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    Military Tanks, Vehicles and Artillery

    Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 12/13/2015

    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 (911) Military Tanks, Vehicles and Artillery throughout history 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) - Self-Propelled Artillery / Tank Destroyer
    The 10.5cm K gepanzerte Selbstfahrlafette was a developmental tank destroyer for the German Army in ... [Read More]

    1916
    10.5-cm leFH 16 - 105mm Field Howitzer
    When the once-fluid fronts of World War 1 degraded into trench warfare, all sides sought methods for... [Read More]

    1944
    10.5-cm leFH 18/40 - 105mm Towed Light Howitzer
    The 10.5-cm leFH 18/40 light howitzer appeared alongside the existing leFH 18 and the leFH 18M serie... [Read More]

    1950
    100mm KS-19 - Anti-Aircraft Gun
    Before the arrival of surface-to-air, anti-aircraft missiles, nations depended on simple artillery-b... [Read More]

    1944
    100mm Model 1944 (BS-3) - Towed Artillery / Anti-Tank Gun
    The field gun has long remained a staple of any successful land force. Napoleon utilized his pieces ... [Read More]

    1942
    12.8 cm Selbstfahrlafette auf VK3001(H) (Sturer Emil) - Heavy Tank Destroyer
    The battlefields of World War 2 became the domain of the tank within time. The German Blitzkriegs of... [Read More]

    1942
    12.8cm FlaK 40 - Towed Anti-Aircraft Artillery
    The 128mm FlaK 40 was one of the largest anti-aircraft weapon systems employed by the Germans in Wor... [Read More]

    1942
    12.8cm Flakzwilling 40 - Double-Barreled Anti-Aircraft Gun System
    The double 12.8 cm (128mm) "Flakzwilling 40" was a variant of the very successful 12.8 cm FlaK 40 th... [Read More]

    1940
    120mm Gun M1 - Anti-Aircraft Gun
    The advent of aircraft as effective tools of war in World War 1 prompted the need for ground-based a... [Read More]

    1963
    122mm Model 1963 (D-30 / 2A18) - 122mm Towed Artillery / Howitzer
    The D-30 122mm howitzer became the standard Soviet artillery battlefield system in 1963, replacing t... [Read More]

    1950
    130mm Air Defense Gun KS-30 - Towed Anti-Aircraft Gun
    Developed in the latter part of the 1940s, the KS-30 130mm Air Defense Gun was utilized by the Sovie... [Read More]

    1954
    130mm Model 1954 (M-46) - 130mm Field Gun
    The M-46 (formal designation of "130mm Towed Field Gun M1954) was a Soviet Cold War-era battlefield ... [Read More]

    1937
    152mm Model 1937 (ML-20) - Field Howtizer / Field Gun
    The Russian Empire held a working relationship with French military industry prior to World War 1. T... [Read More]

    1943
    152mm Model 1943 (D-1) - 152mm Howitzer
    As barrel rifling and efficient recoil and breech mechanisms became widely accepted, national armies... [Read More]

    1955
    152mm Model 1955 (D-20) - 152mm Towed Howitzer
    The M1955 was developed in the 1950's to late to be deployed in the Great Patriotic War 1939-1945. H... [Read More]

    2002
    155mm Panter (Panther) - Towed Howitzer
    Many modern armies revolve around the tried-and-true doctrine of strong artillery and air support to... [Read More]

    1917
    15cm Kanone 16 (15cm K16) - 150mm Towed Heavy Field Gun
    Field guns of all types were used by all sides in World War 1 in an attempt to break down fortificat... [Read More]

    1938
    15cm Kanone 18 (15cm K18) - 150mm Heavy Field Gun
    The 15cm Kanone 18 series of long-barreled heavy artillery was developed during the German military ... [Read More]

    1939
    15cm Kanone 39 (15cm K39) - 150mm Heavy Gun
    There proved two major artillery manufacturers for the German Army throughout both World wars, these... [Read More]

    1941
    15cm Nebelwerfer 41 (15cm NbW 41) - 150mm Towed Rocket Projector
    Rocket design work by German engineers persisted throughout the 1920s and 1930s, leading to adoption... [Read More]

    1914
    15cm sFH 13 (15cm schwere Feldhaubitze 13) - Heavy Field Howitzer
    The sFH 13 series heavy field howitzer was of German origin and saw combat throughout World War 1 an... [Read More]

    1933
    15cm sFH 18 (15cm schwere Feldhaubitze 18) - 150mm Towed Field Howitzer
    The 15-cm schwere Feldhaubitze 18 (sFH 18) became the standard 149mm howitzer for German Army divisi... [Read More]

    1936
    15cm sIG 33 (Schweres Infanterie Geschutz 33) - 150mm Towed Heavy Infantry Gun
    The German Army fielded all manner of artillery during World War 2 (1939-1945) - field guns, howitze... [Read More]

    1941
    17cm Kanone 18 (17cm K18) - Towed Heavy Field Gun
    Adolf Hitler and his Germany had always held a fondness for big, powerful weapons and heavy howitzer... [Read More]

    1955
    180mm Gun S-23 (180mm Nywka C-23) - 180mm Towed Artillery
    The S-23 was a heavy gun to be used in Europe if the Cold War got hot. It was available to Soviet a... [Read More]

    1932
    203mm Howitzer Model 1931 (B-4) - Self-Propelled Heavy Howitzer / Towed Artillery
    The Soviet Army of World War 2 showcased a variety of large-caliber, heavy field guns during its mar... [Read More]

    1940
    20mm Oerlikon - Air Defense Gun / Aircraft Gun / Towed Anti-Aircraft Gun
    The birth of the storied Swiss Oerlikon 20mm automatic anti-aircraft cannon was actually in Imperial... [Read More]

    1918
    21cm / 24cm Paris-Geschutz (Paris Gun) - Long-Range Super Heavy Railway Gun
    The "Paris Gun" was one of Germany's several "big guns" featured during World War 1. It was original... [Read More]

    1938
    21cm Kanone Eisenbahnlafette (21cm K12(E)) - 211mm Railway Gun
    Because of the established railroad infrastructure of Europe during World War 1 (1914-1918), the rai... [Read More]

    1916
    21cm Morser 16 (21cm Mrs 16) - 211mm Towed Heavy Howitzer
    Due to the particular time period in history and the nature of trench warfare in general, artillery ... [Read More]

    1939
    21cm Morser 18 (21cm Mrs 18) - 211mm Towed Heavy Howitzer
    The German Army made heavy use of artillery during its march across Europe during World War 2 (1939-... [Read More]

    1942
    21cm Nebelwerfer 42 (21cm NbW 42) - Battlefield Rocket Artillery Launcher
    The 21-cm Nebelwerfer 42 (translating to "smoke-thrower" or "smoke launcher" and also known under t... [Read More]

    1920
    240mm Caterpillar Mark IV - Self-Propelled Howitzer
    During World War 1, United States Army authorities came to the conclusion that towed artillery was c... [Read More]

    1939
    24cm Kanone 3 (24cm K3) - 238mm Towed Heavy Siege Howitzer
    Before going to war with Europe to begin World War 2 (1939-1944), the German military understood the... [Read More]

    1940
    25mm Air Defense Gun 72-K (M1940) - Towed Anti-Aircraft Gun
    The Soviets had signed a secret non-aggregation pact with Nazi Germany on August 23rd, 1939 that cam... [Read More]

    1941
    28/32cm Nebelwerfer 41 (28/32cm NbW 41) - Towed Rocket Projector System
    The German Army of World War 2 (1939-1945) deployed several major types of rocket projectors for its... [Read More]

    1975
    2A36 Giatsint-B (Hyacinth) - 152mm Field Gun
    Beginning in the late 1960s, the Soviet engineers began design and development of a new 152mm towed ... [Read More]

    1989
    2A45 Sprut (Kraken) - Towed Anti-Tank (AT) Gun System
    For decades the Russian / Soviet Army had placed a premium on effective artillery pieces for effecti... [Read More]

    1987
    2A65 Msta-B - 152mm Howitzer
    Introduced in 1987 - the last few years of the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the West - was ... [Read More]

    1957
    2B1 Oka SPA - Self-Propelled Artillery
    The 2B1 "Oka" was a short-lived, heavy-class, self-propelled gun system developed by the Soviet Unio... [Read More]

    1935
    2cm FlaK 30 - Towed Anti-Aircraft Cannon
    The manufacturing automotive and defense firm of Rheinmetall-Borsig was given a defense contract by ... [Read More]

    1972
    2S1 Gvozdika (M1974) - 122mm Self-Propelled Artillery (SPA)
    The 2S1 Gvozdika (translating to "Carnation") was a standard Red Army self-propelled howitzer platfo... [Read More]

    1989
    2S19 MSTA-S - Self-Propelled Artillery
    The 2S19 MSTA is the primary self-propelled artillery system of the Russian Army today, fielding a p... [Read More]

    2007
    2S25 (Sprut-SD) - Self-Propelled Tank Destroyer / Light Tank / Infantry Fighting Vehicle
    In 2007, the Russian Army adopted the 2S25 (also known as "Sprut-SD") series of tracked armored vehi... [Read More]

    1971
    2S3 Akatsiya (SO-152) / (M1973) - 152mm Self-Propelled Artillery (SPA)
    To match the capabilities of the United States Army and its introduction of the 155mm-armed M109 SPA... [Read More]

    2010
    2S31 Vena - Self-Propelled, Tracked Mortar Carrier Combat Vehicle
    The BMP-3 amphibious Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) has proven itself quite the versatile combat sy... [Read More]

    2003
    2S34 Chosta - Self-Propelled Howitzer
    The 2S34 "Chosta" is a Russian modernization of the Soviet-era 2S1 "Gvozdika" self-propelled artille... [Read More]

    2018
    2S35 Koalitsiya-SV (Coalition) - Prototype Twin-Barreled Self-Propelled Gun Vehicle
    The 2S35 "Koalitsiya-SV" ("Coalition") is a prototype 152mm self-propelled gun platform currently un... [Read More]

    1975
    2S4 / SM-240 Tyulpan (M1975) - Self-Propelled Mortar
    The 2S4 "Tyulpan" was developed as a fully-tracked, self-propelled heavy mortar platform. The 30-ton... [Read More]

    1978
    2S5 Giatsint-S (Hyacinth) (M1981) - Self-Propelled Artillery (SPA)
    Never shy about adopting large-caliber guns into its inventory, the Soviet Army took on hundreds of ... [Read More]

    1976
    2S7 Pion (M1975) - 203mm Tracked Self-Propelled Howitzer (SPH)
    Soviet armored doctrine was wholly rewritten during World War 2 (1939-1945) following the German inv... [Read More]

    1981
    2S9 Nona - Self-Propelled Artillery
    The 2S9 "Nona" ("Newest Ordnance Ground Artillery") was introduced with Soviet Army forces in 1981 a... [Read More]

    1911
    30.5cm Belagerungsmorser (Schlanke Emma) - Heavy Siege Mortar / Heavy Artillery
    While much of the heavy artillery fanfare of World War 1 (1914-1918) goes to the German Empire's "Bi... [Read More]

    1943
    30cm Nebelwerfer 42 (30cm NbW 42) - Towed Rocket Projector
    The 30cm Nebelwerfer 42 (NbW 42) was another German-designed and developed rocket projector of World... [Read More]

    1939
    35.5cm Haubitze M.1 (35.5-cm H M.1) - Heavy Siege Howitzer
    When the German conquest of Europe in World War 2 was being drawn up, its warplanners recognized the... [Read More]

    1940
    38M Toldi - Light Tank
    The Hungarian Toldi Light Tank was born from the Swedish AB Landsverk L-60 Light Tank, a tracked, tu... [Read More]

    1941
    40M Turan I / 41M Turan II - Medium Tank
    The Skoda Works concern of Czechoslovakia was the largest producer of weaponry for the Austro-Hungar... [Read More]

    1932
    40mm Bofors - Towed Anti-Aircraft Gun
    Along with the Swiss 20mm Oerlikon, the Swedish 40mm Bofors became one of the most successful light ... [Read More]

    1914
    42cm Type M-Gerat 14 L/12 (Big Bertha) - Heavy Siege Gun
    The Big Bertha was a German initiative set into action before World War 1 (1914-1918). The Germans, ... [Read More]

    1877
    42-Line Field Gun Model 1877 - 107mm Breech-loaded, Towed Field Gun
    Like other global powers that committed to World War 1 (1914-1918), the Imperial Russian Army went i... [Read More]

    1943
    43M Zrinyi - Assault Tank / Tank Destroyer
    The 43M Zrinyi tracked assault gun was of Hungarian origin and designed from their Turan Medium Tank... [Read More]

    1937
    45mm Model 1937 (53-K) - Towed Anti-Tank Gun
    During its modernization initiative of the 1930s, the Soviet Army purchased a batch of the German Rh... [Read More]

    1942
    45mm Model 1942 (M-42) - Towed Anti-Tank Gun
    As the effectiveness of the Soviet 45mm anti-tank gun Model 1937 dwindled in the face of newer Germa... [Read More]

    1937
    4TP (PZlnz 140) - Light Tank
    Like other world powers after World War 1, the Polish government moved on acquiring the popular Brit... [Read More]

    2016
    50R6 Vityaz (S-350E) - Medium-Range Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) System
    As faster and higher flying American bombers and spyplanes began to appear throughout the 1950s and ... [Read More]

    1936
    5cm FlaK 41 - Towed Anti-Aircraft Artillery
    During World War 2 (1939-1945), ground-based Anti-Aircraft (AA) defense ranged across several establ... [Read More]

    1915
    6-Inch 26 cwt - Towed Medium Howitzer
    The 6-inch 26 cwt howitzer was developed during World War 1 and was still in service at the beginnin... [Read More]

    1932
    7.5cm leichtes Infanteriegeschutz 18 - Light Infantry Gun
    While no longer a major component of today's infantry units, the infantry support gun was a battlefi... [Read More]

    1916
    7.7cm Feldkanone 16 (FK16) - Field Gun
    The Imperial German Army adopted the 7.7cm FK 96 field gun in 1896 though this system was almost imm... [Read More]

    1896
    7.7cm Feldkanone 96 (FK96) - Field Gun
    Artillery firepower still reigned supreme over the battlefields of World War 1 despite the arrival o... [Read More]

    1943
    75mm Resita Model 1943 - Towed Anti-Tank Gun
    The 75mm Resita Model 1943 anti-tank gun was brought about to give the Romanian military a locally-p... [Read More]

    1903
    76mm Divisional Gun Model 1902 (M1902) - Field Artillery
    In the early part of the 20th Century, the Russian Empire took on two new field guns of note - the M... [Read More]

    1939
    76mm Divisional Gun Model 1939 (M1939) - Divisional Field Gun
    The 76mm Divisional Gun M1939 was developed to replace the 76mm Divisional Gun M1936 (F-22) system o... [Read More]

    1900
    76mm Gun Model 1900 (M1900) - Field Gun
    By the end of the 19th Century, the Imperial Russian Army was looking to upgrade a growingly obsolet... [Read More]

    1936
    7TP - Light Tank
    The 7TP series was of a Polish light tank design, based on the British Vickers-Armstrong 6-ton light... [Read More]

    1934
    8.8cm FlaK 18 / FlaK 36 / FlaK 37 (German 88) - Anti-Aircraft / Anti-Tank Gun
    After World War 1 concluded in the armistice of November of 1918, the German Empire was held largely... [Read More]

    1943
    8.8cm FlaK 41 - Anti-Aircraft / Anti-Tank Gun
    Leading up to World War 2, no other nation was seemingly on the same technological edge as the Germa... [Read More]

    1939
    85mm Air Defense Gun Model 1939 (M1939) (KS-12 / 52-K) - Anti-Aircraft Defense Gun
    Throughout the 1930s, aircraft development was evolving by leaps and bounds across the world. As suc... [Read More]

    1944
    85mm Air Defense Gun Model 1944 (M1944) (KS-18) - Anti-Aircraft Defense Gun
    The 85mm M1944 air defense gun (or "Model 1944" and also known as "KS-18") was nothing more than the... [Read More]

    1946
    85mm Model 1946 (D-44) - Anti-Tank Gun / Divisional Field Gun
    The Soviet counter offenses against German positions during World War 2 (1939-1945) placed a premium... [Read More]

    1943
    8cm Raketen-Vielfachwerfer - Self-Propelled Rocket Projector Vehicle
    So impressed (and in dire need) were the Germans with the simplicity of the Soviet 82mm M-8 Katyusha... [Read More]

    2011
    9A52-4 Tornado - Wheeled Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS)
    Since the dark days of World War 2, the Russian (then Soviet) Army has placed a premium on wheeled M... [Read More]

    1898
    9cm Feldkanone M75/96 - 90mm Towed Field Gun
    The Austro-Hungarian Army relied on a vast collection of artillery systems for its part in World War... [Read More]

    1977
    9P148 Konkurs (BRDM-2 Spandrel) - Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) Carrier / Armored Scout Car
    The 9P148 "Konkurs", also incorrectly identified by some as the "BRDM-3", is a variant of the base B... [Read More]

    2002
    A-100 MLRS - 8x8 Wheeled Multiple Launch Rocket System
    The China Academy of Launch vehicle Technology (CALT) developed the "A-100" rocket launching vehicle... [Read More]

    1993
    A-222 Bereg (130mm Coastal Defense Gun) - 8x8 Wheeled Heavy Gun Carrier
    ... [Read More]

    1980
    AAI Rapid Deplyment / Force Light Tank (RDF / LT) - Light Tank
    In 1980, the Soviet Empire still remained the enemy of the day for America and her allies. As such, ... [Read More]

    1972
    AAV-7 (LVTP-7) - Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle
    The AAV-7 series of assault amphibious vehicles was born as the LVTP-7 in the late 1960s. The initia... [Read More]

    2015
    Abhay IFV (Fearless) - Infantry Fighting Vehicle
    The Abhay is currently serving as a developmental vehicle program designed to test out various techn... [Read More]

    1988
    Achzarit (Cruel) HAPC - Heavy Armored Personnel Carrier
    As the Israeli Army progressed from open-field warfare in its early years to contested urban setting... [Read More]

    2017
    Advanced Tactics Black Knight Transformer (Flying Jeep) - Experimental VTOL Cargo Resupply System
    Logistics and transportation has always been one of the unique challenges facing warplanners through... [Read More]

    1942
    AEC Armored Car - 4x4 Vehicle
    Associated Equipment Company (AEC) of London began operations in the automotive field as early as 19... [Read More]

    1938
    AEC Matador - Multi-Role Military Truck / Gun Tractor
    Developed as a gun tractor to tow various-caliber artillery pieces for the British Army in World War... [Read More]

    1998
    AF-40 Al-Fahd AFV - 8x8 Wheeled Armored Fighting Vehicle
    In 1998,the Saudi National Guard adopted the "Al-Fahd" 8-wheeled Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) - ba... [Read More]

    1936
    AH-IV - Tankette
    The AH-IV was an export tankette design of Czech origins that appeared in 1936. Agile and fast, the ... [Read More]

    2012
    AHS Krab (Crab) - Self-Propelled Howitzer (SPH)
    The AHS Krab is a self-propelled howitzer designed to a NATO-friendly standard for the Polish Army. ... [Read More]

    1975
    AIFV (Armored Infantry Fighting Vehicle) / (M113A1) - Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV)
    In the mid-1960s, the United States Army already began looking beyond their ubiquitous M113 Armored ... [Read More]

    2015
    Altay MBT - Main Battle Tank (MBT)
    As one of the latest generation of Main Battle Tanks (MBT) currently in development, the new "Altay"... [Read More]

    1973
    Alvis FV101 Scorpion - Reconnaissance Vehicle
    During the 1960s, the British Army adopted a tracked family concept under the Combat Vehicle Reconna... [Read More]

    1976
    Alvis FV102 Striker - Anti-Tank Guided Missile Carrier
    The Alvis Striker of the CVR(T) family of tracked vehicles in service with the British Army is a ded... [Read More]

    1978
    Alvis FV103 Spartan - Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)
    Born of the British Army's "Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked)" (CVR-T) initiative of the 1970s... [Read More]

    1976
    Alvis FV104 Samaritan - Battlefield Ambulance
    The FV104 Samaritan is the Armored Battlefield Ambulance (ABA) variant of the "Scorpion" CVRT ("Comb... [Read More]

    1971
    Alvis FV107 Scimitar - Armed Reconnaissance Vehicle
    The Alvis FV107 Scimitar is a light armored reconnaissance platform primarily in service with the Br... [Read More]

    1981
    Alvis FV4333 Stormer - Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) / Multirole Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV)
    The British FV4333 Alvis "Stormer" was developed from the established line of CVR(T) ("Combat Vehicl... [Read More]

    1958
    Alvis FV601 Saladin - Armored Car
    The Saladin Armored Car was a British multi-role vehicle appearing in the post-World War 2 years. It... [Read More]

