Military Factory

World War 2 Tanks (1939-1945)

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 1/4/2016

Despite advances in armor-defeating systems, the Main Battle Tank remains the cornerstone of every modern land army's true strength on the battlefield.





There are a total of (128) World War 2 Military Combat Tanks (1939-1945) in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




1940
38M Toldi
The Hungarian Toldi Light Tank was born from the Swedish AB Landsverk L-60 Light Tank, a tracked, tu... [Read More]
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1941
40M Turan I / 41M Turan II
The Skoda Works concern of Czechoslovakia was the largest producer of weaponry for the Austro-Hungar... [Read More]
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1937
4TP (PZlnz 140)
Like other world powers after World War 1, the Polish government moved on acquiring the popular Brit... [Read More]
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1936
7TP
The 7TP series was of a Polish light tank design, based on the British Vickers-Armstrong 6-ton light... [Read More]
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1936
AH-IV
The AH-IV was an export tankette design of Czech origins that appeared in 1936. Agile and fast, the ... [Read More]
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1938
AMC-35 (Automitrailleuse de Combat Renault modele 1935) / Renault ACG-1
The AMC-35 (or "Automitrailleuse de Combat Renault modele 1935") served the French and Belgian armie... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the AMC-35 (Automitrailleuse de Combat Renault modele 1935) / Renault ACG-1

1942
Bob Semple Tank
At the start of World War 2 (1939-1945), New Zealand joined its neighbor Australia in recognizing th... [Read More]
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1932
BT-2 (Bystrochodnij Tankov)
Like many of the military powers prior to World War 2, the Red Army adopted a series of light, fast ... [Read More]
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1933
BT-5 (Bystrochodnij Tankov)
The BT series of Soviet "Fast Tanks" was born out of a John Walter Christie design in the early 1930... [Read More]
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1934
BT-7 (Bystrochodnij Tankov)
In the latter portion of the 1920s, the Soviet Army began looking to modernize their fleet of aging ... [Read More]
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1935
Carro Armato L3 (Series)
The L3 series of tankettes primarily served the Italian Army in the years leading up to World War 2.... [Read More]
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1940
Carro Armato L6/40
The Carro Armato L6/40 series was manufactured by the Italian concern of Fiat-Ansaldo from 1939 to 1... [Read More]
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1940
Carro Armato M11/39
The Fiat M11/39 Medium Tank was another in the long line of tanks born from the influential British ... [Read More]
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1940
Carro Armato M13/40
The M13/40 was the next logical evolution of the M11/39 medium tank series of 1939 and introduced im... [Read More]
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1941
Carro Armato M14/41
The Carro Armato M14/41 served in the medium tank role for the Italian Army (as well as a few nota... [Read More]
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1943
Carro Armato M15/42
The Italian Carro Armato M.15/42 medium tank was nothing more than a further development of the M.14... [Read More]
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1940
Carro Armato P40 (Carro Pesante P40)
The Carro Armato P40 (more formally Carro Pesante P26/40 for "Heavy Tank P40") was one of the more i... [Read More]
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1938
Cruiser Tank Mk I (A9)
By its given "mark", the Tank, Cruiser, Mk I (A9) was the first in a long series of "cruiser" tanks ... [Read More]
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1940
Cruiser Tank Mk II (A10)
In 1934, Sir John Carden of the Vickers-Armstrong concern began work on a fast, mobile tank requeste... [Read More]
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1938
Cruiser Tank Mk III (A13 Mark I)
By the time of World War 2 (1939-1945) the British Army adopted a two-prong assault doctrine concern... [Read More]
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1940
Cruiser Tank Mk IV (A13)
After World War 1 (1914-1918), and the introduction of the "tank" as a viable battlefield piece, the... [Read More]
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1940
Cruiser Tank Mk V Covenanter (A13)
With the Cruiser Tank Mk IV, the British Army found a replacement for its limited-value Mk III serie... [Read More]
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1941
Cruiser Tank Mk VI Crusader (A15)
The British used the "tank" to good effect during the many late-war offensives of World War 1 (1914-... [Read More]
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1942
Cruiser Tank Mk VII Cavalier (A24)
The Cavalier Cruiser Tank became one of the many Cruiser Tank forms adopted by the British Army duri... [Read More]
