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History of the tank

Index History of the tank

The history of the tank began in World War I, when armoured all-terrain fighting vehicles were first deployed as a response to the problems of trench warfare, ushering in a new era of mechanized warfare. [1]

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AMX-40

The AMX-40 was a French prototype main battle tank.

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Armor Modeling and Preservation Society

The Armor Modeling and Preservation Society (AMPS) is a social club with the common interest of modeling miniature armored fighting vehicles, military model figures, ordnance, dioramas, and related equipment and promotion of historic military vehicle restoration.

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Armoured warfare

Armoured warfare, mechanised warfare or tank warfare is the use of armoured fighting vehicles in modern warfare.

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Blitzkrieg

Blitzkrieg (German, "lightning war") is a method of warfare whereby an attacking force, spearheaded by a dense concentration of armoured and motorised or mechanised infantry formations with close air support, breaks through the opponent's line of defence by short, fast, powerful attacks and then dislocates the defenders, using speed and surprise to encircle them with the help of air superiority.

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Boirault machine

The Boirault machine (French: Appareil Boirault), was an early French experimental landship, designed in 1914 and built in early 1915.

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Breton-Prétot machine

The Breton-Prétot machine was an experimental wire-cutting device developed in France from November 1914.

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Charron, Girardot et Voigt 1902

The Charron, Girardot et Voigt 1902 was a French armoured car (French: Automitrailleuse blindée) developed in 1902 by the company Charron, Girardot et Voigt.

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Christie suspension

The Christie suspension is a suspension system developed by American engineer J. Walter Christie for his tank designs.

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Comparison of World War I tanks

This is a comparison of the characteristics of tanks used in World War I.

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Cruiser tank

The cruiser tank (also called cavalry tank or fast tank) was a British tank concept of the interwar period for tanks designed to function as modernised armoured and mechanised cavalry.

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David Fletcher (military historian)

David John Fletcher MBE is a British military historian specialising in the history of armoured warfare, particularly that of the United Kingdom.

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Export variants of Soviet military equipment

Export variants of Soviet military equipment were versions of Soviet military equipment (armored vehicles, airplanes, missiles) of significantly inferior capability to the original designs and intended only for export.

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Ford 3-Ton M1918

The Ford 3-Ton M1918 was one of the first tankette designs by the U.S. It was a small two-man, one-gun tank.

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Ford GAA engine

The Ford GAA engine is an American all-aluminum 32-valve DOHC 60-degree V8 engine engineered and produced by the Ford Motor Company just before, and during, World War II.

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Frot-Laffly armoured roller

The Frot-Laffly armoured roller, also Frot-Turmel-Laffly armoured roller (Char Frot-Turmel-Laffly, also Rouleau cuirassé Paul Frot), was an early French experimental armoured fighting vehicle designed and built from December 1914 to March 1915.

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Heath Park Halt railway station

Heath Park Halt was a railway station in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire in England, UK.

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Hobart's Funnies

Hobart's Funnies were a number of unusually modified tanks operated during the Second World War by the 79th Armoured Division of the British Army or by specialists from the Royal Engineers.

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Infantry tank

The infantry tank was a concept developed by the United Kingdom and France in the years leading up to World War II.

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Killen-Strait

Killen-Strait was the name of an American engineering company.

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Lancelot de Mole

Lancelot Eldin "Lance" de Mole CBE, (13 March 1880 – 6 May 1950) was an Australian engineer and inventor.

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Levavasseur project

The Levavasseur project was an early project for a tank designed in 1903 by the French Captain Léon René Levavasseur (1860-1942) of the 6th Artillery Battalion, described as a "self propelled cannon project" (French: Projet de canon autopropulseur).

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Light tank

A light tank is a tank variant initially designed for rapid movement, and now primarily employed in the reconnaissance role, or in support of expeditionary forces where main battle tanks cannot be made available.

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List of armoured fighting vehicles by country

This is a list of armoured fighting vehicles, sorted by country of origin.

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List of interwar armoured fighting vehicles

This is a list of armoured fighting vehicles developed during the interwar years between the end of the First World War (1918) and the start of the Second World War (1939).

