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List of interwar armoured fighting vehicles

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This is a list of armoured fighting vehicles developed during the interwar years between the end of the First World War (1918) and the start of the Second World War (1939). There is some overlap with tanks that served in the early part of the Second World War.

Contents

See also history of the tank, list of armoured fighting vehicles.

Tanks

  • Tančík vz. 33
  • AH-IV
  • LT vz. 34
  • LT vz. 35
  • LT vz. 38
  • Armoured cars and tankettes

  • OA vz. 27
  • OA vz. 30
  • Tančík vz. 33
  • China

    China purchased several hundred armoured combat vehicles during the 1930s. The exact model and numbers are difficult to obtain, please see this article for more info.

    Some of China's armoured fighting vehicles in 1930s:

  • Carden Loyd M1931 Amphibious Tank - 29 purchased in 1935
  • Carden Loyd M1936 - Light 2 man tank, 4 purchased in 1936
  • Renault FT-17 - Approx. 100+ purchased from Poland and France in 1920s & 1930s
  • CV-33 - Italian tankettes purchased in 1936, numbers disputed (20-100)
  • Panzerkampfwagen I Ausf. A - 10 purchased from Germany in 1930s
  • Carden Loyd tankette Mk IV - Armoured Vickers MG carrier, 24 purchased in 1929
  • Universal Carrier
  • T-26 - Licensed copy of British Vickers 6-ton Tank, ~88 were purchased from Soviets in 1938
  • BA-6 - Armoured car purchased from Soviet Union, armed with 45 mm gun turret
  • France

  • Char B1
  • Hotchkiss H-35
  • Hotchkiss H-39
  • Renault R-35
  • Renault FT-31
  • SOMUA S35
  • Germany

  • Neubaufahrzeug
  • Panzer I
  • Panzer II
  • SdKfz 265 Panzerbefehlswagen
  • Leichttraktor (VK-31)
  • Italy

  • Fiat 3000 (similar to the Renault FT-17)
  • Fiat L3
  • Poland

  • 7TP
  • C7P
  • TKS
  • Samochód pancerny wz. 34
  • Samochód pancerny wz. 29
  • 10TP
  • Japan

  • Type 92 cavalry tank - tankette
  • Type 94 tankette
  • Type 97 Te-Ke tankette
  • Type 95 Ha-Go
  • Type 89 Chi-Ro
  • Type 97 Chi-Ha
  • Type 95 Heavy Tank (experimental)
  • Soviet Union

    At the end of the Russian Civil War, Soviet Russia had a stock of imported Mark V (called Rikardo, after the Ricardo engine), Whippet (Tyeilor, after the Tylor engine), and Renault FT (Reno) tanks, and an assortment armoured trains.

    By the time of the German invasion on June 22, 1941, the Soviets had already fielded 222 T-40 light amphibious tanks, 967 T-34 medium tanks and 508 KV-1 and KV-2 heavy tanks.

    Light armoured cars

  • D-8 Armoured Car open-topped armoured car
  • D-12
  • FAI
  • BA-20
  • Heavy armoured cars

  • BA-27
  • BA-3/BA-6/BA-9/BA-10/BA-11
  • Tankettes

  • T-17 "Liliput" (experimental)
  • T-23 (experimental)
  • T-27
  • Tanks

    Small amphibious tanks

  • T-37A
  • T-38
  • Light tanks

  • Russkiy Reno (or M, copy of Renault FT)
  • T-16
  • T-18 (or MS-1)
  • T-19
  • T-26 (license-built copy of Vickers 6-ton)
  • BT-2
  • BT-5
  • BT-7
  • BT-8
  • Flame-throwing and engineer tanks

  • ST-26 engineer tank
  • OT-26 flame tank
  • OT-130 flame tank
  • KhT-26
  • KhT-130
  • KhT-133
  • Medium tanks

  • T-24
  • T-28
  • T-29 (experimental)
  • A-20 (experimental)
  • Heavy tanks

  • T-35
  • Self-propelled guns

    Most of these were manufactured in very small numbers

  • SU-12 76.2mm gun truck
  • T-26A artillery support tank
  • BT-7A artillery support tank
  • 4M quad 7.62mm Maxim anti-aircraft truck
  • YaG-10 76.2mm anti-aircraft truck
  • ZiS-42 25mm anti-aircraft truck
  • Sweden

  • Strv m/21-29
  • Strv m/30-31
  • Strv m/37
  • Strv m/38-39-40
  • Pbil m/39-40
  • Pbil m/41
  • Armoured cars

  • Crossley Armoured Car
  • Lanchester 6x4 Armoured Car
  • Tankettes

  • Carden Loyd tankette - Mark IV, V, VI
  • Crossley-Martel Tankette
  • Morris-Martel tankette
  • Tanks

  • Vickers Tank Number 01 and Number 02 (1921-22)
  • Vickers 6-Ton (153)
  • Vickers Commercial Light Tank Model 1933, Model 1934, Model 1936, Model 1937 - sales for export. Design based on Carden-Loyd Light Tank
  • Vickers-Carden-Loyd Light Amphibious Tank.
  • Medium Tank A/T 1 - amphibious tank, experimental
  • Vickers Medium Mark C & D - intended for export, prototypes sold to Japan and Ireland
  • Cruiser Mk I General Staff Specification A9
  • Cruiser Mk II A10
  • Cruiser Mk III A13
  • Infantry Tank Mk I Matilda
  • Infantry Tank Mk II Matilda
  • Light Tank Mk I to Mk V
  • Light Tank Mark VI
  • Light Tank Mark VII, A4E1 (1)
  • Medium Mark I (80)
  • Medium Mark II (170)
  • A6 "Sixteen tonner" (3) development work
  • Medium Mark III (3)
  • Medium Tank A7
  • Vickers A1E1 Independent (1 prototype)
  • ·vickers M1933

    Self-propelled guns

  • Birch Gun
  • United States

  • M1 Combat Car
  • M3 Scout Car
  • M2 Light Tank
  • M2 Medium Tank
  • T7 Combat Car
  • References

    List of interwar armoured fighting vehicles Wikipedia


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