Can You Name All of These Combat Vehicles from an Image?

By: Bambi Turner
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Do you know the difference between an Apache and a Black Hawk, or an Abrams tank and a Humvee? Can you tell an F-22 from a Fighting Falcon, or a HIMARS from a Dragon Runner? If you consider yourself an expert on military equipment, take our quiz to see if you can recognize these machines from a single image!

And you thought choosing a car was tough! Military vehicles face challenges most civilians never dream of, which means vehicles used in combat must be specially designed to handle the job. These machines not only transport people, equipment and supplies, but also play a role in defense, attacks and reconnaissance missions, as well as building and repairing roads and fortifications out on the battlefield.

Of course, not just any machine will do; these combat vehicles are armored to protect troops and equipment from everything from ambushes to landmines, gunfire to grenades. They must be strong enough to withstand heavy fire, yet nimble enough to cruise through land, sea and in the air with ease. On top of all of that. they must be armed for battle, equipped with guns, rocket launchers and other weapons designed for attack.

Think you can ace this combat vehicles quiz? Click through to find out!

First used in the '60s during the Vietnam War, the M-113 Armored Personnel Carrier was nicknamed the Green Dragon by the Viet Cong. It's designed to carry infantrymen into battle, and can accommodate up to 11 passengers.

In service since 1980, the M1 Abrams Tank is named for General Creighton Abrams. One of the heaviest tanks on the battlefield, the Abrams is the primary tank used by both the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy.

The M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle is a tank designed to carry personnel out to the battlefield. It can carry six passengers while protecting them from small fire, and has up to six firing ports for weapons.

Named for the native people of the Pacific Northwest, the Ch-47 Chinook is one of the fastest military helicopters. This twin-engine heavy-lift transport vehicle was first used by the Army in the 1960s.

The CH-53E Super Stallion is a heavy-lift helicopter introduced in 1981. Used by both the U.S. Navy and the Marines, it's strong enough to lift armored vehicles and recover damaged or destroyed aircraft.

The M1070 Heavy Equipment Transport, or HET, is a transport vehicle strong enough to carry a tank. Used by the U.S. Army, it was introduced in 1992.

The AH 64 Apache is an attack helicopter that's been used by the U.S. Army since 1986. Designed to fly in all kinds of conditions or light, it's equipped with an M230 machine gun to take down enemy planes.

The M88A2 Hercules Recovery Vehicle -- the Hercules stands for heavy equipment recovery combat utility extraction system -- is designed to perform repair and retrieval work on the battlefield. It can be used to tow a tank or even get it back into operation after a breakdown or attack.

The LAV-25 is a light armored vehicle that can be used on land or in calm waters. It has a top speed of 62 mph, and has been used by the Marines since 1983.

Named for a Native American war leader, the UH-60 Black Hawk was introduced in 1979. This four-blade, twin-engine machine has been used by every branch of the U.S. military, and you may recognize it from the 2001 Ridley Scott film "Black Hawk Down."

The M58 Wolf is a mobile smokescreen. This tank emits a smoke cloud that can be up to 3 miles long to hide troops and equipment on the battlefield.

The high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle, or HUMVEE, is a light duty truck used in the military since the mid-'80s. The use of this vehicle during the Gulf War made it popular with civilians, leading to the development of street-legal versions.

The M1117 Guardian Armored Security Vehicle is designed similar to the Humvee, but has a higher level of arms and armor. Introduced in 1999, it has a mine-resistant hull for use in areas exposed to IEDs.

The V-22 Osprey combines a helicopter with a turboprop airplane. It was introduced in 1997 -- a response to failures of Operation Eagle Claw during the Iran Hostage Crisis.

The AAV7 is an amphibious assault vehicle introduced in 1972. Nicknamed Amtraks because it rides on a set of tracks when on land, it is designed for ship to shore transport and combat.

The CH-46 Sea Knight was put into action by the U.S. Navy and Marines as early as 1964. This medium-lift copter comes with twin-turboshaft engines and is nicknamed the Phrog.

