From the Battlezone Operation Maintenance and Service Manual, Atari part number TM-156:
Atari's Battlezone is a one-player game with an X-Y or vector-generation monitor. The game depicts a first-person view from inside a tank. The Battles are fought in a large valley that is completely surrounded by mountains and volcanos. The valley floor contains pyramids and boxes that can provide temporary protection for players. (These cannot be destroyed by shots.)

The enemy consists of slow and fast "super" tanks and intelligent missiles -- all of which become more evasive as the game progresses. In addition, flying saucers appear periodically. These don't shoot at players, but players can get very high point scores for shooting them.

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Here are a few screen shots from my simulator (from back in 1993, many years before it was running in MAME):

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