Tanks and AFVs are armoured fighting vehicles used by the military on the battlefield and are designed to protect military personnel. An armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) is an armed combat vehicle protected by armour, generally combining operational mobility with tactical offensive and defensive capabilities. AFVs can be wheeled or tracked. Tanks, armoured cars,
armoured self-propelled guns, and armoured personnel carriers are all examples of AFVs. It is not uncommon for AFVs in general to be simply referred to as "armour". Other armoured fighting vehicles include Main Battle Tanks, Infantry Fighting Vehicles, Armed Personnel Carriers, Amphibious Tracked Fighting Vehicles, Military Trucks and other heavy military vehicles.