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World War One was the deadly laboratory for many advances in warfare. The tanks were originally born as a way to deal with the deadly equation made up of trenches, barb wire and machine-guns. It was a way to make the long awaited breakthrough after nearly three years of a muddy, gruesome stalemate.
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World War Two (1939-1945)
Never in history were so many tanks built and destroyed in large scale battles. From the steppes of Kursk to the burning sands of El Alamein, tanks made history. Have a grasp of the tactics used by the Axis and Allies, how they evolved in the interwar, and a complete encyclopedia of all World War Two tanks from 1939 to 1945.
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The Cold War (1947-90)
Although classified as a conventional weapon, the tank was, and remains to this day, the mainstay of every field army in the world. A comprehensive overview of all Warsaw Pact and NATO tanks and armoured fighting vehicles of the cold war, and their tactical use throughout studies of conventional wars of this era, and of course, a comprehensive Cold War Tank Encyclopedia.
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Contemporary main battle tanks and other AVF's in service
Since the end of the Cold War, tanks and AFVs underwent a number of significant changes. The great armoured fleets of the past were gone by new classes of lesser, very costly, but extremely efficient main battle tanks, the perfect mix of technologies for the contemporary age. A complete overview of modern tanks and armoured vehicles and the new threats and challenges they are facing.
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Tank illustration tutorial with Adobe® Photoshop©
Learn exclusive, efficient techniques. Learn how to use imaging software at its best to not only make a clean, cool and flexible tank illustrations, but also to draw as many variants as you want in a few clicks, with only a handful of graphical tricks.
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Chinese 3rd gen. MBT
A long lineage since the Type-59, through the Type 69/79, Type 80/88, Type 85 and Type 90 led to this 3rd generation main battle of the Chinese P.L.A. A serious contender in the world top ten, which compare well with other Western 3rd generation MBTs in its final version. It forms the bulk of the Chinese Armoured Divisions today, its first line of defence. Due to growing regional tensions we will try to bring some light on an often underrated tank that is also the most produced Asiatic MBT in recent times, and the base for other successful developments like the Pakistani Al Khalid...
Next date: 1st of May
A famous British Cruiser
Illustration of the week
sIG-33 Bison II (1941)
Tank illustrations packages
Make your own tank variants
A new concept of full illustration packages, with all original parts (textured hull, shadows, mechanical parts, weapons, etc.), versions, variants, accessories and markings. Get your free example here.
This is a zipped .psd format. To be opened in Gimp or Photoshop CS+.
Tank Illustration Tutorial...
Tanks illustrations from scratch using Adobe(r) Photoshop. A step by step process from the basic, neutral grey hull to the coloured, finished, fully-equipped model. Tutorials for variants and special effects as well.
Deutsch Afrika Korps (1941-43).