• Nov 5, 2011
Tanks are a unique form of wheeled transportation. Performance is measured not in terms of speed or quickness, but how much destruction a tank can dish out and absorb in return. Tanks played a huge role in the first and second World Wars, but in our modern age of unmanned drone warfare and undetectable teams of special operators, these iron-sided bears have become to military aficionados what a Duesenberg is to a classic car collector. And thus, owning your own tank may be as attractive a proposition to you as putting an MG in your garage.

This infographic is a good primer for tank ownership, and includes such information as where to buy one, how much you can expect to pay, and the legal requirements you'll need to meet before you can call yourself the proud owner of a weapon of tracked destruction. You'll also be in good company, as the infographic cites a number of other known tank owners, including novelist Tom Clancy, which makes perfect sense when you think about it. Follow the jump to see the infographic from top to bottom.


Infographic produced by Wish.co.uk – the online gift site for driving experiences, including tank driving and supercar track days, as well as many other experience day gifts.


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      Cakeflour
      • 3 Years Ago
      WANT
      Edward Traxler
      • 3 Years Ago
      I met Lafayette Pool .. more or less. I was in 3/32 AR Regiment at Ft Hood in 1987. They found that Lafayette was still alive and brought him to Ft Hood. He was treated like Royalty. It was great. They rep-named one of the tanks "In the Mood" .. he had a Captain as an 'aid' .. treated with the utmost respect by his distant tanker 'cousins'. Remember once we were on a hill overlooking a company maneuvering (M1's). When they completed the exercise Lafayette had a couple of points about what they had done. Ha. They were instructed to 'do it again'. :)
      codef3
      • 3 Years Ago
      The Littlefield Collection is Now Open to the Public at MVTF.org We have begun restarting several of the restored vehicles that were on display for over 15years. This UTube link shows one more vehicle being brought back to "Driving Status" for both 'on-site & off-site events' at the Museum. For Tour & Museum info, contact us at MVTF.org and help us "Keep History Alive & Running"
      • 3 Years Ago
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      ack154
      • 3 Years Ago
      This might be one of the most awesome things you guys have ever posted.
      link0
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why is there no mention of Micheal Wittman, the greatest tank ace of all time?
        x0
        • 3 Years Ago
        @link0
        Not a good idea to inspire a nazi emulation?
        LoneWolf
        • 3 Years Ago
        @link0
        You are thinking of Bölter, who was way better than Wittmann (he survived!)
        Bentot
        • 3 Years Ago
        @link0
        Obviously, this has a bias slant for Allied tank aces (but then again the Russians was part of the Axis/had a pact with Germany..until Hitler turned against Stalin)... With that said, Wittman should have been included...after all, this article is all about tanks, and tanks....it has nothing to do with taking sides.
      Ducman69
      • 3 Years Ago
      If you like tanks, check out the World of Tanks game online. Lets you buy and pimp out various American, German, Russian, Chinese, and soon French (put five reverse speeds on it) tanks. I'm running an elited Russian SU-85 tank destroyer with a massive 107mm cannon! Free, awesome graphics, and so far so good that I'm not even stressing about picking up BF3. :D
        PheelACCD
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Ducman69
        Dude, check out your facts. The French army has the best track record in Europe... You only remember the last century, but the country has been around for a lot more than that. And the Leclerc tank is a badass beast: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rawWnDRtQv8&feature=related
          Ducman69
          • 3 Years Ago
          @PheelACCD
          Don't think there are any Leclerc tanks in a WW2 tank game.
      2 Wheeled Menace
      • 3 Years Ago
      You can't buy a hummer anymore, so this will have to do for America i suppose.
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