The opportunity to see an M47 Patton Tank up close and personal, such as the one at the Armed Forces History Museum in Largo, FL, is a rare opportunity many will never experience. This massive tank was in service from 1952 until the early 1960s. The M47 was the main tank used by the [...]
The highest scoring tank ace of WWII was Germany’s Kurt Knispel. Knispel total tank kills were confirmed at 168, with some unconfirmed estimates stating that total could actually be closer to 195 kills. Knispel is considered by some as the greatest tank ace in history. His awards included the Iron Cross, Panzer [...]
The five top tank commanders of World War II are not listed necessarily because of their number of kills. They are instead remembered for a number of different reasons. The top five commander list is presented in alphabetical order along with a brief description of their noted accomplishment(s).
With the Korean War so closely following on the heels of WWII, many of the top tanks used in World War II were also utilized during the Korean War. Some were variants and others were newly designed. Tanks continued to evolve with the introduction of the German’s anti-tank weapons. The top Korean tank list below, [...]
In World War II, continual advancements in technology were mandatory to maintain a competitive edge over the enemy. While technological advancements were made prior to the war, other developments were a direct result of the trials and errors suffered during the war. The WWII era housed a great many changes which affected weaponry, logistical support, [...]
The top tank battles of World War II, despite their crucial victories and severe losses, do not carry the same notoriety as other battles throughout the war. Throughout WWII, tanks were used as an effective force which allowed a quick tactical victory. Their involvement in World War II was vital. Listed below, in no particular [...]