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    Cold War Vehicles (1947-1991)

    Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 12/12/2015

    Should the Cold War ever have gone "hot", many of these vehicles would have come to face each other on the battlefields of Europe.





    There are a total of (362) Cold War Military Vehicles (1947-1991) in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin. This listing includes all manner of self-propelled armored vehicles of the period including combat tanks, troop carriers and support platforms.




    1957
    2B1 Oka SPA
    The 2B1 "Oka" was a short-lived, heavy-class, self-propelled gun system developed by the Soviet Unio... [Read More]
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    1972
    2S1 Gvozdika (M1974)
    The 2S1 Gvozdika (translating to "Carnation") was a standard Red Army self-propelled howitzer platfo... [Read More]
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    1989
    2S19 MSTA-S
    The 2S19 MSTA is the primary self-propelled artillery system of the Russian Army today, fielding a p... [Read More]
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    1971
    2S3 Akatsiya (SO-152) / (M1973)
    To match the capabilities of the United States Army and its introduction of the 155mm-armed M109 SPA... [Read More]
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    1975
    2S4 / SM-240 Tyulpan (M1975)
    The 2S4 "Tyulpan" was developed as a fully-tracked, self-propelled heavy mortar platform. The 30-ton... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the 2S4 / SM-240 Tyulpan (M1975)

    1978
    2S5 Giatsint-S (Hyacinth) (M1981)
    Never shy about adopting large-caliber guns into its inventory, the Soviet Army took on hundreds of ... [Read More]
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    1976
    2S7 Pion (M1975)
    Soviet armored doctrine was wholly rewritten during World War 2 (1939-1945) following the German inv... [Read More]
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    1981
    2S9 Nona
    The 2S9 "Nona" ("Newest Ordnance Ground Artillery") was introduced with Soviet Army forces in 1981 a... [Read More]
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    1977
    9P148 Konkurs (BRDM-2 Spandrel)
    The 9P148 "Konkurs", also incorrectly identified by some as the "BRDM-3", is a variant of the base B... [Read More]
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    1980
    AAI Rapid Deplyment / Force Light Tank (RDF / LT)
    In 1980, the Soviet Empire still remained the enemy of the day for America and her allies. As such, ... [Read More]
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    1972
    AAV-7 (LVTP-7)
    The AAV-7 series of assault amphibious vehicles was born as the LVTP-7 in the late 1960s. The initia... [Read More]
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    1988
    Achzarit (Cruel) HAPC
    As the Israeli Army progressed from open-field warfare in its early years to contested urban setting... [Read More]
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    1942
    AEC Armored Car
    Associated Equipment Company (AEC) of London began operations in the automotive field as early as 19... [Read More]
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    1975
    AIFV (Armored Infantry Fighting Vehicle) / (M113A1)
    In the mid-1960s, the United States Army already began looking beyond their ubiquitous M113 Armored ... [Read More]
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    1973
    Alvis FV101 Scorpion
    During the 1960s, the British Army adopted a tracked family concept under the Combat Vehicle Reconna... [Read More]
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    1976
    Alvis FV102 Striker
    The Alvis Striker of the CVR(T) family of tracked vehicles in service with the British Army is a ded... [Read More]
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    1978
    Alvis FV103 Spartan
    Born of the British Army's "Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked)" (CVR-T) initiative of the 1970s... [Read More]
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    1976
    Alvis FV104 Samaritan
    The FV104 Samaritan is the Armored Battlefield Ambulance (ABA) variant of the "Scorpion" CVRT ("Comb... [Read More]
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    1971
    Alvis FV107 Scimitar
    The Alvis FV107 Scimitar is a light armored reconnaissance platform primarily in service with the Br... [Read More]
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    1981
    Alvis FV4333 Stormer
    The British FV4333 Alvis "Stormer" was developed from the established line of CVR(T) ("Combat Vehicl... [Read More]
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    1958
    Alvis FV601 Saladin
    The Saladin Armored Car was a British multi-role vehicle appearing in the post-World War 2 years. It... [Read More]
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    1952
    Alvis FV603 Saracen
    With its wide-reaching colonial empire at risk from unrest, the British Army relied heavily on cost-... [Read More]
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    1973
    Alvis FV721 Fox
    Alvis produced a variety of armored vehicles for the British Army during the Cold War decades includ... [Read More]
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    1957
    AMX VCI (Vehicule de Combat d-Infanterie)
    The French-made AMX VCI (for "Vehicule de Combat d'Infanterie") infantry combat system was designed ... [Read More]
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    1958
    AMX-105 SPG
    The original AMX-13 Light Tank appeared after the close of World War 2 (1939-1945) during a period w... [Read More]
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    1973
    AMX-10P
    The AMX-10 was adopted in 1973 to replace the aging AMX-VCI Infantry COmbat Vehicle series. Design w... [Read More]
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    1981
    AMX-10RC
    The amphibious AMX-10RC armored car was developed and built by GIAT Industries, a French government ... [Read More]
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    1952
    AMX-13
    The AMX-13 Light Tank was designed to a new post-World War 2 French Army requirement. In the post-wa... [Read More]
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    1966
    AMX-30
    The AMX-30 stemmed from a post-World War 2 design that saw many nations in Europe attempting to refi... [Read More]
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    1979
    AMX-32
    The AMX-32 was a further development of the commercially successful French-made AMX-30 main battle t... [Read More]
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    1986
    AMX-40
    The AMX-40 was an abandoned French main battle tank design intended for export to succeed the equall... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the AMX-40

    1953
    AMX-50
    The AMX-50 was a promising French heavy tank venture appearing shortly after World War 2. France, in... [Read More]
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    1944
    Archer (Self-Propelled 17pdr, Valentine, Mk I)
    In order to "up-gun" its available tank-killing inventory to better face increased armor thickness o... [Read More]
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    1949
    ARL 44
    Before World War 2, the nation of France was the world's second producer of combat tanks behind only... [Read More]
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    1993
    AS-90 (Gun Equipment 155mm L131)
    The AS90 currently serves as the backbone of British self-propelled artillery regiments. Such weapon... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the AS-90 (Gun Equipment 155mm L131)

    1951
    ASU-57
    The ASU-57 was a Soviet-designed system meant to provide a self-propelled anti-tank gun option to ai... [Read More]
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    1983
    Avibras ASTROS II (Artillery SaTuration ROcket System)
    Many modern fighting forces have adopted some form of Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) for area ... [Read More]
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    1977
    Avibras X-40
    The Avibras X-40 Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) was fielded by the Brazilian Army for a short ... [Read More]
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    1938
    BA-10 / BA-32
    Armored cars played a major role in warfare during World War 1 for their ease of production and mach... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the BA-10 / BA-32

    1983
    Bernardini MB-3 Tamoyo
    The original M41 Walker Bulldog Light Tank was an American product of lessons learned through World ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Bernardini MB-3 Tamoyo

    1973
    Bernardini X1A (Stuart)
    The Brazilian government purchased a stock of American-made, three-man M3A3 and M3A5 model Stuart Li... [Read More]
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    1952
    BM-14 (Boyevaya Mashina 14)
    When the Soviets discovered the value of battlefield rockets in saturating entire areas during the f... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the BM-14 (Boyevaya Mashina 14)

