Mattila Assault Wagon

Republic of Finland (1943) Armored Fighting Vehicle – None Built In considering tanks and other armored fighting vehicles, there is usually a relatively straightforward choice of two means of propulsion: tracks or wheels, with a general understanding that there are disadvantages and advantages of each type. There are variations of each system and one such…

Vickers Mark E Type B in Finnish Service

Republic of Finland (1933-1941) Light Tank – 33 Purchased and Modified Despite being produced by a British company, and one with a solid reputation at that, the Vickers 6-Ton tank was not adopted by the British armed forces. However, it did see a lot of service with nations like Poland, China and Bolivia, among many…

Renault FT in Finnish Service

Republic of Finland (1919-1942) Light Tank – 34 Purchased Finland’s first tanks Finland was part of Imperial Russia until the 1917 Communist Revolution. It gained independence at the end of the First World War. This new country realized that it needed to obtain armored fighting vehicles to protect its borders. France had a lot of Renault…