    1952
    Alvis FV603 Saracen - Armored Personnel Vehicle / Armored Car
    With its wide-reaching colonial empire at risk from unrest, the British Army relied heavily on cost-... [Read More]

    1973
    Alvis FV721 Fox - Armored Car
    Alvis produced a variety of armored vehicles for the British Army during the Cold War decades includ... [Read More]

    1995
    Alvis Sabre - Reconnaissance Light Tank
    The Alvis FV107 "Scimitar" light tank proved itself a fairly successful light armored reconnaissanc... [Read More]

    1938
    AMC-35 (Automitrailleuse de Combat Renault modele 1935) / Renault ACG-1 - Medium Cavalry Tank
    The AMC-35 (or "Automitrailleuse de Combat Renault modele 1935") served the French and Belgian armie... [Read More]

    1957
    AMX VCI (Vehicule de Combat d-Infanterie) - Infantry Combat Vehicle
    The French-made AMX VCI (for "Vehicule de Combat d'Infanterie") infantry combat system was designed ... [Read More]

    1958
    AMX-105 SPG - Self-Propelled Howitzer
    The original AMX-13 Light Tank appeared after the close of World War 2 (1939-1945) during a period w... [Read More]

    1973
    AMX-10P - Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV)
    The AMX-10 was adopted in 1973 to replace the aging AMX-VCI Infantry COmbat Vehicle series. Design w... [Read More]

    1981
    AMX-10RC - 6-Wheeled Armored Reconnaissance / Support Vehicle
    The amphibious AMX-10RC armored car was developed and built by GIAT Industries, a French government ... [Read More]

    1952
    AMX-13 - Light Tank
    The AMX-13 Light Tank was designed to a new post-World War 2 French Army requirement. In the post-wa... [Read More]

    1966
    AMX-30 - Main Battle Tank (MBT)
    The AMX-30 stemmed from a post-World War 2 design that saw many nations in Europe attempting to refi... [Read More]

    1979
    AMX-32 - Main Battle Tank
    The AMX-32 was a further development of the commercially successful French-made AMX-30 main battle t... [Read More]

    1986
    AMX-40 - Main Battle Tank
    The AMX-40 was an abandoned French main battle tank design intended for export to succeed the equall... [Read More]

    1953
    AMX-50 - Heavy Tank
    The AMX-50 was a promising French heavy tank venture appearing shortly after World War 2. France, in... [Read More]

    1992
    AMX-56 Leclerc - Main Battle Tank
    The AMX-56 "Leclerc" has become the pinnacle of French combat tank design in the modern world. It re... [Read More]

    2004
    AMZ Dzik (Wild Boar) - Infantry Mobility Vehicle (IMV)
    Modern conflicts such as those ongoing in Afghanistan and Iraq reignited interest in armored cars fo... [Read More]

    2009
    AMZ Zubr - Armored Car
    The AMZ Zubr forms a necessary addition to the reach of the modern Polish Army. The Zubr design is c... [Read More]

    2015
    Aqareb 8x8 - Wheeled Fire Support / Reconnaissance Vehicle
    In April of 2015, the Iranian Army debuted its new "Aqareb" eight-wheeled Armored Fighting Vehicle (... [Read More]

    1944
    Archer (Self-Propelled 17pdr, Valentine, Mk I) - Tank Destroyer (TD) / Assault Gun
    In order to "up-gun" its available tank-killing inventory to better face increased armor thickness o... [Read More]

    1949
    ARL 44 - Heavy Tank
    Before World War 2, the nation of France was the world's second producer of combat tanks behind only... [Read More]

    2011
    ARTEC Boxer - Multi-role Armored Vehicle
    The Boxer saw its origins in a late 1990s military requirement concerning the armies of the United K... [Read More]

    1993
    AS-90 (Gun Equipment 155mm L131) - 155mm Self-Propelled Gun (SPG)
    The AS90 currently serves as the backbone of British self-propelled artillery regiments. Such weapon... [Read More]

    1997
    ASLAV (AuStralian Light Armored Vehicle) - Eight-Wheeled Light Armored Vehicle
    The ASLAV (Australian Light Armored Vehicle) is similar in most respects to the American LAV-25 and ... [Read More]

    1951
    ASU-57 - Airborne Self-Propelled Anti-Tank Gun
    The ASU-57 was a Soviet-designed system meant to provide a self-propelled anti-tank gun option to ai... [Read More]

    1914
    Austin Armor Car (Series) - Reconnaissance Vehicle
    The armored car prove its military value during the fighting of World War 1 (1914-1918) where mechan... [Read More]

    1940
    Autoblinda 40/41 (AB 40/41) - Armored Car
    Land combat of World War 2 went beyond the storied engagements involving masses of tank formations. ... [Read More]

    1983
    Avibras ASTROS II (Artillery SaTuration ROcket System) - 6x6 Wheeled Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS)
    Many modern fighting forces have adopted some form of Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) for area ... [Read More]

    1977
    Avibras X-40 - Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS)
    The Avibras X-40 Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) was fielded by the Brazilian Army for a short ... [Read More]

    1950
    AZP S-60 - Towed Anti-Aircraft Artillery (AAA)
    The S-60 was designed primarily as a 57mm single-barreled, towed, anti-aircraft defense system. The... [Read More]

    1938
    BA-10 / BA-32 - Heavy Armored Car
    Armored cars played a major role in warfare during World War 1 for their ease of production and mach... [Read More]

    2004
    BAe Caiman MRAP - Multi-Terrain Vehicle / Medium Tactical Vehicle (MTV)
    Mine resistant vehicles were already a staple of military forces like that of South Africa well befo... [Read More]

    2017
    Bavar-373 (Belief) - 8x8 Wheeled Mobile Air Defense System
    At one point Iran was slated to acquire Russia's advanced S-300 (NATO: SA-10 "Grumble") air defense ... [Read More]

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

    1973
    Bernardini X1A (Stuart) - Light Tank
    The Brazilian government purchased a stock of American-made, three-man M3A3 and M3A5 model Stuart Li... [Read More]

    1997
    Bionix AFV - Armored Fighting Vehicle
    The Bionix family was designed and developed to replace the ubiquitous, yet aging, series of America... [Read More]

    1942
    Bishop SPA - Self-Propelled Artillery
    In the decades following World War 1, the British Army rewrote their armored warfare doctrine to inc... [Read More]

    1952
    BM-14 (Boyevaya Mashina 14) - Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS)
    When the Soviets discovered the value of battlefield rockets in saturating entire areas during the f... [Read More]

    1964
    BM-21 (Grad) - Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS)
    The BM-21 "Grad" is a specialty weapon utilized by over 65 countries in one form or another and, des... [Read More]

    1949
    BM-24 (Katyusha) - 6x6 Wheeled Multiple Launch Rocket System
    The Soviet Army found tremendous value in the relatively inexpensive wheeled self-propelled rocket p... [Read More]

    1975
    BM-27 (Uragan ) / 9P140 - Self-Propelled Multiple Rocket Launcher
    The BM-27 / 9P140 "Uragan" ("Hurricane") is a large, multi-wheeled self-propelled rocket launcher de... [Read More]

    1989
    BM-30 (Smerch) / 9A52-2 - 8x8 Wheeled Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS)
    Long relying on large collections of Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (MLRSs) as cheap, effective fire... [Read More]

    1939
    BM-8 / BM-13 / BM-31 (Katyusha) - Multiple Launch Rocket System
    The Soviet Army became something of experts in the use of battlefield rockets during World War 2. Th... [Read More]

    1941
    BM-8-24 (Katyusha) - Tracked Rocket Launcher
    The BM-8-24 was a rather simplistic conversion of Soviet Army T-40 and T-60 light tanks to serve as ... [Read More]

    1969
    BMD-1 (Boyevaya Mashina Desanta) - Airborne Amphibious Light Tank / Infantry Fighting Vehicle
    Since the tactic of utilizing airborne troops came to lethal fruition in World War 2, there always l... [Read More]

    1985
    BMD-2 (Boyevaya Mashina Desanta) - Airborne Amphibious Light Tank / Infantry Fighting Vehicle
    The BMD-2 was a further evolution of the BMD-1 line of amphibious light infantry fighting vehicles (... [Read More]

    1990
    BMD-3 (Boyevaya Mashina Desanta) - Airborne Amphibious Light Tank / Infantry Fighting Vehicle
    The BMD-3 was a further installment in the relatively successful line of light amphibious, air-dropp... [Read More]

    2005
    BMD-4 (Boyevaya Mashina Desanta) - Airborne Amphibious Light Tank / Infantry Fighting Vehicle
    The biggest challenge to modern-day war planners has always been properly outfitting their airborne-... [Read More]

    1966
    BMP-1 (Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty) - Infantry Fighting Vehicle / Light Tank
    The Soviet military was first major military power to widely adopt the concept of an "armored fighti... [Read More]

    1982
    BMP-2 (Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty) - Infantry Fighting Vehicle
    The Soviet Union introduced the concept of the Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) with the adoption of ... [Read More]

    1987
    BMP-3 (Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty) - Infantry Fighting Vehicle / Light Tank
    Soviet Union engineers and factories garnered much experience in the massive armor battles against G... [Read More]

    2011
    BMPT (Terminator) (Object 199) - Heavy Armored Support Vehicle (HASV)
    Russian Army urban combat experience in the First and Second Chechen Wars resulted in a need for a n... [Read More]

    1935
    BMW R12 - Military Motorcycle
    The R12 was utilized by the German Army throughout the late 1930s and 1940s for communications deliv... [Read More]

    1941
    BMW R75 - Heavy Motorcycle with Sidecar
    The motorcycle with sidecar was popularized in the inherent mobility of German Army, especially in t... [Read More]

    1983
    BNCFM SIBMAS - 6x6 Wheeled Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV)
    Emerging from BN Constructions Ferroviaries et Metalliques (BNCFM) of Belgium during the mid-1970s w... [Read More]

    1942
    Bob Semple Tank - Tractor-Tank Prototype
    At the start of World War 2 (1939-1945), New Zealand joined its neighbor Australia in recognizing th... [Read More]

    2005
    Boston Dynamics BigDog - Rough-Terrain Cargo-Hauling Battlefield Robot
    BigDog is a robotic product currently under development by Boston Dynamics of Waltham, Massachusetts... [Read More]

    1967
    Bravia Chaimite (Series) - 4x4 Light Armored Vehicle
    The Bravia Chaimite V-series of light armored vehicles is a Portuguese-designed and produced 4x4 arm... [Read More]

    1957
    BRDM-1 - 4x4 Amphibious Scout Car
    The BRDM-1 series of amphibious scout cars first appeared in the late 1950s and would serve as the p... [Read More]

    1966
    BRDM-2 - 4x4 Amphibious Scout Car
    The BRDM-2 primarily served as an armored scout car with the Soviet Army during the height of the Co... [Read More]

    1932
    BT-2 (Bystrochodnij Tankov) - Fast Light Tank
    Like many of the military powers prior to World War 2, the Red Army adopted a series of light, fast ... [Read More]

    1943
    BT-42 - Self-Propelled Assault Gun
    The Soviet Union invaded neighboring Finland to spark the "Winter War" (1939-1940) and, despite resi... [Read More]

    1933
    BT-5 (Bystrochodnij Tankov) - Light Fast Tank
    The BT series of Soviet "Fast Tanks" was born out of a John Walter Christie design in the early 1930... [Read More]

    1934
    BT-7 (Bystrochodnij Tankov) - Light Fast Tank
    In the latter portion of the 1920s, the Soviet Army began looking to modernize their fleet of aging ... [Read More]

    1950
    BTR-152 - Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)
    The Soviet Army adjusted their battlefield doctrine following their experiences in World War 2 (1939... [Read More]

    2001
    BTR-3 - Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)
    The BTR-3 is a modern eight-wheeled armored fighting vehicle that currently serves operationally wit... [Read More]

    2009
    BTR-4 - Wheeled Armored Personnel Carrier
    The BTR-4 eight-wheeled armored personnel carrier began as a in-house endeavor through the Kharkiv M... [Read More]

    1950
    BTR-40 (Bronetransporter) - Armored Personnel Carrier / Armored Car
    The Red Army learned much about mobility in its response to the German invasion of the Soviet Union ... [Read More]

    1950
    BTR-50 - Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)
    The BTR-50 series of Soviet armored personnel carriers was developed in the 1950s and served for a t... [Read More]

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

    1980
    BTR-70 - 8x8 Armored Personnel Carrier
    The BTR-70 represents a further development of the successful line of BTR-60 armored personnel carri... [Read More]

    1987
    BTR-80 - Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)
    The BTR-80 was the logical evolution of the wheeled armored personnel carrier (APC) BTR series that ... [Read More]

    1995
    BTR-90 - 8x8 Armored Personnel Carrier
    The BTR-90 represents a further development of the BTR series of 8x8 armored personnel carriers that... [Read More]

    2000
    BTR-94 - Amphibious Armored Personnel Carrier
    The BTR-94 is nothing more than a Ukrainian modified version of the Soviet-era BTR-80 armored person... [Read More]

    2016
    BTR-MD (Rakushka) - Amphibious Armor Personnel Carrier (APC)
    ... [Read More]

    2004
    Buffalo H - Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicle
    The Buffalo H MRAP is a relatively new class of armored vehicle (in the American inventory at least)... [Read More]

    2016
    Bumerang (Boomerang) - 8x8 Wheeled Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)
    During the Cold War decades, the Soviet Army championed use of multi-axle armor wheeled vehicles amo... [Read More]

    1980
    BVP M-80 - Tracked Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV)
    Before the dissolution of Yugoslavia in 1992, the nation managed a rather healthy military industria... [Read More]

    1963
    Cadillac Gage Commando (M706 / G-392) - Armored Car / Reconnaissance / Security Vehicle
    The Cadillac Gage "Commando" (V-100 / G-392) was first adopted by the United States Army in the 1960... [Read More]

    1978
    Cadillac Gage Ranger (Peacekeeper) - 4x4 Armored Car
    Cadillac Gage delivered their Ranger 4x4 light armored vehicle beginning in the early 1980s. The sys... [Read More]

    1988
    Cadillac Gage Stingray - Light Tank / Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV)
    The Stingray Light Tank was developed as a private venture by Cadillac Gage (now Textron Marine & La... [Read More]

    2018
    CAMEL (Concept for Advanced Military Explosion-mitigating Land) - MRAP Vehicle Prototype
    ... [Read More]

    1935
    Cannone da 47/32 M35 - Anti-Tank Gun / Infantry Gun
    Based on an original Austrian design (by Bohler), the Cannone da 47/32 M35 was an Italian licensed-p... [Read More]

    1913
    Cannone da 65/17 modello 13 - Mountain Gun / Anti-Tank Gun
    In 1913, the Italian Army adopted a 65mm towed mountain gun artillery system intended for its specia... [Read More]

    1906
    Cannone da 75/27 modello 06 - Field Gun
    Prior to World War 1, the Italian Army obtained a license production deal with the German concern of... [Read More]

    1977
    Canon 155mm L33 Modelo Argentino - Towed Field Gun
    A conventional large-caliber artillery piece by all accounts, the 155mm L33 modello Argentino towed ... [Read More]

    1916
    Canon d Infanterie de 37 Modele 1916 TRP (37mm mle 1916) - Towed Infantry Support Gun
    In 1916, with World War 1 (1914-1918) in full swing, French factories began production of a new weap... [Read More]

    1913
    Canon de 105 mle 1913 Schneider (L13S) - Field Gun
    The Canon de 105 mle 1913 Schneider was a French artillery development with origins in a Russian Arm... [Read More]

    1917
    Canon de 155 C modele 1917 Schneider - Heavy Field Howitzer
    The Canon de 155 C modele 1917 Schneider was a standardized French Army heavy field howitzer receivi... [Read More]

    1917
    Canon de 155 GPF mle 1917 - Field Gun
    Looking to fulfill a long-range heavy artillery requirement during World War 1 (1914-1918), the Fren... [Read More]

    1897
    Canon de 75 modele 1897 - Towed Field Gun
    One of the finest artillery pieces of her time and the first "true" modern artillery system adopted ... [Read More]

    1927
    Carden-Loyd Tankette (Series) - Tankette
    By looks alone, it becomes easy to dismiss the Carden-Loyd Tankette series as nothing more than an e... [Read More]

    1935
    Carro Armato L3 (Series) - Tankette / Light Tank
    The L3 series of tankettes primarily served the Italian Army in the years leading up to World War 2.... [Read More]

    1940
    Carro Armato L6/40 - Light Tank
    The Carro Armato L6/40 series was manufactured by the Italian concern of Fiat-Ansaldo from 1939 to 1... [Read More]

    1940
    Carro Armato M11/39 - Medium Tank
    The Fiat M11/39 Medium Tank was another in the long line of tanks born from the influential British ... [Read More]

    1940
    Carro Armato M13/40 - Medium Tank
    The M13/40 was the next logical evolution of the M11/39 medium tank series of 1939 and introduced im... [Read More]

    1941
    Carro Armato M14/41 - Medium Tank
    The Carro Armato M14/41 served in the medium tank role for the Italian Army (as well as a few nota... [Read More]

    1943
    Carro Armato M15/42 - Medium Tank
    The Italian Carro Armato M.15/42 medium tank was nothing more than a further development of the M.14... [Read More]

    1940
    Carro Armato P40 (Carro Pesante P40) - Heavy Tank / Armored Fighting Vehicle
    The Carro Armato P40 (more formally Carro Pesante P26/40 for "Heavy Tank P40") was one of the more i... [Read More]

    1945
    Centurion (A41) - Main Battle Tank (MBT)
    Though requested as early as 1943 and entering production in January of 1945, the British Centurion ... [Read More]

    1983
    Challenger 1 - Main Battle Tank (MBT)
    The original combat "tank" was born out of the fighting that was World War 1. However, these were ha... [Read More]

    1998
    Challenger 2 - Main Battle Tank (MBT)
    The Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank represents the current standard MBT of the British Army. The type ... [Read More]

    1916
    Char d'Assault Schneider (Schneider CA) - Assault Tank
    The Schneider Char d'Assault tank was France's first real attempt at differentiating dedicated tanks... [Read More]

    1916
    Char d'Assault St. Chamond - Assault Gun / Self-Propelled Gun (SPG)
    Considered a combat tank during World War 1, the Char d'Assault St. Chamond shared qualities more ak... [Read More]

    1902
    Charron-Girardot-Voigt Model 1902 - War Car / Armored Car
    Before the age of the "tank" came to be in World War 1, there was the age of the "war car" - today m... [Read More]

    1987
    Chenowth Scorpion DPV (Desert Patrol Vehicle) - Lightweight All-Terrain Vehicle
    The Scorpion DPV (Desert Patrol Vehicle) is a three-man on-road/off-road vehicle used for many long-... [Read More]

    1965
    Chieftain MBT - Main Battle Tank
    The original Centurion Main Battle Tank (A41) of 1945 was a hugely successful British Army initiativ... [Read More]

    1981
    Chonma-ho (Pegasus) - Main Battle Tank (MBT)
    At present, the Chonma-ho (or "Sky Horse" or "Pegasus") represents one of the more numerous and mode... [Read More]

    2005
    Christini AWD - Military Motorcycle
    Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, motorcycle-maker Christini builds a militarized version... [Read More]

    1995
    CIO Ariete - Main Battle Tank
    In 1984, the Italian concerns of OTO Melara and Iveco-FIAT came together to form CIO - "Consorzio Iv... [Read More]

    1991
    CIO Centauro - 8x8 Tank Destroyer
    The Centauro B1 8x8 tank killer is in the same family line of Italian Army vehicles that include the... [Read More]

    1998
    CIO Dardo - Infantry Fighting Vehicle
    The Dardo Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) is part of the family of like-designed armored vehicles th... [Read More]

    1990
    CM-11 Brave Tiger (M48H) - Main Battle Tank (MBT)
    The CM-11 was a Taiwanese creation that evolved the American-made M48 Patton series (in particular t... [Read More]

    1978
    CM-21 AIFV - Amphibious Armored Infantry Fighting Vehicle
    Taiwanese military power has long been supported by the United States and the island nation received... [Read More]

    2007
    CM-32 Yunpao (Clouded Leopard) / TIFV (Taiwan Infantry Fighting Vehicle) - 8-Wheeled Armored Fighting Vehicle
    The CM-32 Yunpao ("Clouded Leopard") is an eight-wheeled, modular armored vehicle serving with the l... [Read More]

    1993
    Combat Vehicle 90 / Stridsfordon 90 (CV90 / Strf 90 - Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV)
    It was the Soviet Union that first introduced the large-scale concept of the Infantry Fighting Vehic... [Read More]

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

    1996
    Coyote LAV - 8-Wheeled Battlefield Reconnaissance Vehicle
    In 1996, the Canadian Army followed the United States Marines in adopting the Swiss MOWAG Piranha ei... [Read More]

