[B1] Centauro tank destroyer (TD)

The Centauro Tank Destroyer is a heavily armed armoured vehicle which has 4 crewman operating this vehicle, commander, gunner, driver and loader. The Italian Army was looking for a vehicle which could match up to a main battle tank however with higher mobility. The vehicle entered production in 1991 and was...

Commenting system update

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HEADLINES: ‘Combined Joint Expeditionary Force’ Announced (British and French forces)

The announcement of a new united military force between the UK and French has seen a force of up to 6,500 servicemen involved in a multi-national defence deal between both countries. French special forces, French Marines are to be involved in this deal as well as its UK counterparts such as the Royal...

The pillars of creation

In 2008/09/10, the first article was created on this website, the article was created about the British armoured vehicle; Challenger 2. With this in mind we have travelled quite slowly and the site was neglected for a period of time where no new content was created and nothing to the site was being done....

The future of the UK’s armed forces

The future of UK military power is under question and especially so with the new coalition government ramping up pressure on the MoD by cutting its budget. The UK has the fourth largest annual budget in the World and is heavily involved in Afghanistan as well as having bases in several other countries. The...

Jackal 1 and 2 (MWMIK)

The MWMIK is a vehicle that was put into service in 2008 and that replaced the WMIK Land Rover. The vehicle has since served in Afghanistan and has assisted combat patrol units. Its main feature is that it was built with off road capabilities in mind and can carry a much higher load than its...

Cougar (PPV)

The Cougar is a vehicle procured originally for the US Army in attempts for an improved patrol vehicle (MRAP) which could handle high explosive blasts from IED’s, mines and small arms fire. The vehicle has a V-shaped hull, which means blasts are deflected away from the vehicle. The vehicle was produced...

Snatch Land Rover

The Snatch Land Rover is a vehicle in the British army which was introduced in 1992 during the conflicts of Northern Ireland, thus this vehicle was introduced for patrolling low threat-urban areas of Northern Ireland. The Snatch is based on the chassis of the Land Rover Defender (110). It has been...

Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV-7A1)

The AAV-7A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicle is a fully-tracked vehicle (Built by U.S. Combat Systems, now BAE systems) which has a primary purpose for amphibious assault landings. The vehicle was first introduced as the LVT-7 in 1972 to whereby upgrades and life extension programmes began the work on later...

ERC 90 Sagaie (GRV)

    The ERC 90 is an 8.3 tonne vehicle mounted with a 90 mm weapon, which is a reconnaissance 6 wheeled armoured all-terrain vehicle. ERC translated from its French meaning to English means ‘Gun-armed Reconnaissance Vehicle’. In December 1980 the vehicle was chosen by the...

M1A2 Abrams tank (MBT)

The ABRAMS tank (M1A2) is currently in operational usage by the United States of America and is the US’ main battle tank. Usage of this tank consists of four crewman being driver, commander, loader and gunner. It’s currently being used by the United States, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Egypt....

Bradley Fighting Vehicle (M2: IFV)

The M2 Bradley is a tracked infantry fighting vehicle which has a crew total of 3, being the commander, driver and gunner. The Bradley first entered service in 1981 and was named after the general in World War 2; General Omar Bradley.  BAE Systems is the manufacturer of this vehicle in today’s...

What about other countries?

Currently we only focus on 6 Countries. We have special reasons for only talking about these Countries on this website. However we first need to for-fill a high enough quota for quality articles for each section or category of this website before adding more. I think 6 categories is good enough for now...

AMX 10 RC (TD)

The AMX-10RC is a French made vehicle by GIAT (Now ‘Nexter’), the vehicle is classed as a ‘tank destroyer’ (TD) weighs in at 15 tonnes and France at current has 300 of these in service and has had these vehicles in service since 1980. However its main role is reconnaissance to which...

BMP-T Tank Support Fighting Vehicle (TSFV)

The BMPT is a Tank Support Fighting Vehicle (TSFV) which was developed primarily for the aim of supporting tanks in mainly urban areas; however the tank also has the ability of supporting infantry in urban environments as well. The thing which makes this vehicle so fearsome, is its incredibly powerful...

Ocelot (LPPV) vehicle to replace Snatch Land Rover

Recently the UK’s ministry of defense announced the dates for the replacement of the Snatch Land Rover where they revealed the Ocelot on the 22nd of September. The Snatch Land Rover is one of the largest vehicles in terms of numbers in the UK forces arsenal. However they were  hugely criticized over...

$60 billion dollar US – Saudi Armaments deal

There has been negotiations going back three years between the United States and Saudi Arabia involving an expected arms deal involving aircraft and weaponry. Initially this changes the balance of power greatly in the middle East, however reports suggest this arms deal is due to increasing military power...

Namer (IFV)

The Israeli ‘Namer’ is a heavily armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) which has been in service since 2008. The hull is based from the Merkava Mk. IV; thus making this vehicle heavily armoured due to the amount of protection this 60 tonne vehicle carries. The vehicle was developed by Israeli...

Video creation

The video creating world and the video sharing world has grown hugely ever since YouTube has popped up on the web and YouTube is namely the biggest video sharing website on the internet. It ranks 3rd on Alexa.com before FaceBook and Google. To get the word out there to military grade armour lovers out there,...

