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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 gulf war equalizer
Quite an extraordinary tank in many aspects, the Abrams marked a clear departure over ww2-derived designs like the M48 and M60, but after a long process began with the MBT-70 program in the mid-1960s. At stake was the goal of finding a fitting answer to the latest developments in soviet tank designs, the T64/80 and T72. The Abrams earned its laurels in the first and second gulf wars, from 1991 to the departure of Iraq, but this story is not over yet as it was adopted also by Iraq, Eqypt, Kuwait and the SAE. A comprehensive study with loads of photos, data and illustrations.
Next date: 1st of february
Completion for the most produced German AFV of ww2
AMX-10P Infantry Fighting Vehicle (1973)
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.
Allied AFVs prior to the western campaign in may 1940.