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    World War 2 Tanks (1939-1945)

    World War 2 went on to set the new standard in combat tank design, resulting in the Main Battle Tank see at war's end in 1945.





    Victory in the ground war of World War 2 could be decided through various means but it was the tank that ultimately took center stage. The combat system evolved much from its infancy witnessed during World War 1 (1914-1918) and grew to become a focal point of the many offensives had in the Second Grand War - spanning from Europe to the Pacific and all places in between. The conflict delivered into armored warfare history such classics as the German "Panther" and "Tiger" types, the Soviet T-34, the British "Churchill" and the American "Sherman". Before the end, the Allies would be crowned the victors thanks largely to numerical superiority, setting the groundwork for a whole new generation of tanks to come in the Cold War years (1947-1991).


    There are a total of (140) World War 2 Tanks (1939-1945) in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin. The listing covers all tank types: tankettes, light tanks, medium tanks, heavy tanks, super-heavy tanks, fast tanks, cruiser tanks, infantry tanks and related armored fighting vehicles.


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    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the 38M Toldi

    38M Toldi
    Light Tank


    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the 40M Turan I / 41M Turan II

    40M Turan I / 41M Turan II
    Medium Tank


    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the 4TP (PZlnz 140)

    4TP (PZlnz 140)
    Light Tank


    1936
    Thumbnail picture of the 7TP

    7TP
    Light Tank


    1936
    Thumbnail picture of the AH-IV

    AH-IV
    Tankette


    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the AMC-35 (Automitrailleuse de Combat Renault modele 1935) / Renault ACG-1

    AMC-35 (Automitrailleuse de Combat Renault modele 1935) / Renault ACG-1
    Medium Cavalry Tank


    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Bob Semple Tank

    Bob Semple Tank
    Tractor-Tank Prototype


    1932
    Thumbnail picture of the BT-2 (Bystrochodnij Tankov)

    BT-2 (Bystrochodnij Tankov)
    Fast Light Tank


    1933
    Thumbnail picture of the BT-5 (Bystrochodnij Tankov)

    BT-5 (Bystrochodnij Tankov)
    Light Fast Tank


    1934
    Thumbnail picture of the BT-7 (Bystrochodnij Tankov)

    BT-7 (Bystrochodnij Tankov)
    Light Fast Tank


    1935
    Thumbnail picture of the Carro Armato L3 (Series)

    Carro Armato L3 (Series)
    Tankette / Light Tank


    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Carro Armato L6/40

    Carro Armato L6/40
    Light Tank


    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Carro Armato M11/39

    Carro Armato M11/39
    Medium Tank


    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Carro Armato M13/40

    Carro Armato M13/40
    Medium Tank


    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Carro Armato M14/41

    Carro Armato M14/41
    Medium Tank


    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Carro Armato M15/42

    Carro Armato M15/42
    Medium Tank


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

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


    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the Cruiser Tank Mk I (A9)

    Cruiser Tank Mk I (A9)
    Medium Tank


    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Cruiser Tank Mk II (A10)

    Cruiser Tank Mk II (A10)
    Cruiser Tank


    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the Cruiser Tank Mk III (A13 Mark I)

    Cruiser Tank Mk III (A13 Mark I)
    Combat Fast Tank / Cruiser Tank


    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Cruiser Tank Mk IV (A13)

    Cruiser Tank Mk IV (A13)
    Cruiser Tank


    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Cruiser Tank Mk V Covenanter (A13)

    Cruiser Tank Mk V Covenanter (A13)
    Cruiser Tank


    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Cruiser Tank Mk VI Crusader (A15)

    Cruiser Tank Mk VI Crusader (A15)
    Cruiser Tank


    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Cruiser Tank Mk VII Cavalier (A24)

    Cruiser Tank Mk VII Cavalier (A24)
    Light Tank / Armored Fighting Vehicle


    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Cruiser Tank Mk VIII Challenger (A30)

    Cruiser Tank Mk VIII Challenger (A30)
    Tank Destroyer (TD)


    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Cruiser Tank Mk VIII Cromwell (A27M)

    Cruiser Tank Mk VIII Cromwell (A27M)
    Cruiser Tank / Medium Tank


    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Cruiser Tank Ram

    Cruiser Tank Ram
    Medium Tank / Cruiser Tank


    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Cruiser Tank Ram Kangaroo

    Cruiser Tank Ram Kangaroo
    Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)


