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Hwacha

Hwacha was a multiple rocket launcher developed and used in Korea during the Joseon Dynasty (1392–1897). It had the ability to fire up to 200 singijeon, a type of fire arrow rocket, at one time.


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Tachanka

The tachanka is a horse-drawn machine gun platform, usually a cart or an open wagon with a heavy machine gun installed in the back. A tachanka can be pulled by two to four horses and requires a crew of two or three (one driver and a machine gun crew).


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Sloped Armour

Sloped armour is armour that is mounted at a non-vertical and non-horizontal angle, typically on battle tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles.


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Armoured Vehicle-Launched Bridge

An armoured vehicle-launched bridge (AVLB) is a combat support vehicle, sometimes regarded as a subtype of combat engineering vehicle, designed to assist militaries in rapidly deploying tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles across rivers.


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Artillery Tractor

Artillery tractor is a kind of tractor, also referred to as a gun tractor, a vehicle used to tow artillery pieces of varying weights.


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Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Weapon

Self-propelled anti-aircraft weapon, or self-propelled air defense system, is a mobile vehicle with a dedicated anti-aircraft capability.


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Bar Armour

Bar armour, also known as slat armour, cage armour and stand-off armour, is a type of vehicle armour designed to protect against anti-tank rocket-propelled grenade attacks.


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Ammunition

Ammunition is a generic term derived from the French word "munition," which embraced all material used for war, but which in time came to refer specifically to various types of gun projectiles and their propellants.


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Cavalry Tank

The cavalry tank (also called cruiser tank or fast tank) was a tank concept of the inter-war period. This concept was the driving force behind several tank designs which saw action during the Second World War.


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Infantry Tank

The infantry tank was a concept developed by the British and French in the years leading up to World War II. Infantry tanks were tanks designed to support the infantry in the attack.


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Muzzle Reference System

The muzzle reference system is an electronic device that is intended to measure the current value of a tank barrel bend in order to take it into account when firing the gun and therefore to improve the accuracy of firing.


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Missile Tank

A missile tank is an armoured fighting vehicle fulfilling the role of a main battle tank, but using only guided missiles for main armament. Several nations have experimented with prototypes, notably the Soviet Union during the tenure of Nikita Khrushchev (projects Obiekt 167, Obiekt 137Ml, Obiekt 155Ml), but only the West German Jaguar 2 saw service as a standard vehicle, although the Soviet IT-1 missile tank also saw limited service.


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Kinetic Energy Penetrator

A kinetic energy penetrator is a type of ammunition which, like a bullet, does not contain explosives and uses kinetic energy to penetrate the target.


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Self-propelled Artillery

Self-propelled artillery (also called mobile artillery or locomotive artillery) vehicles are combat vehicles armed with artillery. Within the term are covered self-propelled guns (or howitzers) and rocket artillery. They are high mobility vehicles, usually based on caterpillar track carrying either a large howitzer or other field gun or alternatively a mortar or some form of rocket or missile launcher. They are usually used for long-range indirect bombardment support on the battlefield.


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Bore Evacuator

A bore evacuator (also called a fume extractor) is a device on the gun barrel of an armoured fighting vehicle which helps prevent poisonous propellant gases from venting back into the vehicle's fighting compartment when the gun breech is opened to load another round.


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