    1931
    Crossley Armored Car - Scout / Security Vehicle
    The Crossley Armored Car was the first 6x6 wheeled armored car adopted for service in the British Ar... [Read More]

    1978
    Crotale SAM - Surface-to-Air Missile Defense System
    The Crotale missile defence system can be fitted on a variety of chassis types and launched against ... [Read More]

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

    1938
    Cruiser Tank Mk I (A9) - Medium Tank
    By its given "mark", the Tank, Cruiser, Mk I (A9) was the first in a long series of "cruiser" tanks ... [Read More]

    1940
    Cruiser Tank Mk II (A10) - Cruiser Tank
    In 1934, Sir John Carden of the Vickers-Armstrong concern began work on a fast, mobile tank requeste... [Read More]

    1938
    Cruiser Tank Mk III (A13 Mark I) - Combat Fast Tank
    By the time of World War 2 (1939-1945) the British Army adopted a two-prong assault doctrine concern... [Read More]

    1940
    Cruiser Tank Mk IV (A13) - Cruiser Tank
    After World War 1 (1914-1918), and the introduction of the "tank" as a viable battlefield piece, the... [Read More]

    1940
    Cruiser Tank Mk V Covenanter (A13) - Cruiser Tank
    With the Cruiser Tank Mk IV, the British Army found a replacement for its limited-value Mk III serie... [Read More]

    1941
    Cruiser Tank Mk VI Crusader (A15) - Cruiser Tank
    The British used the "tank" to good effect during the many late-war offensives of World War 1 (1914-... [Read More]

    1942
    Cruiser Tank Mk VII Cavalier (A24) - Light Tank / Armored Fighting Vehicle
    The Cavalier Cruiser Tank became one of the many Cruiser Tank forms adopted by the British Army duri... [Read More]

    1942
    Cruiser Tank Mk VIII Centaur (A27L) - Cruiser Tank
    The Centaur series of British combat tanks was a product of Leyland Motors and developed alongside t... [Read More]

    1943
    Cruiser Tank Mk VIII Challenger (A30) - Tank Destroyer (TD)
    The Challenger Mk VIII Cruiser was a British response to the very real and deadly threat being posed... [Read More]

    1943
    Cruiser Tank Mk VIII Cromwell (A27M) - Cruiser Tank / Medium Tank
    The Cromwell (officially known as Tank, Cruiser, Mk VIII, Cromwell (A27M)) was one of two design pro... [Read More]

    1941
    Cruiser Tank Ram - Medium Tank
    Like most of the Allied nations at the start of World War 2, Canada saw itself with an outdated armo... [Read More]

    1943
    Cruiser Tank Ram Kangaroo - Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)
    The "Kangaroo" name in Canadian Army service covered a group of Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) th... [Read More]

    1942
    Cruiser Tank Sentinel AC (Australian Cruiser) - Cruiser Tank / Medium Tank
    The Sentinel tank was an indigenous Australian design of World War 2, appearing at a time when Austr... [Read More]

    1944
    Cushman Model 53 - Airborne Infantry Scooter
    ... [Read More]

    2001
    CV90120 (CV90120-T / CV90-120) - Light Tank / Tank Destroyer
    The CV90120-T is related to the Swedish family of armored vehicles known under the collective design... [Read More]

    1964
    D-442 FUG / D-944 PSzH - Amphibious Armored Scout Car
    The Soviet influence is clear in the design of the Hungarian FUG though much has been added to make ... [Read More]

    1942
    Daimler Armored Car - Light Armored Fighting Vehicle (LAFV)
    The armored car proved itself an important battlefield tool for the British Army during World War 1 ... [Read More]

    1952
    Daimler Ferret - 4x4 Armored Car
    Throughout the Cold War decades, the British utilized a variety of armored cars for reconnaissance, ... [Read More]

    1940
    Daimler Scout Car (Dingo) - Light Fighting Vehicle
    In studies of World War 2 armored vehicles, it becomes for the reader to overlook the small, compact... [Read More]

    1934
    Daimler-Benz G4 - Staff Car / Heavy Personnel Car
    Despite its use as a general staff car as well as centerpiece in many of Hitler's propaganda-driven ... [Read More]

    1901
    Davidson Automobile Battery - 4x2 Armored Car
    By 1900, the automobile was a new-fangled technology that was here to stay. Its evolution as a milit... [Read More]

    1915
    Davidson-Cadillac - 4x2 Wheeled Armored Car
    The Armored Car found its niche on the battlefields of World War 1 in security, reconnaissance, and ... [Read More]

    1983
    Denel G5 155mm - Towed Howitzer
    During much of the Cold War, apartheid reigned in South Africa. This official policy movement - with... [Read More]

    1988
    Denel G6 Rhino - 6x6 Wheeled Self-Propelled Artillery
    The G6 "Rhino" is an indigenous South African self-propelled artillery platform utilizing a six-whee... [Read More]

    1978
    Denel Olifant (Elephant) - Main Battle Tank (MBT)
    The South African "Olifant" became a further evolution of the original British Cold War-era Centurio... [Read More]

    1976
    Denel Rooikat (Caracal / Red Cat) - 8x8 Wheeled Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV)
    Lessons learned in South Africa's involvement during the Angolan Civil War (1975-2002) were implemen... [Read More]

    1982
    Denel Valkiri / Bateluer MLRS - Wheeled Multiple Launch Rocket System
    The South African Army gained an appreciation for the simplicity and deadly effectiveness of the Sov... [Read More]

    2011
    Didgori - 4-Wheeled Armored Scout Car
    With its relatively recent war with Russia in 2008, it behooves the nation of Georgia to develop a s... [Read More]

    1997
    DIO Boragh - Armored Personnel Carrier
    Leading up to the Islamic Revolution, Iran received its military support from Western players such a... [Read More]

    2001
    DIO Raad-1 (Thunder-1) - Self-Propelled Howitzer
    Inspired by their decades of operating Soviet equipment, the Iranian defense industry eventually dev... [Read More]

    2002
    DIO Raad-2 (Thunder-2) - Self-Propelled Howitzer (SPH)
    With the need to adopt a combat vehicle similar in form and function to the American M109 155mm-arme... [Read More]

    1996
    DIO T-72Z (T-55) - Main Battle Tank
    Not one to rest of its laurels concerning its military power, the Iranian Army took to modernizing i... [Read More]

    1999
    DIO Zulfiqar - Main Battle Tank
    The Zulfiqar is a relatively recent main battle tank addition of Iranian design. The design is attri... [Read More]

    1935
    DKW NZ350 - Military Motorcycle
    ... [Read More]

    1941
    Dodge G505 1/2-ton - Military Ambulance
    From World War 1 the US Army had a relationship with Dodge and ordered from them light military half... [Read More]

    1942
    Dodge WC54 3/4-ton - Wheeled Battlefield Ambulance
    The Dodge Model WC54 3/4-ton military ambulance was manufactured by the Chrysler Corporation, Dodge ... [Read More]

    1982
    Dragoon AFV -
    ... [Read More]

    2004
    DRDO Arjun (Lion) - Main Battle Tank (MBT)
    The Arjun (named after the Indian mythological hero "Arjuna") represents the first indigenous Indian... [Read More]

    1995
    Duro Dakovic M-95 Degman - Prototype Main Battle Tank
    In 1985, the nation of Yugoslavia introduced an indigenous development of the famous Soviet-era T-72... [Read More]

    1813
    Dutch Bronze 6-Pounder Field Gun - Towed-Artillery
    Field guns were increasingly used throughout much of the modern world by the time of Napoleon's conq... [Read More]

    2017
    EDT Enigma AMFV - 8-Wheeled Armored Modular Fighting Vehicle
    The Enigma 8x8 wheeled Armored Modular Fighting Vehicle (AMFV) has been developed by Emirates Defens... [Read More]

    1914
    Ehrhardt E-V/4 (E-V/4 Panzerkraftwagen Ehrhardt) - Armored Car
    The armored car concept received its baptism of fire in World War 1 where mechanized vehicles soon t... [Read More]

    2012
    ELBO Kentaurus - Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV)
    An aging stock of infantry support-minded armored vehicles faced the Hellenic Army at the end of the... [Read More]

    1981
    ELBO Leonidas-2 - Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)
    The Greek Army (known as the "Hellenic Army") relied on the ELBO "Leonidas" Armored Personnel Carrie... [Read More]

    1974
    Engesa EE-11 Urutu (Pit Viper) - 6x6 Wheeled Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)
    ... [Read More]

    1980
    Engesa EE-3 Jararaca (Pit Viper) - 4x4 Wheeled Armored Car
    The Engesa EE-3 "Jararaca" was an compact armored car of local Brazilian design, development, and pr... [Read More]

    1974
    Engesa EE-9 Cascavel (Rattlesnake) - 6x6 Wheeled Armored Car
    Realizing the need to replace its aged stock of World War 2-era (1939-1945), American-made M8 "Greyh... [Read More]

    1987
    Engesa EE-T1 Osorio - Main Battle Tank
    In the early 1980s, the Brazilian concern of Engesa undertook a private venture initiative to produc... [Read More]

    1986
    Fahd AFV - Multirole Armored Fighting Vehicle
    Lacking the industry know-how to design and develop a multirole Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) from ... [Read More]

    2015
    Fallagh - Ultra-Light Tracked Vehicle (ULTV)
    ... [Read More]

    1938
    FCM 36 (Char leger Modele 1936 FCM) - Medium Tank / Infantry Tank
    The FCM 36 was one of three primary tank designs adopted by the French Army during the mid-1930s, pr... [Read More]

    1921
    FCM Char 2C - Heavy Tank / Super-Heavy Tank
    The Char 2C was being planned and designed in the final year of the First World War. The system woul... [Read More]

    1940
    FCM F1 - Super Heavy Tank
    The heavy tank existed as a category of armored warfare from the closing days of World War 1 (1914-1... [Read More]

    1993
    FH-2000 - Towed Howitzer
    ... [Read More]

    1995
    FH77BW L52 (Archer) - 6x6 Wheeled Self-Propelled Artillery (SPA)
    ... [Read More]

    1988
    FH-88 - Towed Howitzer
    With its adoption in 1988, the FH-88 series of 155mm field howitzer became the first indigenously de... [Read More]

    1918
    FIAT 2000 - Prototype Heavy Tank
    Compared to other national powers in the world, Italy was late in adopting a capable armored force. ... [Read More]

    1923
    FIAT 3000 (Carro d-assalto 3000 / L.5 Series) - Light Tank
    The Fiat 3000 was a highly-modified Italian version of the French FT-17. Modifications included (but... [Read More]

    1945
    Flakpanzer IV Kugelblitz (Ball Lightning) - Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun (SPAAG)
    Due to increasingly limited resources, the Germans became masters at reconstituting existing armored... [Read More]

    1944
    Flakpanzer IV Mobelwagen (SdKfz 161/3) - Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun (SPAAG) Platform
    The Panzer IV Medium Tank of World War 2 (1939-1945) became one of the most versatile of the frontli... [Read More]

    1944
    Flakpanzer IV Ostwind (East Wind) - Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun Platform
    The limitations of the earlier quad-20mm-armed, Panzer IV tank-based "Wirbelwind" Self-Propelled Ant... [Read More]

    1944
    Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind (Whirlwind) - Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun Platform
    As the Allied air campaign against German interests during World War 2 increased in both its intensi... [Read More]

    1974
    Flugabwehrkanonenpanzer Gepard (Flakpanzer) - Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Artillery (SPAAA)
    The Gepard Flakpanzer, a tracked, Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun (SPAAG) platform arriving from We... [Read More]

    1969
    FMC XR311 (G.I. Hotrod) - Multi-Purpose / Multi-Role 4x4 Vehicle
    In 1969, the FMC Corporation undertook in-house development of a new multi-purpose four-wheeled mili... [Read More]

    1992
    FNSS ACV-15 - Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) / Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)
    In 1960, the United States Army adopted the-now ubiquitous M113 Armored Personnel Carrier (APC). Fro... [Read More]

    2005
    FNSS Pars (Anatolian Leopard) - 6x6 / 8x8 Armored Personnel Carrier
    To further bolster its large and ever-growing land force, the Turkish Army adopted an all-new, indig... [Read More]

    1941
    Ford GP / GPW (Government Pygmy) - 4x4 Utility Vehicle
    In 1939, the United States Army invited some 135 to 165 manufacturing companies to submit design pr... [Read More]

    1942
    Ford GTB (G-622) (Burma Jeep) - Cargo Hauler / Bomb Service Vehicle
    Logistical vehicles have always proven the lifeblood of any far-ranging conflict and World War 2 was... [Read More]

    1918
    Ford Model 1918 3-ton (M1918) - Light Tank
    In preparation for the shortages expected of French Renault FT-17 Light Tanks during World War 1 (19... [Read More]

    2011
    Foxhound Light Protected Patrol Vehicle (LPPV) (Ocelot) - Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicle
    Early combat actions in Afghanistan and Iraq showcased drastic shortcomings in the modern armored fo... [Read More]

    2002
    FPI Cougar (MRAP) - Troop Transport / Command and Control Communications / EOD / Lead Convoy
    The Cougar has since expanded into a full line of militarized armored vehicles. This began with the ... [Read More]

    1955
    FV1620 Humber Hornet Malkara - Air-Droppable Wheeled Anti-Tank Missile Carrier
    The Humber Hornet Malkara was the product of Cold War necessity designed to combat the new generatio... [Read More]

    1976
    FV180 Combat Engineer Tractor (CET) - Armored Combat Engineering Vehicle (ACEV)
    ... [Read More]

    1955
    FV214 Conqueror - Heavy Tank
    The British-produced Conqueror Heavy Tank (FV 214) was designed as a counterpart to the hugely succe... [Read More]

    1951
    FV4005 Stage 2 (Centurion) - Self-Propelled Gun (SPG) Project
    For a short time in the storied history of the Centurion Main Battle Tank (MBT), a heavily armed sel... [Read More]

    1951
    FV4101 Charioteer - Tank Destroyer
    After World War 2 (1939-1945), Germany was divided into an East and West half by the victorious powe... [Read More]

    1963
    FV432 APC - Armored Personnel Carrier
    The FV432 was a solid, if unspectacular, armored personnel carrier for the British Army, seeing over... [Read More]

    1963
    FV4401 Contentious - Air-Portable Tank Destroyer
    Since World War 2 (1939-1945) pushed the need for more air-transportable anti-armor solutions to mee... [Read More]

    1986
    FV510 Warrior - Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV)
    The Warrior is an infantry fighting vehicle currently in service with the armies of the United Kingd... [Read More]

    1912
    FWD Model B - 3-ton Utility Truck
    In 1912, the United States Army began evaluation of an all-new, four-wheel-driven truck for military... [Read More]

    1997
    G6 Marksman - Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun (SPAAG)
    The G6 Marksman is a Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun (SPAAG) system combining the chassis of the So... [Read More]

    1942
    GAZ BA-64 - Armored Car
    Despite the heavy shift to tracked armored combat vehicles during World War 2, the massive Soviet Ar... [Read More]

    2007
    GAZ Tigr (Tiger) - 4x4 Infantry Mobility Vehicle
    The Russian originated GAZ-2975 "Tigr" ("Tiger") is the Russian Army equivalent to the ubiquitous HU... [Read More]

    2010
    GAZ VPK 3927 (Volk) - Light Armored Infantry Mobility Vehicle (IMV)
    ... [Read More]

    1943
    GAZ-67 - 4x4 Military Utility Vehicle
    All of the Allied powers of World War 2 enjoyed success with the American-designed Bantam/Willys "JE... [Read More]

    1975
    GC-45 - 155mm Towed Howitzer
    ... [Read More]

    2002
    General Dynamics ASCOD (Austrian Spanish COoperation Development) - Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV)
    ... [Read More]

    2014
    General Dynamics Flyer-72 ALSV (Advanced Light Strike Vehicle) - Special Operations Vehicle
    In 2012, US SOCOM (United States Special Operations COMmand) put forth a requirement for a new light... [Read More]

    2018
    General Dynamics Scout SV - Armored Modular Fighting Vehicle (AMFV)
    The British Army is currently developing the Scout SV family of vehicles with General Dynamics (UK).... [Read More]

    1977
    GIAT GCT (Grande Cadence de Tir) - 155mm Self-Propelled Gun
    The GIAT GCT is the primary tracked, self-propelled gun platform of the modern French Army. The syst... [Read More]

    1962
    GIAT Mk F3 (Canon de 155mm Mle F3 Automoteur) - Self-Propelled Gun (SPG)
    After World War 2 (1939-1945) proved the value of Self-Propelled Gun (SPG) systems and the efficient... [Read More]

    1941
    GMC CCKW 353 (G-508 / Jimmy / Deuce-and-a-Half) - Multi-Purpose Transport Truck
    Before America's involvement in World War 2 began in late 1941, the US Army sent out a requirement t... [Read More]

    1942
    GMC DUKW (G-501 / Duck) - Amphibious 6x6 Wheeled Transport Truck
    Introduced in 1941, the 6x6 wheeled GMC CCKW 2.5-ton truck became the logistical backbone of the All... [Read More]

    1943
    Grizzly - Medium Tank / Cruiser Tank
    Like Australia, Canada also found itself without much of an armored corps (or facilities to produce ... [Read More]

    1917
    Gun Carrier Mark 1 - Self-Propelled Artillery
    For all intents and purposes, the Gun "Carrier Mark 1" became the world's first self-propelled artil... [Read More]

    1939
    Guy Armored Car - 4-Wheeled Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle
    The armored car was a critical component of field actions concerning World War 2 (1939-1945) ground-... [Read More]

    1940
    Half-Track Car M2 - Half-Track Multi-Purpose Armored Personnel Carrier
    The United States Army learned by experience in World War 1 that trying to move men and machine thro... [Read More]

    1943
    Half-Track Car M9 - Multi-role Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)
    The half-track military vehicle achieved considerable stardom during World War 2 (1939-1945) though ... [Read More]

    1941
    Half-Track Personnel Carrier M3 - Multi-Purpose Armored Personnel Carrier
    No image of the American military effort in World War 2 is complete without the appearance of the M3... [Read More]

    1942
    Harley Davison WLA - Military Motorcycle
    The Harley Davidson Motorcycle Company started selling bikes in 1904 and, by 1920, it had become the... [Read More]

    2005
    Hatehof Wolf - Multi-Mission 4x4 Light Armored Vehicle
    Built upon the chassis of the American Ford F550 series heavy-duty truck, the Hatehof Wolf is a loca... [Read More]

    2009
    HH Technologies Ripsaw UGV - Unmanned / Remote-Controlled Light Ground Vehicle
    The United States Army is evaluating various unmanned systems to field alongside its forward-operati... [Read More]

    2001
    HIT Al Khalid (MBT 2000) - Main Battle Tank (MBT)
    The Al-Khalid is essentially a hybrid tank design with systems, armament and subsystems originating ... [Read More]

    2004
    HIT Al-Zarrar - Main Battle Tank
    In 1958, China undertook local production of the Soviet T-54A Main Battle Tank as the Type 59. Some ... [Read More]

    1985
    HMMWV (High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicle) / (Humvee) - 4x4 High-Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicle
    Aside from the M1 Abrams, perhaps no other American armored vehicle has represented the American Arm... [Read More]

    1989
    HMMWV Avenger - 4x4 Wheeled Mobile Air Defense Missile System (ADMS)
    The Humvee Avenger is a modified form of the M1037 shelter carrier Humvee. It is a short-range mobi... [Read More]

    1994
    HMMWV M1114 UAH (Up-Armored Humvee) - Up-Armored HMMWV Armament Carrier
    The M1114 UAH (Up-Armored Humvee) was a purpose-built version of the Humvee family line intended to ... [Read More]

    1918
    Holt Gas-Electric - Combat Tank
    The Holt Gas-Electric Tank became the first true "tank" to be designed and constructed by and for th... [Read More]

    1936
    Hotchkiss H35 - Light Tank
    Like other powers of the 1930s sensing future regional unrest across Europe, the French enacted a mo... [Read More]

    1939
    Hotchkiss H39 - Fast Reconnaissance Light Tank
    The Hotchkiss H39 superseded the H35 series light tanks in French Army service, being produced in mo... [Read More]

    1942
    Humber Armored Car - 4x4 Reconnaissance Vehicle
    Despite the plethora of armored cars to serve the British Army in World War 2 (1939-1945), it was th... [Read More]

    1942
    Humber Scout Car - 4x4 Light Reconnaissance Vehicle
    The armored car played an ever-increasing battlefield role heading into World War 2 (1939-1945) as d... [Read More]

    1975
    Infanterikanonvagn 91 (Ikv 91) - Tank Destroyer
    With a long-lasting and bloody ground war all but certain in Cold War Europe, the Swedish Army was n... [Read More]

    1945
    Infantry Tank Churchill (A43) Black Prince - Infantry Tank
    The Black Prince Infantry Tank was the ultimate evolution of the storied Churchill Infantry Tank of ... [Read More]

