Tank It is a term that allows naming battle tanks or armored attack vehicles . The concept comes from English tank, which was a code name created by the British when, in 1915 , they built the first of these cars.
The tanks can have traction to wheels or by means of the system of caterpillars (modular links that facilitate the displacement in irregular terrains). Thanks to its armor and the power of its weapons , the tanks are used to face the enemy by direct fire.
In addition to all of the above, the fact that tanks are also endowed with other systems that make them powerful tools for war must not be overlooked. Thus, they have smoke grenade launchers, laser alerts, radars and radio alerts. All this without forgetting, of course, the periscopes that have become a fundamental instrument for its operation.
Soldiers who are responsible for manning any such combat car must wear, in a regulatory manner, an appropriate clothing for it. Specifically, it is essential that they have a bulletproof vest and a helmet to protect their integrity when they have to remove the body from the hatch to perform a terrain survey.
These vehicles constitute one of the fundamental factors when obtaining a military triumph. However, the mines, military aviation and artillery are in a position to violate the tanks.
The use of the tanks began in the First World War , when they were used within the framework of the Trench war . Over time, his presence became important until he became the key to any military outpost.
For example: "The Iraqi insurgency managed to destroy an American tank and take its crew hostage", "A Soviet tank destroyed the bridge and left the people incommunicado for eight years", "Some politicians believe that conflict resolution is in the use of tanks".
Tank, in another sense, is a large container or reservoir which is used to contain liquids or gas : “I have a problem in the water tank”, "I'm going to lend you the car, but you have to give it back to me with a full fuel tank.", "The outbreak of a gas tank caused the death of four people".
Likewise, in relation to the latter meaning, we have to state that in the area of the Marine sector it is common to use the term tank as a synonym for cistern. That is, it is used to refer to a vessel that has as a clear objective to carry out what is the transport of fresh water.
However, in other parts of the world, the word at hand is used with other meanings. Such is the case, for example, in Cuba there is talk of a tank also to refer to what a prison is. And all this without forgetting that in nations such as Argentina, Uruguay and El Salvador, one is used as a synonym for the fuel tank with cars and other vehicles with similar characteristics.
The corpulent or resistant people Finally, they are also known as tanks: "Be careful with the front of the rival team: it's a tank".