What are tanks for?

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.

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