    1964
    BM-21 (Grad)
    The BM-21 "Grad" is a specialty weapon utilized by over 65 countries in one form or another and, des... [Read More]
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    1949
    BM-24 (Katyusha)
    The Soviet Army found tremendous value in the relatively inexpensive wheeled self-propelled rocket p... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the BM-24 (Katyusha)

    1975
    BM-27 (Uragan ) / 9P140
    The BM-27 / 9P140 "Uragan" ("Hurricane") is a large, multi-wheeled self-propelled rocket launcher de... [Read More]
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    1989
    BM-30 (Smerch) / 9A52-2
    Long relying on large collections of Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (MLRSs) as cheap, effective fire... [Read More]
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    1939
    BM-8 / BM-13 / BM-31 (Katyusha)
    The Soviet Army became something of experts in the use of battlefield rockets during World War 2. Th... [Read More]
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    1969
    BMD-1 (Boyevaya Mashina Desanta)
    Since the tactic of utilizing airborne troops came to lethal fruition in World War 2, there always l... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the BMD-1 (Boyevaya Mashina Desanta)

    1985
    BMD-2 (Boyevaya Mashina Desanta)
    The BMD-2 was a further evolution of the BMD-1 line of amphibious light infantry fighting vehicles (... [Read More]
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    1966
    BMP-1 (Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty)
    The Soviet military was first major military power to widely adopt the concept of an "armored fighti... [Read More]
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    1982
    BMP-2 (Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty)
    The Soviet Union introduced the concept of the Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) with the adoption of ... [Read More]
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    1983
    BNCFM SIBMAS
    Emerging from BN Constructions Ferroviaries et Metalliques (BNCFM) of Belgium during the mid-1970s w... [Read More]
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    1967
    Bravia Chaimite (Series)
    The Bravia Chaimite V-series of light armored vehicles is a Portuguese-designed and produced 4x4 arm... [Read More]
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    1957
    BRDM-1
    The BRDM-1 series of amphibious scout cars first appeared in the late 1950s and would serve as the p... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the BRDM-1

    1966
    BRDM-2
    The BRDM-2 primarily served as an armored scout car with the Soviet Army during the height of the Co... [Read More]
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    1950
    BTR-152
    The Soviet Army adjusted their battlefield doctrine following their experiences in World War 2 (1939... [Read More]
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    1950
    BTR-40 (Bronetransporter)
    The Red Army learned much about mobility in its response to the German invasion of the Soviet Union ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the BTR-40 (Bronetransporter)

    1950
    BTR-50
    The BTR-50 series of Soviet armored personnel carriers was developed in the 1950s and served for a t... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the BTR-50

    1960
    BTR-60
    The armored 8x8 wheeled BTR-60 of 1960 was developed as a direct replacement for the 6x6 wheeled BTR... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the BTR-60

    1980
    BTR-70
    The BTR-70 represents a further development of the successful line of BTR-60 armored personnel carri... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the BTR-70

    1987
    BTR-80
    The BTR-80 was the logical evolution of the wheeled armored personnel carrier (APC) BTR series that ... [Read More]
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    1980
    BVP M-80
    Before the dissolution of Yugoslavia in 1992, the nation managed a rather healthy military industria... [Read More]
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    1963
    Cadillac Gage Commando (M706 / G-392)
    The Cadillac Gage "Commando" (V-100 / G-392) was first adopted by the United States Army in the 1960... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Cadillac Gage Commando (M706 / G-392)

    1978
    Cadillac Gage Ranger (Peacekeeper)
    Cadillac Gage delivered their Ranger 4x4 light armored vehicle beginning in the early 1980s. The sys... [Read More]
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    1988
    Cadillac Gage Stingray
    The Stingray Light Tank was developed as a private venture by Cadillac Gage (now Textron Marine & La... [Read More]
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    1927
    Carden-Loyd Tankette (Series)
    By looks alone, it becomes easy to dismiss the Carden-Loyd Tankette series as nothing more than an e... [Read More]
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    1940
    Carro Armato L6/40
    The Carro Armato L6/40 series was manufactured by the Italian concern of Fiat-Ansaldo from 1939 to 1... [Read More]
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    1945
    Centurion (A41)
    Though requested as early as 1943 and entering production in January of 1945, the British Centurion ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Centurion (A41)

    1983
    Challenger 1
    The original combat "tank" was born out of the fighting that was World War 1. However, these were ha... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Challenger 1

    1987
    Chenowth Scorpion DPV (Desert Patrol Vehicle)
    The Scorpion DPV (Desert Patrol Vehicle) is a three-man on-road/off-road vehicle used for many long-... [Read More]
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    1965
    Chieftain MBT
    The original Centurion Main Battle Tank (A41) of 1945 was a hugely successful British Army initiativ... [Read More]
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    1981
    Chonma-ho (Pegasus)
    At present, the Chonma-ho (or "Sky Horse" or "Pegasus") represents one of the more numerous and mode... [Read More]
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    1978
    CM-21 AIFV
    Taiwanese military power has long been supported by the United States and the island nation received... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the CM-21 AIFV

    1945
    Coventry Armored Car
    Throughout most of World War 2, the British Army stocked its armored car inventory with two major ca... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Coventry Armored Car

    1978
    Crotale SAM
    The Crotale missile defence system can be fitted on a variety of chassis types and launched against ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Crotale SAM

    1944
    Cruiser Tank Comet (A34)
    The Comet Cruiser tank was Britain's most powerful combat tank system of World War 2. It arrived in ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Cruiser Tank Comet (A34)

    1943
    Cruiser Tank Mk VIII Cromwell (A27M)
    The Cromwell (officially known as Tank, Cruiser, Mk VIII, Cromwell (A27M)) was one of two design pro... [Read More]
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    1944
    Cushman Model 53
    ... [Read More]
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    1964
    D-442 FUG / D-944 PSzH
    The Soviet influence is clear in the design of the Hungarian FUG though much has been added to make ... [Read More]
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    1942
    Daimler Armored Car
    The armored car proved itself an important battlefield tool for the British Army during World War 1 ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Daimler Armored Car

    1952
    Daimler Ferret
    Throughout the Cold War decades, the British utilized a variety of armored cars for reconnaissance, ... [Read More]
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    1940
    Daimler Scout Car (Dingo)
    In studies of World War 2 armored vehicles, it becomes for the reader to overlook the small, compact... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Daimler Scout Car (Dingo)

    1988
    Denel G6 Rhino
    The G6 "Rhino" is an indigenous South African self-propelled artillery platform utilizing a six-whee... [Read More]
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    1978
    Denel Olifant (Elephant)
    The South African "Olifant" became a further evolution of the original British Cold War-era Centurio... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Denel Olifant (Elephant)

