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WW2 Tanks, Vehicles, and Artillery

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 10/11/2014

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

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There are a total of 334 WW2 Combat Tanks, Vehicles and Artillery 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 World War 2 that was init...
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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 dislodging the entrenche...
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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 series of 105mm field howitzer...
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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 with excellent results wh...
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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 1939 and 1940 showcased ...
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1942
12.8cm FlaK 40
The 128mm FlaK 40 was one of the largest anti-aircraft weapon systems employed by the Germans in World War 2. Design of the t...
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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 that was designed to replac...
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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 artillery to track and ult...
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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. This led to development of...
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1943
152mm Model 1943 (D-1)
As barrel rifling and efficient recoil and breech mechanisms became widely accepted, national armies began development and ad...
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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 fortifications and dislodge enemy ...
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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 build-up of the 1930s. Th...
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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 being Krupp and Rheinmet...
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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 of several rocket-projec...
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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 and even into World War 2. ...
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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 divisions of World War 2 (1939-...
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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 howitzers proved no exception. A ...
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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 march on Berlin. The most po...
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1940
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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 the shortened designation ...
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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 consistent with their curr...
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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 came to be known as the "Tre...
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1935
2cm FlaK 30
The manufacturing automotive and defense firm of Rheinmetall-Borsig was given a defense contract by the German government to ...
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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 "Big Bertha" and similar hea...
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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 War 2 (1939-1945), large...
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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, turreted, armored fighting ...
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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-Hungarian Empire during World W...
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1932
40mm Bofors
Along with the Swiss 20mm Oerlikon, the Swedish 40mm Bofors became one of the most successful light anti-aircraft weapons of ...
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1943
43M Zrinyi
The 43M Zrinyi tracked assault gun was of Hungarian origin and designed from their Turan Medium Tank family during World War ...
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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 Rheinmetall 37mm Anti-Tank ...
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1942
45mm Model 1942 (M-42)
As the effectiveness of the Soviet 45mm anti-tank gun Model 1937 dwindled in the face of newer German tank offerings, it was ...
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1937
4TP (PZlnz 140)
Like other world powers after World War 1, the Polish government moved on acquiring the popular British-originated Carden-Llo...
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1936
5cm FlaK 41
During World War 2 (1939-1945), ground-based Anti-Aircraft (AA) defense ranged across several established "layers" and guns o...
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1915
6-Inch 26 cwt
The 6-inch 26 cwt howitzer was developed during World War 1 and was still in service at the beginning of World War 2. These w...
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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 battlefield staple since the adve...
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1939
76mm Divisional Gun Model 1939 (M1939) (F-22 USV / USV / 76-36)
The 76mm Divisional Gun M1939 was developed to replace the 76mm Divisional Gun M1936 (F-22) system of similar scope in the So...
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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 tank (Mark E). With war ...
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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 to blame by the victorio...
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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 Germans who spent years prior ...
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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 such, air defense forces of ...
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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 original M1939 platform ...
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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 rocket line that they de...
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1942
AEC Armored Car
Associated Equipment Company (AEC) of London began operations in the automotive field as early as 1912. With its tremendous s...
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1938
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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 machine gun-armed combat ...
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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 armies in the early stages of ...
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1944
Archer (SPG)
In order to "upgun" its available inventory to become more efficient predators against the growing armor thickness of German ...
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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. A portion of this combat ...
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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 machine gun-carrying qualitie...
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1942
Bishop SPA
In the decades following World War 1, the British Army rewrote their armored warfare doctrine to include two distinct groups ...
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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. The BM-13 series (more popu...
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1941
BM-8-24 MLRS
The BM-8-24 was a rather simplistic conversion of Soviet Army T-40 and T-60 light tanks to serve as rocket launcher carriers ...
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1935
BMW R12
The R12 was utilized by the German Army throughout the late 1930s and 1940s for communications delivery and reconnaissance du...
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1941
BMW R75
The motorcycle with sidecar was popularized in the inherent mobility of German Army, especially in the early stages of World ...
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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 tanks intended to overwhe...
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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 1930s featuring an American s...
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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 tanks. As such, it held a...
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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-produced, local copy of th...
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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 specially trained mountain infa...
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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 Krupp, makers of many ty...
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1913
Canon de 105 mle 1913 Schneider (L13S)
The Canon de 105 mle 1913 Schneider was a French artillery development with origins in a Russian Army 107mm design. Prior to ...
