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Tankette
A tankette is a tracked armoured fighting vehicle[1] that resembles a small tank, roughly the size of a car. It is mainly intended for light infantry support and scouting.[2][3] Colloquially it may also simply mean a small tank.[4] Several countries built tankettes between the 1920s and 1940s, and some saw limited combat in the early phases of World War II. The vulnerability of their light armor, however, eventually led armies to abandon the concept with some exceptions such as the German Wiesel (Weasel) series.Contents1 Characteristics 2 History 3 Examples 4 See also 5 ReferencesCharacteristics[edit] Tankettes were made both in two- and three-man models. Some were so low that the occupant had to lie prone.[3] Some models were not equipped with turrets (and together with the tracked mobility, this is often seen as defining the concept), or just a very simple one that was traversed by hand or leg
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Armoured Personnel Carrier
An armoured personnel carrier (APC) is a type of armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) designed to transport infantry to the battlefield. APCs are colloquially referred to as 'battle taxis' or 'battle buses', among other things
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Universal Carrier
The Universal Carrier, also known as the Bren Gun Carrier from the light machine gun armament,[3] is a common name describing a family of light armoured tracked vehicles built by Vickers-Armstrongs
Vickers-Armstrongs
and other companies. The first carriers – the Bren Carrier and the Scout Carrier with specific roles – entered service before the war, but a single improved design that could replace these, the Universal, was introduced in 1940. The vehicle was used widely by British Commonwealth forces during the Second World War. Universal Carriers were usually used for transporting personnel and equipment, mostly support weapons, or as machine gun platforms
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M50 Ontos
Ontos, officially the Rifle, Multiple 106 mm, Self-propelled, M50, was a U.S. light armored tracked anti-tank vehicle developed in the 1950s, a fast tank killer for airborne forces. It mounted six 106 mm M40 recoilless rifles as its main armament, which could be fired in rapid succession against single targets to guarantee a kill. Although the actual caliber of the main guns was 105 mm it was designated 106 mm to prevent confusion with the ammunition for the 105 mm M27 recoilless rifle, which the M40 replaced. It was produced in limited numbers for the U.S. Marines
U.S. Marines
after the U.S. Army cancelled the project
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Polish Army Museum
Museum of the Polish Army (Polish: Muzeum Wojska Polskiego) is a museum in Warsaw
Warsaw
documenting the military aspects of the history of Poland. Created in 1920, it occupies a wing of the building of the Polish National Museum as well as several branches in Poland
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Bundeswehr
The Bundeswehr
Bundeswehr
(German: [ˈbʊndəsˌveːɐ̯] ( listen), Federal Defence) is the unified armed forces of Germany
Germany
and their civil administration and procurement authorities. The States of Germany
Germany
are not allowed to maintain armed forces of their own, since the German Constitution states that matters of defense fall into the sole responsibility of the federal government.[4] The Bundeswehr
Bundeswehr
is divided into a military part (armed forces or Streitkräfte) and a civil part with the armed forces administration (Wehrverwaltung)
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United Kingdom
The United Kingdom
United Kingdom
of Great Britain
Great Britain
and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
(UK)[15] or Britain,[note 11] is a sovereign country located off the north-western coast of the European mainland. The United Kingdom
United Kingdom
includes the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland, and many smaller islands.[16] Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
is the only part of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
that shares a land border with another sovereign state, the Republic of Ireland
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Italian Expeditionary Corps In Russia
During World War II, the Italian Expeditionary Corps
Corps
in Russia
Russia