    1982
    Denel Valkiri / Bateluer MLRS
    The South African Army gained an appreciation for the simplicity and deadly effectiveness of the Sov... [Read More]
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    1996
    DIO T-72Z (T-55)
    Not one to rest of its laurels concerning its military power, the Iranian Army took to modernizing i... [Read More]
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    1941
    Dodge G505 1/2-ton
    From World War 1 the US Army had a relationship with Dodge and ordered from them light military half... [Read More]
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    1942
    Dodge WC54 3/4-ton
    The Dodge Model WC54 3/4-ton military ambulance was manufactured by the Chrysler Corporation, Dodge ... [Read More]
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    1982
    Dragoon AFV
    ... [Read More]
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    1981
    ELBO Leonidas-2
    The Greek Army (known as the "Hellenic Army") relied on the ELBO "Leonidas" Armored Personnel Carrie... [Read More]
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    1974
    Engesa EE-11 Urutu (Pit Viper)
    ... [Read More]
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    1980
    Engesa EE-3 Jararaca (Pit Viper)
    The Engesa EE-3 "Jararaca" was an compact armored car of local Brazilian design, development, and pr... [Read More]
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    1974
    Engesa EE-9 Cascavel (Rattlesnake)
    Realizing the need to replace its aged stock of World War 2-era (1939-1945), American-made M8 "Greyh... [Read More]
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    1987
    Engesa EE-T1 Osorio
    In the early 1980s, the Brazilian concern of Engesa undertook a private venture initiative to produc... [Read More]
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    1986
    Fahd AFV
    Lacking the industry know-how to design and develop a multirole Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) from ... [Read More]
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    1974
    Flugabwehrkanonenpanzer Gepard (Flakpanzer)
    The Gepard Flakpanzer, a tracked, Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun (SPAAG) platform arriving from We... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Flugabwehrkanonenpanzer Gepard (Flakpanzer)

    1969
    FMC XR311 (G.I. Hotrod)
    In 1969, the FMC Corporation undertook in-house development of a new multi-purpose four-wheeled mili... [Read More]
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    1941
    Ford GP / GPW (Government Pygmy)
    In 1939, the United States Army invited some 135 to 165 manufacturing companies to submit design pr... [Read More]
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    1942
    Ford GTB (G-622) (Burma Jeep)
    Logistical vehicles have always proven the lifeblood of any far-ranging conflict and World War 2 was... [Read More]
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    1955
    FV1620 Humber Hornet Malkara
    The Humber Hornet Malkara was the product of Cold War necessity designed to combat the new generatio... [Read More]
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    1976
    FV180 Combat Engineer Tractor (CET)
    ... [Read More]
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    1955
    FV214 Conqueror
    The British-produced Conqueror Heavy Tank (FV 214) was designed as a counterpart to the hugely succe... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the FV214 Conqueror

    1951
    FV4005 Stage 2 (Centurion)
    For a short time in the storied history of the Centurion Main Battle Tank (MBT), a heavily armed sel... [Read More]
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    1951
    FV4101 Charioteer
    After World War 2 (1939-1945), Germany was divided into an East and West half by the victorious powe... [Read More]
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    1963
    FV432 APC
    The FV432 was a solid, if unspectacular, armored personnel carrier for the British Army, seeing over... [Read More]
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    1963
    FV4401 Contentious
    Since World War 2 (1939-1945) pushed the need for more air-transportable anti-armor solutions to mee... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the FV4401 Contentious

