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  Tank - MSN Encarta
The tank was first developed in Britain in 1915, in an attempt to break the deadlock of trench warfare on the Western Front of World War I.
Tanks attempting to fight alone were vulnerable to anti-tank guns and to a range of newly developed infantry anti-tank weapons.
The tanks used by the world’s leading armies today are a far cry from those of World War I. Main battle tanks such as the US M1A2 Abrams, or the British Challenger 2, can cross battlefields at 40 km/h (25 mph) despite weighing over 60 tonnes.
uk.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761574601/Tank.html   (835 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Tanks were first used in World War I to break the deadlock of the trenches, and they evolved gradually to assume the former role of cavalry on the battlefield: to either flank opposing positions with fast movement, or to penetrate defences by massive concentration.
While tanks are expensive to operate and support, they remain among the most formidable and versatile weapons of the modern battlefield, both for their ability to engage other ground targets (including fortifications) and their shock value against infantry.
Tanks are also at a disadvantage in wooded terrain and urban combat environments, which cancel the advantages of the tank's long-range firepower, limit the crew's ability to detect potential threats, and can even limit the turret's ability to traverse.
www.gamecheatz.net /games.php?title=Tank   (8521 words)

 Tank as used by the Australian Army (Matilda)
Many of the tanks were fitted with a variety of battle-field modifications, including wire mesh over the engine covers, spare track links on the hull and/or pierced steel planking (PSP) which was normally used in the construction of aircraft runways.
On this occasion, a tank assisting the infantry was engaged and disabled at a range of less than 50 meters, by a Japanese 37 mm gun.
Originally, the tank was obtained from the Australian Government for the purpose of establishing it as a memorial in the park at the junction of Parramatta Road and Station Street in Ashfield.
au.geocities.com /thefortysecondinww2/level1/line3/tanks.htm   (1024 words)

 Anti-tank firepower
The development in armour protection that has taken place in recent years and especially during the 90s has raised serious questions about the effectiveness of many existing anti-tank guns and anti-tank guided weapons.
The main battle tank will remain the foremost among equals in the combined arms team of the future with its firepower, survival and combat mobility on the modern battlefield.
Tanks crossing at short ranges also are very difficult to engage with conventional missile systems.
www.global-defence.com /2000/pages/antitnk.html   (1249 words)

 Armour in Focus: A39 Tortoise Heavy Assault Tank
included consideration of the development of another assault vehicle the characteristics of which were: a minimum of 150mm (6") frontal armour; 60% and 40% of this basis at the side and rear respectively, and a minimum of 25mm on the roof and belly plates.
The War Office, nevertheless, accept the view that a proportion of heavily armoured vehicles may be necessary in the assault phase of future battles, and as initial steps towards meeting this requirement, the addition of armour to the Churchill and the production of Valiant and A.33 prototypes are included in the development programme.
Their recommendations to meet the requirements for a super heavy tank with not less than 8" frontal armour was to proceed with a mock up and preliminary design of the latest type of Tortoise mounting 3" 17-pr or 37pr with limited traverse and auxiliary armament of machine guns.
members.tripod.com /~chrisshillito/a39/a39txt.htm   (3182 words)

 Join - Armoured Engineer Branch, Royal Engineers Association
You are most probably aware that in 2001, the official Armoured Engineer Branch of the Royal Engineers Association was formed and for us to function properly as a branch and to represent both past and present Armoured Engineers properly, regardless of their rank or needs, we need the unstinting support of everyone.
In our case this is extended to all Assault Engineers of World War II, who were in service at the cessation of hostilities in both the UK Assault Squadrons and those of 28 Assault Squadron, New Zealand Engineers.
Armoured Engineer Branch membership form which you will need to complete and return to me with a cheque or PO for £10.00 made payable to the Armoured Engineers Branch.
www.armoured-engineers.co.uk /join.htm   (813 words)

 Return of the medium tank?
Western tanks were to be engaged by anti-tank guns and the numerous ATGWs mounted on the BMP and other vehicles.
The proposed German E-50 medium tank and E-75 heavy tank were intended to be produced on the same production lines, using the same armament and as many components as possible in common.
The tank might also have soft-launch rocket pods for use instead of the main gun when infantry are operating close by.
www.angelfire.com /art/enchanter/panz.html   (1727 words)

