Armored Assault Tank (AAT)

Confederacy of Independent Systems (CIS) (32 BBY-19 BBY) Repulsor Tank The Armored Assault Tank (AAT), also known as the AAT-1, was a medium repulsor tank designed by Baktoid Armor Workshop. The AAT was deployed by the Trade Federation and, after 24 BBY, also deployed by the Confederacy of Independent Systems (CIS). It was used by…

Army Surplus Special (Fictional Tank)

United States of America (1968) Wacky Racer In 1968, Hanna-Barbera, the classic cartoon producer of The Flintstones, Topcat, and The Jetsons, – released Wacky Races, a Saturday morning cartoon centered around eleven unique cars with quirky drivers competing in road rallies across the United States to be named “World’s Wackiest Racer”. The cartoon ran for…

Tanks from The Shape of Things to Come

United Kingdom (1936) Science Fiction Tank The classic film Things to Come hit the big screen in 1936. Right at the outset of what would become WW2, this film, directed by William Menzies, predicted a devastating conflict in Europe which would last for years and destroy the very fabric of society. It was based on…

Vickers’ Snail (Fictional Tank)

United Kingdom (1907) Trench-cutting Machine – Fictional Introduction There are numerous characters who are notable in the history of the development of tanks. Some of the names involved which stand out are well known even if their role was a secondary or tertiary one, but such people include Sir Winston Churchill, H. G. Wells, Sir…

Macharius Heavy Tank

Imperium of Man (41st and 42nd Millennium) Heavy Tank “In the grim darkness of the 41st Millennium, there is only war.”  This is the starting slogan of Game Workshop’s Warhammer 40K Sci-Fi universe, where mankind is besieged by many threats in the form of alien and traitor attacks. In order to defend its vast domain,…

David-class Mobile Combat Suit

By the mid-21st Century, the Earth has been overrun by demons. Governments and armies have collapsed, the survivors forced to hide in the rubble of a dead world. The lucky ones have banded together into large bastions, the final refuges of humanity. So goes the plot of Mortal Steel (the sponsor of this article and…

Tanks in Fullmetal Alchemist

Amestris (1914-1915) Tank – Fictional In Hiromu Arakawa’s Fullmetal Alchemist, the fictional country of Amestris, based on early 20th-century European countries, with Prussia and the German Empire being the most noticeable influences, is beset by enemies from almost all sides. Amestris is in constant and intentional war with neighbouring countries. To be able to fight…

Hatay Heavy Tank (Fictional Tank)

Republic of Hatay (1938) Heavy Tank – Fictional In 1989, the initial Indiana Jones trilogy of movies – created by Steven Spielberg and George Lucas – was coming to an end with the final installment; Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. The film, set in 1938, sees the swashbuckling fictional archeologist, Dr. Henry ‘Indiana’ Jones…

H.G. Wells’ Land Ironclads (Fictional Tank)

United Kingdom (1903) Tank – Fictional A Story Ahead of its Time Few people have influenced the world through works of fiction like Herbert George Wells. Through his famous classics like The War of the Worlds and The Time Machine, he has set the foundations for the genre of science-fiction. He, along with other early…

Tankenstein (Fictional Tank)

World of Tanks Blitz (2015) Heavy Tank – Fictional In the past year, Wargaming’s mobile version of its flagship game, ‘World of Tanks: Blitz’ has been no stranger to some less than authentic tanks. The first of this type of vehicle was actually something rather unique and original. During Halloween 2015, after completing a series…

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