Lorraine 50t (Fake Tank)

France (1950s) Heavy Tank – Fake After the liberation of the country in 1944-1945, France found itself with a serious need to rebuild its military industry, damaged by years of war and occupation, if it wanted to remain a serious player in international politics as well as a respected military power. Though the first vehicles…

Panhard EBR 105 (Fake Tank)

France (1970s) Armored Car – Fake The French company of Panhard was and remains perhaps the largest provider of wheeled armored vehicles of the French military ever since the interwar era. The manufacturer of many of France’s most successful armored cars, such as the Panhard 178 or AML, one of the company’s most peculiar armored…

Batignolles-Châtillon Bourrasque (Fake Tank)

France (1940-1970s) Light Tank – Fake From the 1930s to the 1950s, the French company of Batignolles-Châtillon, based in Nantes, on France’s western coast, had several tries at designing tanks for the French army. In the 1930s, the company produced a light infantry tank prototype as well as the DP2 amphibious light tank. After the…

Projet Tigre (April Fools Fake Tak)

France (1959) Light SPG – Fake This article has been published on Tanks Encyclopedia on the 1st of April 2018, as part of our April’s Fools Day celebrations. The information contained is mostly fictional but with some parts that are actual truth, like the German use of Renault UEs and the Wurframen conversion. A German…