The First Online Tank Museum
One of the heaviest SPGs of the Soviet Army, armed with the 122mm A-19 gun. It was made when ISU-152 production was stepped up, but guns could not be made fast enough. Using old stocks of A-19 guns as stopgap, the result was quite a formidable SPG with tank hunter capabilities and starting from late 1944, the D-25 gun was used, producing the ISU-122S which had greater accuracy, muzzle velocity and rate of fire, but both variants were produced at the same time. The ISU-122 soldiered in Poland, Prussia and Berlin, without much distinction in use compared to the ISU-152 for the Soviet staff.
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, and their first test in battle ever.
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. Study the tactics developed by the Axis and Allies, how tanks evolved in the interwar, and have an overview of all AFVs developed before and during WW2.
The Cold War (1947-90)
Although classified as a conventional weapon, the tank remains at the forefront of “hot” conflicts that developed during the cold war. 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.
Since 1990, Armoured Fighting Vehicles underwent a number of significant changes. New classes of more versatile families of vehicles emerged, still topped by the main battle tanks. This is also an era of new vehicles tailored in response of the threats and challenges of an multi-polarized world and asymmetric warfare.