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    World War 2 Tanks, Armored Vehicles and Artillery (1939-1945)

    Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 1/21/2016

    World War 2 saw a massive outpouring of resources that included tens of thousands of armored vehicles and artillery systems.





    There are a total of (362) World War 2 Combat Tanks, Armored Vehicles and Artillery (1939-1945) in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below by initial year of service. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




    1941
    10.5cm K gepanzerte Selbstfahrlafette IVa (Dicker Max)
    The 10.5cm K gepanzerte Selbstfahrlafette was a developmental tank destroyer for the German Army in ... [Read More]
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    1916
    10.5-cm leFH 16
    When the once-fluid fronts of World War 1 degraded into trench warfare, all sides sought methods for... [Read More]
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    1944
    10.5-cm leFH 18/40
    The 10.5-cm leFH 18/40 light howitzer appeared alongside the existing leFH 18 and the leFH 18M serie... [Read More]
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    1944
    100mm Model 1944 (BS-3)
    The field gun has long remained a staple of any successful land force. Napoleon utilized his pieces ... [Read More]
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    1942
    12.8 cm Selbstfahrlafette auf VK3001(H) (Sturer Emil)
    The battlefields of World War 2 became the domain of the tank within time. The German Blitzkriegs of... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the 12.8 cm Selbstfahrlafette auf VK3001(H)  (Sturer Emil)

    1942
    12.8cm FlaK 40
    The 128mm FlaK 40 was one of the largest anti-aircraft weapon systems employed by the Germans in Wor... [Read More]
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    1942
    12.8cm Flakzwilling 40
    The double 12.8 cm (128mm) "Flakzwilling 40" was a variant of the very successful 12.8 cm FlaK 40 th... [Read More]
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    1940
    120mm Gun M1
    The advent of aircraft as effective tools of war in World War 1 prompted the need for ground-based a... [Read More]
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    1937
    152mm Model 1937 (ML-20)
    The Russian Empire held a working relationship with French military industry prior to World War 1. T... [Read More]
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    1943
    152mm Model 1943 (D-1)
    As barrel rifling and efficient recoil and breech mechanisms became widely accepted, national armies... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the 152mm Model 1943 (D-1)

    1917
    15cm Kanone 16 (15cm K16)
    Field guns of all types were used by all sides in World War 1 in an attempt to break down fortificat... [Read More]
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    1938
    15cm Kanone 18 (15cm K18)
    The 15cm Kanone 18 series of long-barreled heavy artillery was developed during the German military ... [Read More]
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    1939
    15cm Kanone 39 (15cm K39)
    There proved two major artillery manufacturers for the German Army throughout both World wars, these... [Read More]
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    1941
    15cm Nebelwerfer 41 (15cm NbW 41)
    Rocket design work by German engineers persisted throughout the 1920s and 1930s, leading to adoption... [Read More]
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    1914
    15cm sFH 13 (15cm schwere Feldhaubitze 13)
    The sFH 13 series heavy field howitzer was of German origin and saw combat throughout World War 1 an... [Read More]
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    1933
    15cm sFH 18 (15cm schwere Feldhaubitze 18)
    The 15-cm schwere Feldhaubitze 18 (sFH 18) became the standard 149mm howitzer for German Army divisi... [Read More]
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    1936
    15cm sIG 33 (Schweres Infanterie Geschutz 33)
    The German Army fielded all manner of artillery during World War 2 (1939-1945) - field guns, howitze... [Read More]
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    1941
    17cm Kanone 18 (17cm K18)
    Adolf Hitler and his Germany had always held a fondness for big, powerful weapons and heavy howitzer... [Read More]
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    1932
    203mm Howitzer Model 1931 (B-4)
    The Soviet Army of World War 2 showcased a variety of large-caliber, heavy field guns during its mar... [Read More]
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    1940
    20mm Oerlikon
    The birth of the storied Swiss Oerlikon 20mm automatic anti-aircraft cannon was actually in Imperial... [Read More]
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    1938
    21cm Kanone Eisenbahnlafette (21cm K12(E))
    Because of the established railroad infrastructure of Europe during World War 1 (1914-1918), the rai... [Read More]
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    1916
    21cm Morser 16 (21cm Mrs 16)
    Due to the particular time period in history and the nature of trench warfare in general, artillery ... [Read More]
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    1939
    21cm Morser 18 (21cm Mrs 18)
    The German Army made heavy use of artillery during its march across Europe during World War 2 (1939-... [Read More]
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    1942
    21cm Nebelwerfer 42 (21cm NbW 42)
    The 21-cm Nebelwerfer 42 (translating to "smoke-thrower" or "smoke launcher" and also known under t... [Read More]
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    1920
    240mm Caterpillar Mark IV
    During World War 1, United States Army authorities came to the conclusion that towed artillery was c... [Read More]
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    1939
    24cm Kanone 3 (24cm K3)
    Before going to war with Europe to begin World War 2 (1939-1944), the German military understood the... [Read More]
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    1940
    25mm Air Defense Gun 72-K (M1940)
    The Soviets had signed a secret non-aggregation pact with Nazi Germany on August 23rd, 1939 that cam... [Read More]
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    1941
    28/32cm Nebelwerfer 41 (28/32cm NbW 41)
    The German Army of World War 2 (1939-1945) deployed several major types of rocket projectors for its... [Read More]
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    1935
    2cm FlaK 30
    The manufacturing automotive and defense firm of Rheinmetall-Borsig was given a defense contract by ... [Read More]
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    1911
    30.5cm Belagerungsmorser (Schlanke Emma)
    While much of the heavy artillery fanfare of World War 1 (1914-1918) goes to the German Empire's "Bi... [Read More]
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    1943
    30cm Nebelwerfer 42 (30cm NbW 42)
    The 30cm Nebelwerfer 42 (NbW 42) was another German-designed and developed rocket projector of World... [Read More]
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    1939
    35.5cm Haubitze M.1 (35.5-cm H M.1)
    When the German conquest of Europe in World War 2 was being drawn up, its warplanners recognized the... [Read More]
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    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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    1932
    40mm Bofors
    Along with the Swiss 20mm Oerlikon, the Swedish 40mm Bofors became one of the most successful light ... [Read More]
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    1943
    43M Zrinyi
    The 43M Zrinyi tracked assault gun was of Hungarian origin and designed from their Turan Medium Tank... [Read More]
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    1937
    45mm Model 1937 (53-K)
    During its modernization initiative of the 1930s, the Soviet Army purchased a batch of the German Rh... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the 45mm Model 1937 (53-K)

