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Tanks Encyclopedia Weekly Report #8

What have we been up to this week? Mostly the usual, turning up articles and illustrations which will soon be ...
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/ Website news

The Soviet Counter-Attack at Verba

30th of June 1941 Operation Barbarossa On the 22nd of June 1941, the Soviet Union was attacked by the armed ...
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/ German tactics, Soviet tactics

Universal Carrier in Irish Service

Republic of Ireland (1940) Tankette - 226 Purchased With approximately 113,000 built by the early 1960s, the Universal or ‘Bren’ ...
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/ Irish WW2

Chimera 1984

United Kingdom (1984) Self-Propelled Anti-Tank Gun - None built Chimera was a British School of Tank Technology study design to ...
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Marmon-Herrington CTMS-1TB1

USA/KNIL (1941) Light Tank - 194 Built After years of neglect, the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army (Koninklijk Nederlandsch-Indisch Leger, ...
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FV101 Scorpion in Irish Service

Republic of Ireland (1980) Light Tank - 14 Purchased In the late 1970s, the Irish Cavalry Cavalry Corps (Irish: An ...
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/ Irish Cold War

60mm Lanciabombe

Kingdom of Italy (1943-45) Experimental Anti-Tank Weapon - 1 Built Sketch plan of prototype anti-tank weapon. Source: Report 311 Desperate ...
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SO-122

Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (1956-66) Support Tank - 1 Built After the so-called Tito-Stalin split that took place in ...
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Excalibur Light Airborne Tank Destroyer

United Kingdom (1960) Light tank destroyer - None built School of Tank Thought The Excalibur was a British light airborne ...
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120mm Gun Tank T110

U.S.A (1954) Heavy Tank Concept - Wooden Mockup Built Improving the Breed Even while the T43 (M103) was still in development, the ...
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Kolohousenka

Czechoslovakia (1923-1930) Artillery tractor and tank - 5 built When the Czechoslovak army bought their first tanks in the early twenties, ...
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Badger

South Africa (2018) Infantry Combat Vehicle - 22 Built (244 to be built) "Badger" - The Modern African Bushfighter South Africa ...
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Flammpanzer 38(t)

Germany (1944) Flame thrower - 20 built On the 27th of November 1944, Hitler ordered the construction of 20-30 Flammpanzers ...
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/ WW2 German Flame Tanks

Vauxhall B.T. Three-Quarter track ‘Traclat’

United Kingdom (1943) Half-Track Prototype - 6 Prototypes Built The British Army, like other armies of the time, had a ...
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/ WW2 British Vehicles

Fiat 3000 L.f.

Kingdom of Italy (1932) Light Tank Prototype - 1 Built By the start of the 1930’s Italy’s tank fleet was ...
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/ WW2 Italian Prototypes

Panzerjäger 38(t) für 7.62 cm PaK 36(r) (Sd.Kfz. 139) Marder III

Nazi Germany (1942-43) Tank Destroyer - 344 Built As the German armored forces advanced on all fronts in 1940 and ...
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Oscillating Turrets

Oscillating turrets were one of the latest trends in tank design in the early years of the Cold War, in ...
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A34 Comet in Cuban Service

Republic of Cuba (1958-60) Medium Tank - 15 Purchased By the end of the 1950’s, the United Kingdom had a ...
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/ Cuban Armor

Pavesi Autocarro Tagliafili (The Pavesi Wire Cutting Machine)

Kingdom of Italy (1915-17) Armored Car - 1 Prototype Amongst the many ideas for cutting barbed wire in the First ...
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/ WWI Italian Prototypes

Vickers 6 ton in Finnish Service

United Kingdom/Finland (1933-1941) Light Tank - 33 purchased and modified Despite being produced by a British company, and one with ...
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/ Finnish armor

Panzerkampfwagen KV-1B 756(r) (KV-1 with 7.5cm KwK 40)

Nazi Germany (1942-43) Improvised Heavy Tank - 1 Built Throughout the Second World War, the German Army captured hundreds of ...
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CP Armoured Tractor

Poland (1939) Artillery Tractor - Fake tank The CP armored tractor is a plastic model kit produced by the Polish ...
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/ Polish fake AFVs

Flakpanzer IV (3.7cm Flak 43) ‘Möbelwagen’

Nazi Germany (1944-45) Self `Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun - 240 built As the German Luftwaffe (German air force) lost control over ...
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/ WW2 German SPAAGs

Carden Loyd Mk. VI in Bolivian Service

Bolivia (1932-1933) Tankette – 2 bought Introduced in 1928, the Carden-Loyd Mark VI tankette was one of the most influential ...
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/ Bolivian Armor

M4A2 Sherman (Chinese Service)