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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 receiving its baptism of fire in...
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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 French undertook development ...
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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 by a national army was th...
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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 expensive (albeit dangerou...
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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. By this time in history,...
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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 1944 to which 283 examples...
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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 Vickers 6-Ton of 1928 (by...
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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 improved armor protection a...
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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 notable others) during World ...
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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.14/41 series with one of th...
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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 impressive Italian tank de...
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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 car types - the Daimler and...
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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 Army (1927). The type's thr...
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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 the latter phases of the ...
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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 for the British Army and ...
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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 requested by the British War Offi...
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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 British Army adopted the...
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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 series. However, the Mk IV was...
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1941
Cruiser Tank Mk VI Crusader
The Crusader series of British cruiser tanks was an important contributor to the early war years, particularly in North Afric...
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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 the competing Cromwell ser...
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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 by German armor on the b...
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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 proposals submitted to fulfi...
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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 armor corps made up of mostly...
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1943
Cruiser Tank Ram Kangaroo
The "Kangaroo" name in Canadian Army service covered a group of Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) that were modifications of ...
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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 Australia lacked the tank-desi...
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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, lightly armed and armor...
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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 military parades, the Dai...
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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-ton trucks during World ...
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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 Brothers Division from th...
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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, prior to its formal commitm...
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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 would become the largest tank...
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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 (1914-1918) to the end days of W...
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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 were not limited to) sid...
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1944
Flakpanzer IV Ostwind (East Wind)
The limitations of the earlier quad-20mm-armed, Panzer IV tank-based "Wirbelwind" Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun (SPAAG) sy...
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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 intensity and results, it fell t...
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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 proposals within a 75-day t...
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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 no different particularl...
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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 service. The truck was b...
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1942
GAZ BA-64
Despite the heavy shift to tracked armored combat vehicles during World War 2, the massive Soviet Army understood the value i...
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1943
GAZ-67
All of the Allied powers of World War 2 enjoyed success with the American-designed Bantam/Willys "JEEP" - a 4x4, multi-role u...
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1941
GMC CCKW 353 (Jimmy / Deuce-and-a-Half)
Before America's involvement in World War 2 began in late 1941, the US Army sent out a requirement to interested American man...
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1942
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1943
Grizzly I Cruiser
Like Australia, Canada also found itself without much of an armored corps (or facilities to produce such systems) at the star...
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1940
Half-Track Car M2 / M9
The United States Army learned by experience in World War 1 that trying to move men and machine through mud and snow proved a...
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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 Half-Track vehicle. The ...
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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 largest motorcycle compa...
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1936
Hotchkiss H35
Like other powers of the 1930s sensing future regional unrest across Europe, the French enacted a modernization program of th...
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1939
Hotchkiss H39
The Hotchkiss H39 superseded the H35 series light tanks in French Army service, being produced in more numbers than her forer...
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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 the British Army that saw...
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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 the conflict, the tank pro...
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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 years of World War 2. The Ger...
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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 series served both British a...
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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 World War 2 (1939-1945), riv...
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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 Asia-Pacific Theater duri...
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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 ever-growing power of Ge...
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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 of much territory to the i...
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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 successful series of tanks fielded...
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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 derived from the original Czech...
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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 and built by Rheinmetall i...
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1936
Krupp K5 (Anzio Annie)
During World War 1, the Krupp concern - a German industrial steel and weapons manufacturer - produced large caliber railway g...
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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 German Krupp concern with...
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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 advantage heading into 1942, ...
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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 type was a massive machin...
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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 with the Red Army. Whereas...
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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 arrival of the mighty German ...
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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 vehicles for the US Army and Ma...
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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 trains as part of its gr...
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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 emerged when combining exist...
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1944
Little David
In 1944, the United States War Department was planning for the invasion of the Japanese mainland and expecting to encounter v...
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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 during World War 2. After...
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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 - as with the previous L...
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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 was an all-machine-gun t...
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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 actually traced its root...
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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 howitzer to create the new M7...
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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) relied on the World War 2-...
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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 committed much work to thi...
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1942
M12 Gun Motor Carriage
When the United States committed its vast resources and manufacturing prowess to world war in December of 1941, it found itse...
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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. The type was fast, agile, w...
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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 the tail-end of World Wa...
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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 the direction of one Colo...
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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 artillery has been used in ma...
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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 vehicles lumbering about t...