(Corpo di Spedizione Italiano in Russia, or CSIR) was a corps-sized expeditionary unit of the Regio Esercito (Italian Army) that fought on the Eastern Front. In July 1942, the three divisions of the CSIR all became part of the Italian XXXV Army Corps.Contents1 Formation 2 Composition 3 Commanders 4 Operations 5 Italian Army in the Soviet Union 6 ReferencesFormation[edit] The CSIR was formed in an attempt to provide a somewhat "mobile" unit to fight on a front where mobility was key. Two of the divisions were "truck-moveable" and one was a "fast" division, drawn from the reserve Army of the Po
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Trench Warfare
Trench warfare
Trench warfare
is a type of land warfare using occupied fighting lines consisting largely of military trenches, in which troops are well-protected from the enemy's small arms fire and are substantially sheltered from artillery. The most famous use of trench warfare is the Western Front in World War
War
I. It has become a byword for stalemate, attrition, sieges and futility in conflict.[1] Trench warfare
Trench warfare
occurred when a revolution in firepower was not matched by similar advances in mobility, resulting in a grueling form of warfare in which the defender held the advantage.[2] On the Western Front in 1914–1918, both sides constructed elaborate trench and dugout systems opposing each other along a front, protected from assault by barbed wire, mines, and other obstacles. The area between opposing trench lines (known as "no man's land") was fully exposed to artillery fire from both sides
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Allies Of World War I
 France British Empire Russia[a] Japan Italy[b] United States[c] Associated Allies and co-belligerents: 1914; Serbia Belgium Montenegro 1915; Nejd and Hasa Asir 1916; Portugal Romania 1917; Hejaz Greece China Siam Brazil 1918; Armenia StatusMilitary allianceHistorical eraWorld War I• Established 1914• Disestablished 1918 Preceded by Succeeded byAnglo-Portuguese AllianceTriple Alliance (1882)Franco-Russian AllianceAnglo-Japanese AllianceEntente CordialeAnglo-Russian Entente of 1907Anglo-Portuguese AllianceAnglo-Japanese AllianceEntente Cordiale European diplomatic alignments shortly before the war The Allies of
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Western Front (World War I)
Decisive Entente victoryArmistice of Compiègne, end of World War I Central Powers' victory on the Eastern Front nullified, fall of the German EmpireBelligerentsEntente Powers: France French colonial empire British Empire Australia  Bermuda Canada  India  Newfoundland New Zealand  Southern Rhodesia  South Africa  United Kingdom  United States
United States
(from 1917)  Belgium  Italy (from 1915) Portugal
Portugal
(from 1916) Russian Empire (1916–17) Siam
Siam
(from 1918) Brazil
Brazil
(from 1918)Central Powers:  German Empire  Austria-HungaryCommanders and leaders Joseph Joffre Robert Nivelle Philippe Pétain Ferdinand Foch John French Douglas Haig John J
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World War I
Allied victory Central Powers
Central Powers
victory on the Eastern Front nullified by defeat on the Western Front Fall of all continental empires in Europe
Europe
(including Germany,
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Operation Barbarossa
Axis failureOpening of the Eastern Front Axis failure to reach A-A line Beginning of Soviet Winter counteroffensiveBelligerents  Germany Romania Finland Italy Hungary Slovakia Croatia  Soviet UnionCommanders and leaders Adolf HitlerWalther von BrauchitschFranz HalderFedor von BockGerd von RundstedtWilhelm Ritter von LeebRobert Ritter von GreimHeinz GuderianErich von Manstein Walter Model
Walter Model
Ion AntonescuPetre Dumitrescu Gustaf Mannerheim Joseph StalinGeorgy ZhukovAleksandr VasilyevskiySemyon BudyonnyKliment VoroshilovSemyon TimoshenkoMarkian PopovFyodor KuznetsovDmitry Pa
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Italy
Coordinates: 43°N 12°E / 43°N 12°E / 43; 12Italian Republic Repubblica Italiana  (Italian)FlagEmblemAnthem: Il Canto degli Italiani  (Italian) "The Song of the Italians"Location of  Italy  (dark green) – in Europe  (light green & dark grey) – in the European Union  (light green)  –  [Legend]Capital and largest city Rome 41°54′N 12°29′E / 41.900°N 12.483°E / 41.900; 12.483Official languages ItalianaNative languages see full listReligion83.3% Christians 12.4% irreligious 3.7% Muslims 0.2% Buddhists 0.1% Hindus 0.3% other religions[1]Demonym ItalianGovernment Unitary constitutional parliamentary republic• PresidentSergio Mattarella• Prime MinisterPaolo Gentiloni• President of the SenateElisabetta Casellati•&
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