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Sabotaged parts

Tanks in Nazi Germany were often built using slave labor. The laborers, however, sabotaged whatever parts of the tanks they could, making them very unreliable. 1)

Destroyed an enemy tank all by himself

Eduardo C Gomez destroyed an enemy tank all by himself. During the Korean War, he crawled across a rice field to where the enemy tank was stationed, opened the hatch, and dropped a grenade inside. 2)

First self-propelled armored vehicle

John Fowler & Company built the first self-propelled armored vehicle in 1900 in England. They decided to armor one of their steam traction engines. It was necessary to haul supplies in the South African War. 3)

The Battle of 73 Easting

The Battle of 73 Easting was called ”the last great tank battle of the 20th century” and had to be named after the map coordinates. It took place in the middle of the Iraqi desert with no towns or landmarks in near proximity. 4)

Destruction in 30 minutes

12 American M1A1 Tanks were able to destroy 16 personnel carriers, 28 Iraqi tanks, and 30 vehicles. It took only 30 minutes and happened in 1991 during The War in the Gulf. 5)

First tanks

The first tanks were developed by the British during World War I to break the trench warfare stalemate. 6)

German Tiger tank

The German Tiger tank was one of the most feared tanks of World War II, due to its heavy armor and powerful gun. 7)

Soviet T-34

The Soviet T-34 tank was a game-changer on the Eastern Front in World War II, due to its superior mobility and firepower compared to its German counterparts. 8)

M1 Abrams

The M1 Abrams, developed by the United States in the 1970s, is one of the most advanced tanks in the world and is used by the US military and several other countries. 9)

T-14 Armata

The Russian T-14 Armata is a next-generation tank that features advanced armor and automation systems. 10)

Israeli Merkava tank

The Israeli Merkava tank was developed with the specific needs of the Israeli Defense Forces in mind and features a unique layout with the engine at the front to protect the crew. 11)

Leopard 2

The Leopard 2, developed by Germany, is one of the most widely used tanks in the world and has been exported to many countries. 12)

AMX-56 Leclerc

The French AMX-56 Leclerc is a state-of-the-art tank that features advanced armor and an integrated computer system. 13)

Type 10 (TK-X)

The Japanese Type 10 tank is a highly advanced domestic tank that is only used by the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force. 14)

Chinese Type 99A

The Chinese Type 99A tank is an upgraded version of Type 99 and features advanced armor and a 125mm main gun. 15)

British Challenger 2A

The British Challenger 2 tank is one of the most heavily armored tanks in the world and has seen combat in Bosnia and Iraq. 16)

K2 Black Panther

The South Korean K2 Black Panther is a domestic-built advanced tank that features cutting-edge technologies such as active protection systems and a 1500 horsepower engine. 17)

Stridsvagn 122

The Swedish Strv 122 is a modified version of the Leopard 2 and is used by the Swedish army. 18)

C1 Ariete

The Italian C1 Ariete is a domestically-produced tank that is used by the Italian army. 19)

T-72M4 CZ

The Czech Republic T-72M4 CZ is a modernized version of the T-72 tank and is used by the Czech army. 20)

tanks.txt · Last modified: 2023/01/17 01:23 by aga