    1986
    FV510 Warrior
    The Warrior is an infantry fighting vehicle currently in service with the armies of the United Kingd... [Read More]
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    1943
    GAZ-67
    All of the Allied powers of World War 2 enjoyed success with the American-designed Bantam/Willys "JE... [Read More]
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    1977
    GIAT GCT (Grande Cadence de Tir)
    The GIAT GCT is the primary tracked, self-propelled gun platform of the modern French Army. The syst... [Read More]
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    1962
    GIAT Mk F3 (Canon de 155mm Mle F3 Automoteur)
    After World War 2 (1939-1945) proved the value of Self-Propelled Gun (SPG) systems and the efficient... [Read More]
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    1941
    GMC CCKW 353 (G-508 / Jimmy / Deuce-and-a-Half)
    Before America's involvement in World War 2 began in late 1941, the US Army sent out a requirement t... [Read More]
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    1942
    GMC DUKW (G-501 / Duck)
    Introduced in 1941, the 6x6 wheeled GMC CCKW 2.5-ton truck became the logistical backbone of the All... [Read More]
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    1940
    Half-Track Car M2
    The United States Army learned by experience in World War 1 that trying to move men and machine thro... [Read More]
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    1943
    Half-Track Car M9
    The half-track military vehicle achieved considerable stardom during World War 2 (1939-1945) though ... [Read More]
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    1941
    Half-Track Personnel Carrier M3
    No image of the American military effort in World War 2 is complete without the appearance of the M3... [Read More]
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    1942
    Harley Davison WLA
    The Harley Davidson Motorcycle Company started selling bikes in 1904 and, by 1920, it had become the... [Read More]
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    1985
    HMMWV (High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicle) / (Humvee)
    Aside from the M1 Abrams, perhaps no other American armored vehicle has represented the American Arm... [Read More]
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    1989
    HMMWV Avenger
    The Humvee Avenger is a modified form of the M1037 shelter carrier Humvee. It is a short-range mobi... [Read More]
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    1939
    Hotchkiss H39
    The Hotchkiss H39 superseded the H35 series light tanks in French Army service, being produced in mo... [Read More]
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    1942
    Humber Armored Car
    Despite the plethora of armored cars to serve the British Army in World War 2 (1939-1945), it was th... [Read More]
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    1942
    Humber Scout Car
    The armored car played an ever-increasing battlefield role heading into World War 2 (1939-1945) as d... [Read More]
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    1975
    Infanterikanonvagn 91 (Ikv 91)
    With a long-lasting and bloody ground war all but certain in Cold War Europe, the Swedish Army was n... [Read More]
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    1941
    Infantry Tank Mk IV Churchill (A22)
    The Churchill served the British Army and allied forces as the most important of its type during Wor... [Read More]
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    1943
    IS-1 / JS-1 (Josef Stalin)
    The IS-1 was born out of a Soviet Army need for more formidable tracked weapon systems to combat the... [Read More]
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    1953
    IS-10 / T-10 (Josef Stalin)
    The T-10 can be considered the pinnacle "Josef Stalin" tank design as it is the tank that superceded... [Read More]
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    1943
    IS-2 / JS-2 (Josef Stalin)
    The Soviet Army need for ever-more formidable tracked firepower came to the forefront after losses o... [Read More]
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    1945
    IS-3 / JS-3 (Josef Stalin)
    The IS-3 (also "Joseph Stalin" or "Iosef Stalin" IS3) heavy tank was a continuation of the successfu... [Read More]
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    1943
    Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer
    The Jagdpanzer 38(t) "Hetzer" was developed from the PzKpfW 38(t) light tank which was itself derive... [Read More]
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    1971
    Jagdpanzer SK 105 Kurassier
    The Jagdpanzer SK 105 Light Tank was a tank destroyer developed by Saurer-Werke for the Austrian Arm... [Read More]
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    1985
    K200 KIFV
    Because of its shared border with unpredictable North Korea, the South Korean military has had to re... [Read More]
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    1985
    K55 SPG
    Prior to the arrival of the K9 "Thunder" Self-Propelled Gun (SPG), the South Korean Army relied on t... [Read More]
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    1966
    Kaiser-Jeep M530
    The Kaiser Jeep Model 530 6X6 was a firefighting truck that first saw production 1966. She was an i... [Read More]
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    1967
    Kaiser-Jeep M715 (Five Quarter)
    Up to 1965, the United States military relied on the Dodge G741 truck (as the M37) as its go anywher... [Read More]
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    1965
    Kanonenjagdpanzer (Jagdpanzer Kanone - JPK)
    In World War 2 the German Army developed tank hunters, the "Panzerjagers" or tank destroyers - a cla... [Read More]
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    1984
    Kawasaki KLR250
    The motorcycle has provided land forces with a special means of traversing varied terrain in short o... [Read More]
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    1981
    Khalid (Sword) MBT
    The Khalid Main Battle Tank was born out of the aborted "Shir 1" initiative undertaken by the Britis... [Read More]
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    1983
    Land Rover Defender 110
    The Defender 110 is produced by the British Land Rover Company for military use. The British Army an... [Read More]
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    1941
    Landing Vehicle Tracked (LVT-2 / LVT-4) (Alligator / Water Buffalo)
    The LVT ("Landing Vehicle Tracked") began a long line of amphibious tracked American military vehicl... [Read More]
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    1983
    LAR-160
    ... [Read More]
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    1969
    LARS-1 (Leichtes Artillerie Raketen System)
    The West German Army developed the Light Artillery Rocket System (LARS) during the 1960s, eventually... [Read More]
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    1980
    LARS-2 (Leichtes Artillerie Raketen System)
    The LARS-2 Mulitple-Launch Rocket System (MLRS) vehicle was a further evolution of the original LARS... [Read More]
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    1983
    LAV-25 (Light Armored Vehicle 25)
    The LAV-25 eight-wheeled vehicle is classified as a light armored reconnaissance vehicle. Its wheele... [Read More]
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    1965
    Leopard 1
    The German war-making capacity was dismantled by the victors following the end of the war in Europe.... [Read More]
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    1979
    Leopard 2
    For much of the Cold War, it fell upon NATO and the West to match wits against the latest Soviet com... [Read More]
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    1935
    Leyland Armored Car
    World War 1 (1914-1918) proved the perfect showcase for the armored car and many different types eme... [Read More]
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    1956
    LVTP-5 (Landing Vehicle, Tracked, Personnel)
    Since the early days of naval warfare, the amphibious assault has remained a complicated, expensive ... [Read More]
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    1963
    Lynx CRV (M113-and-a-Half)
    The Lynx was an offshoot of the ubiquitous American M113 Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) developed t... [Read More]
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    1980
    M1 Abrams
    The M1 Abrams was designed by Chrysler Defense and produced under the General Dynamics brand. The ta... [Read More]
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    1943
    M1 AT (57mm Gun M1)
    When Britain required manufacturing muscle in World War 2 (1939-1945) it turned to American factorie... [Read More]
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    1942
    M10 Gun Motor Carriage (Wolverine / Achilles)
    When the United States Army successfully mated the chassis of the M4 Sherman to the 105mm field howi... [Read More]
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    1957
    M103 (Tank, Combat, Full Tracked, 120-mm, M103)
    The M103 (formally designated as "Tank, Combat, Full Tracked, 120mm, M103") was a heavy tank design ... [Read More]
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    1962
    M1068 SICPS (Standard Integrated Command Post System)
    The M1068 SICPS (Standard Integrated Command Post System) became a further modification of the M577 ... [Read More]
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    1962
    M107 SPA
    Developed alongside the storied M110 Self-Propelled Howitzer was the M107. Both vehicles utilized th... [Read More]
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    1952
    M108 SPG
    The Cold War period following World War 2 saw tremendous growth in the field of tracked armored vehi... [Read More]
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    1963
    M109 SPA
    The155mm-armed M109 Self-Propelled Howitzer (SPH) was developed concurrently with the 105mm-armed M... [Read More]
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    1962
    M110 SPA
    By the end of the Korea War (1950-1953), the American Army was in need of modernization to replace m... [Read More]
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    1960
    M113 APC
    The American M113 Armored Personnel Carrier became one of the most successful Cold War vehicles in t... [Read More]
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    1962
    M114 CRV
    The M114 Command and Reconnaissance Carrier followed the ubiquitous M113 Armored Personnel Carrier (... [Read More]
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    1960
    M151 MUTT (Military Utility Tactical Truck)
    Prior to the adoption of the ubiquitous HUMVEE multi-purpose 4x4 vehicle, the US military relied on ... [Read More]
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    1944
    M16 Multiple Gun Motor Carriage (MGMC)
    The "Carrier, Personnel Half-Track M3" was the principle people-mover for the Allies during World Wa... [Read More]
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    1969
    M163 Vulcan Air Defense System (VADS)
    The M163 Vulcan Air Defense System (VADS) mated the firepower of the United States Air Force's stand... [Read More]
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    1967
    M167 Vulcan
    Requiring a voluminous fire, light-class towed anti-aircraft defense system, the U.S. Army adopted t... [Read More]
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    1943
    M18 Gun Motor Carriage (Hellcat)
    The M18 "Hellcat" served as the finest example of an American Army tank destroyer in World War 2. Th... [Read More]
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    1945
    M19 Gun Motor Carriage (M19 Twin 40mm)
    The M19 Twin 40mm (M19 Gun Motor Carriage) self-propelled anti-aircraft system was developed towards... [Read More]
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    1920
    M1919 16-inch Naval Gun
    For as long as there were military threats from the sea and cannons to defend the land, coastal arti... [Read More]
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    1975
    M1978 (Koksan)
    The M1978 "Koksan" is a self-propelled gun (SPG) of North Korean origin, the tracked chassis believe... [Read More]
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    1981
    M2 Bradley
    The M2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) fulfilled a U.S. Army requirement that began in the 1... [Read More]
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    1944
    M24 Chaffee (Light Tank, M24)
    The Light Tank, M24 "Chaffee" was the chosen successor to the M5 "Stuart" light tank line which bega... [Read More]
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    1981
