U.S. Department of Defense


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The minimum unambiguous citation is ST 7-193, 1982.


  1. This special text (ST) was published by the US Army Infantry School, Ft Benning, GA.
  2. On the cover the document number is given as “ST 7-193 FY 82.”
  3. Because the Army reused document numbers and title, the date must be included in the citation.


This special text is a training aid with an introduction giving the basic vocabulary for describing a tank; key features to note when trying to identify a tank; basic descriptions of US, allied, and Soviet tanks; suggestions for tank identification instructions; references; and one-page illustrated descriptions of several late model Soviet tanks and armored personnel vehicles. The basic descriptions of the various tanks include typically a narrative description, outline drawings from different vantage points, and a photograph.