What are the purpose of tanks?
tank, any heavily armed and armoured combat vehicle that moves on two endless metal chains called tracks. Tanks are essentially weapons platforms that make the weapons mounted in them more effective by their cross-country mobility and by the protection they provide for their crews.
Do tanks still have a purpose?
Infantry are vulnerable when attempting to seize defensive positions, meaning tanks still play a critical role during offensive operations. Anti-tank guided missiles certainly cannot replace the tank’s role in supporting maneuver.
What is the role of military tank?
As stated previously, the purpose of the tank is to close with and destroy the enemy using fire, maneuver and shock effect. Since the tank’s 1916 debut during World War I this purpose has changed little.
- What evidence is there of tank-vs-tank combat in Asia during the second world war?
- Can anyone identify this tank?
- Did any “tanks in front” tactic exist during WW2?
- Are there any tanks with the gun and autoloader outside the main turret?
- Why was artillery a more effective infantry support weapon on tanks than machine guns?
- Why was the German system of interlocking plates not used after WWII for armored vehicle construction?
- What damage did anti-tank rifles hope to inflict on tanks in WW2?