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Cold War Military Vehicles

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 4/22/2014

Should the Cold War ever have gone "hot", these vehicles would have come into play by the hundreds.

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There are a total of 321 Cold War Military Vehicles in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




1957
2B1 Oka SPA
The 2B1 "Oka" was a short-lived, heavy-class, self-propelled gun system developed by the Soviet Union at the height of the Co...
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1972
2S1 Gvozdika (M1974)
The 2S1 Gvozdika (translating to "Carnation") was a standard Red Army self-propelled howitzer platform. The type was recogniz...
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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 powerful 152mm main gun ab...
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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 (Self-Propelled Artiller...
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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 system was first witness...
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1978
2S5 Giatsint-S (Hyacinth) (M1981)
Never shy about adopting large-caliber guns into its inventory, the Soviet Army took on hundreds of the 2S5 "Giatsint-S" ("Hy...
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1978
2S7 Pion (M1975)
The 2S7 Pion ('Peony') is noted as being the largest self-propelled gun in the world. First unveiled to the West in the late ...
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1981
2S9 Nona
The 2S9 "Nona" ("Newest Ordnance Ground Artillery") was introduced with Soviet Army forces in 1981 as a self-propelled, track...
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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 BRDM-2 Amphibious Scout Ca...
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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, World War 3 would most li...
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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 initiative called for an armore...
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1942
AEC Armored Car
Associated Equipment Company (AEC) of London began operations in the automotive field as early as 1912. With its tremendous s...
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1973
Alvis FV101 Scorpion
During the 1960s, the British Army adopted a tracked family concept under the Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance, Tracked (CVR-T) ...
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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 dedicated missile carrier fo...
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1978
Alvis FV103 Spartan
Born of the British Army's "Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked)" (CVR-T) initiative of the 1970s, the FV103 Spartan fulfi...
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1976
Alvis FV104 Samaritan
The FV104 Samaritan is the Armored Battlefield Ambulance (ABA) variant of the "Scorpion" CVRT ("Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance...
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1971
Alvis FV107 Scimitar
The Alvis FV107 Scimitar is a light armored reconnaissance platform primarily in service with the British Army. The vehicle i...
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1981
Alvis FV4333 Stormer
The British FV4333 Alvis "Stormer" was developed from the established line of CVR(T) ("Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked...
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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 was brought online after...
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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-effective armored cars fo...
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1973
Alvis FV721 Fox
Alvis produced a variety of armored vehicles for the British Army during the Cold War decades including several car and light...
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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 when French infrastructure...
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1973
AMX-10P
The AMX-10 series of APCs serves a variety of roles in the French Army and in export countries. Like other APCs of this type,...
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1981
AMX-10RC
The amphibious AMX-10RC armored car was developed and built by GIAT Industries, a French government owned weapons manufacture...
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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-war years, France was rebui...
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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 refit and update their armor ...
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1979
AMX-32
The AMX-32 was a further development of the commercially successful French-made AMX-30 main battle tank. Along with improveme...
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1986
AMX-40
The AMX-40 was an abandoned French main battle tank design intended for export to succeed the equally export-minded AMX-32 se...
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1953
AMX-50
The AMX-50 was a promising French heavy tank venture appearing shortly after World War 2. France, in an effort to reassert it...
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1944
Archer (SPG)
In order to "upgun" its available inventory to become more efficient predators against the growing armor thickness of German ...
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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 the Soviet Union. Howeve...
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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 systems supply the moder...
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1951
ASU-57
The ASU-57 was a Soviet-designed system meant to provide a self-propelled anti-tank gun option to airborne elements. The ASU ...
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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 machine gun-carrying qualitie...
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1983
Bernardini MB-3 Tamoyo
The original M41 Walker Bulldog Light Tank was an American product of lessons learned through World War 2. Design work on the...
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1964
BM-21 (Grad)
The BM-21 "Grad" is a specialty weapon utilized by over 65 countries in one form or another and, despite her Cold War origins...
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1949
BM-24 MLRS
The Soviet Army found tremendous value in the relatively inexpensive wheeled self-propelled rocket projector, perhaps more so...
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1978
BM-27 / 9P140 Uragan (Hurricane)
The BM-27 / 9P140 "Uragan" ("Hurricane") is a large, multi-wheeled self-propelled rocket launcher design consisting of an enc...
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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. The BM-13 series (more popu...
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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 lay the challenge of outfi...
