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 …

Alvarez Condarco Tank

Argentina (1960s) Light Tank/Medium Tank – None Built The 1960s TAM Before the Tanque Argentino Mediano (TAM) [Eng. Argentinian Medium Tank] project had even been imagined, and before the birth of the Sherman Repotenciado [Eng. ‘Repowered’, meaning it received an increase in firepower], the Ejército Argentino [Eng. Argentine Army] had been looking to upgrade its …

Vehículo de Combate Lanza Cohetes (VCLC)

Argentina (1986-1990s) Self-Propelled Multiple Launch Rocket System – 1 Prototype Built From as early as Medieval China, rocket artillery has been a recurring feature on the battlefield. Throughout WWII, rocket artillery was used with devastating effect, both in regards to the damage it did and its psychological effect. This conflict also saw rocket artillery mounted …

Vehículo de Combate Recuperador Tanques (VCRT)

Argentina (Mid-1980s–Early 2000s?) Armored Recovery Vehicle – 1 Prototype Built Since the introduction of the Tanque Argentino Mediano (TAM) and Vehículo de Combate Transporte de Personal (VCTP) in the early 80’s, the Argentinian forces have modified their vehicles to create a family of armored vehicles based on a common chassis, including Self-Propelled Guns or mortar-carrying …

Vehículo de Combate Puesto de Comando (VCPC)

Argentina (1982-Present) Armored Command Vehicle – 9 Built With the introduction of the Tanque Argentino Mediano (TAM) and the Vehículo de Combate Transporte de Personal (VCTP) in the early 80’s and the infrastructure to produce more vehicles using the same technology, Argentina was in a unique position to produce a family of vehicles based on …

Vehículo de Combate Amunicionador (VCAmun)

Argentina (2002-Present) Ammunition Supply Vehicle – 2 Built One of the biggest problems with Self Propelled Guns (SPGs) is that they can only carry a limited amount of their precious and delicate ammunition, so other vehicles have to be tasked with supplying it to the SPGs. Argentina did exactly that at the beginning of the …

Vehículo de Combate de Transporte de Personal (VCTP)

Argentina (1976-Present) Infantry Fighting Vehicle/Armored Personnel Carrier – Around 124-216 Built Whilst the Tanque Argentino Mediano (TAM) has become the most celebrated armored vehicle of the Argentine Armed Forces, the Vehículo de Combate de Transporte de Personal (VCTP) has, perhaps unfairly, not achieved such fame. Despite the fact that the development of both vehicles took …

Vehículo de Combate Transporte Mortero (VCTM)

Argentina (1980-Present) Armored Mortar Carrier – 36-50 Built As early as the Great War, the British Army experimented with mounting a mortar between the rear horns of a Mark IV Tadpole. Placing a mortar on an armored vehicle has the advantages of the extra protection offered by the armor and the mobility of the platform. …

Vehículo de Combate Artillería (VCA)

Argentina (1983-Present) Self-Propelled Artillery – 20 Built The Vehículo de Combate Artillería (VCA) is an elongated Tanque Argentino Mediano (TAM) chassis that carries a large OTO Melara turret housing a powerful 155 mm gun. This has allowed the Ejército Argentino (Eng: Argentinian Army) to have its heaviest artillery piece on a mobile and tested platform …

Tanque Argentino Mediano (TAM)

Argentina (1979-Present) Light Main Battle Tank/Medium Tank – 231 Built The Tanque Argentino Mediano (TAM) has, since the early ’80s, equipped the forces of the Ejército Argentino [Eng. Argentinian Army]. Designed and developed by the West German company of Thyssen-Henschel, the TAM’s history is full of inconsistencies and exaggerations, primarily the fact that it is …