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Military Tanks, Armored Vehicles and Artillery Systems of the World

World War 1 brought together the armored fighting vehicle, the "tank" and artillery for the first time ever, evolving the face of war into what it is today.

There are a total of 667 Military Tanks, Armored Vehicles and Artillery Systems in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.


1941
10.5cm K gepanzerte Selbstfahrlafette IVa (Dicker Max)
The 10.5cm K gepanzerte Selbstfahrlafette was a developmental tank destroyer for the German Army in World War 2 that was init...

1944
10.5-cm leFH 18/40
The 10.5-cm leFH 18/40 light howitzer appeared alongside the existing leFH 18 and the leFH 18M series of 105mm field howitzer...

1950
100mm Air Defense Gun KS-19
Before the arrival of surface-to-air, anti-aircraft missiles, nations depended on simple artillery-based guns to protect airs...

1944
100mm Model 1944 (BS-3)
The field gun has long remained a staple of any successful land force. Napoleon utilized his pieces with excellent results wh...

1942
12.8 cm Selbstfahrlafette auf VK3001(H) (Sturer Emil)
The battlefields of World War 2 became the domain of the tank within time. The German Blitzkriegs of 1939 and 1940 showcased ...

1942
12.8cm FlaK 40
The 128mm FlaK 40 was one of the largest anti-aircraft weapon systems employed by the Germans in World War 2. Design of the t...

1942
12.8cm Flakzwilling 40
The double 12.8 cm (128mm) "Flakzwilling 40" was a variant of the very successful 12.8 cm FlaK 40 that was designed to replac...

1940
120mm Gun M1
The advent of aircraft as effective tools of war in World War 1 prompted the need for ground-based artillery to track and ult...

1963
122mm Model 1963 (D-30)
The D-30 122mm howitzer became the standard Soviet artillery battlefield system, replacing the aging M-30 (M1938) 122mm howit...

1950
130mm Air Defense Gun KS-30
Developed in the latter part of the 1940s, the KS-30 130mm Air Defense Gun was utilized by the Soviet military to counter the...

1937
152mm Model 1937 (ML-20)
The Russian Empire held a working relationship with French military industry prior to World War 1. This led to development of...

1943
152mm Model 1943 (D-1)
As barrel rifling and efficient recoil and breech mechanisms became widely accepted, national armies began development and ad...

1955
152mm Model 1955 (D-20)
The M1955 was developed in the 1950's to late to be deployed in the Great Patriotic War 1939-1945. However this howitzer has ...

2002
155mm Panter (Panther)
Many modern armies revolve around the tried-and-true doctrine of strong artillery and air support to accompany the spearhead ...

1914
15-cm sFH 13 (15-cm schwere Feldhaubitze 13)
The sFH 13 series heavy field howitzer was of German origin and saw combat throughout World War 1 and even into World War 2. ...

1933
15-cm sFH 18 (15-cm schwere Feldhaubitze 18)
The 15-cm schwere Feldhaubitze 18 (sFH 18) became the standard 149mm howitzer for German divisions through World War Two. The...

1941
17cm Kanone 18
Adolf Hitler and his Germany had always held a fondness for big, powerful weapons and heavy howitzers proved no exception. A ...

1955
180mm Gun S-23 (180mm Nywka C-23)
The S-23 was a heavy gun to be used in Europe if the Cold War got hot. It was available to Soviet allies and operations were...

1942
21cm Nebelwerfer 42 (NbW 42)
The 21-cm Nebelwerfer 42 (translating to "smoke-thrower" or "smoke launcher" and also known under the shortened designation ...

1920
240mm Caterpillar Mark IV
During World War 1, United States Army authorities came to the conclusion that towed artillery was consistent with their curr...

1940
25mm Air Defense Gun 72-K (M1940)
The Soviets had signed a secret non-aggregation pact with Nazi Germany on August 23rd, 1939 that came to be known as the "Tre...

1975
2A36 Giatsint-B (Hyacinth)
Beginning in the late 1960s, the Soviet engineers began design and development of a new 152mm towed field gun. Following the ...

1987

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...

1935
2cm FlaK 30
The manufacturing automotive and defense firm of Rheinmetall-Borsig was given a defense contract by the German government to ...

1972
2S1 Gvozdika (M1974)
The 2S1 Gvozdika (translating to "Carnation") was a standard Red Army self-propelled howitzer platform. The type was recogniz...

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...

2007
2S25 (Sprut-SD)
In 2007, the Russian Army adopted the 2S25 (also known as "Sprut-SD") series of tracked armored vehicles formally categorized...

1973
2S3 Akatsiya (M1973)
The 2S3 Akatsiya ('Acacia') - M1973 when in the US inventory - was first unveiled in the early 1970's. It is a heavy caliber ...

2003
2S34 Chosta
The 2S34 "Chosta" is a Russian modernization of the Soviet-era 2S1 "Gvozdika" self-propelled artillery (SPA) platform to coin...

2018
2S35 Koalitsiya-SV (Coalition)
The 2S35 "Koalitsiya-SV" ("Coalition") is a prototype 152mm self-propelled gun platform currently under development in Russia...

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...

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...

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 ...

1885
3.2in US Model 1885
The 3.2" Field Cannon Model 1885 appeared after the bloody experiences of the American Civil War as a breech-loading field gu...

1911
30.5cm Belagerungsmorser (Schlanke Emma)
While much of the heavy artillery fanfare of World War 1 (1914-1918) goes to the German Empire's "Big Bertha" and similar hea...

1940
38M Toldi
The Hungarian Toldi Light Tank was born from the Swedish AB Landsverk L-60 Light Tank, a tracked, turreted, armored fighting ...

1941
40M Turan I / 41M Turan II
The Skoda Works concern of Czechoslovakia was the largest producer of weaponry for the Austro-Hungarian Empire during World W...

1914
42cm Type M-Gerat 14 L/12 (Big Bertha)
The Big Bertha was a German initiative set into action before World War 1 (1914-1918). The Germans, like their counterparts i...

1943
43M Zrinyi
The 43M Zrinyi tracked assault gun was of Hungarian origin and designed from their Turan Medium Tank family during World War ...

1937
4TP (PZlnz 140)
Like other world powers after World War 1, the Polish government moved on acquiring the popular British-originated Carden-Llo...

1936
5cm FlaK 41
During World War 2 (1939-1945), ground-based Anti-Aircraft (AA) defense ranged across several established "layers" and guns o...

1915
6-Inch 26 cwt
The 6-inch 26 cwt howitzer was developed during World War 1 and was still in service at the beginning of World War 2. These w...

1932
7.5cm leichtes Infanteriegeschutz 18
While no longer a major component of today's infantry units, the infantry support gun was a battlefield staple since the adve...

1916
7.7cm Feldkanone 16
The Imperial German Army adopted the 7.7cm FK 96 field gun in 1896 though this system was almost immediately made obsolete wi...

1896
7.7cm Feldkanone 96
Artillery firepower still reigned supreme over the battlefields of World War 1 despite the arrival of the aircraft and the "t...

1939
76mm Divisional Gun Model 1939 (M1939) (F-22 USV / USV / 76-36)
The 76mm Divisional Gun M1939 was developed to replace the 76mm Divisional Gun M1936 (F-22) system of similar scope in the So...

1936
7TP
The 7TP series was of a Polish light tank design, based on the British Vickers-Armstrong 6-ton light tank (Mark E). With war ...

1934
8.8cm FlaK 18 / FlaK 36 / FlaK 37 (German 88)
After World War 1 concluded in the armistice of November of 1918, the German Empire was held largely to blame by the victorio...

1943
8.8cm FlaK 41
Leading up to World War 2, no other nation was seemingly on the same technological edge as the Germans who spent years prior ...

1939
85mm Air Defense Gun Model 1939 (M1939) (KS-12 / 52-K)
Throughout the 1930s, aircraft development was evolving by leaps and bounds across the world. As such, air defense forces of ...

1944
85mm Air Defense Gun Model 1944 (M1944) (KS-18)
The 85mm M1944 air defense gun (or "Model 1944" and also known as "KS-18") was nothing more than the original M1939 platform ...

