World War 1 proved a testing ground concerning aspects related to modern warfare. Poison gas, the flamethrower, the aircraft (as a fighter, light bomber and heavy bomber), the machine gun and the "tank" were all born in their practical sense in during the dark days of The Great War. Early "tanks", known then as "landships" after their sea-going battleship counterparts, were largely pioneered by the British Navy and began life as awkward rhomboidal-shaped steel beasts with side-mounted cannon and machine gun armament. Such armored vehicles helped to break the stalemate along the Western Front for the Allies and force the Armistice of November 1918. By the end of the war, the revolutionary French Renault FT-17 Light Tank was in use and it brought about the revolving turret that proved a common feature in all future tank developments since. Today's massive and powerful war machines can all trace their roots back to these early ground-breaking initiatives.
There are a total of 18 WW1 Tanks in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.