WW1 - The Great War, where it all startedFrom mud, barb wire and trenches
WW1 UK and France started development of tanks in order to save the lives of their soldiers. The first idea was to bring them right in eney trenches across the no man's land, but the tank quickly became a killing machine integrated in combined arms operations.
WW2, the Golden Age of TanksThe armour golden age
Never so many tanks had the occasion to fight. From the Jungles of Guadalcanal to the arid desert of Libya, the icy and windy steppes of Russia and the rainy bocage of Normandy. Tanks with infantry.
The Cold WarModern Armoured Fighting Vehicles
It takes two diametrally opposed superpowers to make a cold war. The USA and USSR, together with their own alliances, forged a new generation of armoured vehicles learning as it went from numerous proxy wars.
Modern AFVsTanks are alive and kicking !
AFV means "Armored Fighting Vehicles". First of an array of acronyms such as MBT, IFV, APC, SPAAG, SPAAML, SPG, SPH, SPRL, ARV, AVLB well known by the military of all nations today. Part of the professional army parlance today.