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1943
Cruiser Tank Mk VIII Challenger (A30)
The Challenger Mk VIII Cruiser was a British response to the very real and deadly threat being posed... [Read More]
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1943
Cruiser Tank Mk VIII Cromwell (A27M)
The Cromwell (officially known as Tank, Cruiser, Mk VIII, Cromwell (A27M)) was one of two design pro... [Read More]
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1941
Cruiser Tank Ram
Like most of the Allied nations at the start of World War 2, Canada saw itself with an outdated armo... [Read More]
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1942
Cruiser Tank Sentinel AC (Australian Cruiser)
The Sentinel tank was an indigenous Australian design of World War 2, appearing at a time when Austr... [Read More]
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1938
FCM 36 (Char leger Modele 1936 FCM)
The FCM 36 was one of three primary tank designs adopted by the French Army during the mid-1930s, pr... [Read More]
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1921
FCM Char 2C
The Char 2C was being planned and designed in the final year of the First World War. The system woul... [Read More]
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1940
FCM F1
The heavy tank existed as a category of armored warfare from the closing days of World War 1 (1914-1... [Read More]
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1923
FIAT 3000 (Carro d-assalto 3000 / L.5 Series)
The Fiat 3000 was a highly-modified Italian version of the French FT-17. Modifications included (but... [Read More]
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1943
Grizzly I Cruiser
Like Australia, Canada also found itself without much of an armored corps (or facilities to produce ... [Read More]
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1940
Half-Track Car M2
The United States Army learned by experience in World War 1 that trying to move men and machine thro... [Read More]
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1943
Half-Track Car M9
The half-track military vehicle achieved considerable stardom during World War 2 (1939-1945) though ... [Read More]
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1936
Hotchkiss H35
Like other powers of the 1930s sensing future regional unrest across Europe, the French enacted a mo... [Read More]
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1939
Hotchkiss H39
The Hotchkiss H39 superseded the H35 series light tanks in French Army service, being produced in mo... [Read More]
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1945
Infantry Tank Churchill (A43) Black Prince
The Black Prince Infantry Tank was the ultimate evolution of the storied Churchill Infantry Tank of ... [Read More]
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1938
Infantry Tank Mk I Matilda (A11)
The first production "tank" (then known as a "landship") was born in the UK during World War 1. In t... [Read More]
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1937
Infantry Tank Mk II Matilda (A12)
No other tank in the British Army inventory was as important as the Matilda II during the early year... [Read More]
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1940
Infantry Tank Mk III Valentine
Considered one of the more successful British tank designs of the early war years, the Valentine ser... [Read More]
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1941
Infantry Tank Mk IV Churchill (A22)
The Churchill served the British Army and allied forces as the most important of its type during Wor... [Read More]
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1944
Infantry Tank Valiant (A38)
British Army "Specification A38" called for a new infantry/assault tank intended for service in the ... [Read More]
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1943
IS-1 / JS-1 (Josef Stalin)
The IS-1 was born out of a Soviet Army need for more formidable tracked weapon systems to combat the... [Read More]
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1943
IS-2 / JS-2 (Josef Stalin)
The Soviet Army need for ever-more formidable tracked firepower came to the forefront after losses o... [Read More]
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1945
IS-3 / JS-3 (Josef Stalin)
The IS-3 (also "Joseph Stalin" or "Iosef Stalin" IS3) heavy tank was a continuation of the successfu... [Read More]
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1942
Krupp Landkreuzer P.1000 Ratte (Rat)
The Landkreuzer P.1000 "Ratte" (translating to "Rat") was a proposed super-heavy tank design of the ... [Read More]
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1939
KV-1 (Klimenti Voroshilov)
In 1938, the Soviet Union developed a prototype heavy tank of 58 tons designated as the T-100. The ... [Read More]
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1940
KV-2 (Klimenti Voroshilov)
The KV-2 assault gun tank was developed from the KV-1 series of heavy tanks appearing in 1939-1940 w... [Read More]
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1943
KV-85 (Klimenti Voroshilov)
The KV-85 was an interim heavy tank solution requested by Soviet authorities to help combat the arri... [Read More]
