Blog Of The Month: Tank And AFV News

Last week, we took a look at the troubled American M73 tank machine gun, designed to be the ultimate rifle-caliber tank MG. Tanks and other armored fighting vehicles together are another fascinating subject that is often closely related to that of small arms. In light of that, our Blog of The Month for August is Tank and AFV News, a blog similar in concept to this very site, but with a pivot towards armored warfare in all its forms. Following our coverage of the M73 family, TaAFVN posted their own piece on the weapon adding not only an article from Small Arms Review, but also two PS Magazine articles on maintaining the M73. I recommend anyone interested in the M73 tank gun and its history click through and read the whole thing.

Most stories on Tank and AFV News are not about small arms of course, but almost every day the site posts some interesting article or document related to tanks and armored fighting vehicles (and sometimes small arms, too). The site doesn’t just repost content, either; the author posts book reviews, humor, even interviews with armor experts like Steven Zaloga, Harry Yeide, and Jim Warford. Be sure to check it out!

Nathaniel F

Nathaniel is a history enthusiast and firearms hobbyist whose primary interest lies in military small arms technological developments beginning with the smokeless powder era. In addition to contributing to The Firearm Blog, he runs 196,800 Revolutions Per Minute, a blog devoted to modern small arms design and theory. He is also the author of the original web serial Heartblood, which is being updated and edited regularly. He can be reached via email at


  • skusmc

    I envy Jim Warford’s last name.

    • gunsandrockets

      then you should google staff sgt Max Fightmaster

      • Grindstone50k

        Somebody reads Cracked articles.

  • Bill

    “Tank Biathlon” just became my new favorite sport.

  • jcitizen

    That cartoon reminded me of the comic book style maintenance news books that became “bibles” to us in the military. One of them became standard issue with the M16A1! You could find a lot of us sitting in fox holes, tank turrets, or gun positions reading them like they was Sergeant Rock!

  • Phillip Cooper

    Thanks for providing this link- I’m big into Armor and didn’t know there was a blog focusing onit.