    1942
    45mm Model 1942 (M-42)
    As the effectiveness of the Soviet 45mm anti-tank gun Model 1937 dwindled in the face of newer Germa... [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
    5cm FlaK 41
    During World War 2 (1939-1945), ground-based Anti-Aircraft (AA) defense ranged across several establ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the 5cm FlaK 41

    1915
    6-Inch 26 cwt
    The 6-inch 26 cwt howitzer was developed during World War 1 and was still in service at the beginnin... [Read More]
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    1932
    7.5cm leichtes Infanteriegeschutz 18
    While no longer a major component of today's infantry units, the infantry support gun was a battlefi... [Read More]
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    1943
    75mm Resita Model 1943
    The 75mm Resita Model 1943 anti-tank gun was brought about to give the Romanian military a locally-p... [Read More]
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    1903
    76mm Divisional Gun Model 1902 (M1902)
    In the early part of the 20th Century, the Russian Empire took on two new field guns of note - the M... [Read More]
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    1939
    76mm Divisional Gun Model 1939 (M1939)
    The 76mm Divisional Gun M1939 was developed to replace the 76mm Divisional Gun M1936 (F-22) system o... [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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    1934
    8.8cm FlaK 18 / FlaK 36 / FlaK 37 (German 88)
    After World War 1 concluded in the armistice of November of 1918, the German Empire was held largely... [Read More]
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    1943
    8.8cm FlaK 41
    Leading up to World War 2, no other nation was seemingly on the same technological edge as the Germa... [Read More]
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    1939
    85mm Air Defense Gun Model 1939 (M1939) (KS-12 / 52-K)
    Throughout the 1930s, aircraft development was evolving by leaps and bounds across the world. As suc... [Read More]
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    1944
    85mm Air Defense Gun Model 1944 (M1944) (KS-18)
    The 85mm M1944 air defense gun (or "Model 1944" and also known as "KS-18") was nothing more than the... [Read More]
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    1943
    8cm Raketen-Vielfachwerfer
    So impressed (and in dire need) were the Germans with the simplicity of the Soviet 82mm M-8 Katyusha... [Read More]
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    1942
    AEC Armored Car
    Associated Equipment Company (AEC) of London began operations in the automotive field as early as 19... [Read More]
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    1938
    AEC Matador
    Developed as a gun tractor to tow various-caliber artillery pieces for the British Army in World War... [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

