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The Book of Tanks

A Wargamer's Portable Guide to Tanks, Self-Propelled Guns, Armoured Cars, and Personnel Carriers from World War I through the 1990's

The Book of Tanks was intended to be a downloadable encyclopedia covering the world's tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, designed specifically for wargamers and other hobbyists. The data is presented in "real world" format rather than being expressed in terms specific to a particular game system. Original photos accompany the text. The main idea was to have a fairly concise guide that covered all the tanks and other armoured vehicles likely to be used in wargames, in a format that gamers could print out and carry to their games, which you can't really do conveniently with a traditional web site.

While this was one of my favorite projects, I haven't been able to touch it since 2003. Almost all my creative mojo these days has been concentrated towards working on my novels, so all work on TBOT is done on an "as I get around to it" basis. If I get any more chapters done, or update existing chapters, they will be made available for download here as they are completed.

Download the files for The Book of Tanks:

Sections I haven't gotten around to yet but might someday:

  • Argentina-Australia-Austria-Brazil-Canada-Chile-China-Czechoslovakia-Egypt
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • Hungary-India-Iran-Iraq-Israel
  • The Netherlands-New Zealand-Norway-Poland-South Africa
  • Soviet Union/Russia Part II (1945 to the present)
  • Spain-Sweden-Switzerland
  • United States
  • Yugoslavia-Vietnam

Sample TBOT entry
TBOT sample entry

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Last updated: March 10, 2013