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- n. The primary tank of a country or armed forces.
- n. A tank with a good balance of firepower, cross-country mobility, and armoured protection, and therefore capable of carrying out the roles of breakthrough, exploitation and infantry support.
USA, 1955, main + battle (“n. attr.”) + tank. (Wiktionary)
To provide direction and reflected battlefield light capability for main battle tank - LLTV