    M247 Sergeant York
    In the latter part of the 1970s, the United States Army required the services of a self-propelled, t... [Read More]
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    1945
    M26 Pershing
    The M26 "Pershing" made its official appearance towards the end of World War 2 and was appropriately... [Read More]
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    1983
    M270 MLRS
    The M270 MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System) is an American-developed battlefield support weapon pr... [Read More]
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    1956
    M274 Truck, Platform, Utility 1.5-ton, 4x4 (Military Mule)
    ... [Read More]
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    1942
    M29 Weasel / Water Weasel
    After the German invasion of Norway (April 1940) during World War 2 (1939-1945), British inventor Ge... [Read More]
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    1983
    M3 Bradley
    The M3 Bradley CFV (Cavalry Fighting Vehicle) is very similar in most respects to the M2 Bradley IFV... [Read More]
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    1940
    M3 Scout Car (White Scout Car)
    Numerically, the White Scout Car (designated as the "G-067" and "M3A1" in U.S. Army nomenclature) wa... [Read More]
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    1951
    M35 / G742 (Deuce and a Half)
    The "Duce and a Half" has a valued logistical history doing what it did best - moving men and materi... [Read More]
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    1944
    M36 Gun Motor Carriage (Jackson / Slugger)
    The United States Army was fielding the capable M10 series as its standard tank destroyer of World W... [Read More]
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    1945
    M37 Gun Motor Carriage (GMC)
    The M37 Gun Motor Carriage was a self-propelled gun of the American military appearing towards the e... [Read More]
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    1942
    M4 Sherman (Medium Tank, M4)
    The M4 Sherman series of medium tanks proved an invaluable asset to Allied operations North Africa, ... [Read More]
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    1945
    M40 Gun Motor Carriage
    With the conversion of M3 Lee Medium Tanks to the successful 155mm-armed M12 Gun Motor Carriage, wor... [Read More]
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    1945
    M41 Howitzer Motor Carriage
    With the arrival of the M24 "Chaffee" Light Tank during World War 2, and work into several successfu... [Read More]
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    1951
    M41 Walker Bulldog
    The M41 was designed and developed as the direct successor to the World War 2-era M24 Chaffee light ... [Read More]
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    1952
    M42 (Duster)
    The United States went to war in Korea in 1950 following the invasion of the democratic South by the... [Read More]
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    1945
    M43 Howitzer Motor Carriage
    The M43 Howitzer Motor Carriage was a World War 2 (1939-1945) development and a further evolution of... [Read More]
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    1954
    M44 SPH
    The M44 Self-Propelled Howitzer was adopted by the U.S. Army to replace the outmoded stock of M41 Ho... [Read More]
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    1950
    M46 Patton (General Patton)
    After the events of World War 2 and Japanese removal from mainland Asia, Korea remained a divided co... [Read More]
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    1951
    M47 (Patton II)
    The M47 was another addition to the long line of main battle tanks stemming from the World War 2-era... [Read More]
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    1952
    M48 Patton
    The M48 Patton appeared in 1952 and was produced in over 11,000 examples during her tenure. She went... [Read More]
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    1942
    M5 Stuart (Light Tank, M5) (Stuart VI)
    The M5 "Stuart" (also "General Stuart") was an extension of the original M3 Stuart Light Tank line o... [Read More]
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    1955
    M50 Ontos (Thing)
    One of the most unique of the fighting vehicles to emerge from the Vietnam War-era (1955-1975) was t... [Read More]
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    1955
    M52 SPH
    Development of what would become the M52 Self-Propelled Howitzer (SPH) began in 1948 just prior to t... [Read More]
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    1952
    M53 SPH
    The M53 Self-Propelled Assault Gun was developed via automotive components taken from existing M46 a... [Read More]
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    1959
    M53/59 Praga
    ... [Read More]
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    1952
    M55 SPH
    The M55 Self-Propelled Howitzer was a short-lived American development emerging out of the 1950s. Th... [Read More]
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    1968
    M551 Sheridan
    The M551 General Sheridan (or simply "Sheridan") was a light-armored and heavily-armed portable tank... [Read More]
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    1953
    M56 Scorpion
    The M56 "Scorpion" SPAT ("Self-Propelled, Anti-Tank") vehicle was an air-transportable, fully-tracke... [Read More]
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    1969
    M561 (Gamma Goat)
    Observing the active French Army involvement in Southeast Asia, the US military began to research a ... [Read More]
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    1962
    M578 LARV
    Utility-minded vehicles seldom receive the attention they rightfully deserve in the context of battl... [Read More]
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    1953
    M59 APC
    The M59 Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) was developed to a US Army specification to replace the prec... [Read More]
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    1960
    M60 (Patton)
    The M60 "Patton" Main Battle Tank began development in 1957 to counter rumors that the Soviets were ... [Read More]
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    1967
    M60 AVLB
    The M60 AVLB (Armored Vehicle Launched Bridge) was developed from the existing M60 Patton Main Battl... [Read More]
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    1952
    M65 Atomic Cannon
    The United States Government had a problem keeping its European allies calm during the Cold War when... [Read More]
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    1942
    M7 (Priest)
    The M7 "Priest" (known formally as the "105mm Howitzer Motor Carriage M7") was the principle mobile ... [Read More]
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    1969
    M727 Hawk
    The M727 is a tracked carrier vehicle designed to transport the Hawk guided missile system (known co... [Read More]
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    1969
    M730 Chaparral
    The M48 Chaparral SAM system consists of an infrared heat seeking missile, a launcher with a Forward... [Read More]
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    1952
    M75 APC
    During World War 2, it was accepted practice to ferry troops to and from combat zones was through an... [Read More]
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    1972
    M752 Lance
    Requiring a new tactical missile launcher for the battlefields of the Cold War, the United States mi... [Read More]
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    1977
    M-77 Oganj MLRS
    The mobile Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) - or rocket projector - has remained a stable of mod... [Read More]
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    1941
    M8 Greyhound (Light Armored Car M8)
    One of the unsung American heroes of World War 2 was the venerable M8 Greyhound wheeled armored car ... [Read More]
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    1942
    M8 Scott (Howitzer Motor Carriage M8)
    For expediency and logistical sake during World War 2, the Americans took the chassis and hull of th... [Read More]
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    1985
    M-84 (MBT)
    In January of 1946, Yugoslavia accepted a communistic government aligned with the Soviet Union. This... [Read More]
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    1961
    M88 Hercules
    The M88 Hercules series Armored Recovery Vehicle (ARV) was introduced during the early 1960s and has... [Read More]
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    1977
    M901 ITV (Improved TOW Vehicle)
    The M901 ITV ("Improved TOW Vehicle") is a specially-devised variant of the M113 Armored Personnel C... [Read More]
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    1982
    M939
    For decades the United States Army had relied on the M39 series 5-ton trucks as a primary heavy-haul... [Read More]
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    1987
    M981 FIST-V
    The M981 FIST-V is a derivative (and upgrade) of the M901 ITV anti-tank missile launcher. The M981 F... [Read More]
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    1968
    Magach (M48 / M60)
    Israel needed tanks to defend her borders from the Arab states and the American M48 tank was the bes... [Read More]
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    1968
    MAR-290
    Having captured large stocks of Soviet-made BM-24 "Katyusha" unguided rocket-launching systems from ... [Read More]
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    1940
    Marmon-Herrington (South African Reconnaissance Vehicle)
    The Marmon-Herrington Armored Car became a rare South African industry contribution to the Allied ca... [Read More]
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    1965
    MBT-70 (KPz-70)
    The Cold War in Europe spanned from 1947 into 1991 and the undisputed enemy to the democratic world ... [Read More]
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    1947
    Mercedes-Benz UNIMOG (UNIversal-MOtor-Gerat)
    German infrastructure went through a critical rebuilding phase following World War 2. While its arms... [Read More]
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    1979
    Merkava (Chariot)
    The Merkava series of main battle tank represents the backbone of Israeli armor elements. The system... [Read More]
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    1985
    Merkava Sholef
    ... [Read More]
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    1981
    MIM-104 Patriot
    The MIM-104 "Patriot" air defense missile system became a household name when it appeared on the glo... [Read More]
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    1960
    MIM-46 Mauler
    The MIM-46 "Mauler" was an ill-fated attempt at a tracked mobile surface to air missile defense syst... [Read More]
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    1985
    MLI-84
    ... [Read More]
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    1987
    MLVM (Masina de Lupta a Vanatorilor de Munte)
    ... [Read More]
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    1989
    Model 89 SPH
    The Model 89 Self-Propelled Howitzer was a Cold War-era Romanian variant of the original Soviet 2S1 ... [Read More]
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    1968
    MT-LB (M1970)
    World War 2 warfare instilled on the Soviet Army the need for a very mobile armored force. After the... [Read More]
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    1959
    NORINCO Type 59
    The NORINCO-produced Type 59 was actually based on the purchase and subsequent local licensed produc... [Read More]
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    1963
    NORINCO Type 62
    Yet another in the long line of NORINCO designs inspired by Soviet-era purchases, the Type 62 (class... [Read More]
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    1963
    NORINCO Type 63 (WZ211)
    The Chinese-built NORINCO (China NORth INdustries COrporation) Type 63 Light Tank drew its influence... [Read More]
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    1964
    NORINCO Type 63 (YW531)
    In the late 1950s, the Chinese government called on local industry to design and develop a low-cost ... [Read More]
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    1963
    NORINCO Type 63 SPAAG
    The Type 63 was a self-propelled, tracked anti-aircraft defense system produced by NORINCO of China.... [Read More]
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    1969
    NORINCO Type 653
    The Type 653 Armored Recovery Vehicle (ARV) was developed by NORINCO of China for the Chinese Army. ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the NORINCO Type 653

