Aviation & Aerospace - Airpower 2024 - Aircraft by Country - Aircraft Manufacturers Vehicles & Artillery - Armor 2024 - Armor by Country - Armor Manufacturers Infantry Small Arms - Warfighter 2024 - Small Arms by Country - Arms Manufacturers Warships & Submarines - Navies 2024 - Ships by Country - Shipbuilders U.S. Military Pay 2024 Military Ranks Special Forces by Country

World War I Armor Index

Battlefields | The Great War


It was World War 1 that introduced the mighty 'tank' to the battlefields of Europe and set the stage for the great clashes of the 20th Century to follow.

World War 1 had roots in the century before and the industrialization of Europe soon pushed the various alliances to total conflict in the summer of 1914. The battlefields soon turned to red and booged down in the bloody fighting centered on 'trench warfare'. To get beyond the impass, a myriad of developments soon moved armies back and forth and powers jockeyed for the advantage. Among the creations in ground warfare were the armored car, massive artillery guns and - of course - the combat tank.

These steel beasts were nothing in comparison to the sleek, fast-moving systems we see today; they were lumbering monsters that could be done in as easily by a trench or artillery shell as it could fire from a mine. The systems were, for the most part, cumbersome and stepping stones to the developments witnessed in World War 2 decadeslater. Nevertheless, The Great War was the birthplace of the tank and the first tank-versus-tank duel was recorded there between Germany and Britain, the results proving inconclusive. Beyond that, railways were at the heart of moving men and machines with massive railguns developed in the latter. Artillery also reigned supreme over the battlefield and were the constant bane of any one offensive.

In the end, the war was decided by manpower and sheer will with the Central Powers, led by the German Empire, ultimately capitulating in 1918.
Ordnance BL 21in
Complete List
Renault FT17
Canon de 155C
Austin-Putilov armored car
Armored Cars

WWI Land Systems by Country

British flag
British Tanks
Ordnance BL 60-pounder gun
British Artillery
Imperial German flag
German Tanks
Model 1896 Feldkanone
German Artillery
French flag
French Tanks
Model 1897 canon de 75
French Artillery
US flag
US Tanks
Model 75 gun
US Artillery
Russia flag
Russian Tanks
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Cookies

2024 Military Pay Scale Military Ranks U.S. DoD Dictionary Conversion Calculators Military Alphabet Code Military Map Symbols US 5-Star Generals WW2 Weapons by Country

The "Military Factory" name and MilitaryFactory.com logo are registered ® U.S. trademarks protected by all applicable domestic and international intellectual property laws. All written content, illustrations, and photography are unique to this website (unless where indicated) and not for reuse/reproduction in any form. Material presented throughout this website is for historical and entertainment value only and should not to be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation. We do not sell any of the items showcased on this site. Please direct all other inquiries to militaryfactory AT gmail.com. No A.I. was used in the generation of this content.

Part of a network of sites that includes Global Firepower, WDMMA.org, WDMMW.org, and World War Next.

©2024 www.MilitaryFactory.com • All Rights Reserved • Content ©2003-2024 (21yrs)