(P) Exploring Arizona’s Military History – Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum

Click to visit the website of the Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum! Arizona has a rich military history, making it an ideal destination for history buffs, particularly those interested in the Army and the Air Force. Especially since World War II, the state of Arizona has served as a key training and testing ground, and …

Lincoln No. 1 Machine

United Kingdom (1915) Prototype – 1 Built The First World War was supposed to end quickly. Most of the high-ranking officials of the participating countries expected and planned for a short war, in which they would quickly crush their enemies and win glory and territories for their nations. However, after the German defeat at the …

Sd.Kfz.7/1

German Reich (1939) Half-track Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun – 750 Built The most famous German self-propelled anti-aircraft guns (SPAAG) are the Panzer IV based Wirbelwind, Ostwind, Mobelwagen and even Kugelblitz. However, despite being overshadowed by their tank-based counterparts, it was actually the half-track SPAAGs that made up the bulk of the German mobile anti-aircraft fleet. Thousands …

Tanque Argentino Mediano (TAM 2C)

Argentina (2013) Main Battle Tank – 1 Built The Tank with the Sun of May As the name suggests, the Tanque Argentino Mediano, or TAM, is the main battle tank of Argentina in South America. Originally designed by a German company in the 1970’s, the TAM entered service in 1980, almost 30 years ago. The …

Polnischer Panzerkampfwagen T-39 (Fake Tank)

Republic of Poland (1939) Medium/Cruiser Tank – Fake A Fake More Famous than the Real Thing The 14TP is a little known Polish tank project of the late 1930s. While the information regarding it is vague and no photos have survived, some pieces of information about the project remain. The 14TP was based on the …

AMX-10 RC & RCR

France (1979) Wheeled Tank Destroyer – 457 Built Roues-Canon The AMX-10 RC first appeared in the late 1970s, in an effort to replace the Panhard EBR heavy armored car, which was then approaching 30 years in service. The project was started at the Ateliers de construction d’Issy-les-Moulineaux in September 1970. The vehicle does share some …

M113½ C/V Lynx

United States of America/Canada/Kingdom of the Netherlands (1963) Reconnaissance Vehicle – 424 Built The 113-and-a-half By 1963, the US army had adopted Cadillac’s M114 to serve as a command and reconnaissance vehicle. However, the vehicle had proven troublesome and it elicited no interest from abroad for any export. Seizing this opportunity, the FMC Corporation (nowadays United Defense …