Tanks of the Month

April tank of the month: The T34/76
April 2012
All TOMs (Tanks of the Month) from April 2012 to 25 December 2015.

Why we stopped this in 2016 ?
– The fact is we already covered all tanks and AFVs worthy of a TOM. That’s not there are any left. Indeed, the Soviet T-80 MBT (first soviet turbine tank), the Jagdpanther, the Hummer, or the M2 Bradley and M24 Chaffee and a arguably few others would have arguably deserve a TOM of their own. But not enough to go straight to the year 2017 and certainly not beyond. Criteria of selection are indeed relatively severe and many should receive greenlight before going into the select TOM club.

These criteria, which are left to be appreciated with some margin, combine:
-A Significant production (and some exports if any)
-A Significant influence (on other designs, licence production, derivatives…)
-Bringing innovation, enough to be considered as a “landmark”
-To be of “historical importance”, wih a long and/or significant career worldwide

What will succeed to the TOMs ?
Some form of “sticky” article pushed under light for some period, but not strickly on a monthly basis. These AFVs would be of significant importance, relatively similar to the TOMs.

May tank of the month: The M3  Halftrack
May 2012

June tank of the month: The Panzer III
June 2012

July tank of the month: The Cruiser VI Crusader
July 2012

August tank of the month: The Char B1 bis
August 2012

September tank of the month: The T26
September 2012

April tank of the month: The M3 Lee/Grant
October 2012

November tank of the month: The Panzer IV
November 2012

December tank of the month: The Mathilda infantry tank
December 2012

January tank of the month: The Type 97 Chi Ha
January 2013

February tank of the month: The Russian KV-1
February 2013

March tank of the month: The M4 Sherman
March 2013

April 2013 tank of the month: The Merkava MBT
April 2013

Sd.Kfz.250  Hanomag
May 2013

June tank of the month: The Panzer III
June 2013

July tank of the month: The T34/85
July 2013

August tank of the month: M4 Sherman Part 2
August 2013

September tank of the month: The Panther
September 2013

October tank of the month: The Renault FT
October 2013

November tank of the month: The Churchill
November 2013

December tank of the month: The IS-2
December 2013

Christmas tank of the month: The Tiger
January 2014

February tank of the month: The
February 2014

March tank of the month: The AMX-13
March 2014

December tank of the month: The Centurion
April 2014

May tank of the month: The T54/55
May 2014

June tank of the month: The Leopard I
June 2014

July tank of the month: The M48 Patton
July 2014

August tank of the month: The T-72
August 2014

September tank of the month: The AMX-30
September 2014

October tank of the month: The Chieftain MBT
October 2014

November tank of the month: The M60 Patton
November 2014

December tank of the month: The T-64
December 2014

January tank of the month: The M1 Abrams
January 2015

February tank of the month: The STUG-III
February 2015

March tank of the month: The AMX-56 Leclerc
March 2015

April Fish: The Asad Babil MBT
April Fish

April tank of the month: Chinese Type 96 PLA MBT
April 2015

May tank of the month: The Cruiser VII Cromwell
May 2015

June tank of the month: The Leopard 2
June 2015

July tank of the month: The M113.
July 2015

August tank of the month: The T-90
August 2015

September tank of the month: The Challenger
September 2015

October tank of the month: The Mowag Piranha
October 2015

November tank of the month: The Hetzer
November 2015

December tank of the month: The BMP-1
December 2015

25 December tank of the month: The Mark 1, ww1 British Tanks
December 2015