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- Armored fighting vehicle : A military vehicle that is both protected against blast and fragments, and either has offensive weapons or directly supports combat by vehicles with offensive weapons
- Cavalry : Military units that emphasize speed and mobility, and are used for scouting, harassment, and raiding; the original cavalry were on horses while modern variants use fast ground vehicles or helicopters
- Anti-tank weapon : A guided or unguided weapon intended to penetrate armored fighting vehicles; may be a cannon-fired projectile, unguided rocket, gravity bomb, cluster submunition or land mine, or other means of disabling or destroying the target
- Anti-tank warfare : The practice of measures, on or adjacent to the battlefield, to damage or destroy armored fighting vehicles including tanks, or to interfere with the ability of those vehicles to move on that battlefield
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- Armor, rolled homogeneous : Add brief definition or description
- Tank retriever : Add brief definition or description
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- Panther (tank) : Add brief definition or description
- Tiger tank : Add brief definition or description
- T-34 tank : Generally considered to be the best overall tank of the Second World War, this medium tank went into production in 1940 until replaced by the T-54 in 1949
- T-54 tank : Replacing the T-34 Soviet tank starting in 1949, this tank and its Soviet and Chinese derivatives remained in production into the 1980s; more were built than of any other family of tanks
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- Centurion tank : Add brief definition or description
- Challenger tank : Add brief definition or description
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- M1 Abrams tank : Heavily armed and armored but expensive and heavy, main battle tank, designed for the United States Army, and used by the United States Marine Corps and several allies; proven from the Gulf War onwards.
- M4 Sherman tank : Add brief definition or description
- M48 Patton tank : Add brief definition or description
- M60 Patton tank : A widely used U.S. designed main battle tank (military) tank, replaced by the M1 Abrams (tank), and itself a derivative of the M48 Patton (tank)
- Patton (tank) : Add brief definition or description
- AGM-114 Hellfire : A U.S. Army guided missile, fired from attack helicopters, Air Force and CIA unmanned aerial vehicles and ground platforms against tanks and other armored vehicles, bunkers, "soft" vehicles, and cave targets.
- Air assault : Military operations in which infantry are carried by aircraft onto, or very near, the target, or by parachuting. The aircraft may be helicopters, tilt-rotor aircraft, short-landing transports, or, historically, gliders.
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- Antitank cluster submunition : Individual weapons, released by a cluster munition, which only threaten armored fighting vehicles and will not be detonated by individuals. They may make immediate attacks, or create a temporary antitank minefield
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- Armored personnel carrier : A lightly armed and armored, wheeled or tracked, military vehicle that protects passengers from light weapons and artillery fragments, and delivers them to the battlefield where they fight on foot
- Artillery : Crew-served military devices for propelling payloads over distance
- Attack helicopter : A helicopter equipped with built-in heavy weapons, which has no standard cargo capacity and is used as a "flying tank" in close air support or battlefield air interdiction.
- BGM-71 TOW : A heavy antitank missile, launched from ground or helicopter platforms; all but the recent air-launched version trail a thin wire through which they receive man-in-the-loop guidance commands
- Blitzkrieg : A military doctrine involving the breakthrough, at key points of the enemy lines, of highly mobile forces, usually of high technology for the time, which would then disrupt the enemy rear
- Direct fire : A military term for battlefield weapons fired with a direct line of sight on their target; projectile weapons actually fire in a parabolic trajectory that approximates a straight line for short distances
- Euromissile HOT : European wire-guided anti-tank missile for vehicles and helicopters, similar to the U.S. BGM-71 TOW
- Explosively formed projectile : A technique of using controlled explosives to direct a blast wave, or materials near it, into a desired shape
- Guided missile : A weapon that flies through air or space, under its own power, which adjusts its course to hit its target.
- Heavy Equipment Transporter System : The combination of a 8x8 M1070 tractor and a 70-ton semi-trailer, M1000, principally for road transportation of the M1 Abrams tank
- Heinz Guderian : (1888-1954) Generaloberst; noted innovator of mobile warfare and blitzkrieg; Panzer group commander; OKH Chief of Staff (21 Jul 42-28 Mar 45)
- Infantry fighting vehicle : A vehicle intended to carry infantry onto a battlefield, sometimes allowing them to fight from inside and always to dismount and fight on foot; it accompanies dismounts and provides heavier fire support than they can carry
- Land mine : A destructive device used in land warfare, which waits passively for a target and then detonates due to some action or physical property of the target; in general usage, mines are purpose-built while improvised explosive devices are not
- George S. Patton, Jr. : (1885 - 1945) Controversial American general in World War II, famed for his successes in armored warfare against the Germans in 1944-45.