    1944
    Archer (Self-Propelled 17pdr, Valentine, Mk I)
    In order to "up-gun" its available tank-killing inventory to better face increased armor thickness o... [Read More]
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    1940
    Autoblinda 40/41 (AB 40/41)
    Land combat of World War 2 went beyond the storied engagements involving masses of tank formations. ... [Read More]
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    1938
    BA-10 / BA-32
    Armored cars played a major role in warfare during World War 1 for their ease of production and mach... [Read More]
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    1942
    Bishop SPA
    In the decades following World War 1, the British Army rewrote their armored warfare doctrine to inc... [Read More]
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    1939
    BM-8 / BM-13 / BM-31 (Katyusha)
    The Soviet Army became something of experts in the use of battlefield rockets during World War 2. Th... [Read More]
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    1941
    BM-8-24 (Katyusha)
    The BM-8-24 was a rather simplistic conversion of Soviet Army T-40 and T-60 light tanks to serve as ... [Read More]
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    1935
    BMW R12
    The R12 was utilized by the German Army throughout the late 1930s and 1940s for communications deliv... [Read More]
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    1941
    BMW R75
    The motorcycle with sidecar was popularized in the inherent mobility of German Army, especially in t... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the BMW R75

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

    1943
    BT-42
    The Soviet Union invaded neighboring Finland to spark the "Winter War" (1939-1940) and, despite resi... [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]
    Thumbnail picture of the BT-5 (Bystrochodnij Tankov)

    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
    Cannone da 47/32 M35
    Based on an original Austrian design (by Bohler), the Cannone da 47/32 M35 was an Italian licensed-p... [Read More]
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    1913
    Cannone da 65/17 modello 13
    In 1913, the Italian Army adopted a 65mm towed mountain gun artillery system intended for its specia... [Read More]
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    1906
    Cannone da 75/27 modello 06
    Prior to World War 1, the Italian Army obtained a license production deal with the German concern of... [Read More]
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    1916
    Canon d Infanterie de 37 Modele 1916 TRP (37mm mle 1916)
    In 1916, with World War 1 (1914-1918) in full swing, French factories began production of a new weap... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Canon d Infanterie de 37 Modele 1916 TRP (37mm mle 1916)

    1913
    Canon de 105 mle 1913 Schneider (L13S)
    The Canon de 105 mle 1913 Schneider was a French artillery development with origins in a Russian Arm... [Read More]
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    1917
    Canon de 155 C modele 1917 Schneider
    The Canon de 155 C modele 1917 Schneider was a standardized French Army heavy field howitzer receivi... [Read More]
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    1917
    Canon de 155 GPF mle 1917
    Looking to fulfill a long-range heavy artillery requirement during World War 1 (1914-1918), the Fren... [Read More]
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    1897
    Canon de 75 modele 1897
    One of the finest artillery pieces of her time and the first "true" modern artillery system adopted ... [Read More]
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    1927
    Carden-Loyd Tankette (Series)
    By looks alone, it becomes easy to dismiss the Carden-Loyd Tankette series as nothing more than an e... [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]
    Thumbnail picture of the Carro Armato L3 (Series)

    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]
    Thumbnail picture of the Carro Armato M11/39

    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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    1945
    Coventry Armored Car
    Throughout most of World War 2, the British Army stocked its armored car inventory with two major ca... [Read More]
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    1931
    Crossley Armored Car
    The Crossley Armored Car was the first 6x6 wheeled armored car adopted for service in the British Ar... [Read More]
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    1944
    Cruiser Tank Comet (A34)
    The Comet Cruiser tank was Britain's most powerful combat tank system of World War 2. It arrived in ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Cruiser Tank Comet (A34)

    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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    1942
    Cruiser Tank Mk VIII Centaur (A27L)
    The Centaur series of British combat tanks was a product of Leyland Motors and developed alongside t... [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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    1943
    Cruiser Tank Ram Kangaroo
    The "Kangaroo" name in Canadian Army service covered a group of Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) th... [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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    1944
    Cushman Model 53
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    1942
    Daimler Armored Car
    The armored car proved itself an important battlefield tool for the British Army during World War 1 ... [Read More]
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    1940
    Daimler Scout Car (Dingo)
    In studies of World War 2 armored vehicles, it becomes for the reader to overlook the small, compact... [Read More]
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    1934
    Daimler-Benz G4
    Despite its use as a general staff car as well as centerpiece in many of Hitler's propaganda-driven ... [Read More]
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    1935
    DKW NZ350
    ... [Read More]
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    1941
    Dodge G505 1/2-ton
    From World War 1 the US Army had a relationship with Dodge and ordered from them light military half... [Read More]
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    1942
    Dodge WC54 3/4-ton
    The Dodge Model WC54 3/4-ton military ambulance was manufactured by the Chrysler Corporation, Dodge ... [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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    1945
    Flakpanzer IV Kugelblitz (Ball Lightning)
    Due to increasingly limited resources, the Germans became masters at reconstituting existing armored... [Read More]
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    1944
    Flakpanzer IV Mobelwagen (SdKfz 161/3)
    The Panzer IV Medium Tank of World War 2 (1939-1945) became one of the most versatile of the frontli... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Flakpanzer IV Mobelwagen (SdKfz 161/3)

