Twin-Turret BT Tank “BT-4” or “BT-VT” (Fake Tank)

Soviet Union (1932) Light Tank – Fake Multi-Turreted Madness: The “BT-4” or “BT-VT” Multi-turreted tanks and Interwar tank development are subjects that go hand in hand. Armored vehicles of the era, both large and small, often sported multiple armaments in multiple turrets. It would seem quite surprising, then, that a multi-turreted variant of the mass-produced…

Light Tank M2A2 and M2A3

United States of America (1935-1938) Light Tank – 237 Built (M2A2), 73 Built (M2A3) Introduction: “Imitation is the Best Form of Flattery” By 1935, the light tanks of the United States armed forces were beginning to resemble what would later become the iconic M3/M5 “Stuart” series of tanks that saw extensive service during the Second…

Char 2C

France (1921-1940) Superheavy Tank – 10 Built Introduction: The First Production “Super Heavy” Tank The debut of the tank, followed by a series of failures, but eventual success, occured during World War 1. As the tank proved its worth on the battlefield, the French military called for the start of a series of projects to…