Munition und Mannschaftrager auf Fahrgestell 38(t) Ausf.M

German Reich (1943-1944) Armored Personnel/Supply Carrier – One Prototype Built (1,376 Ordered) During the Second World War, the German Army relied on armored half-tracks to transport the troops of the Panzer divisions. A fully-tracked chassis was seen as a somewhat better solution, and a few projects were initiated to create such a vehicle, such as…

Cruiser Mk.III (A.13) Mark I

United Kingdom (1938-1941) Cruiser Tank – 65 Built In the 1930s, the British Army wanted to develop a new Cruiser tank class, taking over the breakthrough exploitation role held by the cavalry before WWI. Early attempts would see the introduction of the Cruiser Mk.I and II, which were far from perfect for this role. Ironically,…

Marder III in Slovak and Czechoslovak Service

Slovakia / Czechoslovakia (1944-1950) Self-propelled anti-tank gun – 18 during the war and over 50 after the war operated The Marder self-propelled series was introduced as a German attempt to increase the mobility of towed anti-tank guns. The whole design was simple, just placing the anti-tank gun on any available tank chassis and adding some…

Light Tank M3A3 with Mortar (Fake Tank)

Yugoslav Partisans (1945) Self-Propelled Mortar – Fake The Second World War is famous for the deployment of large tank formations that saw extensive combat use. It also represents the point when the general development and production of these and other armored combat vehicles took off on a massive scale. However, there are also many examples…

Panzerjäger 38(t) für 7.5 cm PaK 40/3 ‘Marder 38T’ (Sd.Kfz.138)

German Reich (1943-1945) Self-Propelled Anti-Tank Gun – 942 Built The experience gained during the invasion of the Soviet Union, but also in North Africa, showed the Germans that their anti-tank and tank guns could not effectively deal with the newest enemy tanks. In response to this, the Germans introduced the new 7.5 cm Pak 40…

M-20UP1 (Fake Tank)

Republic of Serbia (2015) Main Battle Tank – Fake Tank In today’s era of rapid information dissemination, media outlets often prioritize being the first to report rather than ensuring accuracy and thoroughness in their coverage. In such conditions, verifying the credibility of news stories can be a daunting task, especially in the face of bad-faith…

7.5 cm PaK 42 L/70 mit Kugelblende auf VK9.03

German Reich (1942) Assault Gun – Paper Project The small and cheap StuG III (Sturmgeschütz III, Eng. Assault gun vehicle) proved to be an effective infantry support weapon despite being initially supplied in small quantities. After 1942, it was produced in ever greater numbers and rearmed with longer guns, thus increasing its lethality against enemy…

7.5 cm StuK 42 L/70 auf StuG III

German Reich (1942) Assault Gun – Wooden Mock-Up Built The introduction of the long-barrel StuG III (Sturmgeschütz III, Eng. Assault gun vehicles) gave the Germans an excellent anti-tank vehicle that was cheap, combat effective, and was slowly being produced in ever-growing numbers. But its overall design was not perfect and there was room for improvement….

Bergepanzer VI Ferdinand/Elefant

German Reich (1944) Armored Recovery Vehicle – 3 Built The introduction of the 65-tonne heavy Ferdinand anti-tank vehicle gave the Germans a well-protected and armed tank destroyer. While not perfect and plagued with many mechanical problems, it caused havoc amongst the Soviet tanks during the Battle for Kursk in July-August 1943. The greatest disadvantage of…

Medical Toldi eü20

Kingdom of Hungary (1941-1944) Armored Ambulance Vehicles – 12-13 Used During World War Two, Hungary was one of Germany’s allies in Europe that operated a fairly large mostly domestically-produced armored force. One of their earlier mass-produced armored vehicles was the Toldi light tank. While a good design for the pre-war era, it quickly became obsolete…

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