1946
90mm Gun T8
The 90mm Gun T8 was a proposed battlefield towed-artillery system for the United States Army. Developed during World War 2 - ...

2011
9A52-4 Tornado
Since the dark days of World War 2, the Russian (then Soviet) Army has placed a premium on wheeled Multiple Launch Rocket Sys...

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...

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...

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...

2015
Abhay IFV (Fearless)
The Abhay is currently serving as a developmental vehicle program designed to test out various technologies, mechanics and we...

1936
AH-IV
The AH-IV was an export tankette design of Czech origins that appeared in 1936. Agile and fast, the machine gun-armed combat ...

2018
AHS Krab (Crab)
The AHS Krab is a self-propelled howitzer designed to a NATO-friendly standard for the Polish Army. As an indigenous product,...

2015
Altay MBT
As one of the latest generation of Main Battle Tanks (MBT) currently in development, the new "Altay" tank is set to become on...

1972
Alvis FV101 Scorpion
The Scorpion series of light tank has seen many major variants produced both for local use and for export. The Scorpion chass...

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...

1978
Alvis FV103 Spartan
Born of the British Army's "Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked)" (CVR-T) initiative of the 1970s, the FV103 Spartan fulfi...

1976
Alvis FV104 Samaritan
The FV104 Samaritan is the Armored Battlefield Ambulance (ABA) variant of the "Scorpion" CVRT ("Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance...

1971
Alvis FV107 Scimitar
The Alvis FV107 Scimitar is a light armored reconnaissance platform primarily in service with the British Army. The vehicle i...

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...

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...

1938
AMC-35 (Automitrailleuse de Combat Renault modele 1935) / Renault ACG-1
The AMC-35 (or "Automitrailleuse de Combat Renault modele 1935") served the French and Belgian armies in the early stages of ...

1967
AMX VCI (Vehicule de Combat d'Infanterie)
The French-made AMX VCI (for "Vehicule de Combat d'Infanterie") infantry combat system was designed to a specific French Army...

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...

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,...

1981
AMX-10RC
The amphibious AMX-10RC armored car was developed and built by GIAT Industries, a French government owned weapons manufacture...

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...

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 ...

1979
AMX-32
The AMX-32 was a further development of the commercially successful French-made AMX-30 main battle tank. Along with improveme...

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...

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...

1992
AMX-56 Leclerc
The AMX-56 "Leclerc" has become the pinnacle of French combat tank design in the modern world. It represents the current main...

2009
AMZ Zubr
The AMZ Zubr forms a necessary addition to the reach of the modern Polish Army. The Zubr design is centered around an agile, ...

1944
Archer (SPG)
In order to "upgun" its available inventory to become more efficient predators against the growing armor thickness of German ...

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...

2011
ARTEC Boxer
The Boxer saw its origins in a late 1990s military requirement concerning the armies of the United Kingdom, France and German...

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...

1997
ASLAV (AuStralian Light Armored Vehicle)
The ASLAV (Australian Light Armored Vehicle) is similar in most respects to the American LAV-25 and Canadian Coyote series of...

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 ...

1940
Autoblinda 40/41 (AB 40/41)
Land combat of World War 2 went beyond the storied engagements involving masses of tank formations. A portion of this combat ...

1950
AZP S-60
The S-60 was designed primarily as a 57mm single-barreled, towed, anti-aircraft defense system. The gun was developed in the...

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...

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...

1999
Bionix AFV
The Bionix family was designed and developed to replace the ubiquitous, yet aging, series of American M113 armored personnel ...

1942
Bishop SPA
In the decades following World War 1, the British Army rewrote their armored warfare doctrine to include two distinct groups ...

1941
BL 5.5-inch Medium Gun
During World War 1, British and Commonwealth artillery regiments relied on their trusted BL 6-inch 26 cwt series medium field...

1945
Black Prince (A43)
The Black Prince Infantry Tank was the ultimate evolution of the storied Churchill Infantry Tank of the British Army that saw...

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...

1949
BM-24 MLRS
The Soviet Army found tremendous value in the relatively inexpensive wheeled self-propelled rocket projector, perhaps more so...

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...

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...

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...

1990
BMD-3 (Boyevaya Mashina Desanta)
The BMD-3 was a further installment in the relatively successful line of light amphibious, air-droppable infantry fighting ve...

2005
BMD-4 (Boyevaya Mashina Desanta)
The biggest challenge to modern-day war planners has always been properly outfitting their airborne-minded soldiers (classica...

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...

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...

1987
BMP-3 (Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty)
Soviet Union engineers and factories garnered much experience in the massive armor battles against German and Axis forces tha...

1935
BMW R12
The R12 was utilized by the German Army throughout the late 1930s and 1940s for communications delivery and reconnaissance du...

1941
BMW R75
The motorcycle with sidecar was popularized in the inherent mobility of German Army, especially in the early stages of World ...

1983

2013
Boston Dynamics BigDog
BigDog is a robotic product currently under development by Boston Dynamics of Waltham, Massachusetts. The company holds origi...

1967
Bravia Chaimite (Series)
The Bravia Chaimite V-series of light armored vehicles is a Portuguese-designed and produced 4x4 armored personnel carrier (A...

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...

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 ...

1932
BT-2 (Bystrochodnij Tankov)
Like many of the military powers prior to World War 2, the Red Army adopted a series of light, fast tanks intended to overwhe...

1933
BT-5 (Bystrochodnij Tankov)
The BT series of Soviet "Fast Tanks" was born out of a John Walter Christie design in the early 1930s featuring an American s...

1934
BT-7 (Bystrochodnij Tankov)
In the latter portion of the 1920s, the Soviet Army began looking to modernize their fleet of aging tanks. As such, it held a...

1950
BTR-152
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2001
BTR-3
The BTR-3 is a modern eight-wheeled armored fighting vehicle that currently serves operationally with a handful of armies acr...

2009
BTR-4
The BTR-4 eight-wheeled armored personnel carrier began as a in-house endeavor through the Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building D...

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...

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...

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...

1980
BTR-70
The BTR-70 represents a further development of the successful line of BTR-60 armored personnel carriers of Soviet design. The...

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...

1995
BTR-90
The BTR-90 represents a further development of the BTR series of 8x8 armored personnel carriers that include the BTR-60, BTR-...

2000
BTR-94
The BTR-94 is nothing more than a Ukrainian modified version of the Soviet-era BTR-80 armored personnel carrier. As such, the...

2004
Buffalo H Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle (MRAP)
The Buffalo H MRAP is a relatively new class of armored vehicle (in the American inventory at least) brought about by the nec...

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...

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...

1937

1913
Cannone da 65/17 modello 13
In 1913, the Italian Army adopted a 65mm towed mountain gun artillery system intended for its specially trained mountain infa...

1906
Cannone da 75/27 modello 06
Prior to World War 1, the Italian Army obtained a license production deal with the German concern of Krupp, makers of many ty...

1977
Canon 155mm L33 Modelo Argentino
A conventional large-caliber artillery piece by all accounts, the 155mm L33 modello Argentino towed field gun was in developm...

1913
Canon de 105 mle 1913 Schneider (L13S)
The Canon de 105 mle 1913 Schneider was a French artillery development with origins in a Russian Army 107mm design. Prior to ...

1917
Canon de 155 C modele 1917 Schneider
The Canon de 155 C modele 1917 Schneider was a standardized French Army heavy field howitzer receiving its baptism of fire in...

1917
Canon de 155 GPF mle 1917
Looking to fulfill a long-range heavy artillery requirement during World War 1 (1914-1918), the French undertook development ...

1962

1897
Canon de 75 modele 1897
One of the finest artillery pieces of her time and the first "true" modern artillery system adopted by a national army was th...

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...

1935
Carro Armato L3 (Series)
The L3 series of tankettes primarily served the Italian Army in the years leading up to World War 2. By this time in history,...

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...

1940
Carro Armato M11/39
The Fiat M11/39 Medium Tank was another in the long line of tanks born from the influential British Vickers 6-Ton of 1928 (by...

1940
Carro Armato M13/40
The M13/40 was the next logical evolution of the M11/39 medium tank series of 1939 and introduced improved armor protection a...