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1941
Landing Vehicle Tracked (LVT-2 / LVT-4) (Alligator / Water Buffalo)
The LVT ("Landing Vehicle Tracked") began a long line of amphibious tracked American military vehicl... [Read More]
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1936
LT vz 35 / PzKpfW 35(t)
The LT zv 35 was of Czechoslovakian origin and was developed just before open hostilities in Europe ... [Read More]
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1939
LT vz 38 / PzKpfW 38(t) (SdKfz 140)
This light tank system initially began as a Czechoslovakian creation in the form of the LT vz 38 but... [Read More]
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1933
M1 (Light Tank, M1 / M1 Combat Car)
The M1 Combat Car represented the rather meek beginning of American World War 2 tank development. It... [Read More]
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1935
M2 (Light Tank, M2)
The "tank" received its baptism of fire in World War 1 as large, cumbersome lozenge-shaped tracked v... [Read More]
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1943
M22 Locust
After witnessing the successes of the German airborne divisions to take over most of Western Europe ... [Read More]
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1944
M24 Chaffee (Light Tank, M24)
The Light Tank, M24 "Chaffee" was the chosen successor to the M5 "Stuart" light tank line which bega... [Read More]
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1945
M26 Pershing
The M26 "Pershing" made its official appearance towards the end of World War 2 and was appropriately... [Read More]
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1942
M3 Lee / M3 Grant (Medium Tank, M3)
The M3 medium tank series appeared at a time when Allied armor (in respects to both armor protection... [Read More]
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1941
M3 Stuart (Light Tank, M3)
The M3 "Stuart" Light Tank became the primary light tank vehicle for the United States Army heading ... [Read More]
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1942
M4 Sherman (Medium Tank, M4)
The M4 Sherman series of medium tanks proved an invaluable asset to Allied operations North Africa, ... [Read More]
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1942
M5 Stuart (Light Tank, M5) (Stuart VI)
The M5 "Stuart" (also "General Stuart") was an extension of the original M3 Stuart Light Tank line o... [Read More]
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1940
M6 (Heavy Tank M6)
Tank design and production during the interwar years following World War 1 were extremely limited, l... [Read More]
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1940
Marmon-Herrington (South African Reconnaissance Vehicle)
The Marmon-Herrington Armored Car became a rare South African industry contribution to the Allied ca... [Read More]
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1940
Medium Tank M2
In many ways, the M2 Medium Tank was a stepping stone design for American armored warfare leading up... [Read More]
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1944
Medium Tank T20
The M4 Sherman was undoubtedly the face of the American armored corps during World War 2 (1939-1945)... [Read More]
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1941
NI Tank (Odessa Tank)
Operation Barbarossa was the German codename for the invasion of the Soviet Union which began on Jun... [Read More]
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1945
Panzerkampfwagen E-100 (Tiger Maus)
Germany tried its hand at heavy tank development prior to World War 2 in the early 1930s, producing ... [Read More]
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1934
Panzerkampfwagen Neubaufahrzeug (PzKpfW NbFz V / VI)
By the mid-1930s, Germany - under the power of Adolf Hitler - had undertaken broad reaching reforms ... [Read More]
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1936
Renault Char B1
Before the relatively quick collapse of France from the German invasion of 1940, the French Army man... [Read More]
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1931
Renault Char D1
The Renault Char D1 served the French Army for a time leading up to World War 2. Her origins and use... [Read More]
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1936
Renault R35 (Char leger Modele 1935 R)
The Renault R35 was a French light tank development of the pre-World War 2 period and followed gener... [Read More]
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1942
Schofield Tank
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1935
SdKfz 101 Panzerkampfwagen I (PzKpfW I) / Panzer 1
Few could have known what the inception of the Panzer I into the German Army inventory during the mi... [Read More]
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1936
SdKfz 121 Panzerkampfwagen II (PzKpfW II) / Panzer 2
While development of the of the Pz.Kpf.W. I (Panzer I) light tank (Sd.Kfz. 121) was still ongoing, t... [Read More]
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1943
SdKfz 123 Panzerspahwagen II (Luchs)
Germany's early collection of tanks in World War 2 (1939-1945) was made up of the Panzer I, Panzer I... [Read More]
