Top 10 Light Tanks In The WorldApr 15, 2023
lighttank is a tank variant initially designed for rapid movement in and out of combat to harass and outrun heavier
tanksit is smaller in size with thinner armor and a less powerful main weapon designed for better mobility tactical and transportation and logistics facility employed primarily in spotting, armored reconnaissance, skirmishing, artillery observation, and complementing ground operations in a fire support role of expeditionary forces where larger and heavier
tankswill not unavailable or having difficulty operating safely or efficiently, the fast
lighttank was a major feature of the pre-World War II army buildup where it was expected that they would be used to exploit breakthroughs into enemy lines created by slower tanks. and heavy with the goal of disrupting communications and supply lines.
Numerous small tank designs and tank kits were developed during this period and are known by a variety of names. including the fv 101 scorpion combat car the fv-101 scorpion is a british armored reconnaissance vehicle was the lead vehicle and fire support type in the combat reconnaissance vehicle family of seven armored vehicles manufactured by elvis was introduced in British Army service in 1973 and retired in 1994. Over 3,000 were produced and used as a reconnaissance vehicle or light tank. It holds the Guinness World Record for the fastest production tank on record, with a speed of 82.23 kilometers per hour, or 51.10 miles per hour.
A variation of the FV-101 Scorpion light vehicle was introduced as a less expensive way to produce a similar vehicle, but with a slightly lower profile turret, it was put into service in 1995. Several flaws were identified during initial combat exercises, in particular the vehicle lacked defensive capabilities, as modifications were made to the Saber turret to include redesigned smoke grenade launchers and a machine gun. An ammunition hopper is located on the side of the machine gun, allowing the weapon to reload faster than a belt-fed m24 machine gun. chaffee chaffee was the best light tank produced by the united states during the
worldwar ii era during the early years of
worldwar ii the light tanks produced by the united states were the m3 and the m5 both tanks while they were good ended up having many major failures during the war and 24 chaffees were actively used in combat by the south vietnamese army pakistan south korea iran and iraq while the chaffee has ceased to be used by the british and us militaries many countries with less developed militaries yet they use the m24 chaffee as part of their auxiliary arsenal to this day.
The pt-76 is a Soviet amphibious light tank that was introduced in the early 1950s. It was widely exported to other friendly states such as India, Iraq, Syria, North Korea, and North Korea. vietnam the full name of the tank is floating tank 76 76 represents the caliber of the main armament the 76.2 mm rifle tank barrel the pt 76 is used in reconnaissance and fire support tours its chassis serves as the basis for a series of other vehicle designs many of the amphibious armored personnel carrier self-propelled anti-aircraft gun airborne self-propelled gun and the failed anti-aircraft launch vehicle sk-105 carrassia the craziest sk-105 is an Austrian light tank armed with a 105-millimeter rifled gun In an oscillating turret it is estimated that over 700 have been produced The sk-105's hull is welded steel and divided into three compartments the drivers at the front fighting in the center and the engine at the rear due to its low Weight The SK-105 can be carried by a C-130 Hercules transport aircraft.
The SK-105's turret is developed from the French design used on the AMX-13 and its gun can penetrate 360mm of AMX 13 armor. 13 is a French light tank produced from 1952 to 1987. It served in the French Army and was exported to more than 26 nations and is still in service with few countries named after its starting weight of 13 tons and with a strong chassis and reliable. It was equipped with an oscillating turret with revolver-type magazines including prototypes and export versions there are over 100 variants including self-propelled guns anti-aircraft systems apcs and atgm versions xinyong the 1981 model xinyoung is a north korean amphibious light tank pt 85 is the designation common western of a light amphibious tank whose north korean name is model 1981 hyung built in north korea for the needs of its army 500 examples of this tank are believed to be operational with the north korean army its chassis is based on the vwt 323 north korean apc and the most interesting feature of pt 76 and 85 is its amphibious capability and it is believed to have a speed of around 10 kilometers per hour in water stingray the stingray sometimes known as the commando stingray is a light tank produced by the land and marine systems division textured that was specifically designed to use as many existing components from other american armored fighting vehicles as possible to keep costs down the stingray was a private company project targeting foreign countries as of 2020 textured It has retained the trademarked Stingray name and was exported for use by the Thai Armed Forces which remains the sole user of the Type 15.
The Type 15 light tank, nicknamed the Black Panther, is a third-generation Chinese light tank operated by the the land force of the people's liberation army and the marine corps of the navy of the people's liberation army. It could become the successor to the Type 62 light tank that was withdrawn from the Chinese army in 2013. Sightings of the Type 15 were reported by Chinese citizens, but its existence was formally confirmed by the Chinese Defense Army in December 2018. The tank was confirmed to be in service in 2018 and displayed at the 70th national day parade on the first of october 2019 2s25 sprout sd the 2s25 sprout sd is a self-propelled tank destroyer or light tank originated from russia the spread sd is designed to defeat tanks material of tough skin and enemy manpower by airborne and amphibious landing forces as well as specially designated ground forces units, the 2s25 can be used by ground forces units and naval infantry as a light amphibious tank currently, the only operators of the 2s25 are troops Russian airborne with 24 of these vehicles in service with the republic of korea and the indian army have expressed interest in acquiring the 2s25 expansion sd and that's all for today thank you all for watching bye
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