1941
Carro Armato M14/41
The Carro Armato M14/41 served in the medium tank role for the Italian Army (as well as a few notable others) during Worl...

1943
Carro Armato M15/42
The Italian Carro Armato M.15/42 medium tank was nothing more than a further development of the M.14/41 series with one of th...

1940
Carro Armato P40 (Carro Pesante P40)
The Carro Armato P40 (more formally Carro Pesante P26/40 for "Heavy Tank P40") was one of the more impressive Italian tank de...

1945
Centurion (A41)
Though requested as early as 1943 and entering production in January of 1945, the British Centurion Main Battle Tank arrived ...

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...

1998
Challenger 2
The Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank represents the current standard MBT of the British Army. The type represents the pinnacle o...

1916
Char D'Assault Schneider (Schneider CA)
The Schneider Char d'Assault tank was France's first real attempt at differentiating dedicated tanks from dedicated self-prop...

1916
Char D'Assault St. Chamond
While traditionally categorized as one of the early combat "tanks" in history, the Char D'Assault St. Chamond featured qualit...

1951
Charioteer (FV4101)
After World War 2 (1939-1945), Germany was divided into an East and West half by the victorious powers, the east controlled b...

1902
Charron-Girardot-Voigt 1902
Before the age of the "tank" came to be in World War 1, there was the age of the "war car" - today more formally recognized a...

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...

1965
Chieftain
The original Centurion Main Battle Tank (A41) of 1945 was a hugely successful British Army initiative enacted during World Wa...

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...

1995
CIO Ariete
In 1984, the Italian concerns of OTO Melara and Iveco-FIAT came together to form CIO - "Consorzio Iveco Oto Melara". The goal...

1991
CIO Centauro
The Centauro B1 8x8 tank killer is in the same family line of Italian Army vehicles that include the Ariete Main Battle Tank ...

1998
CIO Dardo
The Dardo Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) is part of the family of like-designed armored vehicles that include the tracked Ar...

1990
CM-11 Brave Tiger (M48H)
The CM-11 was a Taiwanese creation that evolved the American-made M48 Patton series (in particular the M48H production model)...

1978
CM-21 AIFV
Taiwanese military power has long been supported by the United States and the island nation received and operated the ubiquit...

2007
CM-32 Yunpao (Clouded Leopard) / TIFV (Taiwan Infantry Fighting Vehicle)
The CM-32 Yunpao ("Clouded Leopard") is an eight-wheeled, modular armored vehicle serving with the land forces of Taiwan. The...

1993
Combat Vehicle 90 / Stridsfordon 90 (CV90 / Strf 90
It was the Soviet Union that first introduced the large-scale concept of the Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) to the world wit...

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...

1996
Coyote LAV
In 1996, the Canadian Army followed the United States Marines in adopting the Swiss MOWAG Piranha eight-wheeled, light-armore...

1990
Crotale NG
The Crotale missile defence system can be fitted on a variety of chassis types. The French Air Force, Finnish Army and French...

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 ...

1938
Cruiser Tank Mk I (A9)
By its given "mark", the Tank, Cruiser, Mk I (A9) was the first in a long series of "cruiser" tanks for the British Army and ...

1940
Cruiser Tank Mk II (A10)
In 1934, Sir John Carden of the Vickers-Armstrong concern began work on a fast, mobile tank requested by the British War Offi...

1940

1940

1941
Cruiser Tank Mk VI Crusader
The Crusader series of British cruiser tanks was an important contributor to the early war years, particularly in North Afric...

1942

1942
Cruiser Tank Mk VIII Centaur (A27L)
The Centaur series of British combat tanks was a product of Leyland Motors and developed alongside the competing Cromwell ser...

1943
Cruiser Tank Mk VIII Challenger (A30)
The Challenger Mk VIII Cruiser was a British response to the very real and deadly threat being posed by German armor on the b...

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...

1941
Cruiser Tank Ram
Like most of the Allied nations at the start of World War 2, Canada saw itself with an outdated armor corps made up of mostly...

1942
Cruiser Tank Sentinel AC (Australian Cruiser)
The Sentinel tank was an indigenous Australian design of World War 2, appearing at a time when Australia lacked the tank-desi...

2001
CV90120 (CV90120-T / CV90-120)
The CV90120-T is related to the Swedish family of armored vehicles known under the collective designation of "Combat Vehicle ...

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...

1942

1952

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...

1934
Daimler-Benz G4
Despite its use as a general staff car as well as centerpiece in many of Hitler's propaganda-driven military parades, the Dai...

1901

1983
Denel G5 155mm
During much of the Cold War, apartheid reigned in South Africa. This official policy movement - with origins in colonial time...

1988
Denel G6 Rhino
The G6 "Rhino" is an indigenous South African self-propelled artillery platform utilizing a six-wheeled chassis and armed wit...

1997
DIO Boragh
Leading up to the Islamic Revolution, Iran received its military support from Western players such as the United States. Afte...

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...

1999
DIO Zulfiqar
The Zulfiqar is a relatively recent main battle tank addition of Iranian design. The design is attributed to Iranian Brigadie...

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 ...

1942
Dodge WC54 3/4-ton
The Model WC-54 3/4 Ton Ambulance was manufactured by the Chrysler Corporation (Dodge Brothers Division) from the years 1942 ...

2004
DRDO Arjun (Lion)
The Arjun (named after the Indian mythological hero "Arjuna") represents the first indigenous Indian tank design. Having rece...

1995
Duro Dakovic M95 Degman
The Croatian Duro Dakovic M95 Degman Main Battle Tank is a locally-produced weapon system that shares many similarities with ...

1813
Dutch Bronze 6-Pounder Field Gun
Field guns were increasingly used throughout much of the modern world by the time of Napoleon. The Emperor made frequent use ...

1914
Ehrhardt E-V/4 (E-V/4 Panzerkraftwagen Ehrhardt)
The armored car concept received its baptism of fire in World War 1 where mechanized vehicles soon took over for the once-vau...

1981

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...

1986
Fahd APC
...

1938
FCM 36 (Char leger Modele 1936 FCM)
The FCM 36 was one of three primary tank designs adopted by the French Army during the mid-1930s, prior to its formal commitm...

1921
FCM Char 2C
The Char 2C was being planned and designed in the final year of the First World War. The system would become the largest tank...

1940
FCM F1
The heavy tank existed as a category of armored warfare from the closing days of World War 1 (1914-1918) to the end days of W...

1993
FH-2000
...

1988
FH-88
With its adoption in 1988, the FH-88 series of 155mm field howitzer became the first indigenously designed and produced artil...

1918
FIAT 2000
Compared to other national powers in the world, Italy was late in adopting a capable armored force. When the nation committed...

1923
FIAT 3000 (Carro d'assalto 3000 / L.5 Series)
The Fiat 3000 was a highly-modified Italian version of the French FT-17. Modifications included (but were not limited to) sid...

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...

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 ...

1992

2005
FNSS Pars (Anatolian Leopard)
To further bolster its large and ever-growing land force, the Turkish Army adopted an all-new, indigenously-designed and deve...

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...

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...

1918
Ford Model 1918 3-ton (M1918)
In preparation for the shortages expected of French Renault FT-17 Light Tanks during World War 1 (1914-1918), it fell to the ...

2011
Foxhound Light Protected Patrol Vehicle (LPPV) (Ocelot)
Early combat actions in Afghanistan and Iraq showcased drastic shortcomings in the modern armored force of both the United Ki...

2002
FPI Cougar (MRAP)
The Cougar has since expanded into a full line of militarized armored vehicles. This began with the base 4x4 and 6x6 series C...

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...

1955
FV214 Conqueror
The British-produced Conqueror Heavy Tank (FV 214) was designed as a counterpart to the hugely successful Centurion Main Batt...

1963
FV432 APC
The FV432 was a solid, if unspectacular, armored personnel carrier for the British Army, seeing over 3,000 in total productio...

1981
FV4333 Stormer
Based on the Alvis Scorpion CVR(T) model, the Stormer was a further development primarily for export. The Stormer, like its S...

