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Tanks Used by the Germans in World War I


Military History | The Great War

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.

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 ] Tanks Used by the Germans in World War I entries in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily primary operator.




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1918
Picture of the K Grosskampfwagen (K-Wagen)
K Grosskampfwagen (K-Wagen)
Super-Heavy Tank Project
2/8
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1918
Picture of the Leichter Kampfwagen I (LK I)
Leichter Kampfwagen I (LK I)
Prototype Light Tank
3/8
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1918
Picture of the Leichter Kampfwagen II (LK II)
Leichter Kampfwagen II (LK II)
Light Tank Prototype
4/8
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1918
Picture of the Medium Tank Mk A (Whippet)
Medium Tank Mk A (Whippet)
Medium Tank
5/8
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1917
Picture of the Sturmpanzerwagen A7V
Sturmpanzerwagen A7V
Armored Fighting Vehicle / Tank
6/8
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1