Categories
Malian armor

T-54B in Malian Service

Republic of Mali (Likely 1970s-Present) Main Battle Tank – 12 Operated The Republic of Mali is one of a myriad of African states which broke free from France at the turn of the 1950s to 1960s. Soon after independence, it became one of the most Soviet-aligned states in West Africa. This logically led to the […]

Categories
Has Own Video Modern North Korean Armor

M2009 Chunma-D

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (Late 2000s-Present) Armored Personnel Carrier – Unknown Number Built North Korea has, since the 1960s, developed and expanded its military vehicles industry quite considerably. Starting out by locally assembling Soviet vehicles, the country progressively moved onto creating and manufacturing its own vehicles, more and more distinct from original Russian or […]

Republic of the Sudan

Sudan is an under-developed desert country in northeast Africa that has had near-constant war since it gained independence from Great Britain on 1 January 1956. It has undergone three civil wars and numerous smaller conflicts. Tensions within the country largely stemmed from disagreements between the Muslim north and the Christian south, leading to the First […]

Categories
Cold War Soviet Prototypes

Object 911

Soviet Union (1963-1964) Infantry Fighting Vehicle – 1 Prototype Built The evolution of warfare and technologies in the years following the conclusion of the Second World War had a major impact on the way warfare would be conducted in the future. The appearance and proliferation of nuclear weapons led to the need for protection from […]

Categories
Cold War Algerian Armor Modern Algerian Armor

T-62 in Algerian Service and T-62-Berezhok Conversion

People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria (1977-Present) Main Battle Tank – 330 Delivered Algeria achieved independence from France in 1962 after an 8-year bloody struggle. Since then, the country has built up one of the best equipped militaries on the African continent. The main supplier of military hardware, and particularly armored vehicles, for this regional military […]

Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Modern)

Vietnam Roughly 1,800 tanks and 4,900 APCs in early 2020s Armor Vietnam is one of the best armed Asian nations due to its unique situation during the Cold War. Tensions with neighboring countries during the last decades, most notably China, have forced the Vietnamese to maintain a well-equipped military. The army is certainly not one […]

Categories
Has Own Video Modern Serbian Armor

Lazanski Armored Combat Vehicle 

Republic of Serbia (2021) 8×8 Infantry Fighting Vehicle – 1 Prototype Built In recent years, the Serbian military industry has managed to develop and produce a series of 8×8 wheeled armored vehicles, including the Lazar series. A recent addition to the 8×8 family has been the Lazanski wheeled Armored Combat Vehicle (ACV), demonstrated for the […]

Romania (Modern)

Romanian Modern Armor Circa 2,200 AFVs as of 2021 Armor Revolution The modern Romanian state was born from the burning wreck of the old Communist state, and with the blood of more than 1,000 Romanians on its hands. Starting on 16th December 1989, a cycle of small-scale but violent protests, armed repression, and popular uprising […]

Categories
Cold War Soviet Prototypes

Object 911B

Soviet Union (1963-1964) Light Tank – 1 Prototype Built The evolution of warfare and technologies in the years following the conclusion of the Second World War had a major impact on the way warfare would be conducted in the future. With the proliferation of nuclear armament, radiation protection became a major feature for new vehicles. […]

Categories
Chadian Armor Modern Belgian Armor Modern French Armor Modern Mexican Armor

Carat Black Scorpion (Centigon Citadel/Puma)

Kingdom of Belgium/France (2008) Light Armored Personnel Carrier – Approximately 100 Built Lightly armored personnel carriers on commercial chassis are widely produced, since they offer relatively cheap solutions for police and peacekeeping roles, or for main roles with armies with a low budget. Because of their popularity and demand, a large variety of companies around […]