1986
FV510 Warrior
The Warrior is an infantry fighting vehicle currently in service with the armies of the United Kingdom and Kuwait. While the ...

1997

1942
GAZ BA-64
Despite the heavy shift to tracked armored combat vehicles during World War 2, the massive Soviet Army understood the value i...

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...

2008
GIAT CAESAR (CAmion Equipe d'un Systeme d'ARtillerie)
The international market for Self-Propelled Artillery (SPA) systems has been, and will continue to be, a competitive business...

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...

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...

1942

1943
Grizzly I Cruiser
Like Australia, Canada also found itself without much of an armored corps (or facilities to produce such systems) at the star...

1917
Gun Carrier Mark 1
For all intents and purposes, the Gun "Carrier Mark 1" became the world's first self-propelled artillery (SPA) system. This s...

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...

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 ...

1942
Harley Davison WLA
The Harley Davidson Motorcycle Company started selling bikes in 1904 and, by 1920, it had become the largest motorcycle compa...

2005
Hatehof Wolf
Built upon the chassis of the American Ford F550 series heavy-duty truck, the Hatehof Wolf is a locally-produced Israeli 4x4 ...

2001
HIT Al Khalid (MBT 2000)
The Al-Khalid is essentially a hybrid tank design with systems, armament and subsystems originating from a variety of global ...

2004
HIT Al-Zarrar
In 1958, China undertook local production of the Soviet T-54A Main Battle Tank as the Type 59. Some 9,500 were produced until...

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...

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 ...

1994
HMMWV M1114 UAH (Up-Armored Humvee)
The M1114 UAH (Up-Armored Humvee) was a purpose-built version of the Humvee family line intended to provide better protection...

1918
Holt Gas-Electric Tank
The Holt Gas-Electric Tank became the first true "tank" to be designed and constructed by and for the United States. Hardly t...

1936
Hotchkiss H35
Like other powers of the 1930s sensing future regional unrest across Europe, the French enacted a modernization program of th...

1939
Hotchkiss H39
The Hotchkiss H39 superseded the H35 series light tanks in French Army service, being produced in more numbers than her forer...

1942

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...

1938
Infantry Tank Mk I Matilda (A11)
The first production "tank" (then known as a "landship") was born in the UK during World War 1. In the conflict, the tank pro...

1937
Infantry Tank Mk II Matilda (A12)
No other tank in the British Army inventory was as important as the Matilda II during the early years of World War 2. The Ger...

1940
Infantry Tank Mk III Valentine
Considered one of the more successful British tank designs of the early war years, the Valentine series served both British a...

1941
Infantry Tank Mk IV Churchill (A22)
The British Churchill series of tanks was the most important British tank of the Second World War. Built in numbers second on...

2003
iRobot 510 PackBot
The iRobot PackBot is a rugged and lightweight, all-weather battlefield robot currently in service with the United States Mar...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

1918
K Grosskampfwagen (K-Wagen)
Long before German engineers lent their talents to the outrageous and very optimistic heavy tank designs of World War 2, they...

1985
K200 KIFV
...

2009
K300 KNIFV (K21)
In attempting to match North Korean armored capabilities (though from more of an advanced technology perspective), South Kore...

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 ...

1999
K9 Thunder
The K9 Thunder is a relatively new addition to the forces of the South Korea Army and is of indigenous design and production....

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...

1967

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...

1940
Karl-Gerat 040 / 041
The Karl-Gerat (040/041) (or "Karl device" in German) was a self-propelled siege howitzer designed and built by Rheinmetall i...

1939
Katyusha (BM-8 / BM-13 / BM-31)
The Soviet Army became something of experts in the use of battlefield rockets during World War 2. The BM-13 series (more popu...

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...

1916
King Armored Car
At the start of World War 1 in the summer of 1914, countries were clamoring for all types of weapons with which to find ultim...

2001

1936
Krupp K5 (Anzio Annie)
During World War 1, the Krupp concern - a German industrial steel and weapons manufacturer - produced large caliber railway g...

1942
Krupp Landkreuzer P.1000 Ratte (Rat)
The Landkreuzer P.1000 "Ratte" (translating to "Rat") was a proposed super-heavy tank design of the German Krupp concern with...

1945
Krupp Landkreuzer P.1500 Monster
It seemed that as World War 2 progressed, German engineers were given rather long leashes to design and develop the most extr...

2003
KTO Rosomak
The KTO Rosomak ("Wolverine") is a family of multi-purpose, eight-wheeled, armored vehicles currently in service with the Pol...

1939
KV-1 (Klimenti Voroshilov)
In 1938, the Soviet Union developed a prototype heavy tank of 58 tons designated as the T-100. The type was a massive machin...

1940
KV-2 (Klimenti Voroshilov)
The KV-2 assault gun tank was developed from the KV-1 series of heavy tanks appearing in 1939-1940 with the Red Army. Whereas...

1943
KV-85 (Klimenti Voroshilov)
The KV-85 was an interim heavy tank solution requested by Soviet authorities to help combat the arrival of the mighty German ...

1976
L118 Light Gun (Gun, 105mm, Field, L118)
The L118 "Light Gun" is the 105mm howitzer of choice for the British Army and has served its Parachute and Commando Field Art...

1929

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...

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...

1980

1999
LAV III Kodiak
The LAV III "Kodiak" is based on the successful Swiss MOWAG Piranha III and is the armored personnel carrier of choice for th...

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...

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...

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...

1935

2003

1935
Light Tank M2
The "tank" received its baptism of fire in World War 1 as large, cumbersome lozenge-shaped tracked vehicles lumbering about t...

1941
Light Tank, M3 / M5 (Stuart)
The M3 / M5 series (commonly known as the "General Stuart") was an Allied design classified as a light tank and appeared thro...

1944
Little David
In 1944, the United States War Department was planning for the invasion of the Japanese mainland and expecting to encounter v...

1915
Little Willie
The idea of a tracked armored fighting vehicle was first put into practical military use by the British Admiralty. In fact, i...

1936
LT vz 35 / PzKpfW 35(t)
The LT zv 35 was of Czechoslovakian origin and was developed just before open hostilities in Europe during World War 2. After...

1939
LT vz 38 / PzKpfW 38(t) (SdKfz 140)
This light tank system initially began as a Czechoslovakian creation in the form of the LT vz 38 but - as with the previous L...

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 ...

1980
M1 Abrams
The M1 Abrams was designed by Chrysler Defense and produced under the General Dynamics brand. The tank was introduced in 1979...

1927
M1 Pack Howitzer / M116
The M1A1 Pack Howitzer was the standard howitzer for American forces in World War 2. The Pack design actually traced its root...

1938
M1/M2 (M59 / Long Tom)
When the American military went to Europe in World War 1 in 1917 they were in short supply of just about any war-making imple...

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...

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...

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...

1952
M108 SPG
The Cold War period following World War 2 saw tremendous growth in the field of tracked armored vehicles - numerous designs a...

1963
M109 (Paladin)
Much like the 1960's era M113 armored personnel carrier, the M109 Paladin self-propelled gun has enjoyed a unique and long se...

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...

1999

2002
M1126 Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle (ICV)
The M1126 Stryker is another 8x8 wheeled armored machine in the long line of Stryker vehicles. The primary operational role o...

1960
M113
The M113 armored personnel carrier can be regarded as one of the most successful post-war armored vehicles. No fewer than 80,...

1975

1941
M114 155mm (155mm Howitzer M1)
Prior to its use of the M198 howitzer of 1979, the United States military (and many of its allies) relied on the World War 2-...

1962
M114 IFV
The M114 Command and Reconnaissance Carrier followed the ubiquitous M113 Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) series into operatio...

1942
M12 Gun Motor Carriage
When the United States committed its vast resources and manufacturing prowess to world war in December of 1941, it found itse...

2005
M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS)
To help contain procurement and running maintenance costs of a key battlefield piece, the U.S. military moved ahead with adop...

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"...

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...

1967
M167 Vulcan
Requiring a voluminous fire, light-class towed anti-aircraft defense system, the U.S. Army adopted the M167 "Vulcan" in 1967....

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...

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...