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Lists of armoured fighting vehicles

This is a list of lists of armoured fighting vehicles.

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Medium Mark A Whippet

The Medium Mark A Whippet was a British tank of the First World War.

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Mobile personnel shield

A mobile personnel shield is a type of bulletproof shield equipped with wheels.

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Royal Tank Regiment

The Royal Tank Regiment (RTR) is the oldest tank unit in the world, being formed by the British Army in 1916 during the Great War.

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Schneider CA1

The Schneider CA 1 (originally named the Schneider CA) was the first French tank, developed during the First World War.

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Souain experiment

The Souain experiment was a French military experiment using a Baby Holt Caterpillar, in the former battlefield of Souain, in northeastern France, on 9 December 1915.

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Tank

A tank is an armoured fighting vehicle designed for front-line combat, with heavy firepower, strong armour, tracks and a powerful engine providing good battlefield maneuverability.

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Tank classification

Tank classification is a taxonomy of identifying either the intended role or weight class of tanks.

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Tank warfare in the Chaco War

The Chaco War (1932–35), between Bolivia and Paraguay, was the first South American conflict in which tanks were employed.

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Tanks in China

This article on military tanks deals with the history of tanks employed by various military forces belonging to the Kuomintang and Communist Party of China within China.

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Tanks in the British Army

This article on military tanks deals with the history and development of tanks of the British Army from their first use in World War I, the interwar period, during World War II, the Cold War and modern era.

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Tanks in the Cold War

During the Cold War (1945–1990), the two opposing forces in Europe were the Warsaw Pact countries on the one side, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) countries on the other side.

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Tanks in the Italian Army

This article deals with the history and development of tanks employed by military forces in Italy from their first use in World War I, the interwar period, during World War II, the Cold War and modern era.

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Tanks in the Soviet Union

This article deals with the history and development of tanks of the Soviet Union from their first use after World War I, into the interwar period, during World War II, the Cold War and modern era.

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Tanks in World War I

The development of tanks in World War I was a response to the stalemate that had developed on the Western Front.

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Tanks in World War II

Tanks were an important weapons system in World War II. Even though tanks in the inter-war years were the subject of widespread research, production was limited to relatively small numbers in a few countries.

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Tanks of Czechoslovakia

This article deals with the history of tanks employed by military forces in Czechoslovakia from the interwar period, and the more conventional tanks designed for the Czech Army before World War II, and the tanks that ended up as Panzers of the German Wehrmacht during World War II, or in the use of other countries who purchased them before the war began.

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Tanks of New Zealand

The New Zealand Army use of tanks from after the First World War, through the interwar period, the Second World War, the Cold War and to the present day has been limited, but there is some history.

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Tanks of North Korea

The history and development of the tank in North Korea spans the period from their adoption after World War II with the foundation of the Korean People's Army, into the Cold War and the present.

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Tanks of the interwar period

This article discusses tanks of the interwar period.

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Tanks of the post–Cold War era

The post–Cold War era is the period in world history from the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 to the present.

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Tanks of the U.S. in the Cold War

This article deals with the history and development of American tanks from the end of World War II, and during the Cold War.

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Tanks of the U.S. in the World Wars

As the American army did not have tanks of its own, the French two-man Renault FT Light Tank was used by US in the later stages of World War I. It was cheap and well-suited for mass production, and in addition to its traversable turret another innovative feature of the FT was its engine located at the rear.

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Tanks of the United States

This article on military tanks deals with the history and development of American tanks: their origin during World War I; the interwar period; World War II; the Cold War; and the modern era.

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The Tank Museum

The Tank Museum (previously The Bovington Tank Museum) is a collection of armoured fighting vehicles at Bovington Camp in Dorset, South West England.

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Timeline of science fiction

This is a timeline of science fiction as a literary tradition.

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William Foster & Co.

William Foster & Co Ltd was an agricultural machinery company based in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England and usually just called "Fosters of Lincoln." The company can be traced back to 1846, when William Foster purchased a flour mill in Lincoln.

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17th Armored Engineer Battalion

17th Armored Engineer Battalion are part of the 2nd Armored Division "Hell on Wheels".

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_tank

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