Articles being updated

Over this week, I will be updating articles to reflect a higher quality. As you can see in the T-90 article there has been an improvement in terms of depth and information. I hope to reflect this on all articles throughout this site. With this all in mind, all new articles will be setup in the same layout as...

Stryker (Vehicle)

The Stryker is a vehicle which entered service in 2002 and was serving active combat in Iraq and is now serving active combat in Afghanistan. The design derives from the Canadian LAV III. It is an 8×8 wheeled vehicle which means that it does best on road rather than rough terrain. Variations There are...

UK Aircraft Carriers at risk

In the UK two aircraft carriers are being manufactured by British industry in various places around Britain, mainly being assembled in Scotland. Since the Tories have been in power both the carriers (HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales) are under threat due to heavy cuts being made by the current...

Traffic boost

Armour.ws [15th / September / 2010 ] has seen a sharp increase in unique visitors this month.  On average daily we are obtaining 141 unique visitors per day. From previous months this is up by nearly 40 unique visitors per day. We are hoping to gain the largest amount of unique visitors for this website in...

BMP-3 (IFV)

The BMP-3 is a very powerful vehicle of its class, an amphibious infantry fighting vehicle (IFV), which was built in the Soviet-era and still used today by the Russian’s and other countries where the vehicle was exported to. It has a crew of three, gunner, driver and commander. It can also carry an...

BTR-90 (APC)

Like all BTR variants, the BTR-90 is a variation of the BTR series and is an 8 wheeled Armoured Personnel Carrier. It was developed in 1993 and was first shown in Russia in 1994 and essentially is a larger version of the BTR-80, fitted with a BMP-2 turret. Since it is bigger than the BTR-80 there has to be...

BTR-80A (APC)

The BTR-80A  is an 8 wheeled Armoured Personnel Carrier.. The production for the first of these vehicle types started in 1986 and this replaced the previous BTR-60 and BTR-70 and then the BTR-80A gained production and procurement in 1994. Armament 30 mm cannon (Auto-loader) –...

Puma Vehicle

The Puma is a hi-tech mobile piece of equipment on the battlefield. The design is so versatile that there are 8 different variants of this vehicle. Firstly you have the 4 by 4 APC variant, next you have the 6 by 6 variant which can carry up to 8 additional troops. Other variants include TOW/Milan launching...

Warrior – Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV)

The ‘Warrior’ Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) is a troop carrying medium size armored vehicle which is armed with a 30 mm (RARDEN) cannon; the same gun as the FV107-Scimitar. The vehicle has been in service with the British Army after its production in the 1980s when GKN (Now owned by BAE) won...

WIKILEAKS: US agrees to tell Russia about the UK’s nuclear secrets

The “special relationship” coined in reference to a speech which Winston Churchill gave in 1946. In an apparent new founding close friendship between the UK and the US. But is there a special relationship anymore between the United Kingdom and the United States? — In reference to US giving...

Chinese President Hu Jintao welcomed to the US

The Chinese President Hu Jintao was given a full state visit compliment on his visit to the United States. In the state visit which was aired live on the White House channel, a 21 gun salute and a military outfit was given for the Chinese President to inspect. Along with this a state dinner, private dinner...

The Ivory Coast issue, civil war a possibility…

The Ivory Coast is in turmoil right now. With the recent elections in dispute by incumbent Laurent Gbagbo, the Ivory Coast could go into civil war it is thought. Alassane Ouattara the termed “alternative government” is currently holed up in a hotel protected by 800 UN troops and with tanks...

Happy new year, from Taichung

I was out and celebrating in Taichung, the third largest city in Taiwan, which in itself is a pretty small island. Enjoyed my night out, even though I didn’t get to drink, but that wasn’t a disappointment, seeing as I’m in a different country celebrating something which is an experience in...

Merkava

The Markava 4 is a tank which weighs 65tonnes, self evident by its name it has gone through 4 versions of upgrades and improvements. The tank itself is only used by one army and that is the IDF (Israeli Defence Force) it has been developed over many decades with the Merkava mk. 1 being developed in the...

T-90 – Main Battle Tank

The Russian made T-90 is a derivative of the old T-72 tank design and made by Uralvagonzavod, a Russian company who are also rumoured to have been making theT-95. At current the Russian army as well as other countries who have ordered this tank utilize it in their forces. – The tank is the latest...

T-80U

T-80 is another of the “T” series tank which entered service in the 1970’s, however this article focuses on the T-80U which was developed in 1945. The T-80U’s main armourment is a 125mm smoothbore gun which is capable of firing or launching ATGM’s. Just like the...

Leopard 2A6

The Leopard 2A6 is the latest in German engineering in tank warfare. It is a series of upgrades, modifications and re-designs of the original Leopard 2 which originally entered service in the 1970s. The 2A6M (The latest of its generation) is equipped with a higher amount of protection against mines and is...

Leopard 2A5 (MBT)

The Leopard 2A5 is a tank that wieghs 62.5 tonnes and that has an overall length of 9668 mm and that has engine power output of 1500 hp to pull this huge weight 72 km/h over smooth road. The main gun carries 42 shells to which can be fully utilized to a range of different types of shells to the awesome 120...

Challenger 2 (MBT) FV-4034

    Overview  The Challenger 2 (FV-4034) main battle tank (MBT) is a vehicle which has been in the British Army since 1994. Vickers (Now BAE Systems) started developing the tank in 1989, where three stages of development was for a contractual agreement to the British government at the time...
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