Medical Toldi eü20

Kingdom of Hungary (1941-1944) Armored Ambulance Vehicles – 12-13 Used During World War Two, Hungary was one of Germany’s allies in Europe that operated a fairly large mostly domestically-produced armored force. One of their earlier mass-produced armored vehicles was the Toldi light tank. While a good design for the pre-war era, it quickly became obsolete…

Toldi 44M Buzogányvető

Kingdom of Hungary (1944-1945) Self-Propelled Anti-Tank Rocket Vehicle – 1 Prototype Built Despite having a limited industrial capacity, Hungary managed to produce a fairly large number of tanks during the Second World War. However, these were generally outdated when compared to more modern Soviet or German designs. The Hungarians did make some attempts to improve…

Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf.F in Hungarian Service

Kingdom of Hungary (1942) Heavy Tank – 22 Operated Hungary, under the leadership of Admiral Miklós Horthy, aligned itself with Nazi Germany before the war and during the early stages of World War II. This alliance was partially motivated by Hungary’s territorial ambitions and a desire to regain lost territories. As such, Hungarian forces, including…

Light Tank M3 Stuart in Hungarian Service

Kingdom of Hungary (1942) Light Tank – 4 Operated During the Second World War, tank warfare played a significant role on various fronts, and all involved countries faced numerous challenges in terms of tank production and utilization. Hungary, being a smaller player, had limited industrial capacity and resources compared to major powers, like Germany or…

35M Ansaldo

Kingdom of Hungary (1935-1945) Fast Tank – 60-150 Used In their search for an armored vehicle to equip their army, the Hungarians began looking for potential suppliers who were willing to sell such equipment. The Italians, who already had a good connection with the Hungarian Army, were more than willing to sell their CV series…

40M Turán I

Kingdom of Hungary (1941-1945) Medium Tank – 285 Built In the later part of the interwar period, the Kingdom of Hungary was seeking to improve its lightly armored motorized units. Domestically, Hungary did not have any tank designs available, outside of the lightly armored amphibious V-4 design. This lack of heavier domestic designs led the…

Toldi I and II

Kingdom of Hungary (1940) Light Tank – 190 Built In an attempt to replace their ineffective tankettes, the Hungarian Army obtained a licence from Sweden for the production of the L-60 light tank, which would be known in Hungary as the Toldi. From April 1940 to December 1942, just under 200 Toldi light tanks would…

Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger in Hungarian Service

Kingdom of Hungary (1944) Heavy Tank – Up To 15 Received During WWII, Hungary was one of Germany’s allies with a significant domestic production of armored vehicles. While these locally produced vehicles were fine by the standards of the early war, unfortunately for the Hungarians, by the time these were fielded in larger numbers, they…

Panzerkampfwagen II als Sfl. mit 7.5 cm PaK 40 ‘Marder II’ (Sd.Kfz.131) in Hungarian Service

Kingdom of Hungary (1942) Self-Propelled Anti-Tank Gun – 5 Supplied Hungary was after Italy, Germany’s European ally with the most significant domestic production of armored vehicles. While these vehicles were fine by the standards of the early war, unfortunately for the Hungarians, by the time these were fielded in larger numbers, they were already obsolete….

T-38 (Panzer 38(t) in Hungarian Service)

Kingdom of Hungary (1942) Medium Tank – 105-111 Supplied During WWII, the Hungarians were one of Germany’s allies which had a significant domestic production of armored vehicles. While these locally produced vehicles were fine by the standards of the early war, unfortunately for the Hungarians, by the time they were fielded in larger numbers, they…