    1938
    Infantry Tank Mk I Matilda (A11) - Infantry Tank
    The first production "tank" (then known as a "landship") was born in the UK during World War 1. In t... [Read More]

    1937
    Infantry Tank Mk II Matilda (A12) - Infantry Tank
    No other tank in the British Army inventory was as important as the Matilda II during the early year... [Read More]

    1940
    Infantry Tank Mk III Valentine - Infantry Tank
    Considered one of the more successful British tank designs of the early war years, the Valentine ser... [Read More]

    1941
    Infantry Tank Mk IV Churchill (A22) - Infantry Tank
    The Churchill served the British Army and allied forces as the most important of its type during Wor... [Read More]

    1944
    Infantry Tank Valiant (A38) - Infantry / Assault Tank
    British Army "Specification A38" called for a new infantry/assault tank intended for service in the ... [Read More]

    2003
    iRobot 510 PackBot - Lightweight Battlefield Robot
    The iRobot PackBot is a rugged and lightweight, all-weather battlefield robot currently in service w... [Read More]

    1943
    IS-1 / JS-1 (Josef Stalin) - Heavy Tank
    The IS-1 was born out of a Soviet Army need for more formidable tracked weapon systems to combat the... [Read More]

    1953
    IS-10 / T-10 (Josef Stalin) - Heavy Tank
    The T-10 can be considered the pinnacle "Josef Stalin" tank design as it is the tank that superceded... [Read More]

    1943
    IS-2 / JS-2 (Josef Stalin) - Heavy Tank
    The Soviet Army need for ever-more formidable tracked firepower came to the forefront after losses o... [Read More]

    1945
    IS-3 / JS-3 (Josef Stalin) - Heavy Tank
    The IS-3 (also "Joseph Stalin" or "Iosef Stalin" IS3) heavy tank was a continuation of the successfu... [Read More]

    1915
    Izhorsky Mgebrov-Renault - Armored Car
    The Russian Empire Izhorsky Mgebrov-Renault was one of the more unique developments of armored car t... [Read More]

    1943
    Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer - Tank Destroyer
    The Jagdpanzer 38(t) "Hetzer" was developed from the PzKpfW 38(t) light tank which was itself derive... [Read More]

    1971
    Jagdpanzer SK 105 Kurassier - Light Tank / Tank Destroyer
    The Jagdpanzer SK 105 Light Tank was a tank destroyer developed by Saurer-Werke for the Austrian Arm... [Read More]

    1918
    K Grosskampfwagen (K-Wagen) - Super-Heavy Tank
    Long before German engineers lent their talents to the outrageous and very optimistic heavy tank des... [Read More]

    1985
    K200 KIFV - Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV)
    Because of its shared border with unpredictable North Korea, the South Korean military has had to re... [Read More]

    2009
    K300 KNIFV (K21) - Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV)
    In attempting to match North Korean armored capabilities (though from more of an advanced technology... [Read More]

    1985
    K55 SPG - Self-Propelled Gun
    Prior to the arrival of the K9 "Thunder" Self-Propelled Gun (SPG), the South Korean Army relied on t... [Read More]

    1999
    K9 Thunder - Self-Propelled Howitzer
    The K9 Thunder is a relatively new addition to the forces of the South Korea Army and is of indigeno... [Read More]

    1966
    Kaiser-Jeep M530 - 6x6 Firetruck
    The Kaiser Jeep Model 530 6X6 was a firefighting truck that first saw production 1966. She was an i... [Read More]

    1967
    Kaiser-Jeep M715 (Five Quarter) - 1.25-ton Utility Truck
    Up to 1965, the United States military relied on the Dodge G741 truck (as the M37) as its go anywher... [Read More]

    2014
    KAMAZ Typhoon - Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected (MRAP) Vehicle
    Russian Army experience in the Chechen wars, as well as observation of the U.S.-led wars in Afghanis... [Read More]

    1965
    Kanonenjagdpanzer (Jagdpanzer Kanone - JPK) - Tank Destroyer
    In World War 2 the German Army developed tank hunters, the "Panzerjagers" or tank destroyers - a cla... [Read More]

    1940
    Karl-Gerat 040 / 041 - Self-Propelled Siege Howitzer
    The Karl-Gerat (040/041) (or "Karl device" in German) was a self-propelled siege howitzer designed a... [Read More]

    1984
    Kawasaki KLR250 - Military Motorcycle
    The motorcycle has provided land forces with a special means of traversing varied terrain in short o... [Read More]

    1991
    Kawasaki M1030 (Motorcycle, Military, 2-Wheel, M1030) - Military Motorcycle
    The Kawasaki M1030 military motorcycle succeeded the earlier Kawasaki KLR 250 line which debuted in ... [Read More]

    1981
    Khalid (Sword) MBT - Main Battle Tank
    The Khalid Main Battle Tank was born out of the aborted "Shir 1" initiative undertaken by the Britis... [Read More]

    1916
    King Armored Car - 4x2 Fighting Vehicle
    At the start of World War 1 in the summer of 1914, countries were clamoring for all types of weapons... [Read More]

    2001
    Krauss-Maffei Wegmann Dingo - 4x4 Armored Personnel Carrier
    ... [Read More]

    1936
    Krupp K5 (Anzio Annie) - Heavy Railway Gun
    During World War 1, the Krupp concern - a German industrial steel and weapons manufacturer - produce... [Read More]

    1942
    Krupp Landkreuzer P.1000 Ratte (Rat) - Super Heavy Tank Project
    The Landkreuzer P.1000 "Ratte" (translating to "Rat") was a proposed super-heavy tank design of the ... [Read More]

    1942
    Krupp Landkreuzer P.1500 Monster - Super-Heavy Self-Propelled Gun
    With Germany fully committed to total war in Europe and Africa and seemingly holding all of the adva... [Read More]

    2003
    KTO Rosomak - 8x8 Wheeled Armored Fighting Vehicle
    The KTO Rosomak ("Wolverine") is a family of multi-purpose, eight-wheeled, armored vehicles currentl... [Read More]

    2016
    Kurganets-25 - Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV)
    Intended to succeed the long-running BMP-4 Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) line of the Russian Army ... [Read More]

    1939
    KV-1 (Klimenti Voroshilov) - Heavy Tank
    In 1938, the Soviet Union developed a prototype heavy tank of 58 tons designated as the T-100. The ... [Read More]

    1940
    KV-2 (Klimenti Voroshilov) - Heavy Tank / Assault Gun
    The KV-2 assault gun tank was developed from the KV-1 series of heavy tanks appearing in 1939-1940 w... [Read More]

    1943
    KV-85 (Klimenti Voroshilov) - Heavy Tank
    The KV-85 was an interim heavy tank solution requested by Soviet authorities to help combat the arri... [Read More]

    1976
    L118 Light Gun (Gun, 105mm, Field, L118) - 105mm Light Battlefield Howitzer
    The L118 "Light Gun" is the 105mm howitzer of choice for the British Army and has served its Parachu... [Read More]

    1929
    Lanchester Armored Car - 6x4 Wheeled Fighting Vehicle
    The Lanchester Motor Company Limited produced a four-wheeled armored car for service in World War 1 ... [Read More]

    1916
    Lancia Ansaldo IZ / IZM - Armored Car / Security Vehicle
    World War 1 (1914-1918) witnessed the first large-scale use of the armored car in warfare. Such vehi... [Read More]

    1983
    Land Rover Defender 110 - Multi-Purpose Light Combat Vehicle
    The Defender 110 is produced by the British Land Rover Company for military use. The British Army an... [Read More]

    1941
    Landing Vehicle Tracked (LVT-2 / LVT-4) (Alligator / Water Buffalo) - Amphibious Personnel Carrier
    The LVT ("Landing Vehicle Tracked") began a long line of amphibious tracked American military vehicl... [Read More]

    1983
    LAR-160 - Tracked Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Vehicle
    ... [Read More]

    1969
    LARS-1 (Leichtes Artillerie Raketen System) - 6x6 Wheeled Multiple-Launch Rocket System
    The West German Army developed the Light Artillery Rocket System (LARS) during the 1960s, eventually... [Read More]

    1980
    LARS-2 (Leichtes Artillerie Raketen System) - 6x6 Wheeled Multiple-Launch Rocket System
    The LARS-2 Mulitple-Launch Rocket System (MLRS) vehicle was a further evolution of the original LARS... [Read More]

    1999
    LAV III Kodiak - Armored Personnel Carrier
    The LAV III "Kodiak" is based on the successful Swiss MOWAG Piranha III and is the armored personnel... [Read More]

    1983
    LAV-25 (Light Armored Vehicle 25) - Wheeled Reconnaissance Vehicle
    The LAV-25 eight-wheeled vehicle is classified as a light armored reconnaissance vehicle. Its wheele... [Read More]

    1939
    Legkaya Broneploshadka PL-37 - Light Artillery Wagon Rail Car
    Unlike other world powers of World War 1 (1914-1918), the Russian Empire placed a premium on armored... [Read More]

    1918
    Leichter Kampfwagen I (LK I) - Prototype Light Tank
    The Germans were undone by the Allies' use of the heavy tank in the latter years of World War 1 (191... [Read More]

    1918
    Leichter Kampfwagen II (LK II) - Light Tank
    The Germans in World War 1 (1914-1918) did not find the same level of success with combat tanks that... [Read More]

    1965
    Leopard 1 - Main Battle Tank (MBT)
    The German war-making capacity was dismantled by the victors following the end of the war in Europe.... [Read More]

    1979
    Leopard 2 - Main Battle Tank (MBT)
    For much of the Cold War, it fell upon NATO and the West to match wits against the latest Soviet com... [Read More]

    1935
    Leyland Armored Car - 6-Wheeled Fighting Vehicle
    World War 1 (1914-1918) proved the perfect showcase for the armored car and many different types eme... [Read More]

    2003
    LGS Fennek (Leichter Gepanzerter Spahwagen) - Light Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle
    ... [Read More]

    1944
    Little David - Heavy Siege Mortar
    In 1944, the United States War Department was planning for the invasion of the Japanese mainland and... [Read More]

    1915
    Little Willie Landship - Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV)
    The idea of a tracked armored fighting vehicle was first put into practical military use by the Brit... [Read More]

    1936
    LT vz 35 / PzKpfW 35(t) - Light Tank
    The LT zv 35 was of Czechoslovakian origin and was developed just before open hostilities in Europe ... [Read More]

    1939
    LT vz 38 / PzKpfW 38(t) (SdKfz 140) - Light Tank
    This light tank system initially began as a Czechoslovakian creation in the form of the LT vz 38 but... [Read More]

    1956
    LVTP-5 (Landing Vehicle, Tracked, Personnel) - Amphibious Armored Personnel Carrier
    Since the early days of naval warfare, the amphibious assault has remained a complicated, expensive ... [Read More]

    1963
    Lynx CRV (M113-and-a-Half) - Command and Reconnaissance Vehicle
    The Lynx was an offshoot of the ubiquitous American M113 Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) developed t... [Read More]

    1933
    M1 (Light Tank, M1 / M1 Combat Car) - Light Tank
    The M1 Combat Car represented the rather meek beginning of American World War 2 tank development. It... [Read More]

    1980
    M1 Abrams - Main Battle Tank (MBT)
    The M1 Abrams was designed by Chrysler Defense and produced under the General Dynamics brand. The ta... [Read More]

    2008
    M1 Assault Breacher Vehicle (ABV) (Shredder) - Battlefield Engineering Vehicle (BEV)
    The fast-moving tank battles of World War 2 (1939-1945) were not lost on warplanners before the end ... [Read More]

    1943
    M1 AT (57mm Gun M1) - Towed Anti-Tank Gun
    When Britain required manufacturing muscle in World War 2 (1939-1945) it turned to American factorie... [Read More]

    1995
    M1 Grizzly Combat Mobility Vehicle (CMV) (Breacher) - Combat Engineering Vehicle (CEV)
    The M1 "Grizzly" was a short-lived Combat Engineering Vehicle (CEV) product for the United States mi... [Read More]

    1927
    M1 Pack Howitzer / M116 - 75mm Towed Artillery
    The M1A1 Pack Howitzer was the standard howitzer for American forces in World War 2. The Pack design... [Read More]

    1942
    M10 Gun Motor Carriage (Wolverine / Achilles) - Tank Destroyer / Gun Motor Carriage
    When the United States Army successfully mated the chassis of the M4 Sherman to the 105mm field howi... [Read More]

    1957
    M103 (Tank, Combat, Full Tracked, 120-mm, M103) - Heavy Tank
    The M103 (formally designated as "Tank, Combat, Full Tracked, 120mm, M103") was a heavy tank design ... [Read More]

    2003
    M104 Wolverine AVLB - Armored Vehicle-Launched Bridge
    The M104 "Wolverine" was adopted by the United States Army to succeed its aged line of M60 Main Batt... [Read More]

    1962
    M1068 SICPS (Standard Integrated Command Post System) - Tracked Command Post (CP) Vehicle
    The M1068 SICPS (Standard Integrated Command Post System) became a further modification of the M577 ... [Read More]

    1962
    M107 SPA - Self-Propelled Artillery
    Developed alongside the storied M110 Self-Propelled Howitzer was the M107. Both vehicles utilized th... [Read More]

    1952
    M108 SPG - 105mm Self-Propelled Gun
    The Cold War period following World War 2 saw tremendous growth in the field of tracked armored vehi... [Read More]

    1963
    M109 SPA - 155mm Self-Propelled Artillery
    The155mm-armed M109 Self-Propelled Howitzer (SPH) was developed concurrently with the 105mm-armed M... [Read More]

    1962
    M110 SPA - 203mm Self-Propelled Artillery
    By the end of the Korea War (1950-1953), the American Army was in need of modernization to replace m... [Read More]

    1999
    M1117 Guardian ASV - Armored Security Vehicle
    After the bloodbath in Somalia during 1993, American Army authorities were convinced to rewrite thei... [Read More]

    2002
    M1126 Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle (ICV) - Infantry Carrier Vehicle (ICV)
    The M1126 Stryker is another 8x8 wheeled armored machine in the long line of Stryker vehicles. The p... [Read More]

    1960
    M113 APC - Armored Personnel Carrier
    The American M113 Armored Personnel Carrier became one of the most successful Cold War vehicles in t... [Read More]

    1941
    M114 155mm (155mm Howitzer M1) - 155mm Towed Howitzer
    Prior to its use of the M198 howitzer of 1979, the United States military (and many of its allies) r... [Read More]

    1962
    M114 CRV - Command and Reconnaissance Vehicle
    The M114 Command and Reconnaissance Carrier followed the ubiquitous M113 Armored Personnel Carrier (... [Read More]

    1940
    M115 (8-Inch Howitzer M1) - 203mm Towed Howitzer
    As with World War 1 decades before, World War 2 itself was a war of big guns and the United States c... [Read More]

    1942
    M12 Gun Motor Carriage - Tracked Self-Propelled Gun
    When the United States committed its vast resources and manufacturing prowess to world war in Decemb... [Read More]

    2005
    M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) - Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS)
    To help contain procurement and running maintenance costs of a key battlefield piece, the U.S. milit... [Read More]

    1960
    M151 MUTT (Military Utility Tactical Truck) - 4x4 Multi-Purpose Light Utility Vehicle
    Prior to the adoption of the ubiquitous HUMVEE multi-purpose 4x4 vehicle, the US military relied on ... [Read More]

    1944
    M16 Multiple Gun Motor Carriage (MGMC) - Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft (SPAA) Half-Track
    The "Carrier, Personnel Half-Track M3" was the principle people-mover for the Allies during World Wa... [Read More]

    1969
    M163 Vulcan Air Defense System (VADS) - Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun
    The M163 Vulcan Air Defense System (VADS) mated the firepower of the United States Air Force's stand... [Read More]

    1967
    M167 Vulcan - Towed / Static Air Defense System
    Requiring a voluminous fire, light-class towed anti-aircraft defense system, the U.S. Army adopted t... [Read More]

    1943
    M18 Gun Motor Carriage (Hellcat) - Tank Destroyer / Gun Motor Carriage
    The M18 "Hellcat" served as the finest example of an American Army tank destroyer in World War 2. Th... [Read More]

    1945
    M19 Gun Motor Carriage (M19 Twin 40mm) - Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Artillery
    The M19 Twin 40mm (M19 Gun Motor Carriage) self-propelled anti-aircraft system was developed towards... [Read More]

    1918
    M1917 6-ton - Tank
    The M1917 6-ton light tank was an American license-production copy of the highly successful French-d... [Read More]

    1918
    M1918 155 GPF - 155mm Field Gun / Coastal Artillery
    The 155mm (6.10 in) field gun was originally designed and built by France during World War I under ... [Read More]

    1920
    M1919 16-inch Naval Gun - Coastal Artillery
    For as long as there were military threats from the sea and cannons to defend the land, coastal arti... [Read More]

    1921
    M1921 (U.S. Ordnance M1921 Medium Tank) - Prototype Medium Tank
    American tank doctrine and its design/development principles were largely influenced by the British ... [Read More]

    1975
    M1978 (Koksan) - Self-Propelled Gun
    The M1978 "Koksan" is a self-propelled gun (SPG) of North Korean origin, the tracked chassis believe... [Read More]

    1935
    M2 (Light Tank, M2) - Light Tank
    The "tank" received its baptism of fire in World War 1 as large, cumbersome lozenge-shaped tracked v... [Read More]

    1981
    M2 Bradley - Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV)
    The M2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) fulfilled a U.S. Army requirement that began in the 1... [Read More]

    1943
    M20 (G-176) - Armored Reconnaissance Utility Car
    The M20 (U.S. Army identifier of G-176) was a reconnaissance/general purpose utility car adopted by ... [Read More]

    1953
    M21 4.5in (114mm) Rocket Launcher - Reusable Multiple Rocket Launch System
    The portable mass rocket launcher was realized in World War 2 with the Allies, Germans and Soviets a... [Read More]

    1943
    M22 Locust - Airborne Light Tank
    After witnessing the successes of the German airborne divisions to take over most of Western Europe ... [Read More]

    1944
    M24 Chaffee (Light Tank, M24) - Reconnaissance Light Tank
    The Light Tank, M24 "Chaffee" was the chosen successor to the M5 "Stuart" light tank line which bega... [Read More]

    1981
    M247 Sergeant York - Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun (SPAAG)
    In the latter part of the 1970s, the United States Army required the services of a self-propelled, t... [Read More]

    1945
    M26 Pershing - Heavy Tank / Medium Tank
    The M26 "Pershing" made its official appearance towards the end of World War 2 and was appropriately... [Read More]

    1983
    M270 MLRS - Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS)
    The M270 MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System) is an American-developed battlefield support weapon pr... [Read More]

    1956
    M274 Truck, Platform, Utility 1.5-ton, 4x4 (Military Mule) - Utility Vehicle
    ... [Read More]

    1942
    M29 Weasel / Water Weasel - Amphibious Personnel / Cargo Carrier
    After the German invasion of Norway (April 1940) during World War 2 (1939-1945), British inventor Ge... [Read More]

    1943
    M3 (105mm Howitzer M3) - 105mm Towed Artillery System
    World War 2 gave rise to the airborne trooper - light infantry airdropped into enemy territory for t... [Read More]

    1940
    M3 37mm AT - 37mm Anti-Tank Gun
    Even before World War 2, the United States Army had already begun development of an anti-tank gun. T... [Read More]

    1983
    M3 Bradley - Cavalry Fighting Vehicle (CFV) / Armored Reconnaissance Scout
    The M3 Bradley CFV (Cavalry Fighting Vehicle) is very similar in most respects to the M2 Bradley IFV... [Read More]

    1941
    M3 Gun Motor Carriage (75mm) - Half-track Tank Destroyer (TD)
    After considering the German strategy used in its conquer of the Low Countries and France during the... [Read More]

    1942
    M3 Lee / M3 Grant (Medium Tank, M3) - Medium Tank
    The M3 medium tank series appeared at a time when Allied armor (in respects to both armor protection... [Read More]

    1940
    M3 Scout Car (White Scout Car) - Armored Car
    Numerically, the White Scout Car (designated as the "G-067" and "M3A1" in U.S. Army nomenclature) wa... [Read More]

    1941
    M3 Stuart (Light Tank, M3) - Light Tank
    The M3 "Stuart" Light Tank became the primary light tank vehicle for the United States Army heading ... [Read More]

    1951
    M35 / G742 (Deuce and a Half) - Multi-Purpose Medium-Class Military Truck
    The "Duce and a Half" has a valued logistical history doing what it did best - moving men and materi... [Read More]

    1944
    M36 Gun Motor Carriage (Jackson / Slugger) - Tank Destroyer / Gun Motor Carriage
    The United States Army was fielding the capable M10 series as its standard tank destroyer of World W... [Read More]