    1944
    Flakpanzer IV Ostwind (East Wind)
    The limitations of the earlier quad-20mm-armed, Panzer IV tank-based "Wirbelwind" Self-Propelled Ant... [Read More]
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    1944
    Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind (Whirlwind)
    As the Allied air campaign against German interests during World War 2 increased in both its intensi... [Read More]
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    1941
    Ford GP / GPW (Government Pygmy)
    In 1939, the United States Army invited some 135 to 165 manufacturing companies to submit design pr... [Read More]
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    1942
    Ford GTB (G-622) (Burma Jeep)
    Logistical vehicles have always proven the lifeblood of any far-ranging conflict and World War 2 was... [Read More]
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    1912
    FWD Model B
    In 1912, the United States Army began evaluation of an all-new, four-wheel-driven truck for military... [Read More]
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    1942
    GAZ BA-64
    Despite the heavy shift to tracked armored combat vehicles during World War 2, the massive Soviet Ar... [Read More]
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    1943
    GAZ-67
    All of the Allied powers of World War 2 enjoyed success with the American-designed Bantam/Willys "JE... [Read More]
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    1941
    GMC CCKW 353 (G-508 / Jimmy / Deuce-and-a-Half)
    Before America's involvement in World War 2 began in late 1941, the US Army sent out a requirement t... [Read More]
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    1942
    GMC DUKW (G-501 / Duck)
    Introduced in 1941, the 6x6 wheeled GMC CCKW 2.5-ton truck became the logistical backbone of the All... [Read More]
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    1943
    Grizzly
    Like Australia, Canada also found itself without much of an armored corps (or facilities to produce ... [Read More]
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    1939
    Guy Armored Car
    The armored car was a critical component of field actions concerning World War 2 (1939-1945) ground-... [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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    1941
    Half-Track Personnel Carrier M3
    No image of the American military effort in World War 2 is complete without the appearance of the M3... [Read More]
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    1942
    Harley Davison WLA
    The Harley Davidson Motorcycle Company started selling bikes in 1904 and, by 1920, it had become the... [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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    1942
    Humber Armored Car
    Despite the plethora of armored cars to serve the British Army in World War 2 (1939-1945), it was th... [Read More]
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    1942
    Humber Scout Car
    The armored car played an ever-increasing battlefield role heading into World War 2 (1939-1945) as d... [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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    1943
    Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer
    The Jagdpanzer 38(t) "Hetzer" was developed from the PzKpfW 38(t) light tank which was itself derive... [Read More]
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    1940
    Karl-Gerat 040 / 041
    The Karl-Gerat (040/041) (or "Karl device" in German) was a self-propelled siege howitzer designed a... [Read More]
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    1936
    Krupp K5 (Anzio Annie)
    During World War 1, the Krupp concern - a German industrial steel and weapons manufacturer - produce... [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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    1942
    Krupp Landkreuzer P.1500 Monster
    With Germany fully committed to total war in Europe and Africa and seemingly holding all of the adva... [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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    1929
    Lanchester Armored Car
    The Lanchester Motor Company Limited produced a four-wheeled armored car for service in World War 1 ... [Read More]
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    1916
    Lancia Ansaldo IZ / IZM
    ... [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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    1939
    Legkaya Broneploshadka PL-37
    Unlike other world powers of World War 1 (1914-1918), the Russian Empire placed a premium on armored... [Read More]
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    1935
    Leyland Armored Car
    World War 1 (1914-1918) proved the perfect showcase for the armored car and many different types eme... [Read More]
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    1944
    Little David
    In 1944, the United States War Department was planning for the invasion of the Japanese mainland and... [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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    1943
    M1 AT (57mm Gun M1)
    When Britain required manufacturing muscle in World War 2 (1939-1945) it turned to American factorie... [Read More]
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    1927
    M1 Pack Howitzer / M116
    The M1A1 Pack Howitzer was the standard howitzer for American forces in World War 2. The Pack design... [Read More]
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    1942
    M10 Gun Motor Carriage (Wolverine / Achilles)
    When the United States Army successfully mated the chassis of the M4 Sherman to the 105mm field howi... [Read More]
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    1941
    M114 155mm (155mm Howitzer M1)
    Prior to its use of the M198 howitzer of 1979, the United States military (and many of its allies) r... [Read More]
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    1940
    M115 (8-Inch Howitzer M1)
    As with World War 1 decades before, World War 2 itself was a war of big guns and the United States c... [Read More]
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    1942
    M12 Gun Motor Carriage
    When the United States committed its vast resources and manufacturing prowess to world war in Decemb... [Read More]
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    1944
    M16 Multiple Gun Motor Carriage (MGMC)
