to tracked vehicles. Like the previous wheeled…

CRM and EE-9 M2 37 mm

Federative Republic of Brazil (1971-1975/1976) Reconnaissance Vehicle – At Least 9 Built + 102 Ordered Up until 1967, Brazil was dependent on foreign countries for armored vehicles. Throughout and in the aftermath of World War 2, Brazil received large numbers of cheap surplus armored vehicles from the United States, including the M3 Stuart and the…

VBTP–MR Guarani

Federative Republic of Brazil (2012) Multi-Purpose Wheeled Armored Personnel Carrier Platform – 500+ Built (10 For Lebanon), 1,580 Planned (28 For The Philippines and 11 For Ghana) In 1999, the Brazilian Army initiated a study to replace the EE-9 Cascavel and EE-11 Urutu, which were successful projects during the 70s and 80s. By the late…

T17 Deerhound in Brazilian Service

United States of Brazil/Federative Republic of Brazil (1944-1972) Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle – 54 Purchased With World War 2 in full swing and the United States at war with the Axis, the United States sought to secure its position on the American continent. Through multiple ways, the United States would successfully influence all the American countries…

Tanks in Fullmetal Alchemist (Fictional Tank)

Amestris (1914-1915) Tank – Fictional In Hiromu Arakawa’s Fullmetal Alchemist, the fictional country of Amestris, based on early 20th-century European countries, with Prussia and the German Empire being the most noticeable influences, is beset by enemies from almost all sides. Amestris is in constant and intentional war with neighbouring countries. To be able to fight…

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