Fiat 3000 in Danish Service

Kingdom of Denmark (1928-1929) Light Tank – 1 Bought As a neutral bystander, the Danish Army had no hands-on experience with the introduction of the tank on the battlefields in the First World War. This did not mean that the new weapon was ignored in Denmark. However, post-war budgetary constraints meant that no realistic plans…

Landsverk 181

Kingdom of Sweden (1933-1945) Armored Car – 18 Built Lithuania (1933-1940) 6 Purchased Soviet Union (1940-1941) 6 Captured Kingdom of the Netherlands (1934-1940) 12 Purchased German Reich (1940-1945) 12 Captured The Swedish Landsverk series of armored cars from the Interwar period were a successful export venture, with sales predominantly being made to neutral countries. These…

Igirigi

Federal Republic of Nigeria/United Arab Emirates/Libya (2012-Present) Armored Personnel Carrier – 19-34 Built + 1 Prototype The Igirigi was supposed to be the first armored personnel carrier to have been developed and built in Nigeria for the army, being introduced in 2012. Despite the initiative, the further serial production of a significantly different vehicle was…

Alvis Tactica

United Kingdom/Republic of Singapore/State of Kuwait/Republic of Indonesia/Argentina/Republic of Ghana/Republic of Mauritius/Kingdom of Norway/Kingdom of Saudi Arabia/Ukraine (1988-Present) Armored Personnel Carrier/Internal Security Vehicle – Approximately 340-354 Built + Prototypes The Tactica, consecutively produced by Glover Webb, GKN Defence, Alvis plc, and BAE Systems, is an armored personnel carrier designed for internal security duties that was…

Dür-Wagen

German Empire (1916-1918) Tracked Supply Vehicle – 10 Ordered, 5 Built Few dates in the history of the tank are as important as 15th September 1916, the day that the new weapon was unleashed on the muddy battlefields in France. Usually purporting to be at the forefront of military innovations, the German Army now saw…

Junovicz

Austro-Hungarian Empire (1915-1921) Armored Car – 5-7 Built The Junovicz was the most-widely produced armored car in the Austro-Hungarian Empire during the First World War, although this does not imply much, as just seven (or five) were built. The vehicle was named after its designer, Lieutenant Junovicz, who explored the idea of a universal armored…

Aurum Security A200

Federal Republic of Germany/Peru (2019) 4×4 Armored Personnel Carrier – 10 Built + 1 Demonstrator In 2012, Peru achieved the dubious honor of becoming the largest cocaine-producing country in the world. Most production is concentrated in the Valley of the Apurimac, Ene, and Mantaro Rivers, commonly shortened to VRAEM. The region also houses the last…

Vickers-Carden-Loyd Patrol Tank

United Kingdom/Kingdom of Denmark (1932-1937) Light Tank – 3 Built The Carden-Loyd Mk.VI ‘tankette’ was a huge commercial success. Many countries were eager to buy a small armored vehicle that was tracked, armored, and armed, providing the perfect cheap alternative to the expensive tank. In reality, the Mk.VI was far from perfect. Its mobility was…

Protos Panzerauto

German Empire/United States of Mexico (1913-1914) Armored Car – 2 Built Before World War 1, armored vehicles had not yet come into fashion. Still early in their development, they could not yet prove their technical and tactical capabilities, but this did not prevent individuals and companies from building new vehicles. One of the companies that…

Tata MBPV

Republic of India (2012) Armored Anti-Terrorist Vehicle – 1 Prototype Built Few armored vehicles are as unique or captivating as the Mini Bullet Proof Vehicle [MBPV] announced by the Indian automotive manufacturer Tata in 2012. Described as an anti-terrorist vehicle fit for indoor use, the Tata MBPV formed a unique class in the ever growing…

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