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25 August 2008

Russian Tank Forces – T90 Technology

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The Russians desperately needed to mount a response after the 1991 Gulf War, when the Americans stormed through the deserts of Kuwait and Iraq.   The Russian economy’s defense sector was reeling, after the American military’s Abrams M1A1 Main Battle Tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles left the battlefield littered with literally hundreds of burnt-out …

13 December 2007

Chinese Type 99 Tank – Newest Armor of China

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Type 99

Western forces beware, the Chinese have fielded the most advanced tank yet! Well, only the most advanced in China that is. Following in the ancient Chinese tradition of quantity over quality and cheap products, the Chinese have developed their own 3rd generation battle tank that they believe is the answer …

16 October 2007

German Leopard 2 Main Battle Tank

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Leopard 2 Main Battle Tank

German Leopard 2 Main Battle Tank
Manufacturer:  Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW)
So the Germans have a tank that is comparable to the American Abrams line of tanks.  Big deal right?  Of course not!  The Leopard is fighting side by side with the American Abrams in Afghanistan and Iraq right now!  The Canadians in particular …

22 May 2007

Abrams Tank Gets Stuck

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Abrams Tank Stuck

Abrams Tank Gets Stuck in the Mud.

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14 May 2007

The British Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank – British innovation in armored vehicles tested in Iraq

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Challenger 2

British Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank
Manufacturer: BAE Systems Land and Armaments [LSE: BA.L]

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The British Challenger 2 Main battle tank has several innovations unique to its design. One of the foremost innovations devised by the Brits is a type of armor known as Chobham armor, which is a …

9 May 2007

The French Leclerc Main Battle Tank – Video of an MBT to reckon with…

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Leclerc MBT

Manufacturer: GIAT Industries

The French, their military history aside, actually are widely known in Europe for their innovative and solid armored vehicle designs. In the mid 1980’s, Britain introduced its Challenger 2 main battle tank, Germany rolled out the impressive Leopard 2, and the US unveiled its M1A1 Abrams tank. …

19 April 2007

The Main Battle Tank of America – The M1-A1 and M1-A2 Abrams Tank Video

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Manufacturer: General Dynamics [NYSE: GD]
Some countries excel in the creation of different things. It just so happens that the US excels in the creation of the machines of war. Aside from being the richest country in the world and having the Cold War spurring the development of …

11 April 2007

Israeli Defense Forces Merkava 4 Main Battle Tank – Merkava 4 Tank Video

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Merkava 4

The Israeli Defence Forces recently implemented a modernization drive on their main battle tank program. Their newest design, uveiled in 2002, features some technological advances forged from the fire of the battlefields of the Middle East. This video of the Merkava 4 main battle tank displays the blast-proof ammunition container, …

4 April 2007

Japan’s Type 90 Main Battle Tank – New Japanese Self-Defense Forces Tank Video

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type 90

The Japanese Type 90 tank rivals any other main battle tank on the modern battlefield. The Type 90 incorporates several newer technologies, some that are even lacking in other nation’s tanks. For example, the Japanese employed an auto-loading cannon, which reduces the crew requirement and also increases the tanks rate …

2 April 2007

South Korean XK-2 Tank Video – New South Korean Tank with Hydraulics!

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The South Korean Army has developed a next generation tank, the XK-2 Blank Panther that incorporates some interesting advances in technology. The tank’s most impressive new features are its amphibious capability, active defense system, and handling/suspension technology. First of all, the tank is capable of driving completely underwater for river …

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