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1939
SdKfz 141 Panzerkampfwagen III (PzKpfW III) / Panzer 3
Development of Hitler's Panzers was key to his early overwhelming victories in the East and West. Th... [Read More]
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1939
SdKfz 161 Panzerkampfwagen IV (PzKpfW IV) / Panzer 4
The Panzer IV (or "Panzerkampfwagen IV" and abbreviated as "Pz.KpfW. IV") formed the backbone of the... [Read More]
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1943
SdKfz 171 Panzerkampfwagen V Panther (PzKpfW V) / Panzer 5
Though initially mechanically unreliable at her inception, the Panther medium tank of the German Arm... [Read More]
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1942
SdKfz 181 Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger I (PzKpfW VI) / Panzer 6)
The Tiger heavy tank served the German Army during the latter years of World War 2. She proved a mos... [Read More]
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1944
SdKfz 182 Panzerkampfwagen VIB Tiger II / King Tiger (PzKpfw VIB) / Panzer 6B
Of all of the operational combat tanks fielded in the World War 2, the German "Tiger II" was the bes... [Read More]
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1943
SdKfz 205 Panzerkampfwagen VIII (PzKpfW VIII) / Maus
The Panzerkampfwagen Pz.Kpf.W. VIII (Sd.Kfz. 205) "Maus" (ironically named the "Mouse") was a "super... [Read More]
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1944
Sherman DD (Duplex Drive)
While the American-made M4 "Sherman" Medium Tank was not the finest combat tank of World War 2 (1939... [Read More]
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1944
Sherman Jumbo (Medium Tank, M4A3E2)
Long before the Invasion of Normandy in northern France was finalized, American warplanners were awa... [Read More]
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1944
Sherman VC Firefly (Medium Tank, M4A4)
Outwardly, the Sherman Firefly series of tank destroyers looked every bit like their M4 Sherman base... [Read More]
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1936
SOMUA S35
In 1934, the French Army issued a new requirement for a cavalry tank in an attempt to modernized its... [Read More]
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1934
Stridsvagn L-60 (Strv L-60)
While remaining a neutral power throughout World War 2, Swedish authorities saw fit to modernize and... [Read More]
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1932
Stridsvagn m/31 (Strv m/31) / Landsverk L-10
The light tank industry was a booming market following the end of World War 1 and throughout the int... [Read More]
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1938
Stridsvagn m/38 (Strv m/38)
With certain Swedish Army modifications in place (mainly a standardized 37mm main gun), the Strv L-6... [Read More]
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1940
Stridsvagn m/39 (Strv m/39)
With the deteriorating condition on the European mainland during the opening phases of World War 2 (... [Read More]
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1941
Stridsvagn m/40 (Strv m/40)
The Stridsvagn Strv m/40 Light Tank was the first Swedish combat tank to be ordered in useful quanti... [Read More]
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1943
Stridsvagn m/42 (Strv m/42)
The culmination of Swedish tank work prior to, and during, World War 2 became the Stridsvagn Strv m/... [Read More]
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1944
T14 (Assault Tank T14)
The joint American-British T14 Heavy Tank assault tank program began in the early part of World War ... [Read More]
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1931
T-26
As was the norm after World War 1 in all industrialized nations around the globe, Soviet warplanners... [Read More]
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1933
T-28
In the early 1930s, the Soviets took to designing an indigenous tank - specifically the T-28 Medium ... [Read More]
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1945
T28 Super Heavy Tank (Gun Motor Carriage T95)
The T28 heavy tank was the largest tank ever developed for the US Military. Built in 1945 to counter... [Read More]
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1944
T29 (Heavy Tank T29)
As World War 2 progressed on all fronts in favor of the Allies, attention began to turn to the final... [Read More]
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1945
T30 (Heavy Tank T30)
The T30 was developed for the American Army during the latter stages of World War 2 to counter the a... [Read More]
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1940
T-34
To Red Army authorities, it was becoming painfully clear that the BT series of "fast tanks" was not ... [Read More]
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1943
T-34/85
The T-34/85 was essentially categorized as an "up-gunned" version of the successful base T-34 medium... [Read More]
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1935
T-35
Despite its formidable appearance by 1930 standards, the T-35 Heavy Tank ultimately proved an ill-fa... [Read More]