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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 the United States Army du...
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1943
M22 Locust
After witnessing the successes of the German airborne divisions to take over most of Western Europe in the opening salvos of ...
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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 began with the pre-war M3 Stu...
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1945
M26 Pershing
The M26 "Pershing" made its official appearance towards the end of World War 2 and was appropriately named after World War 1 ...
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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 Geoffrey Pyke (1893-1948) c...
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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 the purpose of lightning-q...
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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. The system was required to...
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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 1940 campaigns, the Unit...
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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 and armament) was genera...
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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) was a resounding wartime su...
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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 into World War 2 (1939-19...
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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 War 2. It was produced fro...
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1945
M37 Gun Motor Carriage
The M37 Gun Motor Carriage was a self-propelled gun of the American military appearing towards the end of World War 2. The ty...
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1944
M38 Wolfhound
The M38 was intended as a replacement for the ubiquitous, go-anywhere, do-anything M8 Greyhound series of armored reconnaissa...
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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, Europe and the Pacific th...
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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, work began on an improved ty...
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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 (1939-1945), the need grew for...
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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 (1914-1918), it fell to the German...
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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 of 1941 and brought about ...
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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 about any war-making imple...
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1940
M6 (Heavy Tank M6)
Tank design and production during the interwar years following World War 1 were extremely limited, leaving only a few select ...
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1942
M7 (Priest)
The M7 "Priest" (known formally as the "105mm Howitzer Motor Carriage M7") was the principle mobile artillery system for Alli...
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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 series. The type was prod...
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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 their M5 "Stuart" Light Tan...
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1942
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1938
MBV-2
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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 to World War 2. The 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 always credited to the C...
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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 railway car. Some thirteen such...
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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 aircraft, tanks, submarine...
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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 26 cwt series medium field...
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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 armored spearhead. As the...
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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 after World War Two. From ...
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1936
Ordnance QF 2-pounder
The rather promising Ordnance QF 2-pounder anti-tank gun suffered historically from entering operational service at a time wh...
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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 of World War 2. However, ...
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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 Wehrmacht by the time of...
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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, German authorities knew...
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1941
PaK 40 (PanzerAbwehrKanone 40)
By 1939, the German Army had already matched current battlefield conditions with their design and development of the PaK 38 5...
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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 designed to police the rea...
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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 five examples of the plod...
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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 that included modernizing...
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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 viable battlefield implement d...
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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 developing useful portable rocke...
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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 lay in a World War 1 men...
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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 M1 was replaced by the M2 ...
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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 use of the Armored Car. ...
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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 middle portion of the 1930s...
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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, the Pz.Kpf.W. II (Panzer I...
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1943
SdKfz 124 (Wespe)
Despite the focus by German vehicle engineers to produce excellent frontline combat tanks during World War 2, there appeared ...
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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 based on an existing tank...
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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 "Lorraine Tractors") whic...
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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 chassis overstock. With the P...
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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 cavalryman. Such an evolution wou...
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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. The Panzer I light tank bec...
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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 from a German Army need to ...
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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 German Army from its inc...
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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 artillery vehicle to rep...
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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 artillery gun. This vehicle was ...
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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 early German World War 2 heav...
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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 destroyer / assault gun lin...
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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 Army went on to become one o...
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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 Germany Army during World War ...
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1942
SdKfz 181 Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger I (PzKpfW VI) / Panzer VI
The Tiger heavy tank served the German Army during the latter years of World War 2. She proved a most powerful design and an ...
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1944
SdKfz 182 Panzerkampfwagen VIB Tiger II / King Tiger (PzKpfw VIB) / Panzer VIB
Of all of the operational combat tanks fielded in the World War 2, the German "Tiger II" was the best combination of armor pr...
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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 the mid-1930s, it became c...
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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 further development of t...
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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 kleines Kettenkraftrad Typ H...
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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 "superheavy" tank development u...
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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 vehicles to conform to its ev...
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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 broadened line of similar car...
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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 (detailed elsewhere on t...
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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 Empire. Austria-Hungary and ...
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1943
SdKfz 234 (Puma)
The SdKfz 234 (generally known as the "Puma") was a key 8-wheeled, armed reconnaissance platform utilized by the German Army ...
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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 2. The 250 system went o...
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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 with the mobile Panzer tank ...
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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 turn. By the time of the ...
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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 War 2. Classified as a "t...
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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 available tank destroyers ...