    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Cruiser Tank Sentinel AC (Australian Cruiser)

    Cruiser Tank Sentinel AC (Australian Cruiser)
    Cruiser Tank / Medium Tank


    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the FCM 36 (Char leger Modele 1936 FCM)

    FCM 36 (Char leger Modele 1936 FCM)
    Medium Tank / Infantry Tank


    1921
    Thumbnail picture of the FCM Char 2C

    FCM Char 2C
    Heavy Tank / Super-Heavy Tank


    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the FCM F1

    FCM F1
    Super Heavy Tank


    1923
    Thumbnail picture of the FIAT 3000 (Carro d-assalto 3000 / L.5 Series)

    FIAT 3000 (Carro d-assalto 3000 / L.5 Series)
    Light Tank


    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Grizzly

    Grizzly
    Medium Tank / Cruiser Tank


    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Half-Track Car M2

    Half-Track Car M2
    Half-Track Multi-Purpose Armored Personnel Carrier


    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Half-Track Car M9

    Half-Track Car M9
    Multi-role Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)


    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Half-Track Personnel Carrier M3

    Half-Track Personnel Carrier M3
    Multi-Purpose Armored Personnel Carrier


    1936
    Thumbnail picture of the Hotchkiss H35

    Hotchkiss H35
    Light Tank


    1939
    Thumbnail picture of the Hotchkiss H39

    Hotchkiss H39
    Fast Reconnaissance Light Tank


    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the Infantry Tank Churchill (A43) Black Prince

    Infantry Tank Churchill (A43) Black Prince
    Infantry Tank


    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the Infantry Tank Mk I Matilda (A11)

    Infantry Tank Mk I Matilda (A11)
    Infantry Tank


    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Infantry Tank Mk II Matilda (A12)

    Infantry Tank Mk II Matilda (A12)
    Infantry Tank


    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Infantry Tank Mk III Valentine

    Infantry Tank Mk III Valentine
    Infantry Tank


    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Infantry Tank Mk IV Churchill (A22)

    Infantry Tank Mk IV Churchill (A22)
    Infantry Tank


    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Infantry Tank Valiant (A38)

    Infantry Tank Valiant (A38)
    Infantry / Assault Tank


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

    KV-1 (Klimenti Voroshilov)
    Heavy Tank


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

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


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

    KV-85 (Klimenti Voroshilov)
    Heavy Tank


    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Landing Vehicle Tracked (LVT-2 / LVT-4) (Alligator / Water Buffalo)

    Landing Vehicle Tracked (LVT-2 / LVT-4) (Alligator / Water Buffalo)
    Amphibious Personnel Carrier


    1933
    Thumbnail picture of the Landsverk L-Series

    Landsverk L-Series
    Six-Wheeled Armored Car


    1934
    Thumbnail picture of the LT vz. 34

    LT vz. 34
    Light Tank


    1936
    Thumbnail picture of the LT vz. 35 / PzKpfW 35(t)

    LT vz. 35 / PzKpfW 35(t)
    Light Tank


    1939
    Thumbnail picture of the LT vz. 38 / PzKpfW 38(t) (SdKfz 140)

    LT vz. 38 / PzKpfW 38(t) (SdKfz 140)
    Light Tank


    1933
    Thumbnail picture of the M1 (Light Tank, M1 / M1 Combat Car)

    M1 (Light Tank, M1 / M1 Combat Car)
    Light Tank


    1935
    Thumbnail picture of the M2 (Light Tank, M2)

    M2 (Light Tank, M2)
    Light Tank


    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the M22 Locust

    M22 Locust
    Airborne Light Tank


    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the M24 Chaffee (Light Tank, M24)

    M24 Chaffee (Light Tank, M24)
    Reconnaissance Light Tank


    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the M26 Pershing

    M26 Pershing
    Heavy Tank / Medium Tank


    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the M3 Lee / M3 Grant (Medium Tank, M3)

    M3 Lee / M3 Grant (Medium Tank, M3)
    Medium Tank


    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the M3 Stuart (Light Tank, M3)

    M3 Stuart (Light Tank, M3)
    Light Tank


    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the M4 Sherman (Medium Tank, M4)

    M4 Sherman (Medium Tank, M4)
    Medium Tank


    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the M5 Stuart (Light Tank, M5) (Stuart VI)

    M5 Stuart (Light Tank, M5) (Stuart VI)
    Light Tank


    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the M6 (Heavy Tank M6)

