Tank battle: T-90 vs "Abrams"!

Tank battle: T-90 vs "Abrams"!

Not so long ago, in the foreign edition, Defense Revue published a frankly tendentious rating, where the American tank Abrams was named “the best model of armored vehicles in the history of all mankind” ....
T-95 and 640 Object

T-95 and 640 Object

In September 1997, the first public demonstration of the Black Eagle’s main battle tank (Object 640) took place in Omsk. A tank with a tower, carefully covered with a shaggy camouflage ...
Main battle tanks (part of 12) - С1 "Ariente", Italy

Main battle tanks (part of 12) - С1 "Ariente", Italy

In 1982, the Italian military decided on their requirements for the main battle tank. In 1984, the technical conditions of its production were agreed with industrial enterprises, and they ...
Indian Army moves to its own tanks

Indian Army moves to its own tanks

As it became known, the command of the ground forces of the Indian army by the end of this year plans to place an order for 248 modernized tanks - Arjun Mark II. The decision on this issue has already ...
Main battle tanks (part 11) Al-Khalid (Pakistan)

Main battle tanks (part 11) Al-Khalid (Pakistan)

On the first day of October 1988, between China, which was represented by NORINCO and Pakistan, an agreement was signed with the representative office of Heavy Industries Taxila ...
BBM "Kozak", Ukraine

BBM "Kozak", Ukraine

Kozak (Rus. Kazak) - Ukrainian armored personnel carrier (armored combat vehicle, BBM) for special operations forces. For the first time, the BBM "Kozak" was demonstrated to the general public at a parade in honor of the Day ...
BTR "CENTAUR"

BTR "CENTAUR"

In 1984, the command of the Italian army formulated the requirements for a highly mobile wheeled tank destroyer armed with an 105-mm rifled cannon for ballistics similar to tank guns ...
Main battle tanks (part of 10) Zulfiqar (Iran)

Main battle tanks (part of 10) Zulfiqar (Iran)

At the beginning of the 90-s, on the initiative of the Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the ground forces of Iran for science and development Brigadier General Mir-Younes Masoumzadeh, the main battle tank of the Iranian army -...
Tancomania!

Tancomania!

Accustomed to swearing at the "idiots", making it difficult to maneuver on the road? Imagine, but it turns out you are still lucky. After all, you did not encounter people who decided to ride a tank! We...
New army armored car XC2V

New army armored car XC2V

The design community of the US Local Motors, presented its new creation - the conceptual army armored XC2V FLYPMode, created in close cooperation with the agency DARPA. Story...
Main battle tanks (part of 9) M60 Phoenix, Jordan

Main battle tanks (part of 9) M60 Phoenix, Jordan

The M60 Phoenix, the main tank of the Jordanian Army, is an upgrade to the M60A3. It was designed by order of King Abdullah II by the KADDB design bureau. The morally and technically obsolete M60A3 is already ...
Boxer Armored Carrier

Boxer Armored Carrier

The program to create a multi-purpose armored vehicle ARTEC MRAV (Multi-Role Armored Vehicle), as, indeed, many other European armored vehicles, has a very interesting history ....
Main battle tanks (part 8) Olifant Mk.1B (South Africa)

Main battle tanks (part 8) Olifant Mk.1B (South Africa)

From the middle of the last century, tanks Centurion Mk.5, called Olifant Mk.1 (elephant), are in service with the army of the Republic of South Africa. The first stage of the modernization of these combat vehicles began at the end of the 1970s and ...
BTR Dozor-B, Ukraine

BTR Dozor-B, Ukraine

The Dozor-B armored personnel carrier is an armored vehicle with a 4x4 wheel arrangement, designed to transport personnel and transport various goods. The developer and ...
Main battle tanks (part of 8) - Arjun, India

Main battle tanks (part of 8) - Arjun, India

In 1972, the command of the ground forces of India decided on the requirements for a new main battle tank, which was planned to be adopted by the army. By this time the Indian ...
T-80 - 35 years in service

T-80 - 35 years in service

Thirty-five years ago, on July 6, 1976, the T-80 main battle tank (MBT) was adopted by the Soviet army. Currently, in the Western Military District (ZVO) MBT T-80 is located on ...
Pakistani MRAP: Burraq

Pakistani MRAP: Burraq

The national Pakistani military-industrial complex HIT (Heavy Industries Taxila) at the beginning of 2010, created the newest modern wheel armored vehicles Burraq MRAP. Cristofer F. Foss ...
Main battle tanks (part 7) - Merkava, Israel

Main battle tanks (part 7) - Merkava, Israel

Israel began developing its own tank in 1972, and in 1977 the first photographs of prototypes of the Merkava tank were presented to the press. The first public display of the tank took place in ...
Iveco vs. Tiger. Or how they lie to us

Iveco vs. Tiger. Or how they lie to us

If with a big "stretch" it is possible to recognize the inability of the Russian Federation to build modern universal ships (although no one clearly substantiated the need for the Mistral), then we must admit ...
Combat Infantry Vehicle "Fretzia". Italy

Combat Infantry Vehicle "Fretzia". Italy

Usually the developers of combat vehicles go along the following path. At first, a light machine is created, and then on its base is heavier. Italians from the company Iveco-Oto Melara did exactly ...
Main battle tanks (part 6) - Type 99 (ZTZ-99) China

Main battle tanks (part 6) - Type 99 (ZTZ-99) China

The main Chinese battle tank - Type 99 (factory index ZTZ-99) was first shown to the public during a military parade in Beijing 1 October 1999 of the year. The appearance of the 3 generation tank presented ...