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Chart of Tanks & TDs
Since the development of modern armored tactics in World War II, the combination of military tanks and infantry in mutual support has been the main force of ground combat. This page lists most of the important American tanks along with other armored vehicles and a few examples of armor from other countries.
M4A3E8 Sherman tank exhibit at the Tropic Lightning Museum (25th Infantry Division ), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii
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Today in WW II: 23 Sep 1940 After just seven weeks of development, American Bantam delivers the first prototype jeep to Camp Holabird, MD.
Chart of Tanks and Tank Destroyers
In this chart of tanks, click on the photo link to go to the page of photos and information for the specific tank.
M-1 Abrams Main Battle Tank
M-2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle
M-3 Bradley Cavalry Fighting Vehicle
M-1 Combat Car
M-1 Combat Car (Light Tank)
M-2 Light Tank
M-2 Medium Tank
M-3 Stuart Light Tank. See M-5.
M-3 Lee Medium Tank
British version with squatter, wider turret is called "Grant"
M-4 Sherman Medium Tank
Many variants. See also:
Stuart M-5A1 Stuart Light Tank
M-6 Heavy Tank
Ridgeway AGS M-8 Ridgeway Armored Gun System
M-10 Tank Destroyer
M-18 Tank Destroyer
M-22 Light Tank (Airborne) Locust
M-24 Chaffee Light Tank
M-26 Pershing Heavy Tank
M-36 Tank Destroyer
M-41 Walker Bulldog Light Tank
M-46 Patton Medium Tank
M-47 Patton Tank
M-48 Patton Tank
M-60 Patton Tank
M103 Heavy Tank
T43 in prototype, introduced in 1952.
M-551 Sheridan Light Tank
Introduced in Vietnam, in Army inventory for decades.
T-16 Universal Carrier
T-16 Universal or Bren Gun Carrier.
Scorpion Light Tank CVR(T) (British)
Photo: Courtesy of Alan Wise
Former Soviet Union/Russian/Ukraine Armor
T-72 Soviet Main Battle Tank
Israeli IDF Merkava Main Battle Tank
Recommended Books about Tanks and Military Armored Vehicles