tank

/Tag:tank

T14 Tank: American Assault Tank

The Assault Tank T14 was a joint project between the United States and the United Kingdom with the goal being to produce an universal infantry tank. A pilot model was not delivered to the UK by 1944 by which time the British Churchill tank had been in service for two years and greatly improved over its initial model. The T14 project never came to fruition due to this fact. [...]

By | 2017-12-02T13:22:23+00:00 December 2nd, 2017|Categories: World War II|Tags: , , |0 Comments

M24 Chaffee: American Light Tank

The Light Tank, M24 "Chaffee" was the chosen successor to the M5 "Stuart" light tank line which began with the pre-war M3 Stuart series. The M24 supplanted the M5 in service during 1944 and fought on into the final months of the war in 1945. The series became a much-improved light tank offering for the United States Arrmy and saw subsequent action in the Korean War (1950-1953) as well [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:03:37+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: World War II|Tags: , , |0 Comments

T-50 Light Infantry Tank: World War II

Article originally published on Tanks Encyclopedia: http://www.tanks-encyclopedia.com/ Author: David Bocquelet The T-50 was elaborated to replace older light reconnaissance models. Most of these had amphibious capabilities but lacked good protection and good armament required to deal with other armored vehicles. An RKKA specification from 1939 requested an infantry support light tank to replace the aging, mass-produced T-26, which was largely inspired by the British 1929 6-ton design, and the BT [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:47:30+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Categories: World War II|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

M6 US Heavy Tank: World War II

Article originally published on Tanks Encyclopedia: http://www.tanks-encyclopedia.com/ Author: David Bocquelet Little known, the M6 was the first modern US heavy tank. The only other heavy tank built in series was the Liberty or Mark VIII, a joint US-British design, produced in 1918, of the WWI-era lozenge type. When the Second World War broke out, the successful German campaign of 1940 gave a spur to US tank development. Already, on 20 [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:48:33+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Categories: World War II|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

T 90 Main Battle Tank, Russia: Modern War

The T-90S is the latest development in the T-series of Russian tanks and represents an increase in firepower, mobility, and protection. It is manufactured by Uralvagonzavod in Nizhny Tagil, Russia. The T-90S entered service with the Russian Army in 1992. In February 2001, the Indian Army signed a contract for 310 T-90S tanks: 124 were completed in Russia and the rest are being delivered in "knocked down" form for [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:57:18+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Categories: Modern War|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Rat Landkreuzer P. 1000 Ratte: World War II

If it was completed during the fighting of World War 2, the Landkreuzer P.1000 Ratte would have been the largest tank ever produced. The Landkreuzer P.1000 "Ratte" (translating to "Rat") was a proposed super-heavy tank design of the German Krupp concern with origins in 1942. Hitler gave this mammoth undertaking his direct blessing as the program set about to create the most powerful tank ever devised for the modern [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:59:32+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Categories: World War II|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Panzer 4 German Medium Tank: World War II

The Panzer 4 is normally described as having been the mainstay of the German tank forces during the Second World War, but that is actually somewhat misleading. While it is true that the Panzer 4 was the only German tank to remain in production for the entire duration of the war, for the first three of those years it was a close support weapon produced in relatively small numbers. It was [...]

By | 2017-10-30T02:02:40+00:00 July 15th, 2017|Categories: World War II|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

M60 Patton America’s Main Battle Tank

The M60 Patton is the first main battle tank, built in the USA. Development of the M60 began in 1957. It was designed to counter the threat posed by Soviet T-54 and T-55 medium tanks, that were superior in all aspects to the US M48 medium tanks. First vehicles were built in 1959 and contract was awarded to Chrysler for a batch of 180 MBTs. Production commenced in 1960 [...]

By | 2017-10-30T02:08:15+00:00 July 9th, 2017|Categories: Modern War|Tags: , , |0 Comments

M3 Lee American Medium Tank: World War II

Article originally published on Tanks Encyclopedia: http://www.tanks-encyclopedia.com/ Author: David Bocquelet The M3 Lee/Grant never achieved the fame of the Sherman. This was due to its very roots and the role it played during the war. Born as a replacement for the unsuccessful M2 Medium Tank (1938), which never left the American soil, the M3 Lee was designed and equipped in a rush. When war broke out in Europe in 1939, the [...]

By | 2017-10-30T02:10:00+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Categories: World War II|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Christie Tank Suspension System: World War II

The M1931 Christie tank was designed by J. Walter Christie, an American engineer who created some innovative tank designs. Christie invented the Christie suspension system, which allowed tanks to have a low center of gravity and a low silhouette and gave them the ability to move at high speeds. The Christie tank suspension system utilized a convertible drive. This means that the tracks could be removed when the tank was [...]

By | 2017-10-30T02:12:37+00:00 July 4th, 2017|Categories: World War II|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Send this to friend