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    Heavy Combat Tanks throughout Military History

    Prior to the arrival of the modern Main Battle Tank, the "Heavy Tank" was the pinnacle of armored warfare design incorporating stout armor protection and powerful main armament.





    For a time, the Heavy Tank was the pinnacle in armor design for many of the leading military powers. It saw its peak usage during World War 2 though development of such types continued into the late-1950s. Those managing to reach operational-level status by then were ultimately retired during the 1990s for good. The Heavy Tank was replaced in frontline service by the arrival of the Main Battle Tank (MBT).


    There are a total of (42) Heavy Combat Tanks throughout Military History in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below by initial year of service descending. Flag images indicative of country of origin.



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    1957
    Thumbnail picture of the M103 (Tank, Combat, Full Tracked, 120-mm, M103)

    M103 (Tank, Combat, Full Tracked, 120-mm, M103)
    Heavy Tank


    1957
    Thumbnail picture of the Object 279 (Obyekt 279)

    Object 279 (Obyekt 279)
    Super Heavy Tank


    1955
    Thumbnail picture of the FV214 Conqueror

    FV214 Conqueror
    Heavy Tank


    1953
    Thumbnail picture of the IS-10 / T-10 (Josef Stalin)

    IS-10 / T-10 (Josef Stalin)
    Heavy Tank


    1953
    Thumbnail picture of the AMX-50

    AMX-50
    Heavy Tank


    1949
    Thumbnail picture of the ARL 44

    ARL 44
    Heavy Tank


    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the M26 Pershing

    M26 Pershing
    Heavy Tank / Medium Tank


    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the IS-3 / JS-3 (Josef Stalin)

    IS-3 / JS-3 (Josef Stalin)
    Heavy Tank


    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the T28 Super Heavy Tank (Gun Motor Carriage T95)

    T28 Super Heavy Tank (Gun Motor Carriage T95)
    Self-Propelled Gun / Heavy Tank


    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the T30 (Heavy Tank T30)

    T30 (Heavy Tank T30)
    Heavy Tank


    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the Type 120 O-I

    Type 120 O-I
    Super-Heavy Tank


    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the Panzerkampfwagen E-100 (Tiger Maus)

    Panzerkampfwagen E-100 (Tiger Maus)
    Super-Heavy Tank


    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the T29 (Heavy Tank T29)

    T29 (Heavy Tank T29)
    Heavy Tank


    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Tank, Heavy Assault, Tortoise (A39)

    Tank, Heavy Assault, Tortoise (A39)
    Heavy Tank


    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the SdKfz 182 Panzerkampfwagen VIB Tiger II / King Tiger (PzKpfw VIB) / Panzer 6B

    SdKfz 182 Panzerkampfwagen VIB Tiger II / King Tiger (PzKpfw VIB) / Panzer 6B
    Heavy Tank


    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the T14 (Assault Tank T14)

    T14 (Assault Tank T14)
    Heavy Tank / Assault Tank Project


    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the IS-2 / JS-2 (Josef Stalin)

    IS-2 / JS-2 (Josef Stalin)
    Heavy Tank


    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the IS-1 / JS-1 (Josef Stalin)

    IS-1 / JS-1 (Josef Stalin)
    Heavy Tank


    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the KV-85 (Klimenti Voroshilov)

    KV-85 (Klimenti Voroshilov)
    Heavy Tank


    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the SdKfz 205 Panzerkampfwagen VIII (PzKpfW VIII) / Maus

    SdKfz 205 Panzerkampfwagen VIII (PzKpfW VIII) / Maus
    Superheavy Tank


    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Krupp Landkreuzer P.1000 Ratte (Rat)

    Krupp Landkreuzer P.1000 Ratte (Rat)
    Super Heavy Tank Project


    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the SdKfz 181 Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger I (PzKpfW VI) / Panzer 6)

    SdKfz 181 Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger I (PzKpfW VI) / Panzer 6)
    Heavy Tank


    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the KV-2 (Klimenti Voroshilov)

    KV-2 (Klimenti Voroshilov)
    Heavy Tank / Assault Gun


    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the FCM F1

    FCM F1
    Super Heavy Tank


    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Tank, Heavy, TOG 2

    Tank, Heavy, TOG 2
    Heavy Tank


    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Tank, Heavy, TOG 1

    Tank, Heavy, TOG 1
    Heavy Tank


    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Carro Armato P40 (Carro Pesante P40)

    Carro Armato P40 (Carro Pesante P40)
    Heavy Tank / Armored Fighting Vehicle


    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the M6 (Heavy Tank M6)

    M6 (Heavy Tank M6)
    Heavy Tank


    1939
    Thumbnail picture of the KV-1 (Klimenti Voroshilov)

    KV-1 (Klimenti Voroshilov)
    Heavy Tank


    1936
    Thumbnail picture of the Renault Char B1

    Renault Char B1
    Heavy Tank


    1935
    Thumbnail picture of the T-35

    T-35
    Heavy Tank


    1934
    Thumbnail picture of the Panzerkampfwagen Neubaufahrzeug (PzKpfW NbFz V / VI)

    Panzerkampfwagen Neubaufahrzeug (PzKpfW NbFz V / VI)
    Heavy Tank Prototype


    1926
    Thumbnail picture of the Vickers A1E1 Independent

    Vickers A1E1 Independent
    Experimental Heavy Tank


    1921
    Thumbnail picture of the FCM Char 2C

    FCM Char 2C
    Heavy Tank / Super-Heavy Tank


    1919
    Thumbnail picture of the Tank Mark VIII (International / Liberty)

    Tank Mark VIII (International / Liberty)
    Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV)


    1918
    Thumbnail picture of the Tank Mk V

    Tank Mk V
    Heavy Tank / Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV)


    1918
    Thumbnail picture of the K Grosskampfwagen (K-Wagen)

    K Grosskampfwagen (K-Wagen)
    Super-Heavy Tank


    1918
    Thumbnail picture of the FIAT 2000

    FIAT 2000
    Prototype Heavy Tank


    1917
    Thumbnail picture of the Sturmpanzerwagen A7V

    Sturmpanzerwagen A7V
    Armored Fighting Vehicle / Tank


    1917
    Thumbnail picture of the Tank Mk IV

    Tank Mk IV
    Heavy Tank / Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV)


    1916
    Thumbnail picture of the Tank Mk I (Big Willie / Centipede / Mother)

    Tank Mk I (Big Willie / Centipede / Mother)
    Medium / Heavy Tank


    1915
    Thumbnail picture of the Tsar Tank (Lebedenko Tank / Netopyr)

    Tsar Tank (Lebedenko Tank / Netopyr)
    Mobile Weapons Platform