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1985
BMD-2 (Boyevaya Mashina Desanta)
The BMD-2 was a further evolution of the BMD-1 line of amphibious light infantry fighting vehicles (IFV) intended to be air-d...
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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 fighting infantry carrier" thro...
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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 its BMP-1 in 1966. The ty...
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1983
BNCFM SIBMAS
Emerging from BN Constructions Ferroviaries et Metalliques (BNCFM) of Belgium during the mid-1970s was the export-minded SIBM...
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1967
Bravia Chaimite (Series)
The Bravia Chaimite V-series of light armored vehicles is a Portuguese-designed and produced 4x4 armored personnel carrier (A...
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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 principle armored car in s...
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1966
BRDM-2
The BRDM-2 primarily served as an armored scout car with the Soviet Army during the height of the Cold War. She was a direct ...
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1950
BTR-152
The Soviet Army adjusted their battlefield doctrine following their experiences in World War 2 (1939-1945) against the Axis p...
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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 during World War 2. As su...
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1950
BTR-50P
The BTR-50 series of Soviet armored personnel carriers was developed in the 1950s and served for a time to good effect. The s...
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1960
BTR-60
The armored 8x8 wheeled BTR-60 of 1960 was developed as a direct replacement for the 6x6 wheeled BTR-152 series Armored Perso...
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1980
BTR-70
The BTR-70 represents a further development of the successful line of BTR-60 armored personnel carriers of Soviet design. The...
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1987
BTR-80
The BTR-80 was the logical evolution of the wheeled armored personnel carrier (APC) BTR series that more or less hit its stri...
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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 1960s for the light armored 4...
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1978
Cadillac Gage Ranger (Peacekeeper)
Cadillac Gage delivered their Ranger 4x4 light armored vehicle beginning in the early 1980s. The system was built atop the ex...
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1988
Cadillac Gage Stingray
The Stingray Light Tank was developed as a private venture by Cadillac Gage (now Textron Marine & Land Systems) with the budg...
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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 expensive (albeit dangerou...
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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 1944 to which 283 examples...
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1945
Centurion (A41)
Though requested as early as 1943 and entering production in January of 1945, the British Centurion Main Battle Tank arrived ...
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1983
Challenger 1
The original combat "tank" was born out of the fighting that was World War 1. However, these were hardly representative of th...
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1987
Chenowth Scorpion Desert Patrol Vehicle (DPV) / Fast Attack Vehicle (FAV)
The Scorpion DPV (Desert Patrol Vehicle) is a three-man on-road/off-road vehicle used for many long-range desert operations i...
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1965
Chieftain MBT
The original Centurion Main Battle Tank (A41) of 1945 was a hugely successful British Army initiative enacted during World Wa...
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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 modern of all the North Korea...
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1978
CM-21 AIFV
Taiwanese military power has long been supported by the United States and the island nation received and operated the ubiquit...
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1945
Coventry Armored Car
Throughout most of World War 2, the British Army stocked its armored car inventory with two major car types - the Daimler and...
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1978
Crotale SAM
The Crotale missile defence system can be fitted on a variety of chassis types and launched against targets overland or overw...
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1944
Cruiser Tank Comet (A34)
The Comet Cruiser tank was Britain's most powerful combat tank system of World War 2. It arrived in the latter phases of the ...
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1943
Cruiser Tank Mk VIII Cromwell (A27M)
The Cromwell (officially known as Tank, Cruiser, Mk VIII, Cromwell (A27M)) was one of two design proposals submitted to fulfi...
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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 the FUG a wholly Hungaria...
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1952
Daimler Ferret
Throughout the Cold War decades, the British utilized a variety of armored cars for reconnaissance, scouting and security. On...
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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, lightly armed and armor...
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1988
Denel G6 Rhino
The G6 "Rhino" is an indigenous South African self-propelled artillery platform utilizing a six-wheeled chassis and armed wit...
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1978
Denel Olifant (Elephant)
The South African "Olifant" became a further evolution of the original British Cold War-era Centurion Main Battle Tank (MBT)....
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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 its extensive fleet of T-5...
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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-ton trucks during World ...
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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 Brothers Division from th...
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1982
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1981
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1987
Engesa EE-T1 Osorio
In the early 1980s, the Brazilian concern of Engesa undertook a private venture initiative to produce a modern Main Battle Ta...
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1986
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1974
Flugabwehrkanonenpanzer Gepard (Flakpanzer)
The Gepard Flakpanzer is derived from the Leopard 1 Main Battle Tank chassis and serves as a mobile anti-aircraft artillery p...
