I have been a proponent of the Russian tanks, given how their performance during the 1970s and 1980s was good in the middle east and how it slowly went downhill after that. The designs never kept up with the inherent … Continue reading Why are turrets blown off Russian tanks so commonly?
For nearly a century now, Tanks have ruled the battlefield. No land based vehicle has single handedly instilled as much fear of death and destruction as much as a tank. Earliest tanks include the iconic British Mark IV and the … Continue reading Tanks & their Tanked Future
We have been hearing the idea that one day, serving men and women will not have have any authority over fighting machines. That, once the higher command gives the electronic orders, fighters, ships, subs and armored vehicles will attain their … Continue reading Why haven’t drones taken over from manned battle machines?
The Germans have earned a lot of respect over the decades for their tank designs which are still considered as one of the best in service if not the best. This reputation was built during the second world war when … Continue reading Tiger I & II: The most feared tanks of WW2
Israel has been constantly involved in some or the other conflict during its entire history. Until recently, it has always suffered either qualitative or quantitative disadvantage in almost all conflicts. Its adversaries in most of the cases could easily import state … Continue reading Merkava: The Israeli Main Battle Tank
Intro- Everyone associated with defense was badly waiting for 9th of May 2015, for the Russian Victory Day parade. On this day, Russia was going to showcase a new tank, to be precise a family of armored vehicles which were being … Continue reading Armata: The armored vehicle of the future.
Intro- Ever wondered why would a country which operates Russian tanks would develop a main battle tank on the lines of modern western MBTs? with its performance parameters closely resembling tanks like Leopard 2, M1 Abrams and Challenger 2. A tank … Continue reading Arjun: India’s first indigenous MBT
Around 2011, the production of T-90A for the Russian army was coming to an end and a larger number of T-90s had been exported to several countries, some opting for domestic production. Uralvagon design bureau, which after the fall of … Continue reading Revealed: T-90MS
The Soviet Union had 1000s of tanks of various types and variants in its armies, designed to suite different set of requirements. Their tank formations were spearheaded by the T-80 which lead much larger numbers of slightly inferior T-72s and a … Continue reading T-90: The Genesis
The T-72 is one of the most widely used MBTs ever produced but has been slammed due to its dismal performance during the Iraqi campaign against the M1. This happened not because either one was overly superior, but because the M1 … Continue reading Countdown to tank battles of Iraq and T-72’s failure