Category: American Tanks

Marines to Shut Down All Tank Units in Major Overhaul

Ian Handley-Kershaw

The loved and revered M1A1 Abrams tanks used by the 2nd Tank Battalion based at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina left the base in March. The tanks will not return as the Marine Corps undertakes a sweeping modernization plan that sees the Marines as a more agile force. This sees Marine tank units from across the […]

US Deploys Active Armor on Tanks in European Exercises

The US Army has deployed the new Abrams Reactive Armor Tiles (ARAT) to its Abrams main battle tanks in Europe. The US Army Europe announced the deployment by tweeting images of their tanks fitted with the both the Trophy active system and the ARAT system installed. The deployment is intended to allow the Army’s logistics […]

Abrams Crew Mistakenly Fired on Another Tank During Exercise

During training exercises at the Fort Bliss training grounds in Texas, a US Army M1A2 Abrams main battle tank accidentally fired at another tank. The incident occurred on July 20, 2020.  The tanks were undergoing training firing at moving targets when the tank hit another from its own cavalry regiment. The the tank that was […]

The Sherman 75mm v Tiger 1 88mm

Two of the most discussed large calibre guns from World War Two are the Sherman tank’s 75 mm M3 gun, and the Tiger 1’s 88 mm KwK 36. Stories are told about how Shermans rounds would simply bounce off Tigers, while the Tiger could knock out columns of tanks in a matter of minutes. But […]

What is The Bulge in Modern Tank Barrels – Here is the Answer

Tanks are designed to carry offensive firepower on a highly mobile platform while keeping the personnel within protected from the environment, the elements and most importantly, the enemy. To complete those tasks, a tank has many complex systems and components. The functions of which are not easily understood by simply looking at them. A frequently […]

Top 6 Most Produced Tanks

Usually tanks are ranked by how powerful their gun is, their mobility and the protection of their armour. This list however, is to rank the top six most produced tanks in history. Due to the sheer numbers involved with these tanks, even militaries struggle to keep exact totals of their them, so some numbers have […]

Sherman v Abrams

Since before World war two, the United States has always maintained a significant investment in armoured vehicles, even as many countries and armies began to rely more on other systems to replace traditional armoured warfare. The US developed the Medium Tank M4 (later named Sherman by the British) from the earlier M3 Lee. They retained […]

US Army Receives the First of the Upgraded M1 Abrams Tanks

The 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division (Greywolf Brigade) based at Fort Hood in Texas are the first to receive the new version of the M1 Abrams Tank, the M1A2C (SEP v.3). Troopers in the Greywolf Brigade welcomed the new armor on 20th July 2020 and are ready […]