main battle tank
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- The primary tank of a country or armed forces.
- (military) A tank with a good balance of firepower, cross-country mobility, and armoured protection, and therefore capable of carrying out the roles of breakthrough, exploitation and infantry support.
- light tank (WWII)
- medium tank (WWII)
- heavy tank (WWII)
- tank destroyer (WWII)
- half-track (WWII)
- infantry tank (WWI)
- cavalry tank (WWI)
- scout tank (WWI)
- infantry fighting vehicle (IFV)
- armored personnel carrier (APC)
- armored car
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