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  1. A tank is a tracked and armoured combat vehicle (armoured fighting vehicle, AFV), designed primarily to destroy enemy ground forces by direct fire.
  2. A tank is a tracked armoured combat vehicle designed for front-line action, combining strong offensive and defensive capabilities. (Web site)
  3. A tank is a tracked, armoured combat vehicle (armoured fighting vehicle), designed primarily to engage enemy forces by the use direct fire. (Web site)
  4. From then on, the term "tank" was established among British and also German soldiers, but rejected by the French. (Web site)
  5. The tank was developed by the British in World War I as a solution to the stalemate trench warfare had brought to the western front. (Web site)


  1. The postcard was forwarded to Memphis, Tennessee, where White worked in tank factory. (Web site)
  2. It was a package that had to be enacted because the economy was about to go into the tank.
  3. Either way, Bush's approval rating is in the tank while the DCs are riding high on the charts.
  4. Those people who say don't go into debt, they can barely pay to fill up their gas tank. (Web site)
  5. The American media, print, and TV are both in the tank for Obama.


  1. Also, the tank itself is less visible as it can stay lower behind obstacles.
  2. Tank design is traditionally held to be a compromise between these three factors--it is not considered possible to maximize all three.
  3. Plus, I would so take a jet over a tank.

Battle Tank

  1. The main battle tank is the most heavily armoured vehicle in modern armies.
  2. MBT 2000, or Al-Khalid, is the main battle tank [i] of the Pakistan Army [i].
  3. The main battle tank is the most heavily armoured vehicle in modern land armed corps. (Web site)
  4. A modern main battle tank (MBT) is distinguished from other AFVs primarily by its heavy armour and armament.


  1. A 165 mm HESH round is used by the United States Army for the main gun of the M728 Combat Engineer Vehicle, an M60 tank equipped with a bulldozer blade. (Web site)
  2. As they tested the vehicle, the tank hose came loose, resulting in an explosion.
  3. A self-propelled anti-tank gun, or tank destroyer, is a type of armoured fighting vehicle [i]. (Web site)
  4. Anti tank refers to any method of combating military armored fighting vehicle [i]s, notably tank [i]s.


  1. The very large power output of modern tank engines ensure that they produce a distinct thermal signature. (Web site)
  2. On the other hand the acoustic signature of a tank with a muffled gas turbine can be quieter than a piston engine---powered one.


  1. With the tank concept now established, several nations designed and built tanks between the two world wars.
  2. However, the tank is a fearsome war machine; it takes confidence, discipline and training to carry this out. (Web site)


  1. One clear trend is the increasing number of electrical and communication systems on a tank, such as thermal scopes and higher powered radios. (Web site)
  2. Modern tank guns are generally fitted with thermal jackets which reduce the effect of uneven temperature or cooling of the barrel. (Web site)


  1. Since the 1960s, a tank's commander has had progressively more sophisticated equipment for target acquisition.
  2. These integrate known information on enemy targets and friendly units to greatly improve the tank commander's situational awareness.
  3. In some early tanks, the tank commander's task was severely hampered by having to load or fire the main armament, or both.
  4. An important development was Gundlach's periscope allowing tank commander to obtain 360 degree view without moving the seats (pictured).
  5. Due to the limitations of the 'closed hatch', many World War II tank commanders of all sides fought their tanks with open hatches.


  1. Cordite was used for large weapons, such as tank guns, artillery and naval guns.
  2. The Panzer I light tank had a crew of 2 with two 7.92mm machine guns.
  3. The accuracy of modern tank guns is pushed to the mechanical limit by computerized fire-control systems.
  4. An infantryman cannot be targeted by a tank's weapons when close, as the main gun and coaxial machine gun cannot depress sufficiently.


