Light Tank M3A3 with Mortar (Fake Tank)

Yugoslav Partisans (1945) Self-Propelled Mortar – Fake The Second World War is famous for the deployment of large tank formations that saw extensive combat use. It also represents the point when the general development and production of these and other armored combat vehicles took off on a massive scale. However, there are also many examples…

‘Czołg Ciężki Polski’ Markowskiego (Fake Tank)

Republic of Poland (1938-1940) Heavy Tank – Fake Compared to other nations, Poland probably has the largest percentage of widely known fake and fictional vehicles in relation to the number of real ones. The reason for that is likely the high level of patriotism and passion among the Poles, and it is related to the…

M-20UP1 (Fake Tank)

Republic of Serbia (2015) Main Battle Tank – Fake Tank In today’s era of rapid information dissemination, media outlets often prioritize being the first to report rather than ensuring accuracy and thoroughness in their coverage. In such conditions, verifying the credibility of news stories can be a daunting task, especially in the face of bad-faith…

T-34/SU-76 Hybrid (Fake Tank)

People’s Republic of Poland (1955) Self-Propelled Gun – Probably Fake The release of declassified historical documents from the archives of the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has produced some interesting, unusual, and often rather odd intelligence reports relating to tanks. With much of what was happening behind the Iron Curtain, especially in terms of…

Twin-Turret BT Tank “BT-4” or “BT-VT” (Fake Tank)

Soviet Union (1932) Light Tank – Fake Multi-Turreted Madness: The “BT-4” or “BT-VT” Multi-turreted tanks and Interwar tank development are subjects that go hand in hand. Armored vehicles of the era, both large and small, often sported multiple armaments in multiple turrets. It would seem quite surprising, then, that a multi-turreted variant of the mass-produced…

K-1 Krushchev (Fake Tank)

Soviet Union (1956) Medium Tank – Fake The K-1 Krushchev is a fake Soviet tank that was presented in an article titled “Russia’s Secret Weapons”, written by Donald Robinson and published in the June 1956 edition of the American magazine True, The Man’s Magazine. Only five pages long, the bulk of the article is dedicated…

T25 AT (Fake Tank)

United States of America Tank Destroyer – Fake Fake Tankin’ World of Tanks, or ‘WoT’, is a tank combat multiplayer game developed by Wargaming Group Limited. The game features hundreds of playable tanks, including prototypes and designs that never left the drawing board, arranged in ‘tech trees’ grouped by nation and vehicle type. In addition…

Geschützwagen E 100 (Fake Tank)

German Reich Self-Propelled Gun – Fake Since the Second World War, the weapons of Nazi Germany have given rise to great myths and legends, many only lightly connected to historical reality or physical plausability. The famous Tiger tank or the massive Maus have sparked massive interest amongst amateur and veteran historians alike. This phenomenon can…

K-91 (World of Tanks Fake Version)

Soviet Union (1949) Heavy Tank – Fake In the years that followed the end of the Second World War (Great Patriotic War), the Soviets designed a vast amount of armored vehicles. Some were mass produced in the tens of thousands, while some never left the drawing board and were buried in archives and drawers for…

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…

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