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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, learn how the 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. Learn how many and what types of tanks the Warsaw pact and NATO could field and their tactical use. Find out how they fought in many conventional wars during this era, and of course, a complete Cold War tanks encyclopedia.
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Contemporary main battle tanks and other AVF's in service
Since the end of the Cold War, the tanks underwent a significant change. The great armored fleets of the past are gone, tanks nowadays have evolved to the very costly but extremely efficient main battle tanks, the perfect mix of technologies for the contemporary age. A complete overview of modern tanks.
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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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The French tracked gem
Fast, small, costly- but also deadly efficient. That could sum up the Leclerc, introduced in 1990, which is France's 3rd generation MBT and still well-placed in the top ten MBTs in the world today. Due to its price tag, the Leclerc has only ever been exported to the United Arab Emirates. Contrary to the Abrams, the Challenger or the Leopard 2, it has never been battle-tested, but due to its incorporation of the modular armour concept, it remains one of the finest examples of its kind.
We have prepared a comprehensive study, that will be followed by more such articles about other MBTs.
Next date: 1st of April
3rd gen MBT of the middle empire
Illustration of the week
Type 5 To-Ku (1945)
A "what if" recreation project of forgotten German armour, alternative models, missile-carrying vehicles and other far-fetched paper projects that would have been unleashed in the later period of the war.
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).