Challenger 2

The introduction into British army service of the Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (MBT) was originally intended to take a mere eighteen months from design to production, but in the event, it took something closer to ten years.



The Leopard 1 And Leopard 2

This is a brief discussion of the iconic Leopard 1 and Leopard 2 tank families, touching on some of its best-known members.

T-55A

T-55A is a member of large family of Soviet post-war tanks – the first link in the chain was T-44 and the latest – T-62. All shared the hull’s layout and engine but differed in the shape of the turret and main armament.

T-34/76

The origins of the T-34 medium tank date back to 1938, when the USSR State Defence Committee, having analysed experiences from the Spanish Civil War, resolved to construct a successor of the BT-7 ‘convertible tank’ (tracks could be removed and a chain drive to the road wheels engaged, allowing the tank to travel at high speeds on roads).

T-72 M1 Main Battle Tank

The “product 172” was designed in Nishni Tagil as the variant of T-64 with less advanced but more reliable engine.


Panzer II & Luchs

In the first part of the 30s in the 20th century, the new chapter of the German history has opened – of the Germany that was facing more than only an economical crysis.

T-34/85

The appearance of German PzKpfw V ‘Panther’, PzKpfw VI ‘Tiger’ and PzKpfw IV fitted with a long barrelled 75 mm cannon on the battlefields of the eastern front posed quite a challenge for the designers of the Russian T-34 medium tank.

T-64/T-64A Main Battle Tank

Design work on T-64 main battle tank, developed as successor to the T-54/55/62 family, commenced in 1954 in the Design Bureau of the Malyshev Factory in Kharkov, Ukraine.