    1982
    NORINCO Type 69
    The Type 69 Main Battle Tank (MBT) was a Chinese evolution of its own Type 59 MBT series first appea... [Read More]
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    1970
    NORINCO Type 70 MRL (WZ303)
    In the late 1960s, the Chinese Army (PLA) introduced a new, indigenous tracked vehicle for the Armor... [Read More]
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    1970
    NORINCO Type 70-1
    ... [Read More]
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    1985
    NORINCO Type 80
    The Chinese Army Type 80 Main Battle Tank (MBT) is a further development of its Type 69 MBT of 1982,... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the NORINCO Type 80

    1982
    NORINCO Type 81
    The Soviet influence on Chinese ground warfare military doctrine today is still apparent as proven b... [Read More]
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    1983
    NORINCO Type 83
    The Soviet hardware influence is clearly seen in the modern Chinese Army - known formally as the Peo... [Read More]
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    1985
    NORINCO Type 85 SPH (YW323)
    ... [Read More]
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    1985
    NORINCO Type 85-II
    The Type 85-II Main Battle Tank (MBT) of the Chinese Army is a further evolution of its Type 80 MBT ... [Read More]
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    1984
    NORINCO Type 90 / Type 92 (WZ551)
    The WZ551 is a designation for a Chinese-originated 6x6 wheeled armored vehicle. The vehicle was dev... [Read More]
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    1957
    Object 279 (Obyekt 279)
    The Russian Obyekt (translating to "Object") 279 Soviet heavy tank was developed in 1957 at the Kiro... [Read More]
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    1989
    Oerlikon ADATS
    The Canadian ADATS ("Air Defense Anti-Tank System"), a Western product of the later Cold War period,... [Read More]
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    1937
    Opel Blitz
    At the end of World War 1, the German war machine was dismantled - losing its power to manufacture a... [Read More]
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    1937
    Ordnance QF 3.7-Inch AA
    ... [Read More]
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    1965
    OT M-60
    Yugoslavia was formed in 1943 during World War 2 (1939-1945) and maintained an existence up until it... [Read More]
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    1982
    OTO Melara Palmaria
    The Palmaria 155mm self-propelled gun was developed as an in-house venture for interested foreign pa... [Read More]
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    1981
    OTO-Melara OF-40
    Recognizing the need for a budget main battle tank on the world market, the Italian concerns of OTO-... [Read More]
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    1987
    OTO-Melara Otomatic ADT (Air Defence Tank)
    At one point in the 1980s the Italian concern of OTO-Melara attempted to sell the Army (and any inte... [Read More]
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    1960
    Panhard AML 60 / 90
    The French Army used the Panhard AML 60 / 90 series of light armored cars to replace the 1950s-era D... [Read More]
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    1951
    Panhard EBR (Engin Blinde de Reconnaissance)
    The French Panhard EBR armored car of the 1950s actually maintained design origins in the years lead... [Read More]
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    1977
    Panhard ERC 90
    The French concerns of Renault and Panhard submitted designs to fulfill a 1970s French Army requirem... [Read More]
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    1935
    Panhard Type 178
    The Panhard Type 178 armored car was a further evolution of the Toe-M-32 system that was initially d... [Read More]
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    1958
    Panzer 58 (Pz 58)
    Long reliant on foreign products to stock its armored corps, the small European nation of Switzerlan... [Read More]
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    1965
    Panzer 61 (Pz 61)
    With American and European military and political commitments focused attention on the Korean Penins... [Read More]
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    1971
    Panzer 68 (Pz 68)
    The Korean War (1950-1953) tied up major Western powers both logistically and politically leaving na... [Read More]
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    1943
    Panzertriebwagen Nr.16 (PzTrWg 16)
    Panzertriebwagen Nr.16 (PzTrWg 16) was a "one-off" armored heavy railway cruiser manufactured by the... [Read More]
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    1984
    Patria Pasi XA
    Over the past several decades or so there has been a considerable shift by modern armies of the worl... [Read More]
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    1966
    Pbv 302 (Pansarbandvagn 302)
    Though rarely considered a military powerhouse in the same breath as the United States, Great Britai... [Read More]
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    1979
    Pegaso BMR
    The Pegaso BMR ("Blindado Medio de Ruedas" - "Armored, Medium, Wheeled") series of wheeled vehicles ... [Read More]
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    1952
    PT-76
    The PT-76 was developed shortly after Second World War. The weapon system is designated as a "Light ... [Read More]
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    1984
    Puma CEV
    The Puma is a heavily-armored Combat Engineering Vehicle (CEV) that doubles as an Armored Personnel ... [Read More]
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    1961
    Raketenjagdpanzer 1
    Due to the vast quantities of Soviet Armor across their border during the height of the Cold War, We... [Read More]
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    1979
    Ratel IFV (Honey Badger)
    The Ratel ("Honey Badger") Infantry Fighting Vehicle was a long-running family of 6x6 armored vehicl... [Read More]
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    1936
    Renault R35 (Char leger Modele 1935 R)
    The Renault R35 was a French light tank development of the pre-World War 2 period and followed gener... [Read More]
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    1976
    Renault VAB (Vehicule de l Avant Blinde)
    The French-produced VAB is a multi-faceted highly-adaptable armored personnel carrier and scout car.... [Read More]
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    1981
    Rheinmetall Landsysteme Condor
    The Condor is a Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) appearing in West Germany during the Cold War (1947-1991... [Read More]
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    1970
    Rheinmetall Landsysteme Marder IFV
    The Marder 1 is the principle infantry fighting vehicle for the German Army. It has its origins in t... [Read More]
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    1979
    Rheinmetall Landsysteme TM-170
    The Mercedes-Benz UNIMOG multi-purpose truck (detailed elsewhere on this site) proved its worth over... [Read More]
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    1979
    Rheinmetall Landsysteme Transportpanzer 1 Fuchs (TPz 1)
    The Transportpanzer 1 (TPz 1 or "Fuchs") is a 6-wheeled armored personnel carrier designed from a We... [Read More]
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    1975
    Rhienmetall Landsysteme Spahpanzer Luchs (Lynx)
    The West German designed and developed Spahpanzer Luchs ("Lynx") was an 8x8 wheeled, multi-role armo... [Read More]
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    1972
    RM-70 (Raketomet vz. 70)
    Since the dark days of World War 2, the Soviet Army has held the rocket projector in high regard and... [Read More]
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    1986
    ROTEM K1 (Type 88)
    The South Korean military has used tanks developed and produced in the United States from the time o... [Read More]
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    1978
    SA-10 (Grumble) / S-300
    The S-300 (NATO designation and codename of SA-10 "Grumble) is a long-range surface-to-air missile s... [Read More]
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    1979
    SA-11 (Gadfly) / 9K37 Buk
    The vast airspace over the Russian frontier and the combat-ready atmosphere of the Cold War required... [Read More]
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    1986
