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German WW1 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 World War 2.

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 German WW1 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.