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Land Systems Index - Armored Fighting Vehicles, Tracked Combat Tanks, and Artillery

Land warfare still dominates the battlefield today and its components are critical keys to securing the victory on the ground.

The combat 'tank' came into its own during World War 1, designed to navigate the miles of trenches and obstacles along the Western Front. The first tank-versus-tank battle took place during the war between the British and Germans with rather anticlimactic results. As experience began to dictate function, the tank later became the critical spearhead of Allied offensives in breaking down enemy defenses - evolving into the showcase piece for land campaigns today. Today the Main Battle Tank (MBT) remains the culmination of work that began with the ungainly British, French and German developments seen in the Great War - the machines combining the perfect measure of crew protection and firepower to remain key components to any operation.

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A showcase of past, present and - in some cases - future battlefield land systems arranged by operating country listed from A-to-Z.
Showcasing the various ground forces of the world with listings covering combat tanks, armored fighting vehicles and artillery systems.
Here we break down the various combat tanks, armored fighting vehicles and artillery systems of the world by battlefield classification.
Those frontline fighting machines that remain in active today. Showcase includes light, medium and hevay types in service.
WORLD WAR 1 (1914-1918)
The Great War of 1914-1918 saw the introduction of the mighty tank - as a 'Landship' - which helped change the tide of battles.
WORLD WAR 2 (1939-1945)
World War 2 was more-or-less a continuation of the fighting begun decades prior during The Great War - and brought armored doctrine to a whole new level.
KOREAN WAR (1950-1953)
The Korean War of 1950-1953 arrived fresh on the heels of World War 2, so it inevitably included a mix of technologies.
VIETNAM WAR (1955-1975)
While the jungle warfare nature of the Vietnam Conflict restricted use of armor, several forms were fielded regardless.