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.

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

Czechoslovakia[edit]

Tanks[edit]

Tankettes[edit]

Armoured cars[edit]

China[edit]

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.

Tanks[edit]

  • Carden Loyd M1931 Amphibious Tank (29) - purchased in 1935.
  • Carden Loyd M1936 (4) - Light two-man tank, purchased in 1936.
  • Renault FT (100+) - purchased from Poland & France in 1920s & 1930s.
  • Panzer I (10) - purchased from Germany in 1930s.
  • T-26 (88) - Licensed copy of British Vickers 6-ton Tank, purchased from Soviets in 1938.

Tankettes[edit]

  • CV-33 (20-100) - purchased in 1936, numbers disputed.
  • Carden Loyd tankette (24) - Armoured Vickers MG carrier, purchased in 1929.

Armoured personnel carriers[edit]

Armoured cars[edit]

  • BA-6 (unknown) - purchased from Soviet Union, armed with 45 mm gun turret.

France[edit]

Tanks[edit]

Armoured reconnaissance tanks[edit]

Light tanks[edit]

Medium tanks[edit]

Heavy tanks[edit]

Self propelled guns[edit]

Armoured personnel carriers[edit]

Armored cars[edit]

Germany[edit]

Tanks[edit]

Light tanks[edit]

Heavy tanks[edit]

Italy[edit]

Tanks[edit]

Tankettes[edit]

Poland[edit]

Japan[edit]

Soviet Union[edit]

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 the 22 June 1941, the Soviets already fielded 222 T-40 light amphibious tanks, 967 T-34 medium tanks and 508 KV-1 and KV-2 heavy tanks.

Armoured cars[edit]

Light armoured cars[edit]

Heavy armoured cars[edit]

Tankettes[edit]

Tanks[edit]

Amphibious tanks[edit]

Light tanks[edit]

Flame & engineer tanks[edit]

Medium tanks[edit]

Heavy tanks[edit]

Self-propelled guns[edit]

  • SU-12 76.2mm gun truck
  • T-26 A 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[edit]

Tanks[edit]

Tankettes[edit]

Armoured Cars[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

Armoured cars[edit]

Tankettes[edit]

Tanks[edit]

Self-propelled guns[edit]

United States of America[edit]

Light tanks[edit]

Medium tanks[edit]

Armoured cars[edit]

Self Propelled Guns[edit]

  • T3 HMC

References[edit]