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Ekosian newsreel 3 White House, Storm Front
Ekosian tanks in a newsreel.
German Jagdtigers in front of the White House.
Na'kuhl destroying a German Panzer IV tank Tiananmen Square, time stream
A Panzer IV tank destroyed by a Na'kuhl soldier...
...and tanks shown in the reset time stream.
Mirror universe tank
A Sherman tank operating in the mirror universe
For the type of tank which contains liquid, please see tank (liquid).

A tank was a type of fighting land vehicle, typically fully tracked. Consisting of heavy armor and a large cannon, a tank was often a critical part of a land battle.

The moniker "tank" originated from the World War I British code name for the vehicle, the liquid-containing tank.

The Germans were known for their Panzer (German for "armor") tank divisions during World War II. (VOY: "The Killing Game")

In an alternate World War II where the Germans occupied the Eastern United States of America, Alicia Travers mentioned to Captain Jonathan Archer in 1944, that people had fled Manhattan, New York City, as tanks rolled up Flatbush Avenue, eventually spreading into Manhattan. A modulating plasma pulse brought to that time from the future by the Na'kuhl, was capable of destroying a Panzer IV tank. Additionally, two German Jagdtigers were seen parked on the lawn in front of the White House. (ENT: "Storm Front")

Several Renault FT tanks in action during World War 1 were shown in the time stream as it reset, as were a group of Chinese tanks advancing on a protesting person on Tiananmen Square. (ENT: "Storm Front, Part II")

The Jagdtigers scene is an entirely CGI effect created at Eden FX, whereas the tanks in the reset time stream was footage, taken from a Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 newsreel, of the more modern Chinese made Type 59 tanks.

On the planet Ekos, the Ekosian Wehrmacht also used tanks for warfare against the Zeons, who were the victims of prejudice on that world, since they were colonists from the planet Zeon. (TOS: "Patterns of Force")

In the Ekosian newsreel (actually a historical newsreel, showing the advance through either Belgium or northern France during the May 1940 Blitzkrieg campaign in the West), the third tank featured is the historical Panzer I, whereas the foreground two are its derivative, the SdKfz 265 Panzerbefehlswagen, both German-made and used in the pre-, and early stages of World War II.

In the mirror universe, at least three different types of tanks were used on Earth during that planet's 20th century. (ENT: "In a Mirror, Darkly" opening credits)

The mirror universe tanks were, in order of appearance, the World War I-era French-made Renault FT, the US made M4 Sherman, also used in World War II and beyond, and ultimately the even more modern USSR-made T-62 main battle tank.

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