    The "Carrier, Personnel Half-Track M3" was the principle people-mover for the Allies during World Wa... [Read More]
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    1943
    M18 Gun Motor Carriage (Hellcat)
    The M18 "Hellcat" served as the finest example of an American Army tank destroyer in World War 2. Th... [Read More]
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    1945
    M19 Gun Motor Carriage (M19 Twin 40mm)
    The M19 Twin 40mm (M19 Gun Motor Carriage) self-propelled anti-aircraft system was developed towards... [Read More]
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    1918
    M1918 155 GPF
    The 155mm (6.10 in) field gun was originally designed and built by France during World War I under ... [Read More]
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    1920
    M1919 16-inch Naval Gun
    For as long as there were military threats from the sea and cannons to defend the land, coastal arti... [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
    M20 (G-176)
    The M20 (U.S. Army identifier of G-176) was a reconnaissance/general purpose utility car adopted by ... [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
    M29 Weasel / Water Weasel
    After the German invasion of Norway (April 1940) during World War 2 (1939-1945), British inventor Ge... [Read More]
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    1943
    M3 (105mm Howitzer M3)
    World War 2 gave rise to the airborne trooper - light infantry airdropped into enemy territory for t... [Read More]
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    1940
    M3 37mm AT
    Even before World War 2, the United States Army had already begun development of an anti-tank gun. T... [Read More]
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    1941
    M3 Gun Motor Carriage (75mm)
    After considering the German strategy used in its conquer of the Low Countries and France during the... [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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    1940
    M3 Scout Car (White Scout Car)
    Numerically, the White Scout Car (designated as the "G-067" and "M3A1" in U.S. Army nomenclature) wa... [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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    1944
    M36 Gun Motor Carriage (Jackson / Slugger)
    The United States Army was fielding the capable M10 series as its standard tank destroyer of World W... [Read More]
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    1945
    M37 Gun Motor Carriage (GMC)
    The M37 Gun Motor Carriage was a self-propelled gun of the American military appearing towards the e... [Read More]
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    1944
    M38 Wolfhound
    The M38 was intended as a replacement for the ubiquitous, go-anywhere, do-anything M8 Greyhound seri... [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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    1945
    M40 Gun Motor Carriage
    With the conversion of M3 Lee Medium Tanks to the successful 155mm-armed M12 Gun Motor Carriage, wor... [Read More]
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    1943
    M45 Quadmount (Maxson)
    As Allied forces continued their march against Berlin in the West of Europe during World War 2 (1939... [Read More]
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    1943
    M5 3-inch AT
    Since British and French tanks made their presence along the West Front during World War 1 (1914-191... [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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    1939
    M59 (M2 Long Tom)
    When the American military went to Europe in World War 1 in 1917 they were in short supply of just a... [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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    1942
    M7 (Priest)
    The M7 "Priest" (known formally as the "105mm Howitzer Motor Carriage M7") was the principle mobile ... [Read More]
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    1941
    M8 Greyhound (Light Armored Car M8)
    One of the unsung American heroes of World War 2 was the venerable M8 Greyhound wheeled armored car ... [Read More]
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    1942
    M8 Scott (Howitzer Motor Carriage M8)
    For expediency and logistical sake during World War 2, the Americans took the chassis and hull of th... [Read More]
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    1941
    M9 Gun Motor Carriage (3-inch Gun Motor Carriage T40)
    With growing tensions between the Empire of Japan and the United States heading into World War 2 (19... [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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    1942
    Maultier (Mule)
    ... [Read More]
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    1938
    MBV-2
    Several of the key military powers of mainland Europe operated some form of armored train during Wor... [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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    1943
    MT-13 (M1943)
    The mortar as a weapon is one dating back to about the 12th Century or perhaps even earlier and most... [Read More]
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    1918
    Navy Gun Car 14-Inch
    The Navy Gun Car mounted a single ex-U.S. Navy 14" (360mm) /50 caliber main gun to an armored railwa... [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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    1938
    Obice da 210/22 modello 35
    The Italian Army did little to keep their artillery inventory modernized after World War 1 (1914-191... [Read More]
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    1934
    Obice da 75/18 modello 34
    ... [Read More]
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    1937
    Opel Blitz
    At the end of World War 1, the German war machine was dismantled - losing its power to manufacture a... [Read More]
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    1916
    Ordnance BL 12-inch (Rail)
    Because of the proliferation of heavily-fortified structures relied upon by all sides of World War 1... [Read More]
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    1916
    Ordnance BL 12-inch (Towed)
    ... [Read More]
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    1938
    Ordnance BL 4.5-inch
    ... [Read More]
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    1941
    Ordnance BL 5.5-inch