1918
M1917 6-ton
The M1917 6-ton light tank was an American license-production copy of the highly successful French-designed Renault "char leg...

1918
M1918 155 GPF
The 155mm (6.10 in) field gun was originally designed and built by France during World War I under the direction of one Colo...

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...

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...

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...

1953
M21 4.5in (114mm) Rocket Launcher
The portable mass rocket launcher was realized in World War 2 with the Allies, Germans and Soviets all utilizing some form of...

1943
M22 Locust
After witnessing the successes of the German airborne divisions to take over most of Western Europe in the opening salvos of ...

1944
M24 Chaffee (Light Tank, M24)
The Light Tank M24 Chaffee was the successor to the M5 Stuart light tank. Though appearing late into the Second World War, th...

1977

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 ...

1983
M270 MLRS
The M270 MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System) is a battlefield support weapon produced buy the Lockheed Martin Vought firm. T...

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...

1943
M3 (105mm Howitzer M3)
World War 2 gave rise to the airborne trooper - light infantry airdropped into enemy territory for the purpose of lightning-q...

1940
M3 37mm AT
Even before World War 2, the United States Army had already begun development of an anti-tank gun. The system was required to...

1983
M3 Bradley
The M3 Bradley CFV (Cavalry Fighting Vehicle) is very similar in most respects to the M2 Bradley IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehic...

1942
M3 Lee / M3 Grant (Medium Tank, M3)
The M3 medium tank series appeared at a time when Allied armor (in respects to both armor protection and armament) was genera...

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 ...

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...

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...

1944
M38 Wolfhound
The M38 was intended as a replacement for the ubiquitous, go-anywhere, do-anything M8 Greyhound series of armored reconnaissa...

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...

1945

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...

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, ...

1954
M44 SPH
...

1954
M-46 (M1954)
The M-46 (formal designation of "130mm Towed Field Gun M1954) was a Soviet Cold War-era battlefield implement designed to ful...

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...

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...

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 ...

1955
M50 Ontos
The impressive-looking M50 Ontos (in the Greek meaning "The Thing") was built to a United States Marine Corps tank destroyer ...

1952
M52 SPH
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1952
M53 155mm SPG
The M53 Self-Propelled Assault Gun was developed via automotive components taken from existing M46 and M47 Patton medium tank...

1952
M55 155mm SPG
The M55 Self-Propelled Howitzer was a short-lived American development emerging out of the 1950s. The vehicle was designed ar...

1968
M551 General Sheridan / Sheridan
The M551 General Sheridan (or simply "Sheridan") was a light-armored and heavily-armed portable tank system utilized by the U...

1953
M56 (Scorpion) / (SPAT)
The M56 (also known as the "Scorpion" or "SPAT" = "Self-Propelled, Anti-Tank") was a fully-tracked, self-propelled anti-tank ...

1969
M561 (Gamma Goat)
Observing the active French Army involvement in Southeast Asia, the US military began to research a new logistically-minded c...

1962
M578 LARV
...

1953
M59 APC
The M59 Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) was developed to a US Army specification to replace the preceding short-lived M75 APC...

1940
M6 (Heavy Tank M6)
Tank design and production during the interwar years following World War 1 were extremely limited, leaving only a few select ...

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...

1989
M60A1 AVLB
The M60A1 AVLB (Armored Vehicle Launched Bridge) is a battlefield engineering vehicle used for launching and retrieving a 60-...

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...

1942
M7 (Priest)
The M7 "Priest" (known formally as the "105mm Howitzer Motor Carriage M7") was the principle mobile artillery system for Alli...

1963
M706 Commando
The LAV-150 is a light armored 4x4 vehicle that has been in the US Army since 1964 in other forms with the LAV-100 making an ...

1969
M727 Guided Missile Equipment Carrier (SP-Hawk)
The M727 is a tracked carrier vehicle designed to transport the Hawk guided missile system (known collectively under the desi...

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...

2006
M777 UFH
The M777 "Ultra-lightweight Field Howitzer" (UFH) was developed as a private venture (under Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineer...

1942

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...

1985
M-84 (MBT)
In January of 1946, Yugoslavia accepted a communistic government aligned with the Soviet Union. This allowed for political an...

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 ...

1990
M9 ACE
The M9 ACE is an armored Earthmover used to dig firing positions for various weapons systems. It is also used in the followin...

1977
M901 ITV
The M901 Improved TOW Vehicle (ITV) was a variant on the hugely successful M113 series of APCs. The M901 was designed to be a...

2000
M915A5
...

1998
M93 Fox
The M93 was based on the German Rheinmetall product TPz 1 Fuchs system and is designated as the M93 Fox in the US Army invent...

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...

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...

2014
MBT-3000 (Main Battle Tank 3000)
The MBT-3000 is a 3rd Generation Main Battle Tank (MBT) currently in the development stages for both export customers and the...

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...

2016

1918
Medium Mark C (Hornet)
The Medium Mark C tank was a promising and notably agile armored system that arrived too late to see combat action in World W...

1940
Medium Tank M2
In many ways, the M2 Medium Tank was a stepping stone design for American armored warfare leading up to World War 2. The more...

1918
Medium Tank Mk A (Whippet)
The Medium Tank Mk A (also known as the "Whippet") was an armored vehicle specifically designed to exploit breaches in the ba...

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...

1979
Merkava Chariot
The Merkava series of main battle tank represents the backbone of Israeli armor elements. The system was the result of extens...

2008
Merkava Namer
The Israeli Army has always maintained a certain style of warfare based highly on their experiences in large-scale and locali...

1985

1985

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...

1969
MIM-72 / M48 Chaparral
The M48 Chaparral SAM system consists of an infrared heat seeking missile, a launcher with a Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) ...

1841
Model 1841 6-Pounder (Gun)
The United States Army adopted a new standardized 6-pounder field gun in 1841 as the aptly-designated Model 1841. The weapon'...

1841
Model 1841 6-Pounder (Howitzer)
The United States Army adopted the Model 1841 6-pounder field gun in 1841 and this weapon system consequently went on to see ...

1853
Model 1853 12-Pounder Napoleon
The French Army enjoyed success through the service life of the revolutionary Model 1853 "Napoleon" 12-Pounder field gun (kno...

1857
Model 1857 12-Pounder Napoleon
War planners of the American Civil War were not lost on the value of artillery in their respective campaigns involving the No...

1861
Model 1861 10-Pounder Parrott Rifle
Prior to the American Civil War (1861-1865), Robert Parker Parrott served as a captain in the US Army. From this experience, ...

1943
MT-13 (M1943)
The mortar as a weapon is one dating back to about the 12th Century or perhaps even earlier and most always credited to the C...

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...

2011
MULE (Multifunction Utility / Logistics and Equipment)
Soldiers in the modern area are required to perform many different types of missions. The more equipment an infantry soldier ...

2007
Navistar International MaxxPro
The International Truck "MaxxPro" by Navistar Defense is a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle classified as an Ar...

2000
Nora B-52
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1934

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 ...

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...

1983
Olifant (Elephant)
The Olifant is a further development of the successful British Centurion tank design. When the UN imposed a trade embargo on ...

1937
Opel Blitz
At the end of World War 1, the German war machine was dismantled - losing its power to manufacture aircraft, tanks, submarine...

1943
Ordnance QF 17-pounder
With full scale war across Europe in full swing, the battle tank was the forefront of any offensive armored spearhead. As the...

1930
Ordnance QF 25-pounder
The British QF 25 pounder (or 25-pdr) was the gun of choice for various nations before, during and after World War Two. From ...

1943

1936
Ordnance QF 2-pounder
The rather promising Ordnance QF 2-pounder anti-tank gun suffered historically from entering operational service at a time wh...

1942
Ordnance QF 6-pounder
The Ordnance QF 2-pdr anti-tank gun was barely adequate for tackling German tank armor at the start of World War 2. However, ...

2009
Oshkosh M-ATV
The Oshkosh M-ATV is a 4x4 armored vehicle now in service with the United States Army. Years of combat actions shown light-ar...

1998
Oshkosh Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR)
The Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (or "MTVR") is a heavy-duty utility vehicle produced by Oshkosh Truck Corporation in ...