    M6 (Heavy Tank M6)
    Heavy Tank


    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Marmon-Herrington (South African Reconnaissance Vehicle)

    Marmon-Herrington (South African Reconnaissance Vehicle)
    Wheeled Armored Scout Car


    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Medium Tank M2

    Medium Tank M2
    Medium Tank


    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Medium Tank T20

    Medium Tank T20
    Prototype Medium Tank


    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the NI Tank (Odessa Tank)

    NI Tank (Odessa Tank)
    Improvised Light Tank


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

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


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

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


    1936
    Thumbnail picture of the Renault Char B1

    Renault Char B1
    Heavy Tank


    1931
    Thumbnail picture of the Renault Char D1

    Renault Char D1
    Armored Fighting Vehicle


    1917
    Thumbnail picture of the Renault FT-17

    Renault FT-17
    Light Tank


    1936
    Thumbnail picture of the Renault R35 (Char leger Modele 1935 R)

    Renault R35 (Char leger Modele 1935 R)
    Light Tank / Infantry Support Vehicle


    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Schofield Tank

    Schofield Tank
    Light Tank Prototype


    1935
    Thumbnail picture of the SdKfz 101 Panzerkampfwagen I (PzKpfW I) / Panzer 1

    SdKfz 101 Panzerkampfwagen I (PzKpfW I) / Panzer 1
    Light Tank


    1936
    Thumbnail picture of the SdKfz 121 Panzerkampfwagen II (PzKpfW II) / Panzer 2

    SdKfz 121 Panzerkampfwagen II (PzKpfW II) / Panzer 2
    Light Tank


    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the SdKfz 123 Panzerspahwagen II (Luchs)

    SdKfz 123 Panzerspahwagen II (Luchs)
    Fast Reconnaissance Light Tank


    1939
    Thumbnail picture of the SdKfz 141 Panzerkampfwagen III (PzKpfW III) / Panzer 3

    SdKfz 141 Panzerkampfwagen III (PzKpfW III) / Panzer 3
    Light / Medium Tank


    1939
    Thumbnail picture of the SdKfz 161 Panzerkampfwagen IV (PzKpfW IV) / Panzer 4

    SdKfz 161 Panzerkampfwagen IV (PzKpfW IV) / Panzer 4
    Medium Tank


    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the SdKfz 171 Panzerkampfwagen V Panther (PzKpfW V) / Panzer 5

    SdKfz 171 Panzerkampfwagen V Panther (PzKpfW V) / Panzer 5
    Medium Tank


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

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


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

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


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

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


    1939
    Thumbnail picture of the SdKfz 250 leichter Schutzenpanzerwagen

    SdKfz 250 leichter Schutzenpanzerwagen
    Halftrack Multi-Purpose Vehicle / Light Armored Personnel Carrier


    1939
    Thumbnail picture of the SdKfz 251 mittlerer Schutzenpanzerwagen

    SdKfz 251 mittlerer Schutzenpanzerwagen
    Halftrack Multi-Purpose Vehicle / Medium Armored Personnel Carrier


    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the SdKfz 265 Panzerbefehlswagen

    SdKfz 265 Panzerbefehlswagen
    Command Tank


    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Sherman Crab

    Sherman Crab
    Special Purpose Mine Flail Tank


    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Sherman DD (Duplex Drive)

    Sherman DD (Duplex Drive)
    Amphibious Combat Tank


    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Sherman Firefly (Medium Tank, M4A4)

    Sherman Firefly (Medium Tank, M4A4)
    Tank Destroyer / Medium Tank


    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Sherman Jumbo (Medium Tank, M4A3E2)

    Sherman Jumbo (Medium Tank, M4A3E2)
    Medium Tank / Assault Tank


    1936
    Thumbnail picture of the SOMUA S35

    SOMUA S35
    Cavalry Tank / Medium Tank


    1935
    Thumbnail picture of the Steyr ADGZ (M35 Mittlere Panzerwagen)

    Steyr ADGZ (M35 Mittlere Panzerwagen)
    8x8 Wheeled Armored Car


    1934
    Thumbnail picture of the Stridsvagn L-60 (Strv L-60)

    Stridsvagn L-60 (Strv L-60)
    Light Tank


    1932
    Thumbnail picture of the Stridsvagn m/31 (Strv m/31) / Landsverk L-10

    Stridsvagn m/31 (Strv m/31) / Landsverk L-10
    Medium Tank


    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the Stridsvagn m/38 (Strv m/38)

