The myth of the invulnerable "miracle tanks"

The myth of the invulnerable "miracle tanks"

One of the myths of the Great Patriotic War about "miracle tanks", invulnerable, sweeping everything out of their way, was the myth about the new tanks of the Soviet Union - T-34, KV, in the initial period of the war. There were even ...
Do tanks have a future

Do tanks have a future

“Do tanks have a future or have they outlived their lives?” Can they still play an important role on the battlefield, and if so, which one and which types of tanks are needed? Over the past 40 years, the largest military ...
BMP "Marder"

BMP "Marder"

Germany became the first country in the West to create an infantry fighting vehicle. (In the GDR, BUM 1 appeared after 1966.) BMP "Marder" was developed in 1966-1969 by Rheinmetall AG by ...
Tanks are returning to the battlefields of modern wars.

Tanks are returning to the battlefields of modern wars.

Heavy armor showed its reliability in battles with gangsters, terrorists and insurgents World experience shows - the military from different countries of the world, regardless of nationality or ...
Western main battle tanks (part 5) - Japan Type 90

Western main battle tanks (part 5) - Japan Type 90

In 1976, Mitsubishi began work on the creation of a new main battle tank, which was to replace the existing 61 Type and 74 type vehicles. Besides the Japanese engineers in the development ...
"Armata" - the tank of the future

"Armata" - the tank of the future

For many years, Russian tankmen linked their hopes for rearmament with the 195 Object, which was widely advertised, and specialists from the Ural Transport Engineering Design Bureau (OAO ...
Mechanized armor

Mechanized armor

The answer to the question is how; what means to break through the front, looking for all the warring armies. One of the first to try to answer it was the English Colonel Swinton, who had been in ...
Reincarnation BTR-152 - BPM-97 "Shot"

Reincarnation BTR-152 - BPM-97 "Shot"

The idea of ​​creating a simple and inexpensive armored car on the serial "cargo" units is not new. Such constructions were especially popular in the USSR in 1930-50: take, for example, the post-war BTR-40 and ...
Special police car SPM-1 "Tiger", test

Special police car SPM-1 "Tiger", test

Finally, this semi-maritime miracle fell at our disposal. Let me tell you about my impressions about this car after the first trip. To begin, refresh your technical information ...
Mine rink. T10 Sherman M4A2

Mine rink. T10 Sherman M4A2

The rink of war is not a figurative expression. Someone thinks this brainchild of the gloomy American genius is a demining machine, someone is a freeway tank, but this is definitely the first and foremost symbol ...
Didgori - Georgian Tachanka

Didgori - Georgian Tachanka

“Anyone can take their car and hang armor on it in the workshop. They do that. ” With such words, experts rated the novelty of the Georgian defense industry, ...
Heavy infantry fighting vehicle BMPV-64. Ukraine

Heavy infantry fighting vehicle BMPV-64. Ukraine

The prototype of the heavy armored vehicle BMPV-64 was developed in Ukraine as a private initiative of the Kharkov BTRZ. The first prototype was completed in 2005 year. This machine is the deepest ...
Modernization of the BMP-3

Modernization of the BMP-3

The intensity of modern combat operations, the high level of workload and the experience of using the BMP-3 in the countries of the Persian Gulf have made it necessary to refine the machine in terms of improving ...
Western main battle tanks (part of 4) - Challenger-2

Western main battle tanks (part of 4) - Challenger-2

Adoption of the Challenger tank by the British Army did not remove from the agenda the issue of the main battle tank, which would have replaced all the Chiefen tanks. Transfer of OBT to "Challengers" is not ...
Tiger vs iveco

Tiger vs iveco

The Russian army may receive the Italian Iveco LMV M65 armored vehicles. SKD assembly of equipment, according to the Ministry of Defense, is planned to be carried out at KAMAZ. But domestic ...
Tank PT-91 "Twards"

Tank PT-91 "Twards"

In the period between the two world wars, Poland created its own tank building industry. State factories supplied the army with armored vehicles, tankettes and light tanks. But...
Kazakhs want to get amphibious tanks

Kazakhs want to get amphibious tanks

28 of April of this year, Lieutenant-General Y. Kovalenko, the former 1 of the Deputy Head of the Main Automobile and Armored Directorate of the Defense Ministry of the Russian Federation, speaking of Russian tanks, said that the Russian military ...
Disputes around the tank

Disputes around the tank

The permanent scandal, shaking the Russian "defense industry" and the military department of the Russian Federation in connection with the procurement of new armored vehicles, reached its apogee after the announcement of the commander-in-chief of the Ground Forces Alexander ...
T-64

T-64

For the holiday, they were allowed to exhibit a car that had previously been "closed", but had already flashed at an exhibition in Abu Dhabi. The machine will be on display in a static display at ...