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 ...

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...

1936
PaK 35/36 (PanzerAbwehrKanone 35/36)
The 3.7-cm PaK 35/36 ("PaK" for "PanzerAbwehrKanone") was the standard-issue anti-tank cannon of the Wehrmacht by the time of...

1940
PaK 38 (PanzerAbwehrKanone 38)
While the 37mm PaK 35/36 anti-tank cannon proved a success during its trial in the Spanish Civil War, German authorities knew...

1941
PaK 40 (PanzerAbwehrKanone 40)
By 1939, the German Army had already matched current battlefield conditions with their design and development of the PaK 38 5...

1943

1944

1996
Pandur I 6x6
The Pandur I was a 6x6, multi-faceted wheeled chassis primarily serving as a fast armored personnel carrier within the invent...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

1965
Panzer 61 (Pz 61)
With American and European military and political commitments focused attention on the Korean Peninsula for the Korean War (1...

1971
Panzer 68 (Pz 68)
The Korean War (1950-1953) tied up major Western powers both logistically and politically leaving nations such as Switzerland...

1945
Panzerkampfwagen E-100 (Tiger Maus)
Germany tried its hand at heavy tank development prior to World War 2 in the early 1930s, producing five examples of the plod...

1934
Panzerkampfwagen Neubaufahrzeug (PzKpfW NbFz V / VI)
By the mid-1930s, Germany - under the power of Adolf Hitler - had undertaken broad reaching reforms that included modernizing...

2006
Patria AMV (Armored Modular Vehicle)
The Patria AMV ("Armored Modular Vehicle") is of Finnish origination and was adopted by the national army in 2006. The vehicl...

1985

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...

1919
Peerless Armored Car
Prior to the arrival of the "tank" and trench warfare in World War 1, the Armored Car proved a viable battlefield implement d...

1979
Pegaso BMR
The Pegaso BMR ("Blindado Medio de Ruedas" - "Armored, Medium, Wheeled") series of wheeled vehicles are a multi-role 6x6 syst...

2006
Pindad APS-3 Anoa (Pindad Panser)
The Pindad APS-3 "Anoa" (also known as the "Pindad Panser") is an indigenous medium-class armored personnel carrier design ef...

2001
PLL05 (Type 05)
Adopting the 6x6 wheeled nature of many modern self-propelled howitzer designs, the Chinese concern of NORINCO introduced the...

1997
PLZ45 SP
Perhaps inspired by the American M109 series of self-propelled artillery systems, the NORINCO PZL-45 is a relatively new arri...

1992
Pokpung-ho (Storm Tiger) (M-2002)
Despite a design origin that possibly dates back to the late 1980s, the Pokpung-ho ("Storm Tiger") Main Battle Tank remains s...

1952
PT-76
The PT-76 was developed shortly after Second World War. The weapon system is designated as a "Light Amphibious Tank" featurin...

1994
PT-91
The PT-91 Twardy (roughly translated to "Tough") is a further development of the Soviet T-72 series of main battle tank, thou...

1984
Puma CEV
The Puma is a heavily-armored Combat Engineering Vehicle (CEV) that doubles as an Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) for the Com...

1998
PzH 2000 (Panzerhaubitze 2000)
In 1987, the German Ministry of Defense began the self-propelled howitzer development program designated as the PzH 2000 (or ...

1961

2005
Ramses II (T-54E)
The Soviet Union managed a strong foothold across nations of the Middle East and North Africa during the Cold War and this le...

1979
Ratel IFV (Honey Badger)
The Ratel ("Honey Badger") Infantry Fighting Vehicle was a long-running family of 6x6 armored vehicles developed and produced...

2006
REMOTEC ANDROS F6A Remote Ordnance Neutralization System (RONS)
The "ANDROS" (collectively a part of the RONS - "Remote Ordnance Neutralization System") is a class of remotely-controlled bo...

1931
Renault Char D1
The Renault Char D1 served the French Army for a time leading up to World War 2. Her origins and use lay in a World War 1 men...

1917
Renault FT-17
The Renault FT-17 series of light tank was an evolutionary design in the field of combat tanks that would go on to influence ...

1936

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...

2009
RG-35 (MRAP)
The RG-35 is a relatively new armored wheeled vehicle offering by Land Systems OMC of South Africa, a subsidiary of BAe Syste...

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...

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...

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...

1975
Rhienmetall Landsysteme Spahpanzer Luchs (Lynx)
The Luchs 8x8 Reconnaissance Vehicle provides the German Army with an all-terrain amphibious reconnaissance vehicle. Amphibio...

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...

1920
Rock Island Arsenal M101
The first prototype was the M1 developed in 1920 by the Rock Island Arsenal. After long trials the M1 was replaced by the M2 ...

1964
Rock Island Arsenal M102
In 1955 the US Army issued a requirement for a new towed light howitzer to replace the M101 which was the same basic design d...

1989
Rock Island Arsenal M119
The 105mm M119 was originally designed, developed, and built by the Royal Ordnance Factories of Nottingham, England, as the L...

1979
Rock Island Arsenal M198
The medium size M198 replaced the well reguarded M114 that was developed in the 1930's. A continuing need to upgrade howitze...

1864
Rodman 20-Inch
The 20-inch Rodman was the largest muzzle loading cannon ever forged in the United States. The ability to forge cannon of tha...

1915
Rolls-Royce Armored Car
Prior to the acceptance of armored combat tanks in World War 1, armies developed doctrine to include use of the Armored Car. ...

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 ...

2007
ROTEM K2 (Black Panther)
The ROK (Republic of Korea - i.e. "South Korea") Military has four branch divisions - the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines. ...


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...

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 ...


1979

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...

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...

2003

1961

1963

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...

1972

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...

2007
Sabra MBT (M60T)
The Israeli-developed "Sabra" is a highly modified form of the American M60 "Patton" tank complete with a revised turret, mor...

1962

1983
Saxon AT105
The Saxon AT105 is a 4-wheeled armored personnel carrier (APC) used by the British Army and supplied in small numbers to seve...

1958

2013
Schutzenpanzer Puma
The German Army is currently evaluating the Schutzenpanzer Puma as its newest Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV), destined to re...

1935
SdKfz 101 Panzerkampfwagen I (PzKpfW I) / Panzer 1
Few could have known what the inception of the Panzer I into the German Army inventory during the middle portion of the 1930s...

1936
SdKfz 121 Panzerkampfwagen II (PzKpfW II) / Panzer 2
While development of the of the Pz.Kpf.W. I (Panzer I) light tank (Sd.Kfz. 121) was still ongoing, the Pz.Kpf.W. II (Panzer I...

1943
SdKfz 124 (Wespe)
Despite the focus by German vehicle engineers to produce excellent frontline combat tanks during World War 2, there appeared ...

1942
SdKfz 131/132 Marder II (Marten II)
Much like the Marder I before it, the Marder II (Marten II) was a purpose conversion tank destroyer based on an existing tank...

1942
SdKfz 135 Marder I (Marten I)
After the Fall of France, Germany confiscated several hundred Tractor Blinde 37L (commonly known as "Lorraine Tractors") whic...

1942
SdKfz 138 Marder III (Marten III)
Marder III systems was yet another hastily modified conversion model of existing Panzer II tank chassis overstock. With the P...

1943
SdKfz 138/1 Panzerkampfwagen 38(t) Grille
World War 1 taught all of the world's armies that tanks would soon be replacing the mounted cavalryman. Such an evolution wou...

1939
SdKfz 141 Panzerkampfwagen III (PzKpfW III) / Panzer 3
Development of Hitler's Panzers was key to his early overwhelming victories in the East and West. The Panzer I light tank bec...

1940
SdKfz 142 StuG III (Sturmgeshutz III)
The StuG III served as an assault gun in the German Army during World War 2. The platform stemmed from a German Army need to ...

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...

1943
SdKfz 162 Jagdpanzer IV (Panzerjager 39)
First appearing in 1943, the Jagdpanzer IV was designed in response to a German need for an upgunned artillery vehicle to rep...