  1. The tank is still vulnerable to mines. (Web site)
  2. These are mines that can be mounted on a vertical surface or mounted on a stand, and are positioned where a tank is likely to pass. (Web site)

Tank Girl

  1. This is where Tank Girl stops being consistent. (Web site)
  2. Well, Tank Girl's attitude is the what defines the comic. (Web site)
  3. This begins the introduction of Tank Girl to mainstream America, in preparation for the upcoming movie. (Web site)


  1. The British war office liked the idea but then developed the tank themselves without paying royalties. (Web site)
  2. While the British took the lead in tank development, the French were not far behind and fielded their first tanks in 1917. (Web site)
  3. Another new tank was the British Centurion.


  1. The limited visibility from a closed-down tank makes sighting a helicopter harder.
  2. Tank guns have fired many types of rounds, but their current use is commonly limited to kinetic energy (KE) penetrators and high explosive (HE) rounds. (Web site)


  1. Firepower is the ability of a tank to identify, engage, and destroy a target.
  2. Antitank mines, larger bombs, and direct artillery hits can also disable or destroy a tank. (Web site)


  1. The design had a flush valve to let water out of the tank, and a wash-down design to empty the bowl. (Web site)
  2. The valve then floats clear of the outlet, allowing the tank to empty quickly into the bowl. (Web site)
  3. An outlet in the bottom of the tank is covered by a buoyant plastic cover (the flush valve) which is held in place by water pressure. (Web site)


  1. Protection is the tank's ability to resist being detected, engaged, and disabled or destroyed by enemy fire.
  2. Firepower is the ability of a tank to defeat a target. (Web site)


  1. The T-34 is a Soviet medium tank [i] produced from 1940 to 1958. (Web site)
  2. The "medium", or cruiser tank as it was known in the UK, were somewhat heavier and focused on long-range high-speed travel. (Web site)


  1. Because of the isolation of small units, individual vehicles, and even the crewmen of a tank, special arrangements have had to be made.
  2. This is in addition to the tactical halts needed so that the infantry or the air units can scout ahead for the presence of enemy anti-tank groups.


  1. The unusually compact mass of metal of the tank hull dissipates heat in a fashion which marks it off sharply from other objects in the countryside.
  2. High explosive anti-tank (HEAT) warheads, such as those of the bazooka or panzerfaust, were a new threat in the Second World War.


  1. The back of the tank, and the sections directly above the engine, in the rear, have the lightest protection of all.
  2. Obviously a well placed off route mine will attempt to attack the rear or at worst the side of the tank, if at all possible. (Web site)


  1. A moving tank is thus relatively easy to spot by good land-based or aerial infrared scanners.
  2. The tank's power-plant supplies power for moving the tank and for other tank systems, such as rotating the turret or electrical power for a radio.


  1. High explosive squash head ( HESH) is a type of explosive ammunition that is effective against buildings and is also used against tank armour. (Web site)
  2. It also provides the tank with a useful weapon against slow, low-flying airborne targets like helicopters.


  1. Most gasoline engined cars can also run on LPG with the addition of an LPG tank for fuel storage and carburetion modifications to add an LPG mixer.
  2. In World War II the Sherman Medium tank was made amphibious with the addition of a rubberised canvas screen to provide additional buoyancy.


  1. From the 1970s onwards, tank armour has tended towards designs which use layered composites of hard metal and heat-resistant materials. (Web site)
  2. Vulnerability to tank and anti-tank fire led to a rapid up-armouring and up-gunning of almost all tank designs.
  3. Since the 1970s, advanced tank designs have been protected by more complex composite armour, a sandwich of various alloys and ceramics. (Web site)


  1. Every action of a tank's crew, movement and fire, is ordered by its commander.
  2. The tank tracks across lands can be spotted from the air, and in the desert movement can stir up dust clouds several times the size of the tanks.


  1. The advancing capabilities of tanks have been balanced by developments of other tanks and by continuous development of anti-tank weapons.
  2. The top region shows Western tanks and at the bottom are USSR and Russian tank developments.


  1. In the Second World War there was a mix of power-plant types used; a lot of tank engines were adapted aircraft engines.
  2. Tank chassis were adapted to a wide range of military jobs, including mine-clearing and combat engineering tasks.


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