Ukraine's Tough T-84 Oplot-M Tank Won't Fight Russia (And Is Being Sold to Thailand?)

Tank warfare is periodically declared obsolete in the face of the latest portable anti-tank weapons and the difficulty of transporting heavy vehicles to the battlefront. Just don’t tell that to Ukraine.

The intervention of Russian tanks in August 2014 into Kiev’s conflict with separatists in Eastern Ukraine reversed what was looking like an eventual government victory into a disastrous route. In January 2015, an assault by over 30 Russian tanks defeated defending Ukrainian armor and brought an end to the months-long siege of Donetsk International Airport.

The 5 Best Submarines, 5 Best Bombers and 5 Worst Fighter Aircraft of All Time

History is filled with examples of pieces of military equipment that performed miracles on the battlefield--and others that cost many military professionals their lives. 

Indeed, wars can be shaped by the 'kit' that you bring to the fight. In fact, not only having better arms but men and women properly trained to win the battle of the day with such weapons is critical--as you may even be able to deter your opponent from wanting to take the field against you.