‘Czołg Ciężki Polski’ Markowskiego

Republic of Poland (1938-1940) Fake Heavy Tank Compared to other nations, Poland probably has the largest percentage of widely known fake and fictional vehicles in relation to the number of real ones. The reason for that is likely the high level of patriotism and passion among the Poles, and it is related to the popularity…

Útočna Houfnice 15 cm StuH 43 na podvozku ST-I

Third Czechoslovak Republic (1946) Assault Gun – None Built Czechoslovak-made vehicles, such as the LT vzor 1938 light tank and the ST-I tank destroyer based on it (this is how they were called ‘at home’; in most of the world, they are better known under the German names Panzerkampfwagen 38 (t) and Jagdpanzer 38(t)) became…

Panzerjäger IV mit 8.8 cm PaK 43 L/71

German Reich (1944-1945) Tank Destroyer – Partial Blueprints and Sketches Only Most German vehicles from the latter period of World War II were developed to have either thick armor combined with powerful guns, such as the Maus or Jagdtiger, or standardized for easier and cheaper production, such as the Panzer 38(d), Panzer III/IV, and Entwicklung…

Vetchinkin’s Tracked Amphibious Boat – G.K.A. 1500

Soviet Union (1942) Amphibious Light Tank/Armored Personnel Carrier – None Built The idea of amphibious armored vehicles appeared concurrently with the creation of the first tanks. With the first prototypes appearing at the end of WWI (the British Medium Mark D, for example), such vehicles gained popularity amongst armies of all major nations of the…

Škoda SK 13

German Reich/Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia (1944-1945) Light Tractor – 1-2 Prototypes Built At the beginning of the Second World War, Germany faced a total resource crisis, especially in terms of fuel. In a panic, the country’s leadership sought for a cheap and plentiful equivalent. Along with synthetic fuel, steam engines were one of many…

Light Amphibious Tank Project – Lek Plavasht Tank ‘Oktopod’

People’s Republic of Bulgaria (1988-1990) Light Amphibious Tank – Small Scale Mock-up Only While thinking of tank-building countries, Bulgaria is unlikely to be amongst the first dozen to come into one’s head. Just like other Warsaw Treaty Organization (WTO) countries (composed of the Soviet Union, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, and Romania), which usually…

T-V-85

Soviet Union (1944-1945) Medium Tank – None Built One of the most recognizable tanks of the Third Reich was the Panzerkampfwagen V “Panther”. Created as a replacement for the medium Panzer III and Panzer IV tanks and as a “response” to the Soviet KV and T-34, the Panther was a formidable opponent on the battlefield….

T-VI-100

Soviet Union (1944-1945) Heavy Tank – None Built The Panzerkampfwagen VI “Tiger” Ausführung E is one of the most outstanding and iconic vehicles in the history of tank building. The Tiger caused significant problems for the Allies when it first appeared at the front. Fortunately for the Allies, shortly after, several vehicles were captured by…