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1969
FMC XR311 (G.I. Hotrod)
In 1969, the FMC Corporation undertook in-house development of a new multi-purpose four-wheeled military vehicle designed to ...
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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 proposals within a 75-day t...
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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 no different particularl...
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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 generation of heavy tanks being fi...
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1955
FV214 Conqueror
The British-produced Conqueror Heavy Tank (FV 214) was designed as a counterpart to the hugely successful Centurion Main Batt...
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1951
FV4005 Stage 2 (Centurion)
For a short time in the storied history of the Centurion Main Battle Tank (MBT), a heavily armed self-propelled gun (SPG) var...
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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 powers, the east controlled b...
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1963
FV432 APC
The FV432 was a solid, if unspectacular, armored personnel carrier for the British Army, seeing over 3,000 in total productio...
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1986
FV510 Warrior
The Warrior is an infantry fighting vehicle currently in service with the armies of the United Kingdom and Kuwait. While the ...
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1943
GAZ-67
All of the Allied powers of World War 2 enjoyed success with the American-designed Bantam/Willys "JEEP" - a 4x4, multi-role u...
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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 system is akin to the America...
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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 process of simply conve...
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1941
GMC CCKW 353 (Jimmy / Deuce-and-a-Half)
Before America's involvement in World War 2 began in late 1941, the US Army sent out a requirement to interested American man...
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1942
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1940
Half-Track Car M2 / M9
The United States Army learned by experience in World War 1 that trying to move men and machine through mud and snow proved a...
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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 Half-Track vehicle. The ...
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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 largest motorcycle compa...
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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 Army more than the venerable...
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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 mobile anti-aircraft defense ...
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1939
Hotchkiss H39
The Hotchkiss H39 superseded the H35 series light tanks in French Army service, being produced in more numbers than her forer...
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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 the Humber line that proved...
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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 not content to stand on th...
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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 World War 2 (1939-1945), riv...
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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 ever-growing power of Ge...
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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 previous forms and becam...
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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 of much territory to the i...
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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 successful series of tanks fielded...
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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 derived from the original Czech...
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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 Army during the Cold War. It...
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1985
Thumbnail picture of the K200 KIFV

1985
K55 SPG
Prior to the arrival of the K9 "Thunder" Self-Propelled Gun (SPG), the South Korean Army relied on the K55 series of similar ...
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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 important vehicle, oft-ove...
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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 classification of armored ve...
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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 British to fulfill an Iranian A...
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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 and some Commonwealth natio...
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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 vehicles for the US Army and Ma...
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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 adopted it for operation...
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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-1 system of 1969. It was...
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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 wheeled nature allows it to tra...
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1965
Leopard 1 MBT
The German war-making capacity was dismantled by the victors following the end of the war in Europe. The Soviet Union took Be...
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1979
Leopard 2 MBT
For much of the Cold War, it fell upon NATO and the West to match wits against the latest Soviet combat tank / Main Battle Ta...
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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 emerged when combining exist...
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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 yet ultimately important ...
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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 to serve in the command an...
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1980
M1 Abrams
The M1 Abrams was designed by Chrysler Defense and produced under the General Dynamics brand. The tank was introduced in 1979...
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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 howitzer to create the new M7...
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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 of American origination d...
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1962
M1068 SICPS (Standard Integrated Command Post System)
The M1068 SICPS was designed from the M113A2 armored personnel carrier chassis and was a further modification of the M577A2 d...
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1962
M107 SPA
Developed alongside the storied M110 Self-Propelled Howitzer was the M107. Both vehicles utilized the same five road-wheeled ...
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1952
M108 SPG
The Cold War period following World War 2 saw tremendous growth in the field of tracked armored vehicles - numerous designs a...
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1963
M109 SPA
The155mm-armed M109 Self-Propelled Howitzer (SPH) was developed concurrently with the 105mm-armed M108 SPH. Both shared the ...
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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 many of its weapon systems...
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1960
M113 APC
The American M113 Armored Personnel Carrier became one of the most successful Cold War vehicles in the world with operators n...
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1962
M114 CRV
The M114 Command and Reconnaissance Carrier followed the ubiquitous M113 Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) series into operatio...
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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 the world renowned "Jeep"...
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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 standard aerial cannon - the M...