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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. Though never noted for their...
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1943
Sexton SPG
The Canadian Sexton Self Propelled Gun (SPG) was constructed to utilize a 25-pound round, the same ammunition being used as a...
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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 Soviets were already finding...
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1944
Sherman Jumbo (Medium Tank, M4A3E2)
Long before the Invasion of Normandy in northern France was finalized, American warplanners were aware of the fact that the G...
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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 counterparts. Closer exa...
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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 inventory amidst growing...
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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 stock their military inv...
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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 interwar years leading up to...
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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-60 Light Tank became the r...
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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 (1939-1945), neutral Swede...
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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 quantity - its total manufactur...
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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/42 introduced in 1943. Th...
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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 contract with the Studeb...
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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 latter years of World War ...
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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 of Moscow by a lack of su...
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1942
SU-122
In June of 1941, German leader Adolph Hitler turned his attention the invasion of the Soviet Union. Though initially catching...
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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 point, most Soviet howitzers...
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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 eliminate the Soviets as a m...
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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 attempting to stem the ti...
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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 2 (1939-1945) when both n...
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1942
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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 and wide-reaching American...
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1931
T-26
As was the norm after World War 1 in all industrialized nations around the globe, Soviet warplanners set about to upgrade the...
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1933
T-28
In the early 1930s, the Soviets took to designing an indigenous tank - specifically the T-28 Medium Tank series - based on l...
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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 the new generation of Ge...
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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 thrust required in Europ...
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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 appearance of German Army ...
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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 the long term answer for ...
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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 tank designed and built ...
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1935
T-35
Despite its formidable appearance by 1930 standards, the T-35 Heavy Tank ultimately proved an ill-fated endeavor of Soviet ta...
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1933
T-37A
From the period of 1931 to 1941, the Red Army utilized the Carden-Loyd-inspired "tankette" through the locally-modified T-27,...
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1937
T-38
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1941
T-40
In the period following World War 1, there came a global military movement centering on more cost-effective, light-class comb...
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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 World War 2, thought was al...
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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 amphibious light scout tank and...
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1942
T-70
In October of 1941 - four months after the German invasion of the Soviet Union through "Operation Barbarossa" - engineers of ...
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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 persisted at feverish rate....
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1919
Tank Mark VIII (International / Liberty)
The Mark VIII "International Tank" (also "Liberty" when powered by the American Liberty engine) would become the first tank i...
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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 long line of "super heavy ta...
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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 were World War 1, a grou...
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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 into the design and developm...
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1917
Technical Truck
The "Technical" is a generic name given to make-shift military vehicles crudely developed on the chassis of existing 4x4 all-...
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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 as World War 2 progresse...
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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 infantry support tanks to...
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1945
Type 120 O-I
The Germans, Soviets, British and Americans were not the only ones seriously considering the development of "super heavy tank...
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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 tank into an amphibious v...
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1944
Type 3 Chi-Nu
Realizing their tank force was largely inadequate in dealing with Allied armor across the Pacific Campaign, the Imperial Japa...
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1943
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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 design. Local-license producti...
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1945
Type 4 Chi-To
While the Imperial Japanese Army enjoyed a tremendous period of success through the opening phases of the war across Asia and...
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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 contemporaries in several ...
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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 becoming unrealized medium ta...
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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. It saw extensive action...
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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 consistently bred military-...
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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) heading into World War 2 (1939...
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1932
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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 local tankette product - t...
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1932
Type 92 Kokusan
In the years leading up to World War 2, Imperial Japan had procured many different types of foreign trucks and these then wen...
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1937
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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) during World War 2. She wa...
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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 89B series for the Imper...
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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 97 Shinhoto Chi-Ha was ac...
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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 was simply outmatched agai...
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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 artillery system for use by ...
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1939
Universal Carrier (Bren Gun Carrier)
The Bren Gun Carrier was truly a universal system at its core. Charged with moving troops through the harshest of conditions,...
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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. When the British Army pass...
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1936
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1940
Volkswagen Kubel / Kubelwagen
The Volkswagen ("People's Car") was the product of Porsche and Mercedes-Benz engineering and design originating in 1933 at Ad...
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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 wartime "Jeep" (save perhaps t...
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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 gun in 57mm caliber. Howeve...
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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) was the "76mm (76.2mm) D...
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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 "Operation Barbarossa". ...
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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) protection in World War 2 (1939-19...
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