The tank remains the "King of the Battlefield", having come into its own during World War 1. Designed initially to navigate the miles of trenches and obstacles along the Western Front, the tank (then known as the "Landship") was first envisioned in an infantry support role. The first tank-versus-tank battle took place in the war between British and German tanks with results being rather anticlimactic. As experience began to dictate function, the tank was later used to spearhead critical allied offensives in breaking down enemy positions and causing general havoc. In the end, the armored vehicle became a permanent fixture of the battlefield - evolving into the spearhead of any successful land campaign to date.
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