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1967
M167 Vulcan
Requiring a voluminous fire, light-class towed anti-aircraft defense system, the U.S. Army adopted the M167 "Vulcan" in 1967....
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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. The type was fast, agile, w...
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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 the tail-end of World Wa...
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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 artillery has been used in ma...
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1975
M1978 (Koksan)
The M1978 "Koksan" is a self-propelled gun (SPG) of North Korean origin, the tracked chassis believed to be based on the orig...
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1981
M2 Bradley
The M2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) fulfilled a U.S. Army requirement that began in the 1960s calling for an amphi...
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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 began with the pre-war M3 Stu...
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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, tracked, anti-aircraft sys...
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1945
M26 Pershing
The M26 "Pershing" made its official appearance towards the end of World War 2 and was appropriately named after World War 1 ...
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1983
M270 MLRS
The M270 MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System) is an American-developed battlefield support weapon produced by Lockheed Martin...
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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 Geoffrey Pyke (1893-1948) c...
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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 (Infantry Fighting Vehic...
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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) was a resounding wartime su...
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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 material from Point A to Point ...
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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 War 2. It was produced fro...
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1945
M37 Gun Motor Carriage
The M37 Gun Motor Carriage was a self-propelled gun of the American military appearing towards the end of World War 2. The ty...
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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, Europe and the Pacific th...
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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, work began on an improved ty...
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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 successful conversions of existing...
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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 tank. The M24 served a va...
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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 communist-backed North, ...
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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 the M40 Gun Motor Carria...
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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 Howitzer Motor Carriages. B...
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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 country with a communist no...
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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 M26 Pershing "heavy tank...
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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 on to form the backbone ...
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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 of 1941 and brought about ...
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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 the M50 "Ontos". Its name ...
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1955
M52 SPH
Development of what would become the M52 Self-Propelled Howitzer (SPH) began in 1948 just prior to the Korean War (1950-1953)...
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1952
M53 SPH
The M53 Self-Propelled Assault Gun was developed via automotive components taken from existing M46 and M47 Patton medium tank...
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1952
M55 SPH
The M55 Self-Propelled Howitzer was a short-lived American development emerging out of the 1950s. The vehicle was designed ar...
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1968
M551 Sheridan
The M551 General Sheridan (or simply "Sheridan") was a light-armored and heavily-armed portable tank system utilized by the U...
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1953
M56 Scorpion
The M56 "Scorpion" SPAT ("Self-Propelled, Anti-Tank") vehicle was an air-transportable, fully-tracked, self-propelled anti-ta...
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1969
M561 (Gamma Goat)
Observing the active French Army involvement in Southeast Asia, the US military began to research a new logistically-minded c...
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1962
M578 LARV
Utility-minded vehicles seldom receive the attention they rightfully deserve in the context of battlefield success for their ...
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1953
M59 APC
The M59 Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) was developed to a US Army specification to replace the preceding short-lived M75 APC...
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1960
M60 (Patton)
The M60 "Patton" Main Battle Tank began development in 1957 to counter rumors that the Soviets were working on a new main bat...
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1967
M60 AVLB
The M60 AVLB (Armored Vehicle Launched Bridge) was developed from the existing M60 Patton Main Battle Tank (MBT) as a dedicat...
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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 a Russian blitzkrieg thr...
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1942
M7 (Priest)
The M7 "Priest" (known formally as the "105mm Howitzer Motor Carriage M7") was the principle mobile artillery system for Alli...
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1969
M727 Hawk
The M727 is a tracked carrier vehicle designed to transport the Hawk guided missile system (known collectively under the desi...
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1969
M730 Chaparral
The M48 Chaparral SAM system consists of an infrared heat seeking missile, a launcher with a Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) ...
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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 any vehicle then available...
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1972
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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 series. The type was prod...
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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 their M5 "Stuart" Light Tan...
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1985
M-84 (MBT)
In January of 1946, Yugoslavia accepted a communistic government aligned with the Soviet Union. This allowed for political an...
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1961
M88 Hercules
The M88 Hercules series began in the 1960s and had since run through three major conversions. The Hercules is designed as an ...
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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 Carrier (APC) intended for...
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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 FIST-V is used strictly fo...
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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 best choice based on reliabi...
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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 was the nuclear-armed Sov...
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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 producing sectors were h...
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1979
Merkava Chariot
The Merkava series of main battle tank represents the backbone of Israeli armor elements. The system was the result of extens...
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1985
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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 global stage during the 1991...
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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 system for the US Army. The M...
