A Brief History of the Tank
When the first tank appeared on the battlefields of France during World War One – the face of combat changed forever. With the advent of the machine gun – a brutal trench warfare drew advancements to a stand still with thousands of soldiers slaughtered in the trenches of battle fields such as the Somme and Vimy Ridge. The first tanks were crude massive pieces of machinery with the simply goal of creating a motorized vehicle capable of with standing the fire of a machine gun.
In World War Two, Hitler’s Panzer divisions were a intricate part of the new face of war. Entire divisions of mechanized tanks were able to cover vast amounts of ground in rapid fashion, and
completely changed the way battles were carried out. No longer would armies draw each other to a single battle field as they had for thousands of years – instead the mechanized nature of the tank created massive battles across many miles of terrain. Hitler’s Blitzkrieg was based on the rapid advancement of his Panzer divisions backed by over whelming air support from the sky. Within two years, with tanks at the front of his strategy, he pushed the British back of the main European continent, forced the surrender of France and pushed the Russians back to just 30 miles from Moscow before winter set in and stalled the offensive.
FAMOUS WORLD WAR II RC TANKS
|2.4Ghz Radio Control 1/16 Russian T-34/85 Air Soft RC Battle Tank Smoke & Sound ||$$$$||9.75||Click to Read||1/16|
|German Tiger I Battle Tank||$$||9.1||Click to Read||1/24|
|1/16 Russian KV-1's Ehkranami RC Infrared Battle Tank||$$$||8.4||Click to Read||1/16
|1/16 Scale Radio Remote Control US M4A3 Sherman Tank||$$$||9.0||Click to Read||1/16
In North Africa, the entrance of the United States into WW2 brought the famous Sherman tank into history. The British introduced a series of what was classified as Cruiser Tanks called MK. The Russians produced a T Series of Tanks that continued to be refined through the later stages of the War. For an excellent read on the Tanks of World War 2, See this article here.
Tanks now are closing in on a history of 100 years and advancement in technology and style has created literally thousands of variations of the tank. Over the past ten years, a entirely new segment of hobbyists have created an entirely new niche of Remote Control Interest. RC Tanks have become advanced, prized possessions – many capable of actually shooting plastic air soft pellets and others that battle using technology that disables the other tank if struck by an infrared hit ( much the same was laser tag works ).
Every season new remote control tanks are being introduced and the quality level has never been better. Sure there are still the rc tanks that are really classified as toys – but the high end tanks now being made available to collectors are works of art as well as fully operational scaled versions of many of the most famous tanks in the world.
ONLINE TANK BATTLE COMMUNITY
For those looking for a online tank battle experience – the World of Tanks online gaming experience has taken tank battles to new levels. From massive online tournaments to the ability to build completely custom tanks that compete in global battles against thousands of other gamers – the World of Tanks site is the next best thing to owing an RC Tank.
Scaled to Perfect Detail,
RC tanks come in a variety of scales with the most popular being 1:16 scale – although 1:24 and 1:32 are also available but usually at this point in the hobby we see a dip in technology. The biggest commercially produced RC tank scale is 1:6 which make the units the size of small lawn tractor and as you will see in an amazing video at the bottom of this page, a custom built 1/4 scale Tiger Tank the size of a Volkswagen. The high end tanks have metal tracks, exhaust and barrel smoke, and full rc 360 degree movement including turrets that are able to rotate completely around as well as the ability to elevate the barrel.
Remote Control Full Metal Tiger Tank
A Word on Quality…
Because the RC industry for all types of vehicles and devices is flooded with cheap imports from China, it’s important to take the time to read reviews on any tank before you buy from your local hobby shop or online. The best place we have found to see reviews that are unbiased is on Amazon.com. Amazon features 1691 tanks in their catalog all with buyer ratings so the chances of you not being able to find the tank you always dreamed of owning is rather slim.
AMAZING 1/4 SCALE KING TIGER RC TANK DEMO