Category Archives: Tank Battles

First Gulf War – Battle of 73 Easting

During the Battle of 73 Easting, well-trained American and British troops with M1A1 and Challenger 1 main battle tanks defeated Iraqis with older T-55s, T-62s and T-72s.


The First Gulf War began on January 17, 1991, when Coalition forces, led by the United States, began an air campaign against Iraq.

A ground attack on was

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Indo-Pakistani War 1965 – Battle of Asal Uttar

The Battle of Asal Uttar, between India and Pakistan, was one of the largest tank battles since World War II.

It took place near the city of Asal Uttar in the state of Punjab, India from September 8 to September 10, 1965.

The Battle of Asal Uttar demonstrated the importance of strategy and crew competence

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Indo-Pakistani War 1965 – Battle of Chawinda

The Battle of Chawinda, which took place during the 1965 Indo-Pakistani War, was one of the largest tank battles since the Second World War.

It has been claimed that as many as two thousand tanks took part in the battle, and that the Battle of Kursk has been the only tank battle that involved more

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Six Day War

The Six Day War, which took place between June 5 and June 10, 1967, was the first Israeli-Arab conflict in which tanks played a major, decisive role.

More than 2,500 tanks were involved.

Israel had Super Sherman, Centurion, Patton and AMX-13 tanks.

During the Six Day War, Israel used a newer, more effective tank strategy.

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World War I – Battle of Arras

The second time that tanks were used in a large-scale military action was at the Battle of Arras, which started on April 9, 1917 and ended on May 16, 1917.

British, Canadian, Newfoundland, Australian and New Zealand troops attacked German soldiers at Arras in France.

During the Battle of Arras, the Allies tried to use tanks and

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World War I – Battle of Cambrai

The Battle of Cambrai was the first battle in which tanks were deployed en masse in a significant strategic role.

In June 1917, Major-General Sir John Capper, administrative commander of the British Tank Corps, and Major John Frederick Charles Fuller began planning a tank attack between St Quentin and Cambrai, in northern France.  However, this

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World War I – Battle of Flers-Courcelette

The first tank battle in the world took place during World War I, at Flers-Courcelette on the Somme River, in France.  The Battle of Flers-Courcelette was part of the larger Battle of the Somme.

The Allies were under a great deal of pressure from German forces at Verdun, in France. Allied forces decided to launch an

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World War I – Battle of Rosières

Britain's Medium A Whippet tank was used for the first time at the Battle of Rosières, which took place from March 26 to March 27, 1918, during World War I.

The Battle of Rosières was part of Operation Michael, a German campaign to break through Allied lines, destroy French forces and drive British forces on

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World War I – Second Battle of Villers-Bretonneux

The world's first tank vs. tank battle took place during the Second Battle of Villers-Bretonneux, which lasted from April 24 to April 27, 1918.

On April 24, 1918, German troops were attempting to force Allied troops out of the French village of Villers-Bretonneux, on their way to Amiens.  This time, the Germans had tanks of their own -

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World War I – Third Battle of Ypres

The Third Battle of Ypres, also known as the Battle of Passchendaele, lasted from July 31 to November 6, 1917.  The Third Battle of Ypres is famous for being one of the bloodiest battles of World War I, with hundreds of thousands of soldiers on both sides being injured or killed.

British, French, Canadian, Australian,

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World War I – Battle of St. Quentin

German tanks were used for the the first time during the Battle of St. Quentin, the first battle to take place during Germany's Operation Michael, a campaign to push past Allied lines, destroy French forces and drive British forces off of the continent of Europe.

Operation Michael was the first phase of Germany's Spring Offensive,

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World War II – Battle of Arras

The Battle of Arras, in 1940, was the first effective Allied counterattack against German forces in World War II. It was part of the Battle of France, in which the Nazis invaded France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.

On May 10, 1940, Germany commenced its invasion of France.

The German panzer divisions were able

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