1943
SdKfz 164 Hornisse / Nashorn
The SdKfz 164 came about from the existing weapon carrier vehicle designed to lug the sFH 18 artillery gun. This vehicle was ...

1943
SdKfz 166 Sturmpanzer IV (Brummbar)
The SdKfz 166 " Sturmpanzer IV" (perhaps better known to most readers as the "Brummbar") was an early German World War 2 heav...

1943
SdKfz 167 StuG IV
The StuG IV (or Sturmgeschutz IV, SdKfz 167) was a newer approach to the successful StuG III tank destroyer / assault gun lin...

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...

1944
SdKfz 173 Jagdpanther (Panzerjager V Jagdpanther)
The Jagdpanther was something of the "missing link" to complete battlefield domination for the Germany Army during World War ...

1942
SdKfz 181 Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger I (PzKpfW VI) / Panzer VI
The Tiger heavy tank served the German Army during the latter years of World War 2. She proved a most powerful design and an ...

1944
SdKfz 182 Panzerkampfwagen VIB Tiger II / King Tiger (PzKpfw VIB) / Panzer VIB
Of all of the operational combat tanks fielded in the World War 2, the German "Tiger II" was the best combination of armor pr...

1943
SdKfz 184 Panzerjager Tiger (P) (Ferdinand / Elephant)
While the Panzer I and Panzer II light tanks were already in circulation within the German Army in the mid-1930s, it became c...

1944
SdKfz 186 Jagdtiger (Hunting Tiger)
The Jagdtiger ("Hunting Tiger") served as the most powerful armored vehicle of World War 2 and was a further development of t...

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...

1943
SdKfz 205 Panzerkampfwagen VIII (PzKpfW VIII) / Maus
The Panzerkampfwagen Pz.Kpf.W. VIII (Sd.Kfz. 205) "Maus" (ironically named the "Mouse") was a "superheavy" tank development u...

1935

1938
SdKfz 222
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1942
SdKfz 223
The SdKfz 223 was part of a larger family of German light armored cars, each playing a specific role on the battlefield. The ...

1935
SdKfz 231 Schwerer Panzerspahwagen (6-rad)
Following the end of World War 1, the victors placed the blame of the war squarely on the German Empire. Austria-Hungary and ...

1935

1943
SdKfz 234 (Puma)
The SdKfz 234 (generally known as the "Puma") was a key 8-wheeled, armed reconnaissance platform utilized by the German Army ...

1939
SdKfz 250 leichter Schutzenpanzerwagen
The SdKfz 250 series was just one in the long line of German-produced halftrack systems in World War 2. The 250 system went o...

1939
SdKfz 251 mittlerer Schutzenpanzerwagen
A 1932 directive set about to provide German infantry with a versatile vehicle able to keep pace with the mobile Panzer tank ...

1940
SdKfz 252 leiche Gepanzerte Munitionskraftwagen
As the German Army began is massive expansion and rearmament in the 1930s, its requirements grew in turn. By the time of the ...

1942
SdKfz 302 / SdKfz 303 leichte Ladungstrager Goliath
The small "Goliath" engineering vehicle was one of the most intriguing German land weapons of World War 2. Classified as a "t...

1941
Semovente 90/53
The Semovente 90/53 ("Semovente M.41M da 90/53") is generally regarded as the most powerful of the available tank destroyers ...

1943

1942
Semovente L.40 da 47/32
The Semovente L.40 da 47/32 served with Italian and German army elements throughout World War 2. Though never noted for their...

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...

1944
Sherman Calliope (Rocket Launcher, T34)
The attempt to mate a multiple rocket launching system to a vehicle was nothing new by 1944. The Soviets were already finding...

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...

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...


1940

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...

2005
SLWH Pegasus (Singapore Light Weight Howitzer)
With a growing indigenous military arms industry, Singapore began development of a light 155mm howitzer to produce the Singap...

2001

1968

1975

1936
SOMUA S35
In 1934, the French Army issued a new requirement for a cavalry tank in an attempt to modernized its inventory amidst growing...

1977
SpGH DANA
The DANA saw its origins in a Czechoslovakian military requirement of the 1970s for an indigenous self-propelled gun system c...

1957
SS-1 SCUD
The SCUD missile system was the Soviet military long-range missile mainstay throughout the 70's and 80's. The system gained n...

2002

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...

1966
Stridsvagn 103 (S-Tank)
The Scandinavian Strv 103 'S-Tank' was an extreme departure from conventional main battle tank design in post-war Europe, or ...

1998
Stridsvagn 122 (Strv 122)
The Stridsvagn 122 (or Strv 122) is the Swedish designation for German Leopard 2A5 series main battle tanks in Swedish Army s...

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 ...

1934
Stridsvagn L-60 (Strv L-60)
While remaining a neutral power throughout World War 2, Swedish authorities saw fit to modernize and stock their military inv...

1932
Stridsvagn m/31 (Strv m/31) / Landsverk L-10
The light tank industry was a booming market following the end of World War 1 and throughout the interwar years leading up to...

1938
Stridsvagn m/38 (Strv m/38)
With certain Swedish Army modifications in place (mainly a standardized 37mm main gun), the Strv L-60 Light Tank became the r...

1940

1941

1941

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...

1917
Sturmpanzerwagen A7V
The comical-looking Sturmpanzerwagen A7V series was the first German attempt at an armored fighting vehicle - a tank - and ap...

1944
Sturmtiger / Sturmmorserwagen / Sturmpanzer VI
The Sturmtiger was a German mobile assault gun development that appeared in few numbers during the latter years of World War ...

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...

1942
SU-122
In June of 1941, German leader Adolph Hitler turned his attention the invasion of the Soviet Union. Though initially catching...

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...

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...

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...

2003
Supacat Jackal MWMIK
The Supacat Jackal (also "MWMIK", otherwise nicknamed "EmWimmick" though an acronym for "Mobility Weapon-Mounted Installation...

2002
T-155 Firtina (Storm)
The T-155 "Firtina" (translating to "Storm") is a Turkish-based self-propelled gun derivative of the South Korean K9 "Thunder...

1942

1928
T-18 (MS-1)
The T-18 was the first Soviet-designed and produced tank. Russia initially lacked the internal expertise to design, develop a...

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...

1933
T-28
In the early 1930s, the Soviets took to designing an indigenous tank - specifically the T-28 Medium Tank series - based on l...

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...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

1935
T-35
Despite its formidable appearance by 1930 standards, the T-35 Heavy Tank ultimately proved an ill-fated endeavor of Soviet ta...

1933
T-37
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1937
T-38
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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...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

1941
T-60
The T-60 light scout tank was designed and developed to replace the outclassed T-38 series of amphibious light scout tank and...

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 ...

1966
T-64
The natural progression of Soviet tank design during the years following World War 2 eventually produced the T-64 Main Battle...

1942
T-70
In October of 1941 - four months after the German invasion of the Soviet Union through "Operation Barbarossa" - engineers of ...

1972
T-72 (Ural)
The Soviets/Russians have always maintained a penchant for successful (and globally popular) tank designs since they unveiled...

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...

1999
T-84
The nation of Ukraine was under the Soviet sphere of influence up to 1990 when the Empire was dissolved amidst a move to a mo...

1995
T-90
The T-90 is the current Main Battle Tank of the Russian Army and developed from the successful qualities of the preceding T-7...

2020
T-99 Armata (Universal Combat Platform - UCP)
The current frontline Russian Main Battle Tank (MBT) remains the Third Generation T-90 introduced in 1991 (1,670 produced to ...

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/...

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...

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...

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...

1918
Tank Mark IX
The Mark IX tank was classified as an armored personnel carrier - effectively the world's first of its kind anywhere in opera...

1919
Tank Mark VIII (International Tank / Liberty Tank)
The Mark VIII "International Tank" (also "Liberty" when powered by the American Liberty engine) would become the first tank i...

1916
Tank Mk I (Big Willie / Centipede / Mother)
The British were pioneers in the field of armored warfare during World War 1 - producing the world's first practical combat t...

1917
Tank Mk II
The breaking of the stalemate of Trench Warfare during World War 1 would not have been made possible without the contribution...

