High Survivability Test Vehicle – Lightweight (HSTV-L)

United States of America (1977) Light Tank – 1 Prototype Built The High Survivability Test Vehicle Lightweight (HSTV-L) was a light tank testbed created during the late 1970s as part of the Armored Combat Vehicle Technology (ACVT) program. Developed alongside the High Mobility and Agility (HIMAG) testbed, the HSTV-L was designed to operationally test the…

Baldine One-Man Tank

United States of America (1951-1958) Light Tank – Design Only On 2nd April 1951, James Joseph Baldine (20/12/1910 to June 1974) of Hubbard, Ohio, USA, submitted a design for a one man tank and, like so many other one-man tank designs, Baldine’s had all the advantages of protecting a single soldier behind armor but also…

‘Cobra’ Light Cross Country Combat Vehicle (Cobra LCCCV)

United States of America/Canada (1950-1951) Light Combat Vehicle – None Built Prompted by the experiences of the terrible weather and terrain conditions during of the War in Korea (June 1950 to July 1953), in October 1950 the US Army began a collaborative project with the Canadian Directorate of Vehicle Development to produce a highly mobile…

76mm Gun Tank T92

United States of America (1952-1958) Light Tank – 2 Prototypes Built In May of 1952, the hunt was already underway for a new light tank that would replace the M41 Walker Bulldog which had only entered service the previous year. Three companies were competing for a production contract. These were the Cadillac Motor Car Division…