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World War 1 German Tanks (1914-1918)

Ironically, it would be the Germans that were slow to appreciate the value of the armored fighting vehicle - the tank - a mistake that would not be repeated in the Second World War.

World War 1 German Tanks (1914-1918)

Ironically, it would be the Germans that were slow to appreciate the value of the armored fighting vehicle - the tank - a mistake that would not be repeated in the Second World War.

OVERVIEW



The German Empire's primary tank design of World War 1 became the cumbersome A7V system which weighed 36 tons (short) and featured a crew of eighteen. Armament was through a single 57mm main gun backed by no fewer than six machine guns about the various facings of the hull superstructure. While about 100 of the type were ordered in early-1917, only twenty or so of this total were available before the Armistice of November 1918. Beyond the A7V model, there were other tank projects considered, some seriously. Should the war have progressed beyond Christmas of 1918, some of these systems may very well have seen deployment in the bloody and long-running War of the Empires.

There are a total of 8 World War 1 German Tanks (1914-1918) in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator.

This listing also includes those examples captured from the enemy and reused in German Empire service.






K Grosskampfwagen (K-Wagen)
Super-Heavy Tank Project
Picture of the K Grosskampfwagen (K-Wagen)
001
National Flag Graphic
1918
Leichter Kampfwagen I (LK I)
Prototype Light Tank
Picture of the Leichter Kampfwagen I (LK I)
002
National Flag Graphic
1918
Leichter Kampfwagen II (LK II)
Light Tank Prototype
Picture of the Leichter Kampfwagen II (LK II)
003
National Flag Graphic
1918
Medium Tank Mk A (Whippet)
Medium Tank
Picture of the Medium Tank Mk A (Whippet)
004
National Flag Graphic
1918
Sturmpanzerwagen A7V
Armored Fighting Vehicle / Tank
Picture of the Sturmpanzerwagen A7V
005
National Flag Graphic
1917
Sturmpanzerwagen A7V-U
Prototype Combat Vehicle
Picture of the Sturmpanzerwagen A7V-U
006
National Flag Graphic
1918
Sturmpanzerwagen Oberschlesien
Assault Tank Prototype
Picture of the Sturmpanzerwagen Oberschlesien
007
National Flag Graphic
1918
Tank Mk IV
Heavy Tank / Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV)
Picture of the Tank Mk IV
008
National Flag Graphic
1917




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