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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 Gvozdika ("Carnation") ve...
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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 war, the concepts proven...
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1957
Obyekt 279 (Object 279)
The Russian Obyekt (translating to "Object") 279 Soviet heavy tank was developed in 1957 at the Kirov Plant in Leningrad by ...
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1988
Oerlikon ADATS
The ADATS is categorized as a low-level, short range air defense (SHORAD) system. The Canadian ADATS air defense system is mo...
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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 aircraft, tanks, submarine...
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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 Melara and FIAT combined ...
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1982
OTO Melara Palmaria
The Palmaria 155mm self-propelled gun was developed as an in-house venture for interested foreign parties by the Italian conc...
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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 Daimler Ferrets. Scout / A...
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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 leading up to World War 2. Pa...
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1977
Panhard ERC 90
The French concerns of Renault and Panhard submitted designs to fulfill a 1970s French Army requirement for new 4x4 and 6x6 a...
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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 designed to police the rea...
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1958
Panzer 58 (Pz 58)
Long reliant on foreign products to stock its armored corps, the small European nation of Switzerland was forced to turn to a...
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1965
Panzer 61 (Pz 61)
With American and European military and political commitments focused attention on the Korean Peninsula for the Korean War (1...
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1971
Panzer 68 (Pz 68)
The Korean War (1950-1953) tied up major Western powers both logistically and politically leaving nations such as Switzerland...
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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 world away from the expensive...
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1966
Pbv 302 (Pansarbandvagn 302)
Though rarely considered a military powerhouse in the same breath as the United States, Great Britain or Russia, it seems tha...
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1979
Pegaso BMR
The Pegaso BMR ("Blindado Medio de Ruedas" - "Armored, Medium, Wheeled") series of wheeled vehicles are a multi-role 6x6 syst...
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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 Amphibious Tank" featurin...
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1984
Puma CEV
The Puma is a heavily-armored Combat Engineering Vehicle (CEV) that doubles as an Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) for the Com...
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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, West Germany adopted a simp...
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1979
Ratel IFV (Honey Badger)
The Ratel ("Honey Badger") Infantry Fighting Vehicle was a long-running family of 6x6 armored vehicles developed and produced...
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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 general French tank design mea...
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1976
Renault VAB
The French-produced VAB is a multi-faceted highly-adaptable armored personnel carrier and scout car. The chassis is used in a...
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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) at which time Germany r...
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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 the West German Army befor...
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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 West German requirement. Th...
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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 armored vehicle appearing dur...
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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 has included thousands o...
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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 of the Korean War. In the ...
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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 system developed in the la...
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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 the Soviet Army to keep ...
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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 (SA-9 "Gaskin") of mobile ...
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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 system that combines both rapi...
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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 high-altitude American bomb...
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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 to Soviet engineers to dev...
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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 missile) and MMZ (for the trac...
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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 Cold War, the Soviet milit...
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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) was a four-wheeled mobile a...
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1962
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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 victors through an East and...
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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 German Army from its inc...
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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 Army went on to become one o...
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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 kleines Kettenkraftrad Typ H...
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1943
Sexton SPG
The Canadian Sexton Self Propelled Gun (SPG) was constructed to utilize a 25-pound round, the same ammunition being used as a...
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1944
Sherman Jumbo (Medium Tank, M4A3E2)
Long before the Invasion of Normandy in northern France was finalized, American warplanners were aware of the fact that the G...
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1944
Sherman VC Firefly (Medium Tank, M4A4)
Outwardly, the Sherman Firefly series of tank destroyers looked every bit like their M4 Sherman base counterparts. Closer exa...
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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 United States Marine Corps. T...
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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 indigenous Self-Propell...
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1977
SpGH DANA
The DANA saw its origins in a Czechoslovakian military requirement of the 1970s for an indigenous self-propelled gun system c...
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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 1950s for the Soviet Army. ...
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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 its variants developed in...
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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 extreme departures from co...
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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 good effect prior to and ...
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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/42 introduced in 1943. Th...
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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 contract with the Studeb...
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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 of Moscow by a lack of su...
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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 point, most Soviet howitzers...
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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 eliminate the Soviets as a m...
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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 attempting to stem the ti...
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1931
T-26
As was the norm after World War 1 in all industrialized nations around the globe, Soviet warplanners set about to upgrade the...
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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 the new generation of Ge...
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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 thrust required in Europ...
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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 appearance of German Army ...
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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 the long term answer for ...
