Museum of the Game ®

International Arcade Museum® — Killer List of Videogames®

Tank Buster

MARQUEE PICTURE NEEDED FOR Tank Buster - Click for details on how to contribute.


I dont know the manufacturer. I can only date it based on the imagery, style and theme of the game.brbr The USAF jet fighter is an F111A. It was used in the Vietnam War for a short time in 1968, pulled out after technical problems, then was back again in 1972 with over 4000 mission runs. brbr The tank, which looks like an M48 Patton, has yellow stars on it. This indicates a North Vietnamese Army tank.brbr The game certainly fits in with the 196872 period. brbr The game operation is simple, the way I like them. Once dropped in the slot, the coin is held in place by a metal pin. Depressing the lefthand button releases the coin, and away she rolls along the top ramp. The coin then drops to the second ramp. The USAF F111A is attached to a wooden bomb drop piece which sits within a recess along the ramp. This piece of wood has a slit for the coin to drop through. The slit is revealed when you depress the righthand button to move the wood out of the recess, the jet moving with it. The rolling coin then drops through the slit, and the bomb is deployed, hopefully into the enemy tank. brbr There are wires within the tank forming part of a simple circuit with a relay, powered by four D batteries. Once the coin has landed in the tank it completes the circuit, causing the light to switch on until the coin is released out the bottom coin shute.

Tank Buster was produced by Unknown in 1968.

Unknown released 775 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1700. Unknown was based in United States.

Other machines made by Unknown during the time period Tank Buster was produced include: Bicar, Tokheim 952-MAD Coin Operated Gas Pump, Rally Montecarlo, Selekta, Long Shot, Hurricane, 7-Up, delete, delete, and Carousel Race


Name Tank Buster
Developer Unknown (United States)
Year 1968 - 1972
Type Arcade
KLOV/MOG # 18937
Sub-Type Skill game

Tank Buster KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

Log in to rate this game!

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Tank Buster Census

There are 14,913 members of the Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,533 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,213 machines (6,929 unique titles).

Very rare - There are no known instances of this game owned by one of our active members.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]

eBay Listings

Click to search eBay for Tank Buster Arcade machines and related items.

Click to search eBay for Unknown for machines and parts.

When you click on links below to various merchants on this site and make a purchase, this can result in this site earning a commission. Such revenue helps to fund this site's operations. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network.


Ebay Compatible Application

TECMO Tank Busters Arcade PCB (P.C.Board) 1985

Auction ends in: 1 week, 6 days



  1. Log in to contribute content to this page
  2. Please consider donating to the International Arcade Museum Library