    1945
    M37 Gun Motor Carriage (GMC) - Self-Propelled Gun (SPG)
    The M37 Gun Motor Carriage was a self-propelled gun of the American military appearing towards the e... [Read More]

    1944
    M38 Wolfhound - 6x6 Armored Car
    The M38 was intended as a replacement for the ubiquitous, go-anywhere, do-anything M8 Greyhound seri... [Read More]

    1942
    M4 Sherman (Medium Tank, M4) - Medium Tank
    The M4 Sherman series of medium tanks proved an invaluable asset to Allied operations North Africa, ... [Read More]

    1945
    M40 Gun Motor Carriage - 155mm Self-Propelled Artillery
    With the conversion of M3 Lee Medium Tanks to the successful 155mm-armed M12 Gun Motor Carriage, wor... [Read More]

    1945
    M41 Howitzer Motor Carriage - Self-Propelled Artillery Vehicle
    With the arrival of the M24 "Chaffee" Light Tank during World War 2, and work into several successfu... [Read More]

    1951
    M41 Walker Bulldog - Light Tank
    The M41 was designed and developed as the direct successor to the World War 2-era M24 Chaffee light ... [Read More]

    1952
    M42 (Duster) - Tracked Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun (SPAAG) Vehicle
    The United States went to war in Korea in 1950 following the invasion of the democratic South by the... [Read More]

    1945
    M43 Howitzer Motor Carriage - 203mm Self-Propelled Artillery (SPA)
    The M43 Howitzer Motor Carriage was a World War 2 (1939-1945) development and a further evolution of... [Read More]

    1954
    M44 SPH - 155mm Self-Propelled Howitzer
    The M44 Self-Propelled Howitzer was adopted by the U.S. Army to replace the outmoded stock of M41 Ho... [Read More]

    1943
    M45 Quadmount (Maxson) - Anti-Aircraft / Anti-Personnel System
    As Allied forces continued their march against Berlin in the West of Europe during World War 2 (1939... [Read More]

    1950
    M46 Patton (General Patton) - Medium Tank
    After the events of World War 2 and Japanese removal from mainland Asia, Korea remained a divided co... [Read More]

    1951
    M47 (Patton II) - Medium Tank
    The M47 was another addition to the long line of main battle tanks stemming from the World War 2-era... [Read More]

    1952
    M48 Patton - Medium Tank
    The M48 Patton appeared in 1952 and was produced in over 11,000 examples during her tenure. She went... [Read More]

    1943
    M5 3-inch AT - 76mm Towed Anti-Tank Gun
    Since British and French tanks made their presence along the West Front during World War 1 (1914-191... [Read More]

    1942
    M5 Stuart (Light Tank, M5) (Stuart VI) - Light Tank
    The M5 "Stuart" (also "General Stuart") was an extension of the original M3 Stuart Light Tank line o... [Read More]

    1955
    M50 Ontos (Thing) - Tank Destroyer / Anti-Personnel Vehicle
    One of the most unique of the fighting vehicles to emerge from the Vietnam War-era (1955-1975) was t... [Read More]

    1955
    M52 SPH - 105mm Self-Propellef Howitzer
    Development of what would become the M52 Self-Propelled Howitzer (SPH) began in 1948 just prior to t... [Read More]

    1952
    M53 SPH - 155mm Self-Propelled Howitzer
    The M53 Self-Propelled Assault Gun was developed via automotive components taken from existing M46 a... [Read More]

    1959
    M53/59 Praga - Armored Car / Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun (SPAAG) Platform
    ... [Read More]

    1952
    M55 SPH - 203mm Self-Propelled Howitzer
    The M55 Self-Propelled Howitzer was a short-lived American development emerging out of the 1950s. Th... [Read More]

    1968
    M551 Sheridan - Armored Reconnaissance Airborne Assault Vehicle
    The M551 General Sheridan (or simply "Sheridan") was a light-armored and heavily-armed portable tank... [Read More]

    1953
    M56 Scorpion - Airborne Self-Propelled Anti-Tank Gun
    The M56 "Scorpion" SPAT ("Self-Propelled, Anti-Tank") vehicle was an air-transportable, fully-tracke... [Read More]

    1969
    M561 (Gamma Goat) - 6x6 Tactical 1.25-ton Truck
    Observing the active French Army involvement in Southeast Asia, the US military began to research a ... [Read More]

    1962
    M578 LARV - Light Armored Recovery Vehicle
    Utility-minded vehicles seldom receive the attention they rightfully deserve in the context of battl... [Read More]

    1939
    M59 (M2 Long Tom) - 155mm Towed Field Gun
    When the American military went to Europe in World War 1 in 1917 they were in short supply of just a... [Read More]

    1953
    M59 APC - Armored Personnel Carrier
    The M59 Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) was developed to a US Army specification to replace the prec... [Read More]

    1940
    M6 (Heavy Tank M6) - Heavy Tank
    Tank design and production during the interwar years following World War 1 were extremely limited, l... [Read More]

    1960
    M60 (Patton) - Main Battle Tank (MBT)
    The M60 "Patton" Main Battle Tank began development in 1957 to counter rumors that the Soviets were ... [Read More]

    1967
    M60 AVLB - Armored Vehicle Launched Bridge
    The M60 AVLB (Armored Vehicle Launched Bridge) was developed from the existing M60 Patton Main Battl... [Read More]

    1952
    M65 Atomic Cannon - 280mm Towed Artillery
    The United States Government had a problem keeping its European allies calm during the Cold War when... [Read More]

    1942
    M7 (Priest) - Self-Propelled Gun
    The M7 "Priest" (known formally as the "105mm Howitzer Motor Carriage M7") was the principle mobile ... [Read More]

    1969
    M727 Hawk - Tracked Guided Missile Equipment Carrier
    The M727 is a tracked carrier vehicle designed to transport the Hawk guided missile system (known co... [Read More]

    1969
    M730 Chaparral - Mobile Surface-to-Air Missile System (SAM)
    The M48 Chaparral SAM system consists of an infrared heat seeking missile, a launcher with a Forward... [Read More]

    1952
    M75 APC - Armored Personnel Carrier
    During World War 2, it was accepted practice to ferry troops to and from combat zones was through an... [Read More]

    1972
    M752 Lance - Self-Propelled Battlefield Missile Carrier
    Requiring a new tactical missile launcher for the battlefields of the Cold War, the United States mi... [Read More]

    1977
    M-77 Oganj MLRS - Multiple Launch Rocket System / Rocket Projector
    The mobile Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) - or rocket projector - has remained a stable of mod... [Read More]

    2005
    M777 UFH (Ultra-lightweight Field Howitzer) - 155mm Lightweight Towed Artillery
    The M777 "Ultra-lightweight Field Howitzer" (UFH) was developed as a private venture (under Vickers ... [Read More]

    1941
    M8 Greyhound (Light Armored Car M8) - 6x6 Armored Scout Car
    One of the unsung American heroes of World War 2 was the venerable M8 Greyhound wheeled armored car ... [Read More]

    1942
    M8 Scott (Howitzer Motor Carriage M8) - 75mm Self-Propelled Howitzer (SPH)
    For expediency and logistical sake during World War 2, the Americans took the chassis and hull of th... [Read More]

    1985
    M-84 (MBT) - Main Battle Tank
    In January of 1946, Yugoslavia accepted a communistic government aligned with the Soviet Union. This... [Read More]

    1961
    M88 Hercules - Armored Recovery Vehicle (ARV)
    The M88 Hercules series Armored Recovery Vehicle (ARV) was introduced during the early 1960s and has... [Read More]

    1986
    M9 ACE (Armored Combat Earthmover) - Military Bulldozer
    The M9 ACE ("Armored Combat Earthmover") is a frontline military-grade tracked bulldozer utilized by... [Read More]

    1941
    M9 Gun Motor Carriage (3-inch Gun Motor Carriage T40) - Tank Destroyer
    With growing tensions between the Empire of Japan and the United States heading into World War 2 (19... [Read More]

    1977
    M901 ITV (Improved TOW Vehicle) - Improved TOW Vehicle
    The M901 ITV ("Improved TOW Vehicle") is a specially-devised variant of the M113 Armored Personnel C... [Read More]

    2000
    M915A5 - Line-Haul 6x4 Military Tractor
    Daimler Trucks (North America) developed the M915A5 Line Haul Track Truck to fulfill a United States... [Read More]

    1990
    M93 Fox - Nuclear-Biological-Chemical (NBC) Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle
    The M93 "Fox" is a United States Army development of the stellar German Rheinmetall TPz 1 "Fuchs" 6x... [Read More]

    1982
    M939 - 5-ton Multi-Purpose Military Truck
    For decades the United States Army had relied on the M39 series 5-ton trucks as a primary heavy-haul... [Read More]

    1987
    M981 FIST-V - Laser Designator Battlefield Vehicle
    The M981 FIST-V is a derivative (and upgrade) of the M901 ITV anti-tank missile launcher. The M981 F... [Read More]

    1968
    Magach (M48 / M60) - Main Battle Tank
    Israel needed tanks to defend her borders from the Arab states and the American M48 tank was the bes... [Read More]

    1995
    Mamba - 4x4 Wheeled Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)
    ... [Read More]

    1968
    MAR-290 - Tracked Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS)
    Having captured large stocks of Soviet-made BM-24 "Katyusha" unguided rocket-launching systems from ... [Read More]

    1940
    Marmon-Herrington (South African Reconnaissance Vehicle) - Wheeled Armored Scout Car
    The Marmon-Herrington Armored Car became a rare South African industry contribution to the Allied ca... [Read More]

    1942
    Maultier (Mule) - Half-Track
    ... [Read More]

    1965
    MBT-70 (KPz-70) - Main Battle Tank (MBT)
    The Cold War in Europe spanned from 1947 into 1991 and the undisputed enemy to the democratic world ... [Read More]

    1938
    MBV-2 - Armored Train
    Several of the key military powers of mainland Europe operated some form of armored train during Wor... [Read More]

    2016
    MCV 8x8 105mm (Maneuver Combat Vehicle) - 8x8 Wheeled Tank Destroyer
    Due to Chinese power projection across Southeast Asia, several of its neighbors have enacted various... [Read More]

    1918
    Medium Mark C (Hornet) - Medium Tank
    The Medium Mark C tank was a promising and notably agile armored system that arrived too late to see... [Read More]

    1940
    Medium Tank M2 - Medium Tank
    In many ways, the M2 Medium Tank was a stepping stone design for American armored warfare leading up... [Read More]

    1918
    Medium Tank Mk A (Whippet) - Medium Tank
    The Medium Tank Mk A (also known as the "Whippet") was an armored vehicle specifically designed to e... [Read More]

    1944
    Medium Tank T20 - Prototype Medium Tank
    The M4 Sherman was undoubtedly the face of the American armored corps during World War 2 (1939-1945)... [Read More]

    1947
    Mercedes-Benz UNIMOG (UNIversal-MOtor-Gerat) - 4x4 Utility Truck
    German infrastructure went through a critical rebuilding phase following World War 2. While its arms... [Read More]

    1979
    Merkava (Chariot) - Main Battle Tank (MBT)
    The Merkava series of main battle tank represents the backbone of Israeli armor elements. The system... [Read More]

    2008
    Merkava Namer - Heavy Infantry Fighting Vehicle (HIFV) / Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)
    The Israeli Army has always maintained a certain style of warfare based highly on their experiences ... [Read More]

    1985
    Merkava Sholef - Self-Propelleg Howitzer (SPH)
    ... [Read More]

    1981
    MIM-104 Patriot - Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) System
    The MIM-104 "Patriot" air defense missile system became a household name when it appeared on the glo... [Read More]

    1960
    MIM-46 Mauler - Forward Area Air Defense System
    The MIM-46 "Mauler" was an ill-fated attempt at a tracked mobile surface to air missile defense syst... [Read More]

    1914
    Minerva Armored Car - Light Reconnaissance Vehicle
    Like other armored cars of World War 1 (1914-1918), the Belgian Minerva Armored Car was a hastily-ge... [Read More]

    1985
    MLI-84 - Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV)
    ... [Read More]

    1987
    MLVM (Masina de Lupta a Vanatorilor de Munte) - Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)
    ... [Read More]

    1841
    Model 1841 6-Pounder - Towed Field Gun
    The United States Army adopted a new standardized 6-pounder field gun in 1841 as the aptly-designate... [Read More]

    1841
    Model 1841 8-inch Siege Mortar - Stationary Indirect-Fire Heavy Weapon
    ... [Read More]

    1853
    Model 1853 12-Pounder Napoleon - Towed Field Gun
    The French Army enjoyed success through the service life of the revolutionary Model 1853 "Napoleon" ... [Read More]

    1857
    Model 1857 12-Pounder Napoleon - Towed Field Gun
    War planners of the American Civil War were not lost on the value of artillery in their respective c... [Read More]

    1861
    Model 1861 10-Pounder Parrott Rifle - Towed Rifled Field Gun
    Prior to the American Civil War (1861-1865), Robert Parker Parrott served as a captain in the US Arm... [Read More]

    1885
    Model 1885 U.S. 3,2in - Breech-Loading Field Cannon
    The 3.2" Field Cannon Model 1885 appeared after the bloody experiences of the American Civil War as ... [Read More]

    1989
    Model 89 SPH - 122mm Self-Propelled Howitzer (SPH)
    The Model 89 Self-Propelled Howitzer was a Cold War-era Romanian variant of the original Soviet 2S1 ... [Read More]

    1943
    MT-13 (M1943) - Long-Range Towed Heavy Mortar
    The mortar as a weapon is one dating back to about the 12th Century or perhaps even earlier and most... [Read More]

    1968
    MT-LB (M1970) - Multi-Purpose Tracked Vehicle
    World War 2 warfare instilled on the Soviet Army the need for a very mobile armored force. After the... [Read More]

    2011
    MULE (Multifunction Utility / Logistics and Equipment) - Unmanned Infantry Support Vehicle
    Soldiers in the modern area are required to perform many different types of missions. The more equip... [Read More]

    2007
    Navistar International MaxxPro - Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicle
    The International Truck "MaxxPro" by Navistar Defense is a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) ve... [Read More]

    1918
    Navy Gun Car 14-Inch - Railway Gun
    The Navy Gun Car mounted a single ex-U.S. Navy 14" (360mm) /50 caliber main gun to an armored railwa... [Read More]

    2008
    Nexter / GIAT CAESAR (CAmion Equipe d'un Systeme d'ARtillerie) - Self-Propelled Wheeled Howtizer
    The international market for Self-Propelled Artillery (SPA) systems has been, and will continue to b... [Read More]

    1995
    Nexter / GIAT LG1 - 105mm Lightweight Towed Howtizer
    Nearly all military powers of the world field some form of 105mm light towed artillery piece. For se... [Read More]

    2008
    Nexter / GIAT VBCI (Vehicule Blinde de Combat d'Infanterie) - 8x8 Wheeled Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV)
    During the last decade there began a definitive move away from costly and complex tracked armored ve... [Read More]

    2013
    Nexter TITUS (Tactical Infantry Transport and Utility System) - 6x6 Wheeled Multirole Armored Vehicle
    In today's military world there exists a definite global shift concerning military vehicle procureme... [Read More]

    1941
    NI Tank (Odessa Tank) - Improvised Light Tank
    Operation Barbarossa was the German codename for the invasion of the Soviet Union which began on Jun... [Read More]

    2014
    Nora B-52 - Wheeled Self-Propelled Artillery Vehicle
    Modern militaries are consistently returning to less expensive, less complicated manufacturing roots... [Read More]

    2009
    NORINCO AR-1 - 8x8 Wheeled Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Vehicle
    The PHL03, based on the Russian BM-30 "Smerch" Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS), was adopted ahe... [Read More]

    2014
    NORINCO MBT-3000 (VT-4) - Main Battle Tank (MBT)
    The MBT-3000 is a 3rd Generation Main Battle Tank (MBT) currently in the development stages for both... [Read More]

    1979
    NORINCO P793 (M1939) - Twin-Barreled Anti-Aircraft (AA) Gun System
    The modern Chinese military is influenced by its partnership with the Soviet Union during the Cold W... [Read More]

    2001
    NORINCO PLL05 (Type 05) - 6x6 Wheeled Self-Propelled Howitzer (SPH)
    Adopting the 6x6 wheeled nature of many modern self-propelled howitzer designs, the Chinese concern ... [Read More]

    2013
    NORINCO SR-5 - Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS)
    The Multiple Launch Rocket Projector (MLRS) has been a staple of land armies since the days of World... [Read More]

    2014
    NORINCO ST1 - 8x8 Wheeled Tank Destroyer (TD)
    Keeping up with changes to modern armored fighting doctrine, the Chinese Army has moved ahead in ado... [Read More]

    1959
    NORINCO Type 59 - Main Battle Tank (MBT)
    The NORINCO-produced Type 59 was actually based on the purchase and subsequent local licensed produc... [Read More]

    1963
    NORINCO Type 62 - Light Tank
    Yet another in the long line of NORINCO designs inspired by Soviet-era purchases, the Type 62 (class... [Read More]

    1963
    NORINCO Type 63 (WZ211) - Amphibious Light Tank
    The Chinese-built NORINCO (China NORth INdustries COrporation) Type 63 Light Tank drew its influence... [Read More]

    1964
    NORINCO Type 63 (YW531) - Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)
    In the late 1950s, the Chinese government called on local industry to design and develop a low-cost ... [Read More]

    1963
    NORINCO Type 63 SPAAG - Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Defense System
    The Type 63 was a self-propelled, tracked anti-aircraft defense system produced by NORINCO of China.... [Read More]

    1969
    NORINCO Type 653 - Armored Recovery Vehicle (ARV)
    The Type 653 Armored Recovery Vehicle (ARV) was developed by NORINCO of China for the Chinese Army. ... [Read More]

    1982
    NORINCO Type 69 - Main Battle Tank (MBT)
    The Type 69 Main Battle Tank (MBT) was a Chinese evolution of its own Type 59 MBT series first appea... [Read More]

    1970
    NORINCO Type 70 MRL (WZ303) - Self-Propelled Tracked Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS)
    In the late 1960s, the Chinese Army (PLA) introduced a new, indigenous tracked vehicle for the Armor... [Read More]

    1970
    NORINCO Type 70-1 - Self-Propelled Gun (SPG)
    ... [Read More]

    1985
    NORINCO Type 80 - Main Battle Tank (MBT)
    The Chinese Army Type 80 Main Battle Tank (MBT) is a further development of its Type 69 MBT of 1982,... [Read More]

    1982
    NORINCO Type 81 - Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Vehicle
    The Soviet influence on Chinese ground warfare military doctrine today is still apparent as proven b... [Read More]

    1983
    NORINCO Type 83 - 152mm Self-Propelled Howitzer (SPH)
    The Soviet hardware influence is clearly seen in the modern Chinese Army - known formally as the Peo... [Read More]

    1985
    NORINCO Type 85 SPH (YW323) - Self-Propelled Howitzer
    ... [Read More]

    1985
    NORINCO Type 85-II - Main Battle Tank (MBT)
    The Type 85-II Main Battle Tank (MBT) of the Chinese Army is a further evolution of its Type 80 MBT ... [Read More]

    1997
    NORINCO Type 88 (PLZ-45 SP) - Self-Propelled Artillery (SPA)
    Perhaps inspired by the American M109 series of self-propelled artillery systems, the NORINCO PZL-45... [Read More]

    1989
    NORINCO Type 89 - Towed Howitzer
    It only made sense for the flourishing Chinese military industry to incorporate a 155mm caliber towe... [Read More]

    1999
    NORINCO Type 89 (PZH89) - Tracked Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS)
    Using a common tracked chassis, the Type 89 (PZH89) was developed along the lines of a Multiple Laun... [Read More]

    1984
    NORINCO Type 90 / Type 92 (WZ551) - Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) / Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV)
    The WZ551 is a designation for a Chinese-originated 6x6 wheeled armored vehicle. The vehicle was dev... [Read More]

    1999
    NORINCO Type 95 (PGZ95) - Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Artillery (SPAAA) System
    In 1999, the Chinese debuted their "Type 95" Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Artillery (SPAAA) system a... [Read More]

    1998
    NORINCO Type 99 (ZTZ-99 / WZ-123) - Main Battle Tank (MBT)
    The Type 99 is a formidable addition to the armored line up of the People's Liberation Army of China... [Read More]

    2006
    NORINCO ZBD2000 (Z-Family) - Amphibious ARV / IFV / Light Tank
    The massive expansion programs of the Chinese military in recent decades has added a new, all-modern... [Read More]

    2006
    NORINCO ZBD-97 (Type 97) - Infantry Fighting Vehicle
    Introduced in 2006, the ZBD-97 is an Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) of Chinese origin. Due to the c... [Read More]

    1938
    Obice da 210/22 modello 35 - 210mm Towed Howitzer
    The Italian Army did little to keep their artillery inventory modernized after World War 1 (1914-191... [Read More]

