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I wouldn't call it tank, because it doesn't have firepower.
maybe a torques with some kind of defensive attributes could be considered a tank.
thoughts lorddracnar?:p

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Lord.Blackthorn

Sometimes archers,where hidden in the middle,or spearmen. There's some firepower,Maybe.

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romanius24
romanius24

maybe the armored war elephant or the cataphract...i'd say those are "tanks"

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Yea elephants that Hannibal Barkas used against Romans were used similiar way as tanks now

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Lord.Blackthorn

I totally agree.War elephants were brutal on the battlefeild.

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Ori`verda
Ori`verda

The earliest form of "armor" were horse driven units like the Chariot and later the Knight, this also includes the War Elephant. This is merely a defensive manoeuvre which has proven very effective and could be counted as "armor" considering the fact that they wear iron armor and when they combine in this formation they are though to crack, thus they are armor :)

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_w_

torquere = "to hurl smth"
torques means pretty much every roman siege weapon.
i'd say their mobile siege towers were the real 'tanks' because they ussually had a ballista inside it and they were plated with wood or iron and sometimes they added wet animal skins to avoid flaming arrows.
here you got armor and firepower

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Lord.Blackthorn Author
Lord.Blackthorn

Does anyone out there watch "Battles B.C.? on the History channel.

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ideLOLog
ideLOLog

It is more correct to call this an original IFV.

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redferoz
redferoz

just a "moving bunker" hehe just joking :)

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Commissar_Delta
Commissar_Delta

it does not support infantry. IT IS INFANTRY therefore not a tank

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Hi,thought this was pretty Funny but true.The Roman Army used this formation was used for centuries.the (testudo-formation).Any thoughts on this, would be interesting.Does anyone have more Roman photos?

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