 Avalanche Press
The 7th Armoured began in Egypt as a collection of independent tank, motorized and armored car units created from the former Cairo Cavalry Brigade and known as the Mobile Force.
The 7th Armoured then withdrew to the Nile Delta to refit, and was not at the front when the German Afrika Korps bundled the British back out of Libya in the spring of 1941.
Afterwards the 7th Armoured refitted and reorganized into three brigades, two tank and one of motorized infantry as British organization finally started to recognize the shortage of foot soldiers in their armored divisions as compared to similar German or Italian formations.
www.avalanchepress.com /7thArmoured.php   (758 words)

 Royal Engineers Museum - Information Sheet - Engineering - Armoured Engineering
A range of heavily modified tanks was quickly developed and used to great effect on the invasion beaches and beyond.
The remaining 32 Assault Engineer Regiment was disbanded in July 1957 and briefly reformed as 32 Armoured Engineer Regiment in 1964 before a further reorganisation in 1969 reduced the Armoured Engineers to one squadron.
The Regiment is the only unit equipped with specialist Sapper tanks and is very much the heir to the great traditions of all past assault and armoured engineers.
www.remuseum.org.uk /engineer/rem_engr_armoured.htm   (510 words)

 Armoured Attack Tank
The AAT's thick amour protects it from nearly all counterattacks, it is very heavily armoured in the forward section.
The AAT presents itself in combat with a heavily armoured composure and blistering weapons fire.
When the AATs was deployed on Naboo, it was their first use in open combat, however the tanks had seen considerable training action, thus leaving them scarred and weathered.
www.iaw.on.ca /~btaylor1/TradeFedAAT.html   (529 words)

 gizmag Article: The world's first widely-available armoured passenger vehicle
Jaguar’s just-announced Armoured XJ Long Wheelbase luxury saloon car is an armoured passenger vehicle with capabilities far beyond the needs of day to day transportation with added security, without compromising the ability of the car.
The Armoured XJ Long Wheelbase offers protection against high velocity assault rifle rounds and also side blast with the overall design preventing any penetration of the passenger cell by shrapnel or blast fragments.
Owners of the armoured XJ are offered tailored armoured driver training programmes, helping them to understand the differences in vehicle handling characteristics that such a high level of protection brings with it.
www.gizmag.com /go/4871   (1119 words)

 GW Online : Games Workshop : Shopping : Operation: Armoured Assault
The tanks were sorted into one of four allied forces: Space Marines, Imperial Guard, the Tau and Eldar Coalition, and the Forces of Darkness (comprised of Chaos Space Marines, Necrons, Tyranids and Orks).
With the forces decided, tanks were then deployed on one of the four table edges.
Of the 257 Imperial Guard tanks Andrew has collected, 41 were brought to the event including 18 Leman Russ tanks (of different variants), 4 Basilisks, 2 Forge World Vulture gunships, a Valkyrie transporter and his prized Stormblade Super Heavy tank.
uk.games-workshop.com /shopping/armoured-assault/1   (1782 words)

 India, Indian States, India States, Indian hotels, Indian News and Indian Tourism, India Travel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
French tanks tend to favour manoeuvrability, firepower and heavy armour.
French tanks also use an auto-loader; 3 mens instead of 4 and smaller dimensions thus more compact which explain in part his lower weight.
To reduce the logistical problems, the army developed the MBT-2000, Al Khalid Tank, a tank with sufficient armour protection and firepower for the north, but able to fight in the south as well.Pakistan is also in the testing phases for its Al Khalid 2 which is expected to be heavier than the original
www.hyderabadin.org /wiki-Tank   (9461 words)

 Hobart's Funnies - Wikimedia Commons
Major General Sir Percy Cleghorn Stanley Hobart commander of 79th Armoured Division, who was made responsible in March 1943 for the development of specialised armoured vehicles, known as 'Hobart's Funnies', to spearhead the assault phase of the invasion
Hobart's Funnies were a number of unusually modified tanks operated by the 79th Armoured Division, with specialists from the Royal Engineers.
Assault elements of Force U, including DD tanks, were still on the beaches when this photo was taken shortly after H Hour.
commons.wikimedia.org /wiki/Hobart's_Funnies   (482 words)