    1934
    Obice da 75/18 modello 34 - Howitzer
    ... [Read More]

    1957
    Object 279 (Obyekt 279) - Super Heavy Tank
    The Russian Obyekt (translating to "Object") 279 Soviet heavy tank was developed in 1957 at the Kiro... [Read More]

    1989
    Oerlikon ADATS - Air Defense Anti-Tank System (ADATS)
    The Canadian ADATS ("Air Defense Anti-Tank System"), a Western product of the later Cold War period,... [Read More]

    1937
    Opel Blitz - Multi-Purpose Medium Utility Truck
    At the end of World War 1, the German war machine was dismantled - losing its power to manufacture a... [Read More]

    1916
    Ordnance BL 12-inch (Rail) - Railway Howtizer
    Because of the proliferation of heavily-fortified structures relied upon by all sides of World War 1... [Read More]

    1916
    Ordnance BL 12-inch (Towed) - Heavy Siege Howitzer
    ... [Read More]

    1915
    Ordnance BL 12-inch Gun Mk IX - Railway Gun
    Many of the primary players of World War 1 (1914-1918) fielded some sort of railway artillery - this... [Read More]

    1938
    Ordnance BL 4.5-inch - Medium-class Field Gun
    ... [Read More]

    1941
    Ordnance BL 5.5-inch - Towed Field Gun
    During World War 1, British and Commonwealth artillery regiments relied on their trusted BL 6-inch 2... [Read More]

    1905
    Ordnance BL 60-Pounder Gun - Heavy Field Gun
    ... [Read More]

    1915
    Ordnance BL 9.2-inch - Railway Gun
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    1943
    Ordnance QF 17-pounder - Towed Anti-Tank Gun
    With full scale war across Europe in full swing, the battle tank was the forefront of any offensive ... [Read More]

    1904
    Ordnance QF 18-Pounder - Field Gun
    ... [Read More]

    1930
    Ordnance QF 25-pounder - Towed Artillery Piece
    The British QF 25 pounder (or 25-pdr) was the gun of choice for various nations before, during and a... [Read More]

    1943
    Ordnance QF 25-pounder Short (Aust) - Towed Field Howitzer
    Needing a useful howitzer system for supporting Army actions during World War 2 (1939-1945), the Aus... [Read More]

    1936
    Ordnance QF 2-pounder - Anti-Tank Gun
    The rather promising Ordnance QF 2-pounder anti-tank gun suffered historically from entering operati... [Read More]

    1937
    Ordnance QF 3.7-Inch AA - Anti-Aircraft Artillery
    ... [Read More]

    1887
    Ordnance QF 4.7-Inch - Medium Field Gun / Coastal Artillery / Naval Gun
    ... [Read More]

    1942
    Ordnance QF 6-pounder - Anti-Tank Gun
    The Ordnance QF 2-pdr anti-tank gun was barely adequate for tackling German tank armor at the start ... [Read More]

    1944
    Ordnance QF 95mm Howitzer Mk II - Towed Infantry Support Weapon
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    2018
    Oshkosh JLTV (Joint Light Tactical Vehicle) - 4x4 Wheeled Mutilrole Light Combat Vehicle
    The United States and its allies have made excellent use of the AM General HUMVEE (High Mobility, Mu... [Read More]

    2009
    Oshkosh M-ATV - MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) Vehicle
    The Oshkosh M-ATV is a 4x4 armored vehicle now in service with the United States Army. Years of comb... [Read More]

    1998
    Oshkosh Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) - Wheeled All-Terrain Multi-Pupose Military Truck
    The Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (or "MTVR") is a heavy-duty utility vehicle produced by Oshk... [Read More]

    1965
    OT M-60 - Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)
    Yugoslavia was formed in 1943 during World War 2 (1939-1945) and maintained an existence up until it... [Read More]

    1982
    OTO Melara Palmaria - Self-Propelled Gun
    The Palmaria 155mm self-propelled gun was developed as an in-house venture for interested foreign pa... [Read More]

    1981
    OTO-Melara OF-40 - Main Battle Tank (MBT)
    Recognizing the need for a budget main battle tank on the world market, the Italian concerns of OTO-... [Read More]

    1987
    OTO-Melara Otomatic ADT (Air Defence Tank) - Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun (SPAAG) Vehicle
    At one point in the 1980s the Italian concern of OTO-Melara attempted to sell the Army (and any inte... [Read More]

    1936
    PaK 35/36 (PanzerAbwehrKanone 35/36) - Anti-Tank Cannon
    The 3.7-cm PaK 35/36 ("PaK" for "PanzerAbwehrKanone") was the standard-issue anti-tank cannon of the... [Read More]

    1940
    PaK 38 (PanzerAbwehrKanone 38) - Towed Anti-Tank Gun
    While the 37mm PaK 35/36 anti-tank cannon proved a success during its trial in the Spanish Civil War... [Read More]

    1941
    PaK 40 (PanzerAbwehrKanone 40) - Towed Anti-Tank Gun
    By 1939, the German Army had already matched current battlefield conditions with their design and de... [Read More]

    1943
    PaK 43 (PanzerAbwehrKanone 43) - 88mm Towed Anti-Tank Gun
    There were a series of large-caliber field and anti-tank guns showcased by the German Army during Wo... [Read More]

    1944
    PaK 44 (PanzerAbwehrKanone 44) - Heavy Anti-Tank Gun / Field Gun
    Requiring a new anti-armor solution to combat the rise in improved Soviet armor along the East Front... [Read More]

    1996
    Pandur I - 6x6 Armored Personnel Carrier
    The Pandur I was a 6x6, multi-faceted wheeled chassis primarily serving as a fast armored personnel ... [Read More]

    2005
    Pandur II - Wheeled Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)
    ... [Read More]

    1960
    Panhard AML 60 / 90 - Light Armored Scout Car
    The French Army used the Panhard AML 60 / 90 series of light armored cars to replace the 1950s-era D... [Read More]

    1951
    Panhard EBR (Engin Blinde de Reconnaissance) - Heavy Armored Car / Reconnaissance Light Tank
    The French Panhard EBR armored car of the 1950s actually maintained design origins in the years lead... [Read More]

    1977
    Panhard ERC 90 - 6x6 Wheeled Armored Car
    The French concerns of Renault and Panhard submitted designs to fulfill a 1970s French Army requirem... [Read More]

    1935
    Panhard Type 178 - Armored Car
    The Panhard Type 178 armored car was a further evolution of the Toe-M-32 system that was initially d... [Read More]

    1958
    Panzer 58 (Pz 58) - Medium Tank / Main Battle Tank
    Long reliant on foreign products to stock its armored corps, the small European nation of Switzerlan... [Read More]

    1965
    Panzer 61 (Pz 61) - Medium Tank / Main Battle Tank
    With American and European military and political commitments focused attention on the Korean Penins... [Read More]

    1971
    Panzer 68 (Pz 68) - Main Battle Tank (MBT)
    The Korean War (1950-1953) tied up major Western powers both logistically and politically leaving na... [Read More]

    1915
    Panzer Auto 1 (P.A.1) / (Junovicz) - Armored Car
    The Austro-Hungarian military of World War 1 (1914-1918) was slow to appreciate the value of the arm... [Read More]

    1945
    Panzerkampfwagen E-100 (Tiger Maus) - Super-Heavy Tank
    Germany tried its hand at heavy tank development prior to World War 2 in the early 1930s, producing ... [Read More]

    1934
    Panzerkampfwagen Neubaufahrzeug (PzKpfW NbFz V / VI) - Heavy Tank Prototype
    By the mid-1930s, Germany - under the power of Adolf Hitler - had undertaken broad reaching reforms ... [Read More]

    1943
    Panzertriebwagen Nr.16 (PzTrWg 16) - Armored Rail-Cruiser
    Panzertriebwagen Nr.16 (PzTrWg 16) was a "one-off" armored heavy railway cruiser manufactured by the... [Read More]

    1915
    Panzerzug II (PzZug II) - Armored Train
    The armored train concept was not a new one by the time of World War 1 (1914-1918) for the American ... [Read More]

    2015
    Paramount Marauder - 4-Wheeled Mine-Resistant Armored Vehicle
    ... [Read More]

    2015
    Paramount Matador - Wheeled Mine-Resistant Armored Vehicle
    ... [Read More]

    2015
    Paramount Maverick - 4-Wheeled Armored Mine-Resistant Vehicle
    ... [Read More]

    2010
    Paramount Mbombe - Wheeled Multirole Mine-Resistant Armored Vehicle
    South Africa fought in the Rhodesian Bush War (1964-1979) and it was during this time that thought w... [Read More]

    2006
    Patria AMV (Armored Modular Vehicle) - Armored Modular Vehicle
    The Patria AMV ("Armored Modular Vehicle") is of Finnish origination and was adopted by the national... [Read More]

    1984
    Patria Pasi XA - 6-Wheeled Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)
    Over the past several decades or so there has been a considerable shift by modern armies of the worl... [Read More]

    1966
    Pbv 302 (Pansarbandvagn 302) - Armored Personnel Carrier
    Though rarely considered a military powerhouse in the same breath as the United States, Great Britai... [Read More]

    1919
    Peerless Armored Car - Armored Fighting Vehicle
    Prior to the arrival of the "tank" and trench warfare in World War 1, the Armored Car proved a viabl... [Read More]

    1979
    Pegaso BMR - Wheeled Armored Personnel Carrier
    The Pegaso BMR ("Blindado Medio de Ruedas" - "Armored, Medium, Wheeled") series of wheeled vehicles ... [Read More]

    1918
    Pilsudczyk - Armored Train
    ... [Read More]

    2006
    Pindad APS-3 Anoa (Pindad Panser) - Wheeled Armored Personnel Carrier
    The Pindad APS-3 "Anoa" (also known as the "Pindad Panser") is an indigenous medium-class armored pe... [Read More]

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

    1944
    Projector, Rocket 3-inch, No 8 Mk 1 (Land Mattress) - Towed Multiple Rocket Projector
    Compared to the Germans and the Soviets, the British (along with the Americans) were late in develop... [Read More]

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

    1995
    PT-91 Twardy - Main Battle Tank (MBT)
    The Main Battle Tank of the Polish Army is the PT-91 "Twardy", developed from the popular Soviet-era... [Read More]

    1984
    Puma CEV - Combat Engineering Vehicle
    The Puma is a heavily-armored Combat Engineering Vehicle (CEV) that doubles as an Armored Personnel ... [Read More]

    1914
    Putilov-Garford Armored Car - Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV)
    Like most other world powers in World War 1 (1914-1918), the mechanized side of the Russian Army dur... [Read More]

    1998
    PzH 2000 (Panzerhaubitze 2000) - Self-Propelled Gun (SPG)
    In 1987, the German Ministry of Defense began the self-propelled howitzer development program design... [Read More]

    1961
    Raketenjagdpanzer 1 - Anti-Tank Guided Missile Carrier / Tank Destroyer
    Due to the vast quantities of Soviet Armor across their border during the height of the Cold War, We... [Read More]

    2005
    Ramses II (T-54E) - Main Battle Tank
    The Soviet Union managed a strong foothold across nations of the Middle East and North Africa during... [Read More]

    1979
    Ratel IFV (Honey Badger) - Infantry Fighting Vehicle
    The Ratel ("Honey Badger") Infantry Fighting Vehicle was a long-running family of 6x6 armored vehicl... [Read More]

    1873
    Reffye Gun Model 1873 (Canon de Campagne de 5 de Reffye modele 1873) - Towed Breech-Loaded Field Gun
    ... [Read More]

    2006
    REMOTEC ANDROS F6A Remote Ordnance Neutralization System (RONS) - Unmanned Remote Bomb Disposal Robot
    The "ANDROS" (collectively a part of the RONS - "Remote Ordnance Neutralization System") is a class ... [Read More]

    1936
    Renault Char B1 - Heavy Tank
    Before the relatively quick collapse of France from the German invasion of 1940, the French Army man... [Read More]

    1931
    Renault Char D1 - Armored Fighting Vehicle
    The Renault Char D1 served the French Army for a time leading up to World War 2. Her origins and use... [Read More]

    1917
    Renault FT-17 - Light Tank
    The Renault FT-17 series of light tank was an evolutionary design in the field of combat tanks that ... [Read More]

    1936
    Renault R35 (Char leger Modele 1935 R) - Light Tank / Infantry Support Vehicle
    The Renault R35 was a French light tank development of the pre-World War 2 period and followed gener... [Read More]

    1976
    Renault VAB (Vehicule de l Avant Blinde) - 4x4 Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)
    The French-produced VAB is a multi-faceted highly-adaptable armored personnel carrier and scout car.... [Read More]

    2006
    RG-31 Nyala - Infantry Mobility Vehicle / MRAP
    ... [Read More]

    2007
    RG-33 MRAP - Infantry Mobility Vehicle / MRAP
    The South African Army paved the way for large scale adoption of effective mine-resistant vehicles d... [Read More]

    2009
    RG-35 - Mine-Protected Armored Vehicle
    The RG-35 is a relatively new armored wheeled vehicle offering by Land Systems OMC of South Africa, ... [Read More]

    1981
    Rheinmetall Landsysteme Condor - Wheeled Armored Personnel Carrier / Multipurpose Vehicle
    The Condor is a Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) appearing in West Germany during the Cold War (1947-1991... [Read More]

    1970
    Rheinmetall Landsysteme Marder IFV - Infantry Combat Vehicle
    The Marder 1 is the principle infantry fighting vehicle for the German Army. It has its origins in t... [Read More]

    1979
    Rheinmetall Landsysteme TM-170 - Multi-Purpose Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)
    The Mercedes-Benz UNIMOG multi-purpose truck (detailed elsewhere on this site) proved its worth over... [Read More]

    1979
    Rheinmetall Landsysteme Transportpanzer 1 Fuchs (TPz 1) - Armored Personnel Carrier
    The Transportpanzer 1 (TPz 1 or "Fuchs") is a 6-wheeled armored personnel carrier designed from a We... [Read More]

    1975
    Rhienmetall Landsysteme Spahpanzer Luchs (Lynx) - 8x8 Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle
    The West German designed and developed Spahpanzer Luchs ("Lynx") was an 8x8 wheeled, multi-role armo... [Read More]

    1972
    RM-70 (Raketomet vz. 70) - Wheeled Multiple Rocket Launcher
    Since the dark days of World War 2, the Soviet Army has held the rocket projector in high regard and... [Read More]

    1920
    Rock Island Arsenal M101 - 105mm Medium Howitzer
    The first prototype was the M1 developed in 1920 by the Rock Island Arsenal. After long trials the M... [Read More]

    1964
    Rock Island Arsenal M102 - 105mm Towed Howitzer
    In 1955 the US Army issued a requirement for a new towed light howitzer to replace the M101 which wa... [Read More]

    1989
    Rock Island Arsenal M119 - 105mm Towed Howitzer
    The 105mm M119 was originally designed, developed, and built by the Royal Ordnance Factories of Nott... [Read More]

    1979
    Rock Island Arsenal M198 - 155mm Towed Medium Howitzer
    The medium size M198 replaced the well reguarded M114 that was developed in the 1930's. A continuin... [Read More]

    1864
    Rodman 20-Inch - Cannon
    The 20-inch Rodman was the largest muzzle loading cannon ever forged in the United States. The abili... [Read More]

    1915
    Rolls-Royce Armored Car - Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV)
    Prior to the acceptance of armored combat tanks in World War 1, armies developed doctrine to include... [Read More]

    1986
    ROTEM K1 (Type 88) - Main Battle Tank (MBT)
    The South Korean military has used tanks developed and produced in the United States from the time o... [Read More]

    2013
    ROTEM K2 (Black Panther) - Main Battle Tank (MBT)
    The ROK (Republic of Korea - i.e. "South Korea") Military has four branch divisions - the Army, Air ... [Read More]

    1978
    SA-10 (Grumble) / S-300 - Long-Range Anti-Aircraft Mobile Defense System
    The S-300 (NATO designation and codename of SA-10 "Grumble) is a long-range surface-to-air missile s... [Read More]

    1979
    SA-11 (Gadfly) / 9K37 Buk - Medium-Range SAM System
    The vast airspace over the Russian frontier and the combat-ready atmosphere of the Cold War required... [Read More]

    1986
    SA-12 (Gladiator / Giant) - Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) Defense System
    ... [Read More]

    1979
    SA-13 (Gopher) / 9K35 Strela-10 - Self-Propelled, Tracked SAM System
    The 9K35 "Strela-10" was developed by Soviet engineers to replace the 1960s-era 9K31 Strela-1 line (... [Read More]

    1982
    SA-19 Grisom / 2K22 Tunguska - Self-Propelled Air Defense System
    The 2K22 "Tunguska" (NATO codename of SA-19 "Grisom") is a self-propelled, tracked air defense syste... [Read More]

    1957
    SA-2 (Guideline) / S-75 Dvina - High-Altitude Surface-to-Air Missile System (SAM)
    The original SA-2 Guideline design was engineered to track down and destroy the less-maneuverable hi... [Read More]

    2007
    SA-21 (Growler) / S-400 Triumf - Mobile Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) System
    The modern Russian military has made tremendous strides since the fall of the Soviet Empire - indeed... [Read More]

    2003
    SA-22 (Greyhound) / Pantsir-S1 - Mobile Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft System
    With ever-increasing capabilities being found in existing and next generation aircraft comes a despe... [Read More]

    1961
    SA-3 (Goa) / S-125 Neva / Pechora - Surface-to-Air Missile Defense System
    With more nimble and advanced aircraft emerging from the West during the Cold War decades, it fell t... [Read More]

    1967
    SA-5 (Gammon) / S-200 - Surface-to-Air Missile Defense System
    Because of advancements in Western aircraft regarding speed and operating altitudes, the Soviet Unio... [Read More]

    1970
    SA-6 (Gainful) / 2K12 Kub - Tracked Medium-Range Surface-to-Air Missile Defense System
    Design work on the 2K12 "Kub" system began in 1959 under the direction of NIIP/Vympel (for the missi... [Read More]

    1972
    SA-8 (Gecko) / 9K33 OSA - 6x6 Wheeled Self-Propelled SAM Vehicle
    To contend with ever-improving, more agile low-altitude aircraft emerging from the West during the C... [Read More]

    1968
    SA-9 (Gaskin) / 9K31 Strela-1 - 4x4 Mobile Anti-Aircraft Missile System
    The SA-9 (NATO codename of "Gaskin" and formally designated by the Russians as the 9K31 Strela-1) wa... [Read More]

    2007
    Sabra (M60T) - Main Battle Tank
    The Israeli-developed "Sabra" is a highly modified form of the American M60 "Patton" tank complete w... [Read More]

    2016
    Saur 3 (TBT 8x8) - 8-Wheeled Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)
    The Saur 3 (also "TBT 8x8") is an 8x8 wheeled Armored Fighting Vehicle being developed for the Roman... [Read More]

    1962
    Saurer 4K 4FA - Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)
    Developed to serve the same battlefield function as the classic American M113 Armored Personnel Carr... [Read More]

    1983
    Saxon AT105 - Wheeled Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)
    The Saxon AT105 is a 4-wheeled armored personnel carrier (APC) used by the British Army and supplied... [Read More]

    1942
    Schofield Tank - Light Tank Prototype
    ... [Read More]

    2013
    Schutzenpanzer Puma - Infantry Fighting Vehicle
    The German Army is currently evaluating the Schutzenpanzer Puma as its newest Infantry Fighting Vehi... [Read More]

    1958
    Schutzenpanzer SPz 11-2 Kurz - Tracked Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle (ARV)
    Hotchkiss of France teamed with the West German Army to develop a new Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle... [Read More]

    1958
    Schutzenpanzer SPz 12-3 (SPz Lang / Lang HS.30) - Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) / Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV)
    Following the fighting of World War 2 (1939-1945), Germany became a split nation, occupied by the vi... [Read More]

    1938
    SdKfz 10 leichter ZugKraftwagen lt - 1-Ton Light Half-Track
    Like other German military systems of World War 2 (1939-1945), the SdKfz 10 series half-track was de... [Read More]

    1935
    SdKfz 101 Panzerkampfwagen I (PzKpfW I) / Panzer 1 - Light Tank
    Few could have known what the inception of the Panzer I into the German Army inventory during the mi... [Read More]

    1938
    SdKfz 11 leichter ZugKraftwagen 3t - Light Half-Track
    The SdKfz 11 liechter Zugkraftwagen was developed at the same time that another light-class half-tra... [Read More]

    1936
    SdKfz 121 Panzerkampfwagen II (PzKpfW II) / Panzer 2 - Light Tank
    While development of the of the Pz.Kpf.W. I (Panzer I) light tank (Sd.Kfz. 121) was still ongoing, t... [Read More]

    1943
    SdKfz 123 Panzerspahwagen II (Luchs) - Fast Reconnaissance Light Tank
    Germany's early collection of tanks in World War 2 (1939-1945) was made up of the Panzer I, Panzer I... [Read More]

