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World War 1 Tanks (1914-1918)

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 1/4/2016

World War 1 saw the origins of the "Landship", which became the "tank" as we know it - with much thanks to British engineering out of Bovington, England.





There are a total of (22) World War 1 Tanks (1914-1918) in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




1916
Char d-Assault Schneider (Schneider CA)
The Schneider Char d'Assault tank was France's first real attempt at differentiating dedicated tanks... [Read More]
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1916
Char d'Assault St. Chamond
Considered a combat tank during World War 1, the Char d'Assault St. Chamond shared qualities more ak... [Read More]
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1918
FIAT 2000
Compared to other national powers in the world, Italy was late in adopting a capable armored force. ... [Read More]
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1918
Ford Model 1918 3-ton (M1918)
In preparation for the shortages expected of French Renault FT-17 Light Tanks during World War 1 (19... [Read More]
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1918
Holt Gas-Electric Tank
The Holt Gas-Electric Tank became the first true "tank" to be designed and constructed by and for th... [Read More]
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1918
K Grosskampfwagen (K-Wagen)
Long before German engineers lent their talents to the outrageous and very optimistic heavy tank des... [Read More]
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1918
Leichter Kampfwagen I (LK I)
The Germans were undone by the Allies' use of the heavy tank in the latter years of World War 1 (191... [Read More]
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1918
Leichter Kampfwagen II (LK II)
The Germans in World War 1 (1914-1918) did not find the same level of success with combat tanks that... [Read More]
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1915
Little Willie Landship
The idea of a tracked armored fighting vehicle was first put into practical military use by the Brit... [Read More]
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1918
M1917 6-ton
The M1917 6-ton light tank was an American license-production copy of the highly successful French-d... [Read More]
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1918
Medium Mark C (Hornet)
The Medium Mark C tank was a promising and notably agile armored system that arrived too late to see... [Read More]
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1918
Medium Tank Mk A (Whippet)
The Medium Tank Mk A (also known as the "Whippet") was an armored vehicle specifically designed to e... [Read More]
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1917
Renault FT-17
The Renault FT-17 series of light tank was an evolutionary design in the field of combat tanks that ... [Read More]
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1917
Sturmpanzerwagen A7V
The Sturmpanzerwagen A7V ("Allgemeines Kriegsdepartment, 7. Abteilung, Verkehrswesen") became the fi... [Read More]
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1918
Sturmpanzerwagen Oberschlesien
The only true operational German-made combat tank of World War 1 became the ponderous Sturmpanzerwag... [Read More]
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1918
Tank Mark IX
The Mark IX tank was classified as an armored personnel carrier - effectively the world's first of i... [Read More]
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1919
Tank Mark VIII (International / Liberty)
The Mark VIII "International Tank" (also "Liberty" when powered by the American Liberty engine) woul... [Read More]
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1916
Tank Mk I (Big Willie / Centipede / Mother)
The British were pioneers in the field of armored warfare during World War 1 - producing the world's... [Read More]
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1917
Tank Mk II
The breaking of the stalemate of Trench Warfare during World War 1 would not have been made possible... [Read More]
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1917
Tank Mk IV
It was the British Navy - under Winston Churchill, First Lord of the Admiralty - that pushed the "ta... [Read More]
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1918
Tank Mk V
The Tank Mk V was a further evolution of the British "tank" - then known as "landship" - which began... [Read More]
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1915
Tsar Tank (Lebedenko Tank / Netopyr)
The Tsar Tank was an extraordinary - though ultimately failed - feat of Russian combat engineering t... [Read More]
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