    During World War 1, British and Commonwealth artillery regiments relied on their trusted BL 6-inch 2... [Read More]
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    1905
    Ordnance BL 60-Pounder Gun
    ... [Read More]
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    1915
    Ordnance BL 9.2-inch
    ... [Read More]
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    1943
    Ordnance QF 17-pounder
    With full scale war across Europe in full swing, the battle tank was the forefront of any offensive ... [Read More]
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    1904
    Ordnance QF 18-Pounder
    ... [Read More]
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    1930
    Ordnance QF 25-pounder
    The British QF 25 pounder (or 25-pdr) was the gun of choice for various nations before, during and a... [Read More]
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    1943
    Ordnance QF 25-pounder Short (Aust)
    Needing a useful howitzer system for supporting Army actions during World War 2 (1939-1945), the Aus... [Read More]
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    1936
    Ordnance QF 2-pounder
    The rather promising Ordnance QF 2-pounder anti-tank gun suffered historically from entering operati... [Read More]
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    1937
    Ordnance QF 3.7-Inch AA
    ... [Read More]
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    1942
    Ordnance QF 6-pounder
    The Ordnance QF 2-pdr anti-tank gun was barely adequate for tackling German tank armor at the start ... [Read More]
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    1944
    Ordnance QF 95mm Howitzer Mk II
    ... [Read More]
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    1936
    PaK 35/36 (PanzerAbwehrKanone 35/36)
    The 3.7-cm PaK 35/36 ("PaK" for "PanzerAbwehrKanone") was the standard-issue anti-tank cannon of the... [Read More]
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    1940
    PaK 38 (PanzerAbwehrKanone 38)
    While the 37mm PaK 35/36 anti-tank cannon proved a success during its trial in the Spanish Civil War... [Read More]
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    1941
    PaK 40 (PanzerAbwehrKanone 40)
    By 1939, the German Army had already matched current battlefield conditions with their design and de... [Read More]
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    1943
    PaK 43 (PanzerAbwehrKanone 43)
    There were a series of large-caliber field and anti-tank guns showcased by the German Army during Wo... [Read More]
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    1944
    PaK 44 (PanzerAbwehrKanone 44)
    Requiring a new anti-armor solution to combat the rise in improved Soviet armor along the East Front... [Read More]
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    1935
    Panhard Type 178
    The Panhard Type 178 armored car was a further evolution of the Toe-M-32 system that was initially d... [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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    1943
    Panzertriebwagen Nr.16 (PzTrWg 16)
    Panzertriebwagen Nr.16 (PzTrWg 16) was a "one-off" armored heavy railway cruiser manufactured by the... [Read More]
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    1919
    Peerless Armored Car
    Prior to the arrival of the "tank" and trench warfare in World War 1, the Armored Car proved a viabl... [Read More]
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    1944
    Projector, Rocket 3-inch, No 8 Mk 1 (Land Mattress)
    Compared to the Germans and the Soviets, the British (along with the Americans) were late in develop... [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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    1920
    Rock Island Arsenal M101
    The first prototype was the M1 developed in 1920 by the Rock Island Arsenal. After long trials the M... [Read More]
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    1915
    Rolls-Royce Armored Car
    Prior to the acceptance of armored combat tanks in World War 1, armies developed doctrine to include... [Read More]
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    1942
    Schofield Tank
    ... [Read More]
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    1938
    SdKfz 10 leichter ZugKraftwagen lt
    Like other German military systems of World War 2 (1939-1945), the SdKfz 10 series half-track was de... [Read More]
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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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    1938
    SdKfz 11 leichter ZugKraftwagen 3t
    The SdKfz 11 liechter Zugkraftwagen was developed at the same time that another light-class half-tra... [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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    1943
    SdKfz 124 (Wespe)
    Despite the focus by German vehicle engineers to produce excellent frontline combat tanks during Wor... [Read More]
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    1942
    SdKfz 131/132 Marder II (Marten II)
    Much like the Marder I before it, the Marder II (Marten II) was a purpose conversion tank destroyer ... [Read More]
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    1942
    SdKfz 135 Marder I (Marten I)
    After the Fall of France, Germany confiscated several hundred Tractor Blinde 37L (commonly known as ... [Read More]
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    1942
    SdKfz 138 Marder III (Marten III)
    Marder III systems was yet another hastily modified conversion model of existing Panzer II tank chas... [Read More]
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    1943
    SdKfz 138/1 Panzerkampfwagen 38(t) Grille
    World War 1 taught all of the world's armies that tanks would soon be replacing the mounted cavalrym... [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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    1940
    SdKfz 142 StuG III (Sturmgeshutz III)
    The StuG III served as an assault gun in the German Army during World War 2. The platform stemmed fr... [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 162 Jagdpanzer IV (Panzerjager 39)
    First appearing in 1943, the Jagdpanzer IV was designed in response to a German need for an upgunned... [Read More]
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    1943
    SdKfz 164 Hornisse / Nashorn
    The SdKfz 164 came about from the existing weapon carrier vehicle designed to lug the sFH 18 artille... [Read More]