    1943
    SdKfz 124 (Wespe) - Self-Propelled Artillery
    Despite the focus by German vehicle engineers to produce excellent frontline combat tanks during Wor... [Read More]

    1942
    SdKfz 131/132 Marder II (Marten II) - Tank Destroyer
    Much like the Marder I before it, the Marder II (Marten II) was a purpose conversion tank destroyer ... [Read More]

    1942
    SdKfz 135 Marder I (Marten I) - Tank Destroyer / Self-Propelled Artillery
    After the Fall of France, Germany confiscated several hundred Tractor Blinde 37L (commonly known as ... [Read More]

    1942
    SdKfz 138 Marder III (Marten III) - Tank Destroyer
    Marder III systems was yet another hastily modified conversion model of existing Panzer II tank chas... [Read More]

    1943
    SdKfz 138/1 Panzerkampfwagen 38(t) Grille - Self-Propelled Gun
    World War 1 taught all of the world's armies that tanks would soon be replacing the mounted cavalrym... [Read More]

    1939
    SdKfz 141 Panzerkampfwagen III (PzKpfW III) / Panzer 3 - Light / Medium Tank
    Development of Hitler's Panzers was key to his early overwhelming victories in the East and West. Th... [Read More]

    1940
    SdKfz 142 StuG III (Sturmgeshutz III) - Assault Gun
    The StuG III served as an assault gun in the German Army during World War 2. The platform stemmed fr... [Read More]

    1939
    SdKfz 161 Panzerkampfwagen IV (PzKpfW IV) / Panzer 4 - Medium Tank
    The Panzer IV (or "Panzerkampfwagen IV" and abbreviated as "Pz.KpfW. IV") formed the backbone of the... [Read More]

    1943
    SdKfz 162 Jagdpanzer IV (Panzerjager 39) - Tank Destroyer
    First appearing in 1943, the Jagdpanzer IV was designed in response to a German need for an upgunned... [Read More]

    1943
    SdKfz 164 Hornisse / Nashorn - Tank Destroyer
    The SdKfz 164 came about from the existing weapon carrier vehicle designed to lug the sFH 18 artille... [Read More]

    1943
    SdKfz 166 Sturmpanzer IV (Brummbar) - Self-Propelled Heavy Assault Gun
    The SdKfz 166 " Sturmpanzer IV" (perhaps better known to most readers as the "Brummbar") was an earl... [Read More]

    1943
    SdKfz 167 StuG IV - Assault Gun / Tank Destroyer
    The StuG IV (or Sturmgeschutz IV, SdKfz 167) was a newer approach to the successful StuG III tank de... [Read More]

    1943
    SdKfz 171 Panzerkampfwagen V Panther (PzKpfW V) / Panzer 5 - Medium Tank
    Though initially mechanically unreliable at her inception, the Panther medium tank of the German Arm... [Read More]

    1944
    SdKfz 173 Jagdpanther (Panzerjager V Jagdpanther) - Tank Destroyer
    The Jagdpanther was something of the "missing link" to complete battlefield domination for the Germa... [Read More]

    1942
    SdKfz 181 Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger I (PzKpfW VI) / Panzer 6) - Heavy Tank
    The Tiger heavy tank served the German Army during the latter years of World War 2. She proved a mos... [Read More]

    1944
    SdKfz 182 Panzerkampfwagen VIB Tiger II / King Tiger (PzKpfw VIB) / Panzer 6B - Heavy Tank
    Of all of the operational combat tanks fielded in the World War 2, the German "Tiger II" was the bes... [Read More]

    1943
    SdKfz 184 Panzerjager Tiger (P) (Ferdinand / Elephant) - Heavy Tank Destroyer (HTD)
    While the Panzer I and Panzer II light tanks were already in circulation within the German Army in t... [Read More]

    1944
    SdKfz 186 Jagdtiger (Hunting Tiger) - Tank Destroyer / Assault Gun
    The Jagdtiger ("Hunting Tiger") served as the most powerful armored vehicle of World War 2 and was a... [Read More]

    1941
    SdKfz 2 kleines Kettenkraftrad (Kettenkrad) - Half-Track Prime Mover
    One of the most identifiable of the German half-tracked pieces of World War 2 became the SdKfz 2 kle... [Read More]

    1943
    SdKfz 205 Panzerkampfwagen VIII (PzKpfW VIII) / Maus - Superheavy Tank
    The Panzerkampfwagen Pz.Kpf.W. VIII (Sd.Kfz. 205) "Maus" (ironically named the "Mouse") was a "super... [Read More]

    1935
    SdKfz 221 (Leichter Panzerspahwagen) - Ligth Reconnaissance Armored Scout Car
    During the German military rearmament of the 1930s, the Army began to take on stocks of armored vehi... [Read More]

    1938
    SdKfz 222 (Leichter Panzerspahwagen) - Armored Reconnassance Scout Car
    Adoption of the SdKfz 221 series of armored cars in 1935 by the German Army eventually led to a broa... [Read More]

    1936
    SdKfz 223 (Leichter Panzerspahwagen) - Light Armored Command and Communications Scout Car
    The SdKfz 223 was part of a larger family of German light armored cars that began with the SdKfz 221... [Read More]

    1936
    SdKfz 231 / 232/ 233 / 263 Schwerer Panzerspahwagen (8-rad) - Eight-Wheeled Armored Reconnaissance Car
    Mobility was always to play a key role in the early German blitzkrieg campaigns of World War 2 (1939... [Read More]

    1935
    SdKfz 231 Schwerer Panzerspahwagen (6-rad) - Six-Wheeled Armored Car
    Following the end of World War 1, the victors placed the blame of the war squarely on the German Emp... [Read More]

    1943
    SdKfz 234 (Puma) - 8-Wheeled Armed Reconnaissance Vehicle
    The SdKfz 234 (generally known as the "Puma") was a key 8-wheeled, armed reconnaissance platform uti... [Read More]

    1939
    SdKfz 250 leichter Schutzenpanzerwagen - Halftrack Multi-Purpose Vehicle / Light Armored Personnel Carrier
    The SdKfz 250 series was just one in the long line of German-produced halftrack systems in World War... [Read More]

    1939
    SdKfz 251 mittlerer Schutzenpanzerwagen - Halftrack Multi-Purpose Vehicle / Medium Armored Personnel Carrier
    A 1932 directive set about to provide German infantry with a versatile vehicle able to keep pace wit... [Read More]

    1940
    SdKfz 252 leiche Gepanzerte Munitionskraftwagen - Light Armored Ammunition Resupply Vehicle
    As the German Army began is massive expansion and rearmament in the 1930s, its requirements grew in ... [Read More]

    1942
    SdKfz 302 / SdKfz 303 leichte Ladungstrager Goliath - Tethered Remote-Controlled Tracked Demolition Carrier
    The small "Goliath" engineering vehicle was one of the most intriguing German land weapons of World ... [Read More]

    1945
    SdKfz 304 Mittlerer Ladungstrager Springer - Demolition Vehicle
    ... [Read More]

    1941
    Semovente 90/53 - Tank Destroyer / Assault Artillery
    The Semovente 90/53 ("Semovente M.41M da 90/53") is generally regarded as the most powerful of the a... [Read More]

    1943
    Semovente da 149/40 - Assault Gun / Self-Propelled Artillery (SPA)
    During World War 2 (1939-1945), the Italian Army joined its Axis counterpart in Germany in appreciat... [Read More]

    1942
    Semovente L.40 da 47/32 - Self-Propelled Gun (SPG) / Tank Destroyer (TD)
    The Semovente L.40 da 47/32 served with Italian and German army elements throughout World War 2. Tho... [Read More]

    1943
    Sexton SPG - Self-Propelled Artillery / Self-Propelled Gun
    The Canadian Sexton Self Propelled Gun (SPG) was constructed to utilize a 25-pound round, the same a... [Read More]

    1980
    Shahine SAM - Self-Propelled Tracked Surface-to-Air Missile Vehicle
    The Shahine Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) system was a French development of the "Crotale" SAM series... [Read More]

    1944
    Sherman Calliope (Rocket Launcher, T34) - Multiple Rocket Launch System (MLRS
    The attempt to mate a multiple rocket launching system to a vehicle was nothing new by 1944. The Sov... [Read More]

    1944
    Sherman DD (Duplex Drive) - Amphibious Combat Tank
    While the American-made M4 "Sherman" Medium Tank was not the finest combat tank of World War 2 (1939... [Read More]

    1944
    Sherman Firefly (Medium Tank, M4A4) - Tank Destroyer / Medium Tank
    Outwardly, the Sherman Firefly series of tank destroyers looked every bit like their M4 Sherman base... [Read More]

    1944
    Sherman Jumbo (Medium Tank, M4A3E2) - Medium Tank / Assault Tank
    Long before the Invasion of Normandy in northern France was finalized, American warplanners were awa... [Read More]

    1940
    sIG 33 auf Geschutzwagen - Self-Propelled Artillery / Infantry Support Vehicle
    The sIG 33 auf Geschutzwagen became several combat tank-based mobile howitzer platforms for the Germ... [Read More]

    1930
    Skoda 100mm houfnice vz. 30 - 100mm Towed Howitzer
    In 1930, the Czech Army moved on adoption of two new artillery pieces to fulfill the field gun and h... [Read More]

    1936
    Skoda 47mm KPUV vz. 36 - 47mm Towed Anti-Tank Gun
    ... [Read More]

    1930
    Skoda 76.5mm kanon vz. 30 - 76.5mm Towed Field Gun
    Second only to Krupp of Germany, Skoda Works of the Austro-Hungarian empire proved itself an instrum... [Read More]

    1976
    SLU-FAE - Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS)
    The SLU-FAE was an ill-fated attempt at producing a mine and obstacle-breaching system for the Unite... [Read More]

    2005
    SLWH Pegasus (Singapore Light Weight Howitzer) - Towed Howitzer
    With a growing indigenous military arms industry, Singapore began development of a light 155mm howit... [Read More]

    2001
    Soltam ATMOS 2000 - 6x6 Wheeled Self-Propelled Howitzer
    Soltam Systems developed its ATMOS 2000 wheeled Self-Propelled Artillery (SPA) at the turn of the ce... [Read More]

    1970
    Soltam L-33 - Self-Propelled Artillery (SPA)
    Israeli Army ingenuity showed through with their Soltam L-33 "Ro'em" when there proved a need for an... [Read More]

    1970
    Soltam M-68 - Towed 155mm Field Howitzer
    ... [Read More]

    1975
    Soltam M-71 - Towed Howitzer
    ... [Read More]

    1985
    Soltam Rascal - Lightweight Self-Propelled Gun (SPG) Vehicle
    ... [Read More]

    1936
    SOMUA S35 - Cavalry Tank / Medium Tank
    In 1934, the French Army issued a new requirement for a cavalry tank in an attempt to modernized its... [Read More]

    1995
    SP-122 SPG - 122mm Self-Propelled Howitzer
    The SP-122 was an American-designed and developed weapon exclusively for service with the Egyptian A... [Read More]

    1981
    SpGH DANA - 8x8 Self-Propelled Heavy Gun
    The DANA saw its origins in a Czechoslovakian military requirement of the 1970s for an indigenous se... [Read More]

    1957
    SS-1 (Scud) / 9P117 - Battlefield Ballistic Missile System
    The SS-1 (NATO reporting name of "Scud") was a tactical ballistic missile system developed in the 19... [Read More]

    2006
    SS-26 (Stone) / 9K720 Iskander - Mobile Battlefield Missile Launcher
    ... [Read More]

    2004
    SSPH 1 Primus (Singapore Self-Propelled Howitzer 1) - Self-Propelled Gun
    Singapore Technologies Kinetics (ST Kinetics) has designed the SSPH 1 "Primus" (Singapore Self-Prope... [Read More]

    1944
    Steyr Panzerjager-Treibwagen - Armroed Rail-Cruiser
    ... [Read More]

    1944
    Steyr schweren Schienenpanzerspahzug - Armored Rail-Cruiser
    ... [Read More]

    1977
    Steyr Spz 4K 7FA - Armored Personnel Carrier
    The Austrian SPz 4K 7FA was a further development of the 4K 4FA armored personnel carrier (APC) and ... [Read More]

    1966
    Stridsvagn 103 (Strv 103) (S-Tank) - Main Battle Tank
    The Swedish-originated Stridsvagn 103 (Strv 103) - also known as the "S-Tank") was one of the more e... [Read More]

    1953
    Stridsvagn 104 (Strv 104) - Main Battle Tank (MBT)
    The Strv 104 became the Swedish version of the storied British "Centurion" Main Battle Tank (MBT) li... [Read More]

    1998
    Stridsvagn 122 (Strv 122) - Main Battle Tank (MBT)
    The Stridsvagn 122 (or Strv 122) is the Swedish designation for German Leopard 2A5 series main battl... [Read More]

    1958
    Stridsvagn 74 (Strv 74) - Light Tank / Main Battle Tank
    The Swedes have long held a history of capable indigenous arms production and this was showcased to ... [Read More]

    1934
    Stridsvagn L-60 (Strv L-60) - Light Tank
    While remaining a neutral power throughout World War 2, Swedish authorities saw fit to modernize and... [Read More]

    1922
    Stridsvagn m/21 (Strv m/21) - Light Tank
    During the latter stages of World War 1 (1914-1918), the Germans were working on a light tank design... [Read More]

    1932
    Stridsvagn m/31 (Strv m/31) / Landsverk L-10 - Medium Tank
    The light tank industry was a booming market following the end of World War 1 and throughout the int... [Read More]

    1938
    Stridsvagn m/38 (Strv m/38) - Light Tank
    With certain Swedish Army modifications in place (mainly a standardized 37mm main gun), the Strv L-6... [Read More]

    1940
    Stridsvagn m/39 (Strv m/39) - Light Tank
    With the deteriorating condition on the European mainland during the opening phases of World War 2 (... [Read More]

    1941
    Stridsvagn m/40 (Strv m/40) - Light Tank
    The Stridsvagn Strv m/40 Light Tank was the first Swedish combat tank to be ordered in useful quanti... [Read More]

    1943
    Stridsvagn m/42 (Strv m/42) - Medium Tank
    The culmination of Swedish tank work prior to, and during, World War 2 became the Stridsvagn Strv m/... [Read More]

    1941
    Studebaker US6 - 2.5-ton Utility Truck
    In April 1941, with World War in Europe on the horizon once more, the U.S. government entered into a... [Read More]

    1917
    Sturmpanzerwagen A7V - Armored Fighting Vehicle / Tank
    The Sturmpanzerwagen A7V ("Allgemeines Kriegsdepartment, 7. Abteilung, Verkehrswesen") became the fi... [Read More]

    1918
    Sturmpanzerwagen Oberschlesien - Assault Tank Prototype
    The only true operational German-made combat tank of World War 1 became the ponderous Sturmpanzerwag... [Read More]

    1944
    Sturmtiger / Sturmmorserwagen / Sturmpanzer VI - Self-Propelled Assault Gun
    The Sturmtiger was a German mobile assault gun development that appeared in few numbers during the l... [Read More]

    1944
    SU-100 - Tank Destroyer
    After the might of the German Army had pressed deep into Soviet Russia, it was stopped at the gates ... [Read More]

    1942
    SU-122 - Self-Propelled Gun
    In June of 1941, German leader Adolph Hitler turned his attention the invasion of the Soviet Union. ... [Read More]

    1942
    SU-152 / ISU-152 (Zveroboy) - Self-Propelled Gun
    By mid-1942 the Soviet Army needed a mobile heavy siege gun for fixed fortifications. Up to this poi... [Read More]

    1942
    SU-76 (Suchka) - Self-Propelled Gun
    On June 22, 1941 Germany invaded the Soviet Union and caught them unaware. Hitler's goal was to eli... [Read More]

    1943
    SU-85 - Tank Destroyer
    After the invasion of the Soviet Union by former ally Germany, the Red Army was put on its heels in ... [Read More]

    2003
    Supacat Jackal MWMIK - Reconnaissance / Armored Patrol Vehicle
    The Supacat Jackal (also "MWMIK", otherwise nicknamed "EmWimmick" though an acronym for "Mobility We... [Read More]

    1955
    T-12 AT - Towed Anti-Tank Gun
    ... [Read More]

    2016
    T-14 (Armata) (Object 148) - Main Battle Tank (MBT)
    The T-14 "Armata" was debuted during the 2015 Moscow Victory Day Parade as the Main Battle Tank (MBT... [Read More]

    1944
    T14 (Assault Tank T14) - Heavy Tank / Assault Tank Project
    The joint American-British T14 Heavy Tank assault tank program began in the early part of World War ... [Read More]

    2016
    T-15 (Armata) (Object 149) - Heavy Infantry Fighting Vehicle (HIFV)
    Recent Russian ground forces combat experience had showcased a need for a Heavy Infantry Fighting Ve... [Read More]

    2002
    T-155 Firtina (Storm) - Self-Propelled Gun
    The T-155 "Firtina" (translating to "Storm") is a Turkish-based self-propelled gun derivative of the... [Read More]

    1942
    T17 (Deerhound) - 6x6 Wheeled Armored Car
    The T17 "Deerhound" from Ford Motor Company competed unsuccessfully against the Chevrolet designed-a... [Read More]

    1942
    T17E1 (Staghound) - Armored Car
    Like other players of World War 2 (1939-1945), the United States Army finally realized the importanc... [Read More]

    1942
    T18 (Boarhound) - 8x8 Wheeled Armored Car
    The T18 "Boarhound" emerged from a two-part United States Army Ordnance requirement which sought bot... [Read More]

    1928
    T-18 (MS-1) - Light Tank
    The T-18 was the first Soviet-designed and produced tank. Russia initially lacked the internal exper... [Read More]

    1941
    T19 105mm Howitzer Motor Carriage (HMC) - Self-Propelled Artillery Half-Track
    The "105mm Howitzer Motor Carriage T19" (105mm HMC T19) was yet another offshoot of the ubiquitous a... [Read More]

    1931
    T-26 - Infantry Light Tank
    As was the norm after World War 1 in all industrialized nations around the globe, Soviet warplanners... [Read More]

    1933
    T-28 - Medium Tank
    In the early 1930s, the Soviets took to designing an indigenous tank - specifically the T-28 Medium ... [Read More]

    1945
    T28 Super Heavy Tank (Gun Motor Carriage T95) - Self-Propelled Gun / Heavy Tank
    The T28 heavy tank was the largest tank ever developed for the US Military. Built in 1945 to counter... [Read More]

    1944
    T29 (Heavy Tank T29) - Heavy Tank
    As World War 2 progressed on all fronts in favor of the Allies, attention began to turn to the final... [Read More]

    1945
    T30 (Heavy Tank T30) - Heavy Tank
    The T30 was developed for the American Army during the latter stages of World War 2 to counter the a... [Read More]

    1940
    T-34 - Medium Tank
    To Red Army authorities, it was becoming painfully clear that the BT series of "fast tanks" was not ... [Read More]

    1960
    T-34/100 (T-100) - Tank Destroyer
    The T-34/100 (also known as the T-100) was a Egyptian-inspired tank destroyer conversion of the famo... [Read More]

    1973
    T-34/122 (T-122) - Self-Propelled Gun (SPG)
    With an expiring stock of Soviet-made, World War 2-era T-34 Medium Tanks on hand as well as a health... [Read More]

    1943
    T-34/85 - Medium Tank
    The T-34/85 was essentially categorized as an "up-gunned" version of the successful base T-34 medium... [Read More]

    1935
    T-35 - Heavy Tank
    Despite its formidable appearance by 1930 standards, the T-35 Heavy Tank ultimately proved an ill-fa... [Read More]

    1933
    T-37A - Amphibious Light Tank
    From the period of 1931 to 1941, the Red Army utilized the Carden-Loyd-inspired "tankette" through t... [Read More]

    1937
    T-38 - Amphibious Light Tank
    The Soviet Army had always prized amphibious vehicles and undertook various projects to find sound s... [Read More]

    1941
    T-40 - Amphibious Light Tank
    In the period following World War 1, there came a global military movement centering on more cost-ef... [Read More]

    1944
    T-44 - Medium Tank (MBT)
    Even as the fabled T-34 Medium Tank was coming online within the inventory of the Red Army during Wo... [Read More]

    1949
    T-54 - Medium Tank / Main Battle Tank
    The T-54 series of Soviet main battle tank came about in the search for a viable replacement for the... [Read More]

    1958
    T-55 - Medium Tank / Main Battle Tank
    The T-55 was a further improved version of the T-54 Main Battle Tank series of 1949 intended to coun... [Read More]

    1941
    T-60 - Light Tank
    The T-60 light scout tank was designed and developed to replace the outclassed T-38 series of amphib... [Read More]

    1961
    T-62 - Medium Tank / Main Battle Tank (MBT)
    After the end of World War 2, the Soviet military had officially replaced their war-winning T-34 Med... [Read More]