 LATEST NEWS - 23/3/99   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Government forces not only lost large numbers of men, but important sophisticated weaponry such as battle tanks and armoured assault vehicles, which were either destroyed or seized by UNITA forces.
In short, the route reminds one of a mass grave of armour.
In their flight to Bié and in a bid to stop the advance of pursuing UNITA troops following the March 12th battle, government troops blew up the Kune river bridge, less than ten kms from the municipality of Kunhinga, formerly Vouga.
www.fas.org /irp/world/para/docs/unita/en2503991.htm   (501 words)

 gizmag Article: The armoured tank turns 90
September 15, 2006 Yet another Leonardo da Vinci invention conceived hundreds of years before its time, the armoured tank began its impact on world military history 90 years ago today when it was first deployed by British troops to break the stalemate of trench warfare during the Battle of the Somme.
The tank precipitated the initially cumbersome anti-tank mine, which was so easy to dig up and redeploy against its makers that the smaller, harder-to-detect anti-personnel mine was born, becoming a modern scourge.
Ironically, the German Army against which the armoured tank was first deployed, used the tank as one of the cornerstones of its highly effective
gizmag.com /go/6156   (420 words)

 Branch Outings - Armoured Engineer Branch, Royal Engineers Association
To commemorate the 150th Anniversary of 26 Armoured Engineer Squadron the Squadron is to hold a week of celebrations, culminating in an all ranks dinner on 18th June.
If you have ever served in 26 Assault Squadron, 26 Armoured Engineer Squadron, 26 Corps Armoured Engineer Squadron, or are a current serving member of 26, you are cordially invited to the 150th Anniversary of the formation of 26 Armoured Engineer Squadron.
With the Squadron’s heavy work schedule and their overseas commitments no concrete plans have been released, but we have been informed that anyone who wishes to attend will be made more than welcome.
www.armouredengineers.co.uk /outings.htm   (651 words)

 Tank Assault   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Tank Assault (TA) is the Java Bolo clone being developed by Aaron Bratcher aka MegaWatt.
The first screen capture as TA meets its first goal, with the ability to drive the tank around a map.
Just to illustrate how much more is still missing, however, you can't shoot or be shot by a pill or other tanks, there is no little green man, and driving into walls results in very disconcerting jumps.
www.lgm.com /bolo/clones/ta   (506 words)

 Battlefront - Producers of fine metal and resin miniatures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The howitzer armed Shermans equipped the assault gun platoons in armoured battalions and were all built on either M4 or M4A3 47degree glacis plate hulls but the "wet stowage" was replaced by armoured bins for ammo stowage.
Track grousers were fitted as standard to help cope with the weight increase to 42 tons and the 75mm gun was fitted to all of them, but some had salvaged 76mm guns from wrecked Shermans fitted in place of the 75mm gun from the end of 1944.
The "Jumbos" were issued to the independent Tank battalions at first but then the Armored Divisions got a few to lead their dashes across France and Germany as well.
www.battlefront.co.nz /Article.asp?ArticleID=265   (1340 words)

 Anti-tank Missile Operator
The missile operator’s job is to destroy enemy armoured vehicles before they can attack.
missile which is capable of destroying armoured targets up to 2km away.
As part of your training you will be taught how to recognise enemy vehicles day and night using the advanced equipment that the STAFFORDS have.
www.army.mod.uk /staffords/careers/anti_tank_missile_operator.htm   (143 words)

 The Finnish Defence Forces: Presentation of equipment
One of the greatest challenges in land warfare is rendering the enemy's tanks and other armoured vehicles inoperable.
Evidence of this can be seen in the fact that there is a constant race to manufacture stronger armour materials and weapons that can penetrate them.
In recent decades the greatest advances in anti-tank weapons have been made with anti-tank missiles and grenade launchers.
www.mil.fi /maavoimat/kalustoesittely/00046_en.dsp   (125 words)

 Royal Australian Armoured Corps Tank Museum - Puckapunyal Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Over 70 armoured vehicles on display plus 2 halls of historic archival material from the early days of the Australian LightHorse Brigades through to Australia's more recent armed conflicts in Vietnam and East Timor
The Royal Australian Armoured Corps Tank Museum - Puckapunyal Victoria Australia.
Smashing Time Web Design have kindly helped fund this website please support them and their customers by visiting these links:
www.armytankmuseum.com.au /i-mem.htm   (84 words)

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