    Stridsvagn m/38 (Strv m/38)
    Light Tank


    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Stridsvagn m/39 (Strv m/39)

    Stridsvagn m/39 (Strv m/39)
    Light Tank


    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Stridsvagn m/40 (Strv m/40)

    Stridsvagn m/40 (Strv m/40)
    Light Tank


    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Stridsvagn m/42 (Strv m/42)

    Stridsvagn m/42 (Strv m/42)
    Medium Tank


    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the T14 (Assault Tank T14)

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


    1931
    Thumbnail picture of the T-26

    T-26
    Infantry Light Tank


    1933
    Thumbnail picture of the T-28

    T-28
    Medium Tank


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

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


    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the T29 (Heavy Tank T29)

    T29 (Heavy Tank T29)
    Heavy Tank


    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the T30 (Heavy Tank T30)

    T30 (Heavy Tank T30)
    Heavy Tank


    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the T-34

    T-34
    Medium Tank


    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the T-34/85

    T-34/85
    Medium Tank


    1935
    Thumbnail picture of the T-35

    T-35
    Heavy Tank


    1933
    Thumbnail picture of the T-37A

    T-37A
    Amphibious Light Tank


    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the T-38

    T-38
    Amphibious Light Tank


    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the T-40

    T-40
    Amphibious Light Tank


    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the T-44

    T-44
    Medium Tank (MBT)


    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the T-60

    T-60
    Light Tank


    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the T-70

    T-70
    Light Tank (LT)


    1934
    Thumbnail picture of the Tancik vz. 33

    Tancik vz. 33
    Tankette


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

    Tank, Heavy Assault, Tortoise (A39)
    Heavy Tank


    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Tank, Heavy, TOG 1

    Tank, Heavy, TOG 1
    Heavy Tank


    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Tank, Heavy, TOG 2

    Tank, Heavy, TOG 2
    Heavy Tank


    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Type 1 Chi-He

    Type 1 Chi-He
    Medium Tank


    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the Type 120 O-I

    Type 120 O-I
    Super-Heavy Tank


    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Type 2 Ka-Mi

    Type 2 Ka-Mi
    Amphibious Tank


    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Type 3 Chi-Nu

    Type 3 Chi-Nu
    Medium Tank


    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Type 3 Ka-Chi

    Type 3 Ka-Chi
    Amphibious Medium Tank


    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the Type 4 Chi-To

    Type 4 Chi-To
    Medium Tank


    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the Type 5 Chi-Ri

    Type 5 Chi-Ri
    Medium Tank


    1931
    Thumbnail picture of the Type 89 Chi-Ro

    Type 89 Chi-Ro
    Medium Tank


    1932
    Thumbnail picture of the Type 92 Jyu-Sokosha

    Type 92 Jyu-Sokosha
    Armored Car / Tankette / Light Tank


    1936
    Thumbnail picture of the Type 95 Ha-Go (Ke-Go / Kyu-Go)

    Type 95 Ha-Go (Ke-Go / Kyu-Go)
    Light Tank


    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Type 97 Chi-Ha

    Type 97 Chi-Ha
    Medium Tank


    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Type 97 Shinhoto Chi-Ha

    Type 97 Shinhoto Chi-Ha
    Medium Tank


    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Type 97 Te-Ke

    Type 97 Te-Ke
    Infantry Support / Reconnaissance Tankette


    1934
    Thumbnail picture of the UNIC-Kegresse P.107

    UNIC-Kegresse P.107
    Artillery Tractor / Engineering Half-Track


    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Universal Carrier (BREN Gun Carrier)

    Universal Carrier (BREN Gun Carrier)
    Multirole Tracked Personnel / Weapons Carrier


    1928
    Thumbnail picture of the Vickers 6-Ton (Mark E)

    Vickers 6-Ton (Mark E)
    Light Tank


    1925
    Thumbnail picture of the Vickers Medium Mark II

    Vickers Medium Mark II
    Medium Tank


    1936
    Thumbnail picture of the Vickers Mk VI (Light Tank Mk VI)

    Vickers Mk VI (Light Tank Mk VI)
    Light Tank


    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the Vickers Mk VII (A17) (Tetrarch)

    Vickers Mk VII (A17) (Tetrarch)
    Air-Droppable Light Tank