A 2nd Battalion, 70th Armor, 24th Infantry Division, tank driver operates an M-60 main battle tank as the commander, seated above and behind, looks out of a periscope during the multinational joint service Exercise BRIGHT STAR '85
The original finding aid described this photograph as:
Base: Gabel Mamza
Country: Egypt (EGY)
Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Lono Kollars
Release Status: Released to Public
Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files
Tanks in mass culture. Tanks were first developed separately and simultaneously by Great Britain and France as a means to break the deadlock of trench warfare on the Western Front. Their first use in combat was by the British Army in September 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. The name "tank" was adopted by the British during the early stages of their development, as a security measure to conceal their purpose.