31 Ağustos 2008 Pazar

AFV pictures 12, C--1 Ariete


Italy's MBT is equipped with a 120mm main gun. C-1 Ariete was delivered to the Italian army beginning from 1995.

AFV pictures 11, Jaged Panther


A regular panther hull is adapted with an antitank gun, jaged panther was succesful against armored vehicles.

AFV pictures 10, Churchill tank


Churchill tank was used by the British in ww2.

29 Ağustos 2008 Cuma

AFV pictures 7, Tiger



The most feared tank of ww2, tiger was produced by Germany and used in all campaigns. Tiger stands out for its thick armor and awesome firepower. It was operated by 5 crewmen. But Tiger had a few crucial disadvantages. First it was heavy and slow. This affected the tanks speed badly. Also this made the tank consume more fuel, supply of which was inadequate in the war-torn Germany. Lastly, the production of Tiger was expensive and took more time.

AFV pictures 6, Leopard 1



Germany's attemps to produce their first tank since ww2 yielded in a good result. Leopard 1 is still operated by various armies around the globe and it is still a highly effective MBT.

AFV pictures 5, T-80





An updated version of mass produces T-72, T-80 carries new generation reactive armor.

AFV pictures 4, Challenger 2



Challenger 2 is the British main battle tank. It makes use of the latest armor technology, the Chobham armor.

28 Ağustos 2008 Perşembe

AFV pictures 3, M1A2 Abrams



USA's battle-proven tank M1 Abrams is best known for its thick armor. German made L55 120mm gun is its main threat to enemy Afvs.

AFV pictures 2, Leclerc



The French have long been self-sufficient in weapon technology. They produce their own military stuff, including aircrafts and Afvs. Leclerc replaced their older tanks AMX, and in many ways Leclerc surpasses its predecessors. Leclerc comes with an automatic loading system which does the job of the loader, thereby Leclerc is operated by 3 crewmen. The Leclerc Main Battle Tank is currently used by the French army and UAE.

AFV pictures 1, Leopard 2 A6



Germany has been the leading tank producer of the world since the WW2. Their superiority in tank design showed itself with the advent of the might Tiger tanks of WW2. After the war, German engineers came up with Leopard, a fine tank still used today.
Leopard 2 dedicated to the requirements of the new century, that is faster, high mobility and firepower. Leopard 2 a6 is the latest upgraded version and its one of the best tanks in the world today.

Prologue

Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFVs) have been the most essential units of armies. WW2 witnessed the rise of AFVs-mainly tanks. Tanks spearheaded the most critical operations of the war. From the African desert to the Russian steps, tanks and armoured personel carriers were widely used. Lately both armor and firepower technology enhanced the capability of AFVs and there are different kinds each having their unique design and specifications.

This site intends to gather quality pictures of specific AFVs and give a short information for each AFV.