The name “tank” is often used as a catch-all for any armoured military vehicle, however this is incorrect. Tanks are heavily armed and armoured vehicles meant to clear out well-defended targets, attack other vehicles (particularly other tanks), and exploit holes in the enemy’s defences. Tanks are potent psychological weapons due of their size and lethality. They are, nevertheless, vulnerable in densely populated areas.
IFVs are frequently mistaken for tanks. The primary distinction between the two is the role and weapon size. IFVs transport infantry into battle as well as participate in combat, whereas tanks do not. This distinction is mirrored in the lower primary weapon size of the IFV, which frees up space for infantry and supplies.