Republic of China (1947-1949?) - 7? Donated  Chinese PLA (C. 1949) - At least 1 captured Medium Tank From USMC ...
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/ China Pre-1950

155mm Gun Tank T58

U.S.A. (1952) Heavy Tank Prototype - 2 built In the early 1950s, the American military’s quest for a powerful new ...
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Projet Tigre (Fake Tanks)

France (1959) Light SPG - 1 built This article has been published on Tanks Encyclopedia on the 1st of April ...
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T-26s with Kremlin Armory Cannons (Fake Tanks)

Soviet Union (1941) SPG Concept - 0 Built April Fools’ This article was originally published on Tanks Encyclopedia on 1st ...
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/ WW2 Soviet Fake Tanks

Italian Panther

Kingdom of Italy (1942-43) None Built Having been somewhat opportunistic in joining in the war on the side of Germany ...
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/ WW2 Italian Prototypes

Vickers Medium Mk. D

United Kingdom/Irish Free State (1929) Medium Tank - 1 built Ireland's First Tank The British company of Vickers was one ...
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E9-9 Mechanized Flame Thrower

U.S.A. (1943) Flamethrower Tank - 1 Prototype In 1943, the Standard Oil Company, based in Indiana, was one of the ...
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T-35 Prototypes

USSR (1932) Heavy Tank - 2 Prototype The T-35A tank is one of history's strangest tanks - often seen crawling ...
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/ WW2 Soviet Prototypes

Tenk Tip-A

Yugoslavia (1948-52) Experimental Medium Tank - 5 Built An interesting and somewhat unusual story states, that on the 26th of ...
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/ Yugoslavian armor

Sd.Kfz.7/1

Nazi Germany (1939) Half-Track SPAAG - 750 The most famous German self-propelled anti-aircraft guns (SPAAG) are the Panzer IV based ...
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/ WW2 German SPAAGs

Vickers Mark E in Bolivian Service

Bolivia (1932-1933) Light Tank – 3 bought Even though the Vickers 6-Ton (Mark E) was never adopted by the British ...
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/ Bolivian Armor

Fiat 3000 Tipo II

Kingdom of Italy (1925) Light Tank Tipo I The Italians copied the successful French Renault FT tank in the form ...
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/ WW2 Italian Prototypes

76mm Gun Tank T92

USA (1952-58) Light Tank - 2 Prototypes Built In May of 1952, the hunt was already underway for a new ...
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A34 Comet in Irish Service

Republic of Ireland (1958) Infantry Tank - 8 Purchased The tanks that the Republic of Ireland Defence Forces Cavalry Corps ...
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/ Irish Cold War

T-35A Heavy Tank

Soviet Union (1934) Heavy tank - 61 built The Eastern Behemoth The T-35A tank is one of history's strangest tanks ...
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/ WWII Soviet Heavy Tanks

3.7cm Tankabwehrkanone Rheinmetall

German Empire (1918) Anti-Tank Gun - 600 produced On the morning of the 15th of September 1916, after the standard ...
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/ WWI German AT Guns

wz. 31

Poland (1931) Armored car - None Built By the early 1930s, the Polish army still didn’t have any type of ...
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/ WW2 Polish Prototypes

M8 Greyhound in Kantangese Service

Kingdom of Belgium/ State of Katanga/ Democratic Republic of Congo Armored Car - 2 Built For many colonial powers, the ...
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/ Cold War Belgium armor

TAM 2C Main Battle Tank

Argentina (2013) MBT - 1 Built The Tank with the Sun of May As the name suggests, the Tanque Argentino ...
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/ Argentinian armor

Vickers Medium Mk. III

United Kingdom (1930) Medium Tank - 3 Built By the early 1920's, the British Government's enthusiasm for a state tank ...
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/ WWII British Medium Tanks

Carro Armato M.11/39

Italy (1939-40) Medium tank - 100 built Pre-production M.11/39 at the Ansaldo Factory in July 1939 with the multi-plate turret ...
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/ WW2 Italian Tanks

Landsverk L-60 in Irish Service

Irish Free State (1934) Light Tank - 2 Purchased The Irish were relative latecomers to the idea of tank warfare ...
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/ Irish WW2

Marmon-Herrington CTLS-4TA

USA/KNIL (1939) Light Tank - 450 Built The Marmon-Herrington Company was a manufacturer of commercial cars and trucks based in ...
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/ ww2 dutch armor, WW2 US Light Tanks

Sherman Crocodile

USA/Great Britain (1943) Flamethrower Tank - 4 built Although they had proved extremely useful in America’s fight against the Japanese ...
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Fiat 2000

Kingdom of Italy (1917) Heavy Tank - 2 built The Kingdom of Italy fought on the side of the Allied ...
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/ WW1 Italian Armor