Operation Overlord was the codename for the Allied amphibious invasion of Normandy in France, which began on June 6, 1944 - a date that is remembered as D-Day - and ended on August 25 of that year, when Paris was liberated.
Sometimes know as the Battle of Normandy, Operation Overlord was the largest amphibious invasion
The T-70 light tank played an important role during World War II because it was cheap and easy to mass produce.
In the 1930s, the Soviet Union purchased some British Carden-Loyd Light Amphibious Tanks from Vickers-Armstrong.
These were used as a model for a Soviet light amphibious tank that became known as the T-37. This tank was
The Battle of Kursk was Germany's last attempt to launch an offensive attack in Russia during World War II. Although the number of tanks that were used in the battle has been disputed, it is generally believed that more tanks were used during the Battle of Kursk than in any other battle in history.
In the more than 30 years in which armed conflict has taken place in Afghanistan, tanks have not played a very strong role. The rocky, mountainous terrain that covers the Afghan countryside is not well suited for tank warfare.
However, the decades of conflict in Afghanistan have provided valuable lessons on the appropriate use of
The Pz 68 main battle tank is an indigenous Swiss main battle tank.
It is no longer in service.
In the early 1950s, Switzerland began to work on developing its own main battle tank.
A prototype of a new tank was built in 1958, and another was built in 1959.
Between 1960 and 1961, 10 preproduction tanks, known as
Design of the Italian OF-40 main battle tank began in 1977, as a joint venture between Oto Melara (now Otobreda) and Fiat. The powerpack was designed by Fiat, while the tank's overall design was Oto Melara's responsibility. Oto Melara was also responsible for production.
The OF-40 main battle tank was designed specifically for export. It is