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Welcome to the Military land vehicles task force. If you have any questions about articles or are generally seeking advice, you're encouraged to ask at the main military history talk page, or you can directly approach one of the task force participants below.

The coordinators of the Military history WikiProject can be contacted here.

ScopeEdit

This task force covers all military land vehicles, including tanks, tankettes, tank destroyers, SPGs, APCs, IFVs, military trucks, and military light utility vehicles. It can be considered to be a subgroup of the Military science and technology task force.

Any article related to this task force should be marked by adding Land-vehicles-task-force=yes or AFV-task-force=yes (or Land-vehicles=yes or AFV=yes) to the {{WPMILHIST}} project banner at the top of its talk page (see the project banner instructions for more details on the exact syntax). This will automatically place it into Category:Military land vehicles task force articles.

Open tasksEdit

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Shorland armoured car
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Diamond T 12-ton 6x4 truck (currently redirect) • Laffly S20VAE (vehicle)VAPELeopard 2A4+2A4MCANTR-580 (currently redirect) • T-Rex (tank)Peugeot 146Renault EDWhite TBCKillen-Strait Armoured TractorRybinsk tankABI (Military land vehicle)
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Autocanon de 47 RenaultCategory:Military vehicle stubs
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Autocanon de 47 Renault
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Beutepanzer
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Category:Military vehicles

ParticipantsEdit

If you approach anyone from this list for advice or help, please check their contributions first to check if they've edited recently. This list may contain people who have not edited Wikipedia in a long time.

  1. A D Monroe III (talk · contribs) (first alphabetically, but not otherwise)
  2. Cavalryman V31 (talk · contribs)
  3. DPdH (talk · contribs)
  4. Elfalem (talk · contribs)
  5. Eloi Montes (talk · contribs)
  6. FockeWulf FW 190 (talk · contribs)
  7. Hohum (talk · contribs)
  8. Jim Sweeney (talk · contribs) (just tagged Future Rapid Effect System for the Military land vehicles task force, so this is our first article)
  9. Kierzek (talk · contribs) Japanese tanks and AFV's and German tanks and AFV's of World War II
  10. Legosharkdan (talk · contribs)
  11. Mark Schierbecker (talk · contribs), wrote main battle tank
  12. Mzajac (talk · contribs)
  13. Pennsy22 (talk · contribs)
  14. Peter.C (talk · contribs)
  15. Randomness74 (talk · contribs)
  16. SirGents (talk · contribs) (Tank and vehicular warfare)
  17. Stratocaster27 (talk · contribs)
  18. Sturmvogel_66 (talk · contribs)
  19. Target360YT (talk · contribs)
  20. Trekphiler (talk · contribs)
  21. Tomandjerry311 (talk · contribs)
  22. ZappaOMati (talk · contribs)
  23. UNSC Luke 1021 (talk · contribs) (Can do work on tanks, finding images and such.)
  24. Jak474 (talk · contribs) (Can do research into tank battles and campaigns.)
  25. Osian 2007 (talk · contribs) (Tanks of WWII (mostly Soviet).)
  26. Xer0 onPC (talk · contribs) (Can do research and improve articles of lesser known tanks, especially prototypes)

Article statisticsEdit

The table to the right shows the current article assessment statistics for this task force.

A list of the top 500 most popular articles within our scope, as well as the number of page views each article received over the past month, can be found here.

With most of our articles assessed as Stub- or Start-Class, there's a lot of work to be done. However, we also have a number of good, A-Class, and featured articles, which have been assessed as amongst the best Wikipedia has to offer. These article serve as a yardstick for what can be achieved and should be aimed for, and can provide ideas about how to write an article and what sources to consult; they are listed below:

Featured articles
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Military land vehicles task force assessment statistics

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Awards and templatesEdit

AwardsEdit

  • The Tank Award. This award is the main award of the task force. To award it, paste the following code on the recipient's talk page:
    {{subst:TankAward|1=Put your reason here}}.
  • The Raseiniai Award. The Raseiniai Award should be awarded more sparingly than the Tank Award. To award it, paste the following code on the recipient's talk page: {{subst:TheRaseiniaiMedal|1=Put your reason here}}. It is presented to editors who make a significant contribution to the task force or who do especially well in any of the following situations:
  • Improving an article;
  • Handling edit warring;
  • Handling a personal attack;
  • Helping to establish the notability of an MLV-related article if it is challenged; or
  • Scouting MLV-related articles proposed for deletion.
  • The Char Award. The Char Award is presented to those who have made extraordinary contributions to the task force. Use it only in the most exceptional circumstances. To award it, paste the following code on the recipient's talk page: {{subst:Char award|1=Put your reason here}}.

TemplatesEdit

  • Userbox. If you wish to identify yourself as a participant of this task force, simply copy and paste this userbox to your user page: {{Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Members/User WPMILHIST Military land vehicles task force}}
  • Top icon. Members can add top icons to their userpages to show that they are members of the task force. Paste the following code anywhere on your userpage to display the icon: {{MLV task force topicon}}.

ResourcesEdit

PortalsEdit

GuidesEdit

Listed in this section are six sets of relevant guidelines for writing or improving articles.

ReferencesEdit

Resource Type Link ISBN Published Pros Cons
A History of American Tank Anthology Books None Varying 1990-1997 Extremely comprehensive, covering development histories and specifications. Consists of several different books (Abrams, Firepower, Patton, Perishing, Sheridan, Sherman, Stuart) that must be bought.
Jane's Tank Recognition Guide Book & web Jane's Armour and Artillery ISBN 0007183267 Since 1996 (2007) Every tank and AFV in use today URL is behind a paywall
Gary's Combat Vehicle Reference Guide Website Gary's Combat Vehicle page     Self-published, Not always up-to-date
American Fighting Vehicle Database Website AFV Database     up-to-date specifications No combat history information
The Tank Museum Website The Tank Museum Vehicles     Published by the Bovington tank museum Not a lot of information
TANKS! Armoured warfare prior to 1946 Website Web archive http://mailer.fsu.edu/~akirk/tanks/     Summary and specifications for most AFVs built prior to the end of WWII