    SA-12 (Gladiator / Giant)
    ... [Read More]
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    1979
    SA-13 (Gopher) / 9K35 Strela-10
    The 9K35 "Strela-10" was developed by Soviet engineers to replace the 1960s-era 9K31 Strela-1 line (... [Read More]
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    1982
    SA-19 Grisom / 2K22 Tunguska
    The 2K22 "Tunguska" (NATO codename of SA-19 "Grisom") is a self-propelled, tracked air defense syste... [Read More]
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    1957
    SA-2 (Guideline) / S-75 Dvina
    The original SA-2 Guideline design was engineered to track down and destroy the less-maneuverable hi... [Read More]
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    1961
    SA-3 (Goa) / S-125 Neva / Pechora
    With more nimble and advanced aircraft emerging from the West during the Cold War decades, it fell t... [Read More]
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    1967
    SA-5 (Gammon) / S-200
    Because of advancements in Western aircraft regarding speed and operating altitudes, the Soviet Unio... [Read More]
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    1970
    SA-6 (Gainful) / 2K12 Kub
    Design work on the 2K12 "Kub" system began in 1959 under the direction of NIIP/Vympel (for the missi... [Read More]
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    1972
    SA-8 (Gecko) / 9K33 OSA
    To contend with ever-improving, more agile low-altitude aircraft emerging from the West during the C... [Read More]
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    1968
    SA-9 (Gaskin) / 9K31 Strela-1
    The SA-9 (NATO codename of "Gaskin" and formally designated by the Russians as the 9K31 Strela-1) wa... [Read More]
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    1962
    Saurer 4K 4FA
    Developed to serve the same battlefield function as the classic American M113 Armored Personnel Carr... [Read More]
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    1958
    Schutzenpanzer SPz 11-2 Kurz
    Hotchkiss of France teamed with the West German Army to develop a new Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle... [Read More]
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    1958
    Schutzenpanzer SPz 12-3 (SPz Lang / Lang HS.30)
    Following the fighting of World War 2 (1939-1945), Germany became a split nation, occupied by the vi... [Read More]
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    1939
    SdKfz 161 Panzerkampfwagen IV (PzKpfW IV) / Panzer 4
    The Panzer IV (or "Panzerkampfwagen IV" and abbreviated as "Pz.KpfW. IV") formed the backbone of the... [Read More]
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    1943
    SdKfz 171 Panzerkampfwagen V Panther (PzKpfW V) / Panzer 5
    Though initially mechanically unreliable at her inception, the Panther medium tank of the German Arm... [Read More]
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    1941
    SdKfz 2 kleines Kettenkraftrad (Kettenkrad)
    One of the most identifiable of the German half-tracked pieces of World War 2 became the SdKfz 2 kle... [Read More]
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    1943
    Sexton SPG
    The Canadian Sexton Self Propelled Gun (SPG) was constructed to utilize a 25-pound round, the same a... [Read More]
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    1980
    Shahine SAM
    The Shahine Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) system was a French development of the "Crotale" SAM series... [Read More]
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    1944
    Sherman Firefly (Medium Tank, M4A4)
    Outwardly, the Sherman Firefly series of tank destroyers looked every bit like their M4 Sherman base... [Read More]
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    1944
    Sherman Jumbo (Medium Tank, M4A3E2)
    Long before the Invasion of Normandy in northern France was finalized, American warplanners were awa... [Read More]
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    1976
    SLU-FAE
    The SLU-FAE was an ill-fated attempt at producing a mine and obstacle-breaching system for the Unite... [Read More]
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    1970
    Soltam L-33
    Israeli Army ingenuity showed through with their Soltam L-33 "Ro'em" when there proved a need for an... [Read More]
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    1981
    SpGH DANA
    The DANA saw its origins in a Czechoslovakian military requirement of the 1970s for an indigenous se... [Read More]
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    1957
    SS-1 (Scud) / 9P117
    The SS-1 (NATO reporting name of "Scud") was a tactical ballistic missile system developed in the 19... [Read More]
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    1977
    Steyr Spz 4K 7FA
    The Austrian SPz 4K 7FA was a further development of the 4K 4FA armored personnel carrier (APC) and ... [Read More]
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    1966
    Stridsvagn 103 (Strv 103) (S-Tank)
    The Swedish-originated Stridsvagn 103 (Strv 103) - also known as the "S-Tank") was one of the more e... [Read More]
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    1953
    Stridsvagn 104 (Strv 104)
    The Strv 104 became the Swedish version of the storied British "Centurion" Main Battle Tank (MBT) li... [Read More]
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    1958
    Stridsvagn 74 (Strv 74)
    The Swedes have long held a history of capable indigenous arms production and this was showcased to ... [Read More]
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    1943
    Stridsvagn m/42 (Strv m/42)
    The culmination of Swedish tank work prior to, and during, World War 2 became the Stridsvagn Strv m/... [Read More]
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    1941
    Studebaker US6
    In April 1941, with World War in Europe on the horizon once more, the U.S. government entered into a... [Read More]
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    1944
    SU-100
    After the might of the German Army had pressed deep into Soviet Russia, it was stopped at the gates ... [Read More]
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    1942
    SU-152 / ISU-152 (Zveroboy)
    By mid-1942 the Soviet Army needed a mobile heavy siege gun for fixed fortifications. Up to this poi... [Read More]
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    1942
    SU-76 (Suchka)
    On June 22, 1941 Germany invaded the Soviet Union and caught them unaware. Hitler's goal was to eli... [Read More]
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    1943
    SU-85
    After the invasion of the Soviet Union by former ally Germany, the Red Army was put on its heels in ... [Read More]
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    1931
    T-26
    As was the norm after World War 1 in all industrialized nations around the globe, Soviet warplanners... [Read More]
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    1945
    T28 Super Heavy Tank (Gun Motor Carriage T95)
    The T28 heavy tank was the largest tank ever developed for the US Military. Built in 1945 to counter... [Read More]
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    1944
    T29 (Heavy Tank T29)
    As World War 2 progressed on all fronts in favor of the Allies, attention began to turn to the final... [Read More]
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    1945
    T30 (Heavy Tank T30)
    The T30 was developed for the American Army during the latter stages of World War 2 to counter the a... [Read More]
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    1940
    T-34
    To Red Army authorities, it was becoming painfully clear that the BT series of "fast tanks" was not ... [Read More]
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    1960
    T-34/100 (T-100)
    The T-34/100 (also known as the T-100) was a Egyptian-inspired tank destroyer conversion of the famo... [Read More]
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    1973
    T-34/122 (T-122)
    With an expiring stock of Soviet-made, World War 2-era T-34 Medium Tanks on hand as well as a health... [Read More]
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    1943
    T-34/85
    The T-34/85 was essentially categorized as an "up-gunned" version of the successful base T-34 medium... [Read More]
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    1941
    T-40
    In the period following World War 1, there came a global military movement centering on more cost-ef... [Read More]
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    1944
