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 …

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 …

Jagdpanzer E 100 (Fake Tank)

German Reich (1944) Tank Destroyer – Fake The E 100 super heavy tank is one of the most fascinating tanks of Nazi Germany. While it does not have near-mythical combat legends of the Tigers or the sheer weight of the Maus, its partially built hull was impressive enough to cement it into tank history for …

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 …

Conqueror Gun Carriage (GC) (Fake Tank)

United Kingdom (1950s) Self-Propelled Gun – Fake The British FV214 Conqueror Heavy Gun Tank was developed in the early 1950s in answer to the increasingly hostile Soviet Union, and its newly developed heavily armored tanks, such as the IS-3. The 120 mm gun-armed Conqueror was the first and last Heavy Gun Tank produced and operated …

FV215b (Fake Tank)

United Kingdom (1950s) Heavy Gun Tank – Fake The need for a heavily armed tank was highlighted for the British Army in 1945, when the Soviet Army unveiled its newly developed heavy tank – the IS-3 – at the Berlin Victory Parade. The Armies of Britain, France, and the USA realized they had nothing to …

Caernarvon ‘Action X’ (Fake Tank)

United Kingdom (1950s?) Medium Gun Tank – Fake The ‘Tank, Medium Gun, FV221’, otherwise known as ‘Caernarvon’, appeared in the early 1950s and was a mating of an FV200 series chassis and the turret of an Mk.III Centurion. It was designed as an interim vehicle to fill the gap while Britain’s first Heavy Gun Tank, …

Panther II mit 8.8 cm KwK 43 L/71 (Fake Tank)

German Reich (1940s) Medium Tank – Fake During World War Two, the German war machine created some of the largest and most powerful tank designs of that time. Nonetheless, a design that is often incorrectly cited as being one of these is the ‘Panther II mit 8.8 cm Kw.K. 43 L/71’ (Eng: Panther II with …