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    1943
    SdKfz 166 Sturmpanzer IV (Brummbar)
    The SdKfz 166 " Sturmpanzer IV" (perhaps better known to most readers as the "Brummbar") was an earl... [Read More]
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    1943
    SdKfz 167 StuG IV
    The StuG IV (or Sturmgeschutz IV, SdKfz 167) was a newer approach to the successful StuG III tank de... [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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    1944
    SdKfz 173 Jagdpanther (Panzerjager V Jagdpanther)
    The Jagdpanther was something of the "missing link" to complete battlefield domination for the Germa... [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 184 Panzerjager Tiger (P) (Ferdinand / Elephant)
    While the Panzer I and Panzer II light tanks were already in circulation within the German Army in t... [Read More]
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    1944
    SdKfz 186 Jagdtiger (Hunting Tiger)
    The Jagdtiger ("Hunting Tiger") served as the most powerful armored vehicle of World War 2 and was a... [Read More]
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    1941
    SdKfz 2 kleines Kettenkraftrad (Kettenkrad)
    One of the most identifiable of the German half-tracked pieces of World War 2 became the SdKfz 2 kle... [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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    1935
    SdKfz 221 (Leichter Panzerspahwagen)
    During the German military rearmament of the 1930s, the Army began to take on stocks of armored vehi... [Read More]
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    1938
    SdKfz 222 (Leichter Panzerspahwagen)
    Adoption of the SdKfz 221 series of armored cars in 1935 by the German Army eventually led to a broa... [Read More]
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    1936
    SdKfz 223 (Leichter Panzerspahwagen)
    The SdKfz 223 was part of a larger family of German light armored cars that began with the SdKfz 221... [Read More]
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    1936
    SdKfz 231 / 232/ 233 / 263 Schwerer Panzerspahwagen (8-rad)
    Mobility was always to play a key role in the early German blitzkrieg campaigns of World War 2 (1939... [Read More]
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    1935
    SdKfz 231 Schwerer Panzerspahwagen (6-rad)
    Following the end of World War 1, the victors placed the blame of the war squarely on the German Emp... [Read More]
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    1943
    SdKfz 234 (Puma)
    The SdKfz 234 (generally known as the "Puma") was a key 8-wheeled, armed reconnaissance platform uti... [Read More]
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    1939
    SdKfz 250 leichter Schutzenpanzerwagen
    The SdKfz 250 series was just one in the long line of German-produced halftrack systems in World War... [Read More]
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    1939
    SdKfz 251 mittlerer Schutzenpanzerwagen
    A 1932 directive set about to provide German infantry with a versatile vehicle able to keep pace wit... [Read More]
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    1940
    SdKfz 252 leiche Gepanzerte Munitionskraftwagen
    As the German Army began is massive expansion and rearmament in the 1930s, its requirements grew in ... [Read More]
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    1942
    SdKfz 302 / SdKfz 303 leichte Ladungstrager Goliath
    The small "Goliath" engineering vehicle was one of the most intriguing German land weapons of World ... [Read More]
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    1945
    SdKfz 304 Mittlerer Ladungstrager Springer
    ... [Read More]
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    1941
    Semovente 90/53
    The Semovente 90/53 ("Semovente M.41M da 90/53") is generally regarded as the most powerful of the a... [Read More]
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    1943
    Semovente da 149/40
    During World War 2 (1939-1945), the Italian Army joined its Axis counterpart in Germany in appreciat... [Read More]
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    1942
    Semovente L.40 da 47/32
    The Semovente L.40 da 47/32 served with Italian and German army elements throughout World War 2. Tho... [Read More]
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    1943
    Sexton SPG
    The Canadian Sexton Self Propelled Gun (SPG) was constructed to utilize a 25-pound round, the same a... [Read More]
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    1944
    Sherman Calliope (Rocket Launcher, T34)
    The attempt to mate a multiple rocket launching system to a vehicle was nothing new by 1944. The Sov... [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 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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    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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    1940
    sIG 33 auf Geschutzwagen
    The sIG 33 auf Geschutzwagen became several combat tank-based mobile howitzer platforms for the Germ... [Read More]
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    1930
    Skoda 100mm houfnice vz. 30
    In 1930, the Czech Army moved on adoption of two new artillery pieces to fulfill the field gun and h... [Read More]
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    1936
    Skoda 47mm KPUV vz. 36
    ... [Read More]
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    1930
    Skoda 76.5mm kanon vz. 30
    Second only to Krupp of Germany, Skoda Works of the Austro-Hungarian empire proved itself an instrum... [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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    1944
    Steyr Panzerjager-Treibwagen
    ... [Read More]
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    1944
    Steyr schweren Schienenpanzerspahzug
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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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    1941
    Studebaker US6
    In April 1941, with World War in Europe on the horizon once more, the U.S. government entered into a... [Read More]
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    1944
    Sturmtiger / Sturmmorserwagen / Sturmpanzer VI
    The Sturmtiger was a German mobile assault gun development that appeared in few numbers during the l... [Read More]
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    1944
