The British Army’s Sabre Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle Tracked is a hybrid armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) which features a FV721 Fox Reconnaissance Vehicle turret on the hull of a FV101 Scorpion. Designed as an improvement to the FV721, early trials of the Sabre exposed several flaws in the Sabre. Thus, a
The Battle of 73 Easting The Battle of 73 Easting is one of the most studied tank battles in the history of mechanised warfare and considered the last great tank battle of the 20th century. It took place as part of the Persian Gulf War (2 August 1990 – 28
The Tank Museum is a collection of armoured fighting vehicles located at Bovington Camp in Dorset, South West England. During a visit to Bovington in 1923, the author Rudyard Kipling came across a haul of damaged tanks that were salvaged after World War One. He suggested that a museum commemorating
Another one of Nazi Germany’s World War Two tanks, the Panther medium tank proved formidable in the battlefield exposure that it received. The Panther was known by various names and designations: Kfz. 171 Panzerkampwagen V Panther Mark V The Panther tank came as a direct response to the Soviet T-34,
Named after Major General Percy Hobart, “Hobart’s Funnies” referred to a number of unusually modified tanks deployed during the Invasion of Normandy. Following problems encountered during the amphibious landing at Dieppe, Hobart was ordered by Chief of the Imperial General Staff Sir Alan Brooke to lead a specialised armour unit.
1942 – The Battle of El Alamein The Second Battle of El Alamein took place between 23 October and 11 November 1942. It followed after the Allies had prevented Axis forces from advancing further into Egypt, at El Alamein in the Matrouh Governorate. Supported by the 8th and 5th Royal