M41 LCTS 90

Kingdom of Belgium (1992) Light Tank – 1 Built At the end of WW2, the US Army was using the 75 mm M6 gun-armed M24 Chaffee light tank, an otherwise satisfactory and reliable light tank. Nonetheless, by 1949, the US Army had decided to replace it, leading to the T41E1 and, which was eventually type …

Sabiex HIFV, The ‘Golden Unit’

Kingdom of Belgium/United Arab Emirates (2005) Infantry Fighting Vehicle – 1 Built The United Arab Emirates (UAE) was the only nation that bought the Italian OF 40 (OTO-Melara/FIAT 40 tonne) tank in the 1980s. They first bought the Mk.1 and were not pleased with the vehicle leading to a further delivery of Mk.2 vehicles and …

ACEC Cobra Tank – Cobra 25 and 90

Kingdom of Belgium (1977-1990) Light Tank – 1 Built From AFV to tank Despite the lack of successful orders for the APC/AFV version of the Cobra, the ACEC Cobra’s powertrain was successful and compact enough to warrant a further attempt to enter the armoured vehicle market, this time in the light tank category. In order …

ACEC Cobra IFV

Kingdom of Belgium (1977-1990) Infantry Fighting Vehicle – 4 Built Belgium is not the first country to leap to mind for most people when they think of tanks or armored fighting vehicles, yet it has produced a few particularly interesting designs over the years. One of the these, which is virtually unknown, is the ACEC …