    SU-100
    After the might of the German Army had pressed deep into Soviet Russia, it was stopped at the gates ... [Read More]
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    1942
    SU-122
    In June of 1941, German leader Adolph Hitler turned his attention the invasion of the Soviet Union. ... [Read More]
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    1942
    SU-152 / ISU-152 (Zveroboy)
    By mid-1942 the Soviet Army needed a mobile heavy siege gun for fixed fortifications. Up to this poi... [Read More]
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    1942
    SU-76 (Suchka)
    On June 22, 1941 Germany invaded the Soviet Union and caught them unaware. Hitler's goal was to eli... [Read More]
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    1943
    SU-85
    After the invasion of the Soviet Union by former ally Germany, the Red Army was put on its heels in ... [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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    1942
    T17 (Deerhound)
    The T17 "Deerhound" from Ford Motor Company competed unsuccessfully against the Chevrolet designed-a... [Read More]
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    1942
    T17E1 (Staghound)
    Like other players of World War 2 (1939-1945), the United States Army finally realized the importanc... [Read More]
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    1942
    T18 (Boarhound)
    The T18 "Boarhound" emerged from a two-part United States Army Ordnance requirement which sought bot... [Read More]
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    1941
    T19 105mm Howitzer Motor Carriage (HMC)
    The "105mm Howitzer Motor Carriage T19" (105mm HMC T19) was yet another offshoot of the ubiquitous a... [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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    1945
    T92 240mm Howitzer Motor Carriage (HMC)
    Despite the tide of war turning in favor of the Allies throughout early 1945, weapons development pe... [Read More]
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    1944
    TACAM R-2 TD
    Ingenuity was in full swing during World War 2 (1939-1945) when countless expiring vehicle designs f... [Read More]
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    1943
    TACAM T-60
    When World War 2 broke out in September of 1939, the nation of Romania maintained a neutral stance. ... [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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    1917
    Technical
    The "Technical" is a generic name given to make-shift military vehicles crudely developed on the cha... [Read More]
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    1942
    Type 1 47mm Anti-Tank Gun
    The Japanese military was ultimately delivered a series of shortcomings that became readily apparent... [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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    1905
    Type 38 75mm
    The Type 38 Field Gun of the Imperial Japanese Army held origins dating back to a German Krupp desig... [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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    1942
    Type 4 Ho-Ro
    Despite its formidable reach in the early stages of World War 2, the Japanese Army fell behind her c... [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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    1939
    Type 55 (M1939)
    The M1939 37mm anti aircraft weapon system is based on the Bofors 25mm Model 1933 gun system of 1935... [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 90 75mm
    The Type 90 was intended as a standardized 75mm field gun for the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) headi... [Read More]
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    1932
    Type 91 105mm
    In an effort to modernize its fighting forces to keep pace with foreign powers, the Japanese were fo... [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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    1932
    Type 92 Kokusan (Hokoku-Go)
    In the years leading up to World War 2, Imperial Japan had procured many different types of foreign ... [Read More]
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    1937
    Type 95
    Heading into World War 2 (1939-1945), the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) relied largely on civilian ca... [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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    1942
    Type 98 AA (Ko-Hi)
    The Type 98 "Ko-Hi" halftrack was developed by the Isuzu concern as a self-propelled air defense art... [Read More]
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    1934
    UNIC Kegresse P107
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    1940
    Universal Carrier (BREN Gun Carrier)
    The Bren Gun Carrier was truly a universal system at its core. Charged with moving troops through th... [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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    1940
    Volkswagen Kubel / Kubelwagen
    The Volkswagen ("People's Car") was the product of Porsche and Mercedes-Benz engineering and design ... [Read More]
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    1942
    Volkswagen Schwimmwagen
    None of the major armies of World War 2 (1939-1945) was complete without specialized vehicles to ful... [Read More]
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    1941
    Willys MB (Jeep)
    Perhaps no other vehicle of the US Army war effort concerning World War 2 was as iconic as the warti... [Read More]
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    1941
    ZiS-2 (M1941 / M1943)
    Like other global military armies of World War 2, the Soviet Army eventually adopted an anti-tank gu... [Read More]
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    1942
    ZiS-3 (M1942)
    One of the key pieces of field artillery available to the Soviet Army during World War 2 (1939-1945)... [Read More]
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    1941
    ZiS-30
    In June of 1941, Germany's attention turned to their loose ally, the Soviet Union, as Hitler enacted... [Read More]
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    1945
    ZSU-37
    The ZSU-37 was born out of a Soviet Army need for Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun (SPAAG) protectio... [Read More]
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