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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 famous Soviet World War 2-era...
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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 tank designed and built ...
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1941
T-40
In the period following World War 1, there came a global military movement centering on more cost-effective, light-class comb...
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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 World War 2, thought was al...
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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 war-winning T-34 Medium ...
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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 counter the new American M60 ...
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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 Medium Tank series with the ...
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1966
T-64
The natural progression of Soviet tank design during the years following World War 2 eventually produced the T-64 Main Battle...
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1972
T-72 (Ural)
The Soviets/Russians have always maintained a penchant for successful (and globally popular) tank designs since they unveiled...
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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 was a further evolution o...
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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 Carrier (APC) introduced...
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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 Sherman Medium Tanks and M3/...
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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 Rheinmetall Landsysteme) with dev...
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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 Argentine Army developed sev...
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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 (Rheinmetall since 1999) to produc...
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1917
Technical Truck
The "Technical" is a generic name given to make-shift military vehicles crudely developed on the chassis of existing 4x4 all-...
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1986
TR-85
From 1944 to 1958, the Soviet military maintained a heavy presence in the nation of Romania, spoils of its war as it were, du...
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1959
Type 59
The NORINCO-produced Type 59 was actually based on the purchase and subsequent local licensed production of the Soviet T-54 m...
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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 the Japan Ground Self-Defen...
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1961
Type 61
After the close of hostilities in World War 2, the Japanese Empire was rightfully stripped of all war-making capabilities tha...
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1963
Type 62
Yet another in the long line of NORINCO designs inspired by Soviet-era purchases, the Type 62 (classified as a "light tank") ...
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1963
Type 63 (WZ211)
The Chinese NORINCO-built Type 63 is in many ways a relative to the Soviet-designed and built PT-76 troop carrier. The weapon...
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1963
Type 63 SPAAG
The Type 63 was a self-propelled, tracked anti-aircraft defense system produced by NORINCO of China. The system featured the ...
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1969
Type 653 ARV
The Type 653 ARV is a basic battlefield Armored Recovery Vehicle (ARV) that is based on the Type 69 production MBT (Main Batt...
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1982
Type 69 MBT
The Type 69 Main Battle Tank (MBT) was a Chinese evolution of its own Type 59 MBT series first appearing in 1959. Production ...
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1970
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1973
Type 73 APC
In 1967, the Japanese Defence Agency commissioned for a new Armored Personnel Carrier as a planned successor to the Type SU-6...
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1975
Type 74 (Nana-yon)
A joint partnership between the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in 1972 led to the...
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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-armed self-propelled howitz...
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1975
Type 75 MLRS
The Type 75 Multiple Rocket Launch System (MLRS) is a tracked, rocket-projecting vehicle once in service with the Japan Groun...
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1975
Type 75 SPG
Like other world militaries, the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) went ahead with its adoption of a self-propelled 155...
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1985
Type 80 MBT
The Chinese Army Type 80 Main Battle Tank (MBT) is a further development of its Type 69 MBT of 1982, itself an outgrowth of t...
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1983
Type 83 SPH
The Soviet hardware influence is clearly seen in the modern Chinese Army - known formally as the People's Liberation Army (PL...
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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 service with the North Korea...
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1985
Type 85-II
The Type 85-II Main Battle Tank (MBT) of the Chinese Army is a further evolution of its Type 80 MBT line. Key changes to the ...
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1987
Type 87 SPAAG
The Type 87 SPAAG is a conventional tracked, self-propelled, anti-aircraft gunnery platform indigenously developed by the Jap...
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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 Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) ...
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1984
Type 90 / Type 92 (WZ551)
The WZ551 is a designation for a Chinese-originated 6x6 wheeled armored vehicle. The vehicle was developed by NORINCO (China ...
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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) during World War 2. She wa...
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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 companies in the post-Wo...
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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 the harshest of conditions,...
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1982
VCC Camillino
Italy already maintained several thousand license-production American M113 armored personnel carriers by OTO Melara, so it wa...
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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 of mobile artillery proj...
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1965
Vickers MBT
The Vickers Main Battle Tank series was created with export customers in mind. It was soon discovered that foreign operators ...
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1936
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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 - license production of an e...
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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 Army officials to seek an im...
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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 wartime "Jeep" (save perhaps t...
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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 DUKW series of which the ...
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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-aircraft system for pilots ...
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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) protection in World War 2 (1939-19...
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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. However, within a short windo...
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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 the 1950s. Design work bega...
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