M-84

Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Main Battle Tank – ~650 Built Introduction The development and production of the M-84 main battle tank (MBT) by the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia perfectly embodied their national slogan, “Brotherhood and Unity,” bringing together the economies and production capacities of all six Yugoslav republics to create a source of…

T-34-85 in Yugoslav Service 

Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (1945-2000) Medium Tank – 1,000+ Operated After the Second World War, the Jugoslovenska Armija (JA, English: Yugoslav Army), better known as the Jugoslovenska Narodna Atmiija (JNA, English: Yugoslav People’s Army), was created. Initially, it was equipped with armored vehicles of various origins. Most had been captured by the enemy during…

PT-76B in Yugoslav Service

Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (1968) Amphibious Light Tank – 63 Operated During the 1960s, the Jugoslovenska Narodna Armija, JNA (Yugoslav People Army, YPA) wanted to replace their aging Second World War reconnaissance armored cars. Given the good military cooperation between the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia, it was logical for the JNA military to ask…

Light Tank M3A1/A3 Stuart in Yugoslav Service

Tenk Tip-A

Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (1948-1952) Medium Tank – 5 Built An interesting and somewhat unusual story states, that on the 26th of February 1949, while visiting the ’Petar Drapšin’ (Петар Драпшин) tank workshop, Yugoslav President Tito (Josif Broz) asked all the gathered workers if they could build a tank? Everyone answered aloud ‘we can…