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World War 2 Tanks (1939-1945) - Combat Tanks of the Second World War


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

Victory in the ground war of World War 2 could be decided through various means but it was the tank that ultimately took center stage. The combat system evolved much from its infancy witnessed during World War 1 (1914-1918) and grew to become a focal point of the many offensives had in the Second Grand War - spanning from Europe to the Pacific and all places in between. The conflict delivered into armored warfare history such classics as the German 'Panther' and 'Tiger' types, the Soviet T-34, the British 'Churchill' and the American 'Sherman'. Before the end, the Allies would be crowned the victors thanks largely to numerical superiority, setting the groundwork for a whole new generation of tanks to come in the Cold War years (1947-1991).

There are a total of 150 World War 2 Tanks (1939-1945) - Combat Tanks of the Second World War in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily primary operator. The listing covers all tank types: tankettes, light tanks, medium tanks, heavy tanks, super-heavy tanks, fast tanks, cruiser tanks, infantry tanks and related armored fighting vehicles.