1917
Tank Mk IV
It was the British Navy - under Winston Churchill, First Lord of the Admiralty - that pushed the "tank" into existence (then ...

1918
Tank Mk V
The Tank Mk V was a further evolution of the British "tank" - then known as "landship" - which began with the original Tank M...

1944
Tank, Heavy Assault, Tortoise (A39)
The British Army "Tortoise" (Tank, Heavy Assault, Tortoise A39) was one example in the seemingly long line of "super heavy ta...

1940
Tank, Heavy, TOG 1
Still fearing that a potential war enveloping Europe would turn into the trench-based slogfests that were World War 1, a grou...

1940
Tank, Heavy, TOG 2
Like the Germans, Soviets and Americans in World War 2, the British also invested time and money into the design and developm...

2017
TATA Motors Kestrel
Alongside its new Light Armored Multipurpose Vehicle (LAMV) showcased at DEFEXPO 2014, TATA Motors unveiled its "Kestrel" 8x8...

2015
TATA Motors LAMV (Light Armored Multipurpose Vehicle)
Showcased at DEFEXPO 2014, the TATA LAMV (Light Armored Multipurpose Vehicle) has been developed by TATA Motors of India for ...

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...

2013
Tulpar IFV
In 2015, the Turkish Army expects to field its first indigenous Main Battle Tank (MBT) through the "Altay" series. This will ...

1942
Type 1 47mm Anti-Tank Gun
The Japanese military was ultimately delivered a series of shortcomings that became readily apparent as World War 2 progresse...

1941
Type 1 Chi-He
In the 1930s, the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) introduced the Type 97 Chi-Ha series of medium-class infantry support tanks to...

2012
Type 10 MBT
The Type 10 (TK-X) was developed under the project designation of "MBT-X" by the Japanese military establishment in the late ...

1945
Type 120 O-I
The Germans, Soviets, British and Americans were not the only ones seriously considering the development of "super heavy tank...

1942
Type 2 Ka-Mi
Development of the Type 2 began in 1928 and was the Army's attempt to turn the Type 95 Kyu-Go light tank into an amphibious v...

1944
Type 3 Chi-Nu
Realizing their tank force was largely inadequate in dealing with Allied armor across the Pacific Campaign, the Imperial Japa...

1943

1905
Type 38 75mm
The Type 38 Field Gun of the Imperial Japanese Army held origins dating back to a German Krupp design. Local-license producti...

1945
Type 4 Chi-To
While the Imperial Japanese Army enjoyed a tremendous period of success through the opening phases of the war across Asia and...

1942
Type 4 Ho-Ro
Despite its formidable reach in the early stages of World War 2, the Japanese Army fell behind her contemporaries in several ...

1945
Type 5 Chi-Ri
The Type 5 "Chi-Ri" was a further evolution of the preceding Type 4 "Chi-To" development - both becoming unrealized medium ta...

1939
Type 55 (M1939)
The M1939 37mm anti aircraft weapon system is based on the Bofors 25mm Model 1933 gun system of 1935. It saw extensive action...

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...

1954
Type 59 (Field Gun)
The Type 59 is a Chinese license-production copy of the successful Soviet M-46 (also known as the M1954 to the West). It is p...

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...

1961
Type 61
After the close of hostilities in World War 2, the Japanese Empire was rightfully stripped of all war-making capabilities tha...

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") ...

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...

1963

1963
Type 63 SPA
The Type 63 was a self-propelled, tracked anti-aircraft defense system produced by NORINCO of China. The system featured the ...

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...

1992
Type 6614
The Italian-built Type 6614 is a 4x4 armored personnel carrier produced jointly by the FIAT and Oto Melara defense firms. The...

1969
Type 69
The NORINCO-produced Type 69 is a further indigenous development based on previous Soviet hardware purchases. The Type 69 is ...

1970

1973

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...

1980
Type 80
The NORINCO Type 80 is based on the Type 69 main battle tank albeit with an entirely new hull design making the Type 80 an en...

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...

1985
Type 85-II
The NORINCO-produced Type-85-II is a further development of the Type 80 main battle tank but offers up a host of improvements...

1987
Type 87 SPAAG
The Type 87 SPAAG is a conventional tracked, self-propelled, anti-aircraft gunnery platform indigenously developed by the Jap...

1931
Type 89 Chi-Ro
The Empire of Japan went through a period of militarization following the end of World War 1. She consistently bred military-...

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) ...

1992
Type 90 (Kyu-maru)
The Japanese-produced Type 90 Main Battle Tank is in service with the Japanese Self-Defense Force and features the German-des...

1995

1932
Type 90 75mm
The Type 90 was intended as a standardized 75mm field gun for the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) heading into World War 2 (1939...

1990

1932

1935

1932

1937
Type 95
...

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...

1995
Type 96 (APC)
The Type 96 Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) is a modern locally-produced version of the Canadian LAV-25 eight-wheeled vehicle...

1997
Type 96 (MBT)
With decades of experience in owning and operating Soviet/Russian combat tanks, it was only natural for the Chinese military ...

1937
Type 97 Chi-Ha
The Type 97 Chi-Ha was a production of the Mitsubishi company and designed to replace the aging Type 89B series for the Imper...

1942

1937
Type 97 Te-Ke
Developed from an early Imperial Japanese Army request for a light tank in 1937, the Type 97 Te-Ke was simply outmatched agai...

1942
Type 98 AA (Ko-Hi)
The Type 98 "Ko-Hi" halftrack was developed by the Isuzu concern as a self-propelled air defense artillery system for use by ...

1998
Type 99 (Type 98G)
The Type 99 is a considerable and formidable addition to the armor line up of the People's Liberation Army of China. The Type...

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...

1939
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,...

2004
URBOT MPRS
To counter the deadly threat of hidden explosives in urban environments, the US Department of Defense forged ahead with devel...

1982
VCC Camillino
Italy already maintained several thousand license-production American M113 armored personnel carriers by OTO Melara, so it wa...

1928
Vickers 6-Ton (Mark E)
The Vickers 6-Ton (Mark E) was a light tank evaluated by the British Army but ultimately rejected. When the British Army pass...

1926
Vickers A1E1 Independent
In the period following World War 1 (1914-1918), national military powers turned their attention to the design and developmen...

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...

1965
Vickers MBT
The Vickers Main Battle Tank series was created with export customers in mind. It was soon discovered that foreign operators ...

1923
Vickers Medium Mark I
The Vickers Medium Mark I series of tanks was one of the few mass-produced tank systems to be found in the 1920s. With a war-...

1936

1938

1940
Volkswagen Kubel / Kubelwagen
The Volkswagen ("People's Car") was the product of Porsche and Mercedes-Benz engineering and design originating in 1933 at Ad...

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...

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...

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...

2011
WPB Anders
In concert with developments elsewhere, the Polish Army is seeking to field a modular tracked chassis to undertake a series o...

2010
WR-40 Langusta
In keeping with mechanized warfare doctrine developed from Soviet traditions of World War 2, the Polish Army has carried ove...

2001
XM2001 Crusader
The XM2001 "Crusader" was born in a 1990s initiative intended for the United States Army to replace its aging line of M109 "P...

1996
XM8 / M8 Armored Gun System (AGS) (Close Combat Vehicle - Light)
While light tanks have lessened their presence on the modern battlefield over time, the US Army began looking at adding such ...

2006
ZBD2000 (Z-Family)
The massive expansion programs of the Chinese military in recent decades has added a new, all-modern amphibious tracked vehic...

2006
ZBD-97 (Type 97)
Introduced in 2006, the ZBD-97 is an Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) of Chinese origin. Due to the close ties once held betwe...

1943

1942

1941
ZiS-30
In June of 1941, Germany's attention turned to their loose ally, the Soviet Union, as Hitler enacted "Operation Barbarossa". ...

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 ...

1949
ZPU-1
Development of the ZPU-1 began after World War 2 in 1947. The ZPU-1 was nothing more than a single-barreled version of the su...

1949
ZPU-2
...

1949
ZPU-4
The ZPU-4 anti-aircraft gun was developed in the post-war Soviet Union, seeing official production service in 1949. The towed...

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 ...

1945
ZSU-37
...

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...

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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