Cold War Tanks

Cold War Tanks

Starting from the sundry families of light, medium and heavy tanks, the strategists and tacticians of both NATO and the Warsaw Pact got to work revising the tactics and technologies inherited from WW2. This led to the development of new armored vehicles including Main Battle Tanks (MBTs), Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs), and other specialized vehicles.

Nations

Africa

Algeria
Angola
Chad
Egypt
Katanga
Liberia
Mali
Rhodesia
Somalia
South Africa
Sudan
The Congo
Tunisia
Uganda

Asia

 China
 India
 Japan
North Korea
Republic of China (Taiwan)
Vietnam

Europe

Belgium
Bulgaria
Cyprus
Czechoslovakia
France
Greece
Ireland
Italy
Luxembourg
Norway
Romania
Soviet Union
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
The Netherlands
United Kingdom
West Germany
Yugoslavia

Middle East

Afghanistan
Iraq
Israel
Lebanon
United Arab Emirates

North America

Canada
Cuba
El Salvador
Grenada
Jamaica
Panama
United States of America

South America

Argentina
Bolivia
Brazil
Chile
Ecuador
Uruguay

Cold War Illustrations without a nation page

 

Type-87_RecoCombVehicle
Illustration of the Type 87
Unnamed variant of the VTT-323
An unknown, unnamed light tank spotted in 2019 (first spotted by spioenkop). Illustrated by David Bocquelet

 

YPR-765s were the main AIFVs of the Dutch Army, locally produced from 1975 in several variants. They are all retired now. It was based on the M113 American APC also used by Belgium. Some served in Afghanistan. All have been replaced by CV9035NLs IFVs and other wheeled vehicles.

Illustration of the KM900 APC, 1980s
KM900 APC, 1980s.