    T-44
    Even as the fabled T-34 Medium Tank was coming online within the inventory of the Red Army during Wo... [Read More]
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    1949
    T-54
    The T-54 series of Soviet main battle tank came about in the search for a viable replacement for the... [Read More]
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    1958
    T-55
    The T-55 was a further improved version of the T-54 Main Battle Tank series of 1949 intended to coun... [Read More]
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    1961
    T-62
    After the end of World War 2, the Soviet military had officially replaced their war-winning T-34 Med... [Read More]
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    1966
    T-64
    The natural progression of Soviet tank design during the years following World War 2 eventually prod... [Read More]
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    1972
    T-72 (Ural)
    The Soviets/Russians have always maintained a penchant for successful (and globally popular) tank de... [Read More]
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    1976
    T-80
    The T-80 of the Russian Army was born in the era of the Soviet Empire during the Cold War. The type ... [Read More]
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    1977
    TAB-77
    The TAB-77 is a licensed Romanian copy of the Soviet Cold War-era BTR-70 8-wheeled Armored Personnel... [Read More]
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    1983
    TAMSE TAM (Tanque Argentino Mediano)
    Attempting to modernized its extensively outdated armored corps consisting of World War 2-era M4 She... [Read More]
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    1995
    TAMSE VCA 155 (Vehiculo de Combate de Artilleria de 155mm)
    In the 1970s, the Argentine government charged the German concern of Thyssen-Henschel (now Rheinmeta... [Read More]
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    1995
    TAMSE VCLC (Vehiculo de Combate LanzaCohetes)
    With the arrival of the modern TAM Light Tank/VCTP Infantry Fighting Vehicle series in 1983, the Arg... [Read More]
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    1983
    TAMSE VCTP (Vehiculo de Combate Transporte de Personal)
    In the 1970s, the Argentine government commissioned the German concern of Thyssen-Henschel (Rheinmet... [Read More]
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    1917
    Technical
    The "Technical" is a generic name given to make-shift military vehicles crudely developed on the cha... [Read More]
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    1988
    TOS-1 (TOC-1)
    It is standard practice for a proven tank design to make up a larger family of vehicles by way of pr... [Read More]
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    1977
    TR-580 (Tanc Romanesc Model 580)
    The TR-580 existed as a local Romanian offshoot of the popular Soviet-era T-55 Main Battle Tank (MBT... [Read More]
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    1986
    TR-85 (Tanc Romanesc Model 85)
    From 1944 to 1958, the Soviet military maintained a heavy presence in the nation of Romania, spoils ... [Read More]
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    1960
    Type 60 SP 106mm
    The Type 60 was a Japanese self-propelled 106mm recoilless rifle gun platform designed for use by th... [Read More]
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    1961
    Type 61
    After the close of hostilities in World War 2, the Japanese Empire was rightfully stripped of all wa... [Read More]
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    1973
    Type 73 APC
    In 1967, the Japanese Defence Agency commissioned for a new Armored Personnel Carrier as a planned s... [Read More]
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    1975
    Type 74 (Nana-yon)
    A joint partnership between the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) and Mitsubishi Heavy Indu... [Read More]
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    1975
    Type 74 SPH
    The Type 74 was developed to a Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) requirement for a 105mm-ar... [Read More]
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    1975
    Type 75 MLRS
    The Type 75 Multiple Rocket Launch System (MLRS) is a tracked, rocket-projecting vehicle once in ser... [Read More]
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    1975
    Type 75 SPG
    Like other world militaries, the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) went ahead with its adoptio... [Read More]
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    1985
    Type 85 (YW531H)
    The PT-85 is a light amphibious tank system (may also be known as the "Type 82" or "Type 85") in ser... [Read More]
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    1987
    Type 87 SPAAG
    The Type 87 SPAAG is a conventional tracked, self-propelled, anti-aircraft gunnery platform indigeno... [Read More]
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    1989
    Type 89 IFV
    In keeping with developments in the West, the island nation of Japan moved to adopt a modern Infantr... [Read More]
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    1936
    Type 95 Ha-Go (Ke-Go / Kyu-Go)
    The Type 95 "Ha-Go" was a light tank design primarily utilized by the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) d... [Read More]
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    1960
    Type SU 60 APC
    The Japanese Type-60 was the first armored personnel carrier developed by the Mitsubishi and Komatsu... [Read More]
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    1940
    Universal Carrier (BREN Gun Carrier)
    The Bren Gun Carrier was truly a universal system at its core. Charged with moving troops through th... [Read More]
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    1982
    VCC Camillino
    Italy already maintained several thousand license-production American M113 armored personnel carrier... [Read More]
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    1965
    Vickers Abbot (FV433)
    With modern artillery a proven commodity on the battlefields of World War 1 (1914-1918), the concept... [Read More]
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    1965
    Vickers MBT
    The Vickers Main Battle Tank series was created with export customers in mind. It was soon discovere... [Read More]
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    1936
    Vickers Mk VI (Light Tank Mk VI)
    The British Army made use of a long line of light tank forms in the lead-up to World War 2 (1939-194... [Read More]
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    1973
    VTT-323 (M1973 Sinhung)
    When the North Korean Army needed an armored personnel carrier, they turned to what they do best - l... [Read More]
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    1967
    Walid (Walid Gomaa Mohamed)
    In the 1960s, the Egyptian Army invested in a new armored car based on its experiences with the Sovi... [Read More]
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    1950
    Willys M38 / MC (Jeep)
    The massive success that was the Willys MB "jeep" 4x4 utility vehicle of World War 2 prompted US Arm... [Read More]
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    1941
    Willys MB (Jeep)
    Perhaps no other vehicle of the US Army war effort concerning World War 2 was as iconic as the warti... [Read More]
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    1970
    WZT
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    1952
    ZiS-485 (BAV-485)
    The ZiS-485 (BAV 485) 6x6 amphibious transport was similar in scope to the World War 2-era American ... [Read More]
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    1965
    ZSU-23-4 (Shilka)
    The ZSU-23-4 "Shilka" system has been - and in many examples continues to be - a much-feared anti-ai... [Read More]
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    1945
    ZSU-37
    The ZSU-37 was born out of a Soviet Army need for Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun (SPAAG) protectio... [Read More]
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    1955
    ZSU-57-2
    The ZSU-57-2 served the Red Army of the Soviet Union throughout the bulk of the Cold War years. Howe... [Read More]
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    1960
    ZU-23-2 / ZU-23
    The ZU-23-2 is a light, towed anti-aircraft / air defense system developed by the Soviet Union in th... [Read More]
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