Somewhere in the world, a prisoner likely is enduring torture right now. Human rights organizations have made it their mission to report these crimes against men, women and children. Here are 10 of the most common ways torture is perpetuated in modern society.
The Type 61 Main Battle Tank was the first armored vehicle designed and built in post-war Japan. The Type 61's design is conventional and maybe that's why tank was never exported. Check out the Japanese Type 61 Main Battle Tank at HowStuffWorks.
Before producing the Type 97 SHINHOTO CHI-HA Medium Tank, Japanese Army observers watched tank developments in Europe and studied as avidly as any other military officer. Read about the history and design of the Type 97 SHINHOTO CHI-HA Medium Tank.
It was not until 1967 that the Israeli government turned its attention to the creation of a main battle tank, the Merkava. Israel and the surrounding area are either desert or rolling hills, which form ideal tank country. Read about the Merkava tank.
The most ubiquitous of all Imperial Japanese tanks was the Type 95 KE-GO Light Tank. The Type 89 was intended to be a light tank, but armor and the 57mm gun raised it to medium class and made it very slow. Read about the Type 95 KE-GO Light Tank.
The Stridsvagn 103 Main Battle Tank, or S tank, is the first practical turretless MBT to be developed. The low profile makes the tank hard to see when moving and very hard to find when lying in ambush. Check out the Stridsvagn 103 Main Battle Tank.
The Type 89 CHI-RO tank was suited to fight a war where the enemy was infantry equipped with small arms, machine guns, and a few larger guns. It was this type of war that the CHI-RO fought in the 1930s. Check out design of the Type 89 CHI-RO tank.
Tanks are armored military vehicles designed to break through enemy lines. However, as time has passed, tanks can be just about anything that the designer wants it to be. Check out profiles of historical tanks with photos and specifications.
The Infantry Tank Mark II A-12, or Matilda II, signified a change in Britain's thinking about tanks. Fortunately, this change in tank design came just in time for the start of World War II. Learn about the Infantry Tank Mark II A-12.
The Cromwell A-27M Infantry Tank was fast and agile but still outmatched by opposition tanks. This tank featured a 57mm barrel that was bored out to accommodate a 75mm round. Learn about Britain's Cromwell A-27M Infantry Tank.
The Centurion Main Battle Tank was heavily armed and used by many countries. This tank was the most heavily armored tank ever produced in the post-war years. Learn the history and design of Britain's Centurion Main Battle Tank.
The Chieftan Main Battle Tank had excellent firepower and protection capabilities. Nuclear-biological-chemical protection is featured on this tank through the help of a forced-air filtration system. Learn the history and design of Britain's Chieftan Main Battle Tank.