Carro Armato M11/39

Kingdom of Italy (1939-1940) Medium Tank – 100 Built Pre-production M11/39 at the Ansaldo Factory in July 1939 with the multi-plate turret painted red-brown with vertical grey-green bands. Source: Pignato Development Italian tank designers had focussed on the needs of the army for a tank suitable for mountain warfare as well as for colonial use …

FIAT 2000

Kingdom of Italy (1917) Heavy Tank – 2 Built The Kingdom of Italy fought on the side of the Allied powers of France and Great Britain in World War 1, declaring war against the Ottoman Empire, Bulgaria, and Germany in August 1915, October 1915, and August 1916 respectively. Their battlefields were mostly different to the …

OF 40 Mk.1 Main Battle Tank

Italian Republic/United Arab Emirates (1980-1982) Main Battle Tank – 18 Built Throughout the 1950’s until the 1970’s, the Italian Army had been using a variety of American surplus tanks, such as the M26, M47, and M60 and had even manufactured a large number of M60’s domestically under license. Despite various upgrade work on the M47 …

Semovente B1 Bis

Kingdom of Italy (1941) Assault Gun – At Least 2 Captured The French Char B1 Bis is probably one of the most recognizable tanks ever made. An impressive union of a hull-mounted 75mm gun, thick armor, and a 47mm gun in the turret made this tank a formidable enemy in 1940. Despite its less than …

Carro da Combattimento Leone

Italian Republic/Federal Republic of Germany (1975-1977) Main Battle Tank – 1 Prototype Built The Carro da Combattimento Leone was developed at a time when the serial production of the Leopard main battle tank was still underway in Italy and West Germany. The need for such a vehicle was born from the strong desire from both …

FV4201 Chieftain/90mm Gun Tank T95 Hybrid

United States of America/United Kingdom/Canada (1957-1959) Main Battle Tank – None Built ABC Countries By the end of the 1950’s, tank development in both the UK and USA was becoming more streamlined with fewer outrageous ideas for atomic or super heavy monster tanks. The ‘Main Battle Tank’ concept had taken hold by 1957, inheriting the …

AGF Improved Medium Tank

United States of America (1944) Medium Tank – None Built The period starting at the end of the Second World War and going into the new postwar world was a very busy time for US tank design despite the slashing of many programs and budgets from March 1945 onward. The scale of US experiments makes …

Leonardo M60A3 Upgrade Solution

 Italian Republic (2017) Main Battle Tank – 1 Prototype Built The American designed M60 main battle tank has been around for decades and remains in service with numerous nations around the world. When it came out decades ago the fully cast armor was very good but with the spread of anti-tank weaponry such as rocket-propelled …

40RBL78 MA Field Gun

United Kingdom (1940) Self-Propelled Gun – 1 Prototype Built Why did this project exist? In the very early stages of WW2, there were many good, and probably more not-so-good-but-well-meaning ideas to bolster the British war effort against the Nazis. The War had not gone well for Great Britain up to that point, the entire British …

Medium Mark C “Hornet”

United Kingdom (1918) Medium Tank – 50 Built Photo: IWM An even better Whippet Sir William Tritton had designed the original ‘Chaser’ tank; the Medium Mark A popularly known as the Whippet. Tritton had personally visited the Western Front in 1917 to speak with crew of his tanks and get their reflection and suggestions. He …