    1966
    T-64 - Main Battle Tank
    The natural progression of Soviet tank design during the years following World War 2 eventually prod... [Read More]

    1942
    T-70 - Light Tank (LT)
    In October of 1941 - four months after the German invasion of the Soviet Union through "Operation Ba... [Read More]

    1972
    T-72 (Ural) - Main Battle Tank (MBT)
    The Soviets/Russians have always maintained a penchant for successful (and globally popular) tank de... [Read More]

    1946
    T8 90mm AT - Towed Anti-Tank Gun
    The 90mm Gun T8 was a proposed towed Anti-Tank (AT) gun system intended for service with the United ... [Read More]

    1976
    T-80 - Main Battle Tank (MBT)
    The T-80 of the Russian Army was born in the era of the Soviet Empire during the Cold War. The type ... [Read More]

    1999
    T-84 (Oplot) - Main Battle Tank (MBT)
    The nation of Ukraine was under the Soviet sphere of influence up to 1990 when the Empire was dissol... [Read More]

    1995
    T-90 - Main Battle Tank (MBT)
    The T-90 is the current Main Battle Tank of the Russian Army and developed from the successful quali... [Read More]

    2009
    T-90M Bhishma - Main Battle Tank (MBT)
    The Indian and Russian governments have maintained close military ties for some time leading India t... [Read More]

    1945
    T92 240mm Howitzer Motor Carriage (HMC) - Self-Propelled Howitzer (SPH)
    Despite the tide of war turning in favor of the Allies throughout early 1945, weapons development pe... [Read More]

    2013
    T-99 Armata (Universal Combat Platform - UCP) - Multirole Armored Vehicle
    The current frontline Russian Main Battle Tank (MBT) remains the Third Generation T-90 introduced in... [Read More]

    1977
    TAB-77 - 8-Wheeled Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)
    The TAB-77 is a licensed Romanian copy of the Soviet Cold War-era BTR-70 8-wheeled Armored Personnel... [Read More]

    1944
    TACAM R-2 TD - Tank Destroyer
    Ingenuity was in full swing during World War 2 (1939-1945) when countless expiring vehicle designs f... [Read More]

    1943
    TACAM T-60 - Tank Destroyer
    When World War 2 broke out in September of 1939, the nation of Romania maintained a neutral stance. ... [Read More]

    1983
    TAMSE TAM (Tanque Argentino Mediano) - Light Tank / Medium Tank
    Attempting to modernized its extensively outdated armored corps consisting of World War 2-era M4 She... [Read More]

    1995
    TAMSE VCA 155 (Vehiculo de Combate de Artilleria de 155mm) - Self-Propelled Gun
    In the 1970s, the Argentine government charged the German concern of Thyssen-Henschel (now Rheinmeta... [Read More]

    1995
    TAMSE VCLC (Vehiculo de Combate LanzaCohetes) - Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS)
    With the arrival of the modern TAM Light Tank/VCTP Infantry Fighting Vehicle series in 1983, the Arg... [Read More]

    1983
    TAMSE VCTP (Vehiculo de Combate Transporte de Personal) - Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV)
    In the 1970s, the Argentine government commissioned the German concern of Thyssen-Henschel (Rheinmet... [Read More]

    1918
    Tank Mark IX - Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) / Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV)
    The Mark IX tank was classified as an armored personnel carrier - effectively the world's first of i... [Read More]

    1919
    Tank Mark VIII (International / Liberty) - Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV)
    The Mark VIII "International Tank" (also "Liberty" when powered by the American Liberty engine) woul... [Read More]

    1916
    Tank Mk I (Big Willie / Centipede / Mother) - Medium / Heavy Tank
    The British were pioneers in the field of armored warfare during World War 1 - producing the world's... [Read More]

    1917
    Tank Mk II - Medium Tank
    The breaking of the stalemate of Trench Warfare during World War 1 would not have been made possible... [Read More]

    1917
    Tank Mk IV - Heavy Tank
    It was the British Navy - under Winston Churchill, First Lord of the Admiralty - that pushed the "ta... [Read More]

    1918
    Tank Mk V - Heavy Tank
    The Tank Mk V was a further evolution of the British "tank" - then known as "landship" - which began... [Read More]

    1944
    Tank, Heavy Assault, Tortoise (A39) - Heavy Tank
    The British Army "Tortoise" (Tank, Heavy Assault, Tortoise A39) was one example in the seemingly lon... [Read More]

    1940
    Tank, Heavy, TOG 1 - Heavy Tank
    Still fearing that a potential war enveloping Europe would turn into the trench-based slogfests that... [Read More]

    1940
    Tank, Heavy, TOG 2 - Heavy Tank
    Like the Germans, Soviets and Americans in World War 2, the British also invested time and money int... [Read More]

    2017
    TATA Motors Kestrel - 8x8 Amphibious Armored Fighting Vehicle
    Alongside its new Light Armored Multipurpose Vehicle (LAMV) showcased at DEFEXPO 2014, TATA Motors u... [Read More]

    2015
    TATA Motors LAMV (Light Armored Multipurpose Vehicle) - 4x4 Light Patrol Vehicle
    Showcased at DEFEXPO 2014, the TATA LAMV (Light Armored Multipurpose Vehicle) has been developed by ... [Read More]

    1917
    Technical - Improvised Fighting Vehicle
    The "Technical" is a generic name given to make-shift military vehicles crudely developed on the cha... [Read More]

    2013
    Terrier Armored Digger - Combat Engineering Vehicle (CEV)
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    2004
    Thales Bushmaster - Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected (MRAP) Wheeled Armored Vehicle
    The turn of the century provided military industry with new battlefields that strayed away from conv... [Read More]

    1988
    TOS-1 (TOC-1) - Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS)
    It is standard practice for a proven tank design to make up a larger family of vehicles by way of pr... [Read More]

    1977
    TR-580 (Tanc Romanesc Model 580) - Main Battle Tank (MBT)
    The TR-580 existed as a local Romanian offshoot of the popular Soviet-era T-55 Main Battle Tank (MBT... [Read More]

    1986
    TR-85 (Tanc Romanesc Model 85) - Main Battle Tank (MBT)
    From 1944 to 1958, the Soviet military maintained a heavy presence in the nation of Romania, spoils ... [Read More]

    1915
    Tsar Tank (Lebedenko Tank / Netopyr) - Mobile Weapons Platform
    The Tsar Tank was an extraordinary - though ultimately failed - feat of Russian combat engineering t... [Read More]

    2013
    Tulpar IFV - Infantry Fighting Vehicle
    In 2015, the Turkish Army expects to field its first indigenous Main Battle Tank (MBT) through the "... [Read More]

    1942
    Type 1 47mm Anti-Tank Gun - 47mm Anti-Tank Gun
    The Japanese military was ultimately delivered a series of shortcomings that became readily apparent... [Read More]

    1941
    Type 1 Chi-He - Medium Tank
    In the 1930s, the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) introduced the Type 97 Chi-Ha series of medium-class ... [Read More]

    2012
    Type 10 MBT - Main Battle Tank
    The Type 10 (TK-X) was developed under the project designation of "MBT-X" by the Japanese military e... [Read More]

    1945
    Type 120 O-I - Super-Heavy Tank
    The Germans, Soviets, British and Americans were not the only ones seriously considering the develop... [Read More]

    1942
    Type 2 Ka-Mi - Amphibious Tank
    Development of the Type 2 began in 1928 and was the Army's attempt to turn the Type 95 Kyu-Go light ... [Read More]

    1944
    Type 3 Chi-Nu - Medium Tank
    Realizing their tank force was largely inadequate in dealing with Allied armor across the Pacific Ca... [Read More]

    1943
    Type 3 Ka-Chi - Amphibious Medium Tank
    The island-hopping campaigns for Imperial Japan during World War (1939-1945) dictated the type of mi... [Read More]

    1905
    Type 38 75mm - Field Gun
    The Type 38 Field Gun of the Imperial Japanese Army held origins dating back to a German Krupp desig... [Read More]

    1945
    Type 4 Chi-To - Medium Tank
    While the Imperial Japanese Army enjoyed a tremendous period of success through the opening phases o... [Read More]

    1942
    Type 4 Ho-Ro - Self-Propelled Artillery / Close-Support Gun
    Despite its formidable reach in the early stages of World War 2, the Japanese Army fell behind her c... [Read More]

    1945
    Type 5 Chi-Ri - Medium Tank
    The Type 5 "Chi-Ri" was a further evolution of the preceding Type 4 "Chi-To" development - both beco... [Read More]

    1939
    Type 55 (M1939) - 37mm Anti-Aircraft Gun System
    The M1939 37mm anti aircraft weapon system is based on the Bofors 25mm Model 1933 gun system of 1935... [Read More]

    1954
    Type 59 (Field Gun) - 130mm Towed Field Gun
    The Type 59 is a Chinese license-production copy of the successful Soviet M-46 (also known as the M1... [Read More]

    1960
    Type 60 SP 106mm - Tank Destroyer
    The Type 60 was a Japanese self-propelled 106mm recoilless rifle gun platform designed for use by th... [Read More]

    1961
    Type 61 - Main Battle Tank (MBT)
    After the close of hostilities in World War 2, the Japanese Empire was rightfully stripped of all wa... [Read More]

    1963
    Type 63 MLRS - 107mm Towed Rocket Projector
    During the 1960s, China followed suit with other national powers and adopted a towed artillery proje... [Read More]

    1992
    Type 6614 - Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)
    The Italian-built Type 6614 is a 4x4 armored personnel carrier produced jointly by the FIAT and Oto ... [Read More]

    1973
    Type 73 APC - Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)
    In 1967, the Japanese Defence Agency commissioned for a new Armored Personnel Carrier as a planned s... [Read More]

    1975
    Type 74 (Nana-yon) - Main Battle Tank (MBT)
    A joint partnership between the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) and Mitsubishi Heavy Indu... [Read More]

    1975
    Type 74 SPH - 105mm Self-Propelled Howitzer
    The Type 74 was developed to a Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) requirement for a 105mm-ar... [Read More]

    1975
    Type 75 MLRS - 130mm Multiple-Launch Rocket System
    The Type 75 Multiple Rocket Launch System (MLRS) is a tracked, rocket-projecting vehicle once in ser... [Read More]

    1975
    Type 75 SPG - Self-Propelled Howitzer
    Like other world militaries, the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) went ahead with its adoptio... [Read More]

    1985
    Type 85 (YW531H) - Light Amphibious Tank
    The PT-85 is a light amphibious tank system (may also be known as the "Type 82" or "Type 85") in ser... [Read More]

    1987
    Type 87 SPAAG - Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun Platform
    The Type 87 SPAAG is a conventional tracked, self-propelled, anti-aircraft gunnery platform indigeno... [Read More]

    1931
    Type 89 Chi-Ro - Medium Tank
    The Empire of Japan went through a period of militarization following the end of World War 1. She co... [Read More]

    1989
    Type 89 IFV - Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV)
    In keeping with developments in the West, the island nation of Japan moved to adopt a modern Infantr... [Read More]

    1992
    Type 90 (Kyu-maru) - Main Battle Tank (MBT)
    The Japanese-produced Type 90 Main Battle Tank is in service with the Japanese Self-Defense Force an... [Read More]

    1990
    Type 90 (YW535) - Armored Fighting Vehicle
    The Type 90 appeared as a Chinese-originated offering intended for export customers during the early... [Read More]

    1932
    Type 90 75mm - Field Gun
    The Type 90 was intended as a standardized 75mm field gun for the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) headi... [Read More]

    1932
    Type 91 105mm - Light Towed Field Howitzer
    In an effort to modernize its fighting forces to keep pace with foreign powers, the Japanese were fo... [Read More]

    1932
    Type 92 Jyu-Sokosha - Armored Car / Tankette / Light Tank
    Exposure to foreign "tankette" types led the Empire of Japan in design and production of its first l... [Read More]

    1932
    Type 92 Kokusan (Hokoku-Go) - 6x6 Armored Car
    In the years leading up to World War 2, Imperial Japan had procured many different types of foreign ... [Read More]

    1937
    Type 95 - Reconnaissance Car / Multi-Purpose Military Vehicle
    Heading into World War 2 (1939-1945), the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) relied largely on civilian ca... [Read More]

    1936
    Type 95 Ha-Go (Ke-Go / Kyu-Go) - Light Tank
    The Type 95 "Ha-Go" was a light tank design primarily utilized by the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) d... [Read More]

    1995
    Type 96 (APC) - Armored Personnel Carrier
    The Type 96 Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) is a modern locally-produced version of the Canadian LAV... [Read More]

    1997
    Type 96 (MBT) - Main Battle Tank
    With decades of experience in owning and operating Soviet/Russian combat tanks, it was only natural ... [Read More]

    1937
    Type 97 Chi-Ha - Medium Tank
    The Type 97 Chi-Ha was a production of the Mitsubishi company and designed to replace the aging Type... [Read More]

    1942
    Type 97 Shinhoto Chi-Ha - Medium Tank
    Regarded by many as the best quantitative Japanese tank fielded during all of World War 2, the Type ... [Read More]

    1937
    Type 97 Te-Ke - Infantry Support / Reconnaissance Tankette
    Developed from an early Imperial Japanese Army request for a light tank in 1937, the Type 97 Te-Ke w... [Read More]

    1942
    Type 98 AA (Ko-Hi) - Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Half Track
    The Type 98 "Ko-Hi" halftrack was developed by the Isuzu concern as a self-propelled air defense art... [Read More]

    1999
    Type 99 SPH - 155mm Self-Propelled Howitzer (SPH)
    The ongoing modernization of the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) has included the introdu... [Read More]

    1960
    Type SU 60 APC - Armored Personnel Carrier
    The Japanese Type-60 was the first armored personnel carrier developed by the Mitsubishi and Komatsu... [Read More]

    1934
    UNIC Kegresse P107 - Half-Track
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    1940
    Universal Carrier (BREN Gun Carrier) - Multirole Tracked Personnel / Weapons Carrier
    The Bren Gun Carrier was truly a universal system at its core. Charged with moving troops through th... [Read More]

    1989
    Ural 5323 - Multirole 8x8 Wheeled Military Truck
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    2014
    Ural Typhoon - Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected (MRAP) Vehicle
    Taking a page out Western doctrine, the Russian Army has adopted several Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Prot... [Read More]

    2004
    URBOT MPRS - Man-Portable Robotic System
    To counter the deadly threat of hidden explosives in urban environments, the US Department of Defens... [Read More]

    2012
    VBTP (Guarani) - Wheeled Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)
    Iveco of Italy has delivered an all-modern Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) solution to the Brazilian ... [Read More]

    1982
    VCC Camillino - Armored Cavalry Fighting Vehicle
    Italy already maintained several thousand license-production American M113 armored personnel carrier... [Read More]

    1760
    Verbruggen 3-Pounder - Light Battalion Gun
    ... [Read More]

    1928
    Vickers 6-Ton (Mark E) - Light Tank
    The Vickers 6-Ton (Mark E) was a light tank evaluated by the British Army but ultimately rejected. W... [Read More]

    1926
    Vickers A1E1 Independent - Experimental Heavy Tank
    In the period following World War 1 (1914-1918), national military powers turned their attention to ... [Read More]

    1965
    Vickers Abbot (FV433) - Self-Propelled Artillery
    With modern artillery a proven commodity on the battlefields of World War 1 (1914-1918), the concept... [Read More]

    1928
    Vickers D3E1 Wheel-cum-Track Machine - Experimental Armored Vehicle Design
    ... [Read More]

    1965
    Vickers MBT - Main Battle Tank
    The Vickers Main Battle Tank series was created with export customers in mind. It was soon discovere... [Read More]

    1923
    Vickers Medium Mark I - Medium Tank
    The Vickers Medium Mark I series of tanks was one of the few mass-produced tank systems to be found ... [Read More]

    1925
    Vickers Medium Mark II - Medium Tank
    The combat tank made its debut on the battlefields of World War 1 (1914-1918) and proved a decisive ... [Read More]

    1931
    Vickers Mk II (Light Tank, Mk II) - Light Tank
    During the interwar period that followed World War 1 (1914-1918) and preceded World War 2 (1939-1945... [Read More]

    1936
    Vickers Mk VI (Light Tank Mk VI) - Light Tank
    The British Army made use of a long line of light tank forms in the lead-up to World War 2 (1939-194... [Read More]

    1938
    Vickers Mk VII (A17) (Tetrarch) - Air-Droppable Light Tank
    With the worsening situation in Europe during the late 1930s, it behooved the British to prepare for... [Read More]

    1940
    Volkswagen Kubel / Kubelwagen - Light Multirole Armored Car
    The Volkswagen ("People's Car") was the product of Porsche and Mercedes-Benz engineering and design ... [Read More]

    1942
    Volkswagen Schwimmwagen - 4x4 Wheeled Amphibious Car / All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV)
    None of the major armies of World War 2 (1939-1945) was complete without specialized vehicles to ful... [Read More]

    1973
    VTT-323 (M1973 Sinhung) - Armored Personnel Carrier
    When the North Korean Army needed an armored personnel carrier, they turned to what they do best - l... [Read More]

    1967
    Walid (Walid Gomaa Mohamed) - Armored Scout Car / Reconnaissance Vehicle / Armored Personnel Carrier
    In the 1960s, the Egyptian Army invested in a new armored car based on its experiences with the Sovi... [Read More]

    1915
    White Armored Car - Infantry Support Vehicle
    The White Motor Company's contributions to the American war effort of World War 2 became well-docume... [Read More]

    1950
    Willys M38 / MC (Jeep) - 4x4 Utility Vehicle
    The massive success that was the Willys MB "jeep" 4x4 utility vehicle of World War 2 prompted US Arm... [Read More]

    1941
    Willys MB (Jeep) - 4x4 Utility Vehicle
    Perhaps no other vehicle of the US Army war effort concerning World War 2 was as iconic as the warti... [Read More]

    2011
    WPB Anders - Infantry Fighting Vehicle / Fire Support Vehicle
    In concert with developments elsewhere, the Polish Army is seeking to field a modular tracked chassi... [Read More]

    2010
    WR-40 Langusta - 6x6 Multiple Rocket Launch System
    In keeping with mechanized warfare doctrine developed from Soviet traditions of World War 2, the Po... [Read More]

    1970
    WZT - Armored Recovery Vehicle (ARV)
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    2001
    XM2001 Crusader - Self-Propelled Howitzer
    The XM2001 "Crusader" was born in a 1990s initiative intended for the United States Army to replace ... [Read More]

    1996
    XM8 / M8 Armored Gun System (AGS) (Close Combat Vehicle - Light) - Light Tank
    While light tanks have lessened their presence on the modern battlefield over time, the US Army bega... [Read More]

    1941
    ZiS-2 (M1941 / M1943) - 57mm Towed Anti-Tank Gun
    Like other global military armies of World War 2, the Soviet Army eventually adopted an anti-tank gu... [Read More]

    1942
    ZiS-3 (M1942) - 76mm Artillery Gun
    One of the key pieces of field artillery available to the Soviet Army during World War 2 (1939-1945)... [Read More]

    1941
    ZiS-30 - Tank Destroyer
    In June of 1941, Germany's attention turned to their loose ally, the Soviet Union, as Hitler enacted... [Read More]

    1952
    ZiS-485 (BAV-485) - 6x6 Amphibious Transport
    The ZiS-485 (BAV 485) 6x6 amphibious transport was similar in scope to the World War 2-era American ... [Read More]

    1949
    ZPU-1 - Single-Barrel, Towed Anti-Aircraft (AA) Gun System
    Development of the ZPU-1 began after World War 2 in 1947. The ZPU-1 was nothing more than a single-b... [Read More]

    1949
    ZPU-2 - Twin-Barreled, Towed Anti-Aircraft (AA) Gun System
    Experience in World War 2 (1939-1945) led the Soviet Army to developing small, portable anti-aircraf... [Read More]

    1949
    ZPU-4 - Four-Barreled, Towed Anti-Aircraft (AA) Gun System
    The ZPU-4 anti-aircraft gun was developed in the post-war Soviet Union, seeing official operational ... [Read More]

    1965
    ZSU-23-4 (Shilka) - Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun (SPAAG)
    The ZSU-23-4 "Shilka" system has been - and in many examples continues to be - a much-feared anti-ai... [Read More]

    1945
    ZSU-37 - Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Artillery
    The ZSU-37 was born out of a Soviet Army need for Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun (SPAAG) protectio... [Read More]

    1955
    ZSU-57-2 - Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun Platform
    The ZSU-57-2 served the Red Army of the Soviet Union throughout the bulk of the Cold War years. Howe... [Read More]

    1960
    ZU-23-2 / ZU-23 - Towed Anti-Aircraft Artillery (AAA)
    The ZU-23-2 is a light, towed anti-aircraft / air defense system developed by the Soviet Union in th... [Read More]