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1933
T-37A
From the period of 1931 to 1941, the Red Army utilized the Carden-Loyd-inspired "tankette" through t... [Read More]
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1937
T-38
The Soviet Army had always prized amphibious vehicles and undertook various projects to find sound s... [Read More]
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1941
T-40
In the period following World War 1, there came a global military movement centering on more cost-ef... [Read More]
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1944
T-44
Even as the fabled T-34 Medium Tank was coming online within the inventory of the Red Army during Wo... [Read More]
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1941
T-60
The T-60 light scout tank was designed and developed to replace the outclassed T-38 series of amphib... [Read More]
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1942
T-70
In October of 1941 - four months after the German invasion of the Soviet Union through "Operation Ba... [Read More]
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1919
Tank Mark VIII (International / Liberty)
The Mark VIII "International Tank" (also "Liberty" when powered by the American Liberty engine) woul... [Read More]
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1944
Tank, Heavy Assault, Tortoise (A39)
The British Army "Tortoise" (Tank, Heavy Assault, Tortoise A39) was one example in the seemingly lon... [Read More]
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1940
Tank, Heavy, TOG 1
Still fearing that a potential war enveloping Europe would turn into the trench-based slogfests that... [Read More]
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1940
Tank, Heavy, TOG 2
Like the Germans, Soviets and Americans in World War 2, the British also invested time and money int... [Read More]
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1941
Type 1 Chi-He
In the 1930s, the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) introduced the Type 97 Chi-Ha series of medium-class ... [Read More]
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1945
Type 120 O-I
The Germans, Soviets, British and Americans were not the only ones seriously considering the develop... [Read More]
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1942
Type 2 Ka-Mi
Development of the Type 2 began in 1928 and was the Army's attempt to turn the Type 95 Kyu-Go light ... [Read More]
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1944
Type 3 Chi-Nu
Realizing their tank force was largely inadequate in dealing with Allied armor across the Pacific Ca... [Read More]
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1943
Type 3 Ka-Chi
The island-hopping campaigns for Imperial Japan during World War (1939-1945) dictated the type of mi... [Read More]
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1945
Type 4 Chi-To
While the Imperial Japanese Army enjoyed a tremendous period of success through the opening phases o... [Read More]
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1945
Type 5 Chi-Ri
The Type 5 "Chi-Ri" was a further evolution of the preceding Type 4 "Chi-To" development - both beco... [Read More]
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1931
Type 89 Chi-Ro
The Empire of Japan went through a period of militarization following the end of World War 1. She co... [Read More]
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1932
Type 92 Jyu-Sokosha
Exposure to foreign "tankette" types led the Empire of Japan in design and production of its first l... [Read More]
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1936
Type 95 Ha-Go (Ke-Go / Kyu-Go)
The Type 95 "Ha-Go" was a light tank design primarily utilized by the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) d... [Read More]
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1937
Type 97 Chi-Ha
The Type 97 Chi-Ha was a production of the Mitsubishi company and designed to replace the aging Type... [Read More]
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1942
Type 97 Shinhoto Chi-Ha
Regarded by many as the best quantitative Japanese tank fielded during all of World War 2, the Type ... [Read More]
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1937
Type 97 Te-Ke
Developed from an early Imperial Japanese Army request for a light tank in 1937, the Type 97 Te-Ke w... [Read More]
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1928
Vickers 6-Ton (Mark E)
The Vickers 6-Ton (Mark E) was a light tank evaluated by the British Army but ultimately rejected. W... [Read More]
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1925
Vickers Medium Mark II
The combat tank made its debut on the battlefields of World War 1 (1914-1918) and proved a decisive ... [Read More]
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1936
Vickers Mk VI (Light Tank Mk VI)
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]
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1938
Vickers Mk VII (A17) (Tetrarch)
With the worsening situation in Europe during the late 1930s, it behooved the British to prepare for... [Read More]
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