The Buffalo Armored Vehicle is a part of the mine-resistant ambush-protected, or MRAP, class. It has a top speed of 65 mph and a 30-foot robotic arm that can be used to disable mines and explosives.

The M1096A Paladin is a tank-like vehicle that rides on track. A central turret houses a .39-caliber Howitzer.

The M1097 Avenger is equipped with short-range missiles for air defense from the ground. The U.S. Army has used this machine since 1990.

Introduced in the '80s, the M9 Armored Combat Earthmover -- or ACE -- is a tracked vehicle designed to build and remove obstacles out in the field. This could involve building roads for troops, or removing roads and defenses used by the enemy.

The M1126 Stryker Tank is used by the U.S. Army, and can carry nine infantrymen plus a two-man crew. At just 19 tons, it's lighter and more maneuverable than many other tanks, and can reach a maximum speed of 62 miles per hour.

The AH-1 Cobra is a single-engine attack helicopter introduced in the '60s. Also known as the Huey Cobra or Snake, it has largely been replaced by the Apache.

The M142 HIMARS -- High Mobility Artillery Rocket System -- consists of a M1140 truck equipped with a powerful rocket launcher. It's been in use by the U.S. military since 2005.

In use since 1989, the R-11 Refueler is the primary mobile refueling vehicle used by the U.S. Air Force. It can carry up to 6,000 gallons of fuel, and dispense them at a rate of 600 gallons per minute.

The Rhino Runner is an armored bus introduced in 2008. Covered with bulletproof armor, it is used to carry both military and civilian personnel in war-torn areas.

The SH-3 Sea King is one of the first amphibious helicopters ever produced. It was introduced in 1961 as a tool for taking on Soviet submarines during the Cold War.

The MH-6 Little Bird is a light attack helicopter that some soldiers have nicknamed the Killer Egg. Introduced in 1980, it has a top speed of 175 mph.

The Oshkosh Striker is an ARFF -- or aircraft rescue and firefighting vehicle. It's used to fight fires, and comes equipped with a piercing nozzle called a snozzle, which delivers water or flame retardants directly where they are needed.

The RG-31 Nyala is a 4x4 multipurpose infantry vehicle. Popular with the United Nations and similar organizations, it provides a high level of mine and blast protection as it transports passengers.

Sometimes military personnel need a vehicle that's more nimble than the typical tank. The M1030M1 motorcycle, which was based on the Kawasaki KLR 650, serves as a convenient way to travel through the battlefield, carrying messages, light cargo or personnel.

The Dragon Runner is a military robot used for sentry and reconnaissance purposes. At only 20 pounds, it is lightweight enough that it can be moved or even thrown with ease.

The AVGP in the Cougar's name stands for "Armored Vehicle General Purpose," but there's nothing general about this machine. Equipped with a propeller, it can cruise along on land or in the water, and has been in use since the 1970s.

The OH-58 Kiawa Warrior is a four-bladed helicopter used by the U.S. Army starting in 1965. The single-engine copter is used for reconnaissance , attack and defensive missions.

The iRobot Warrior is an unmanned remote-control robot. It weighs just under 300 pounds, but can move objects weighing as much as 500 pounds.

The Black Knight is a UGCV, or unmanned ground combat vehicle. It looks like a tank, and is equipped with a machine gun mounted in a turret, but doesn't require a crew inside the vehicle to operate it.

Used by the U.S. Air Force since 2005, the F-22 Raptor is a twin-engine fighter craft. It can reach Mach 2 speed and is known for its aerodynamics and stealth.

Part of the Huey family of military helicopters, the UH-1 Iroquois was introduced in 1959. It was used during the Vietnam War, and was originally named the HU-1, or Huey.

The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a supersonic fighter aircraft. It was introduced into service by the U.S. Air Force in 1978, and can be recognized by its frameless canopy.

Designed in the '70s, the F-5 Tigershark is a single-seat, twin-engine aircraft. An updated version introduced in the '80s as the F-20 was a startling failure that never matched the success of the original.

The H-34 SeaHorse was introduced in the '50s and produced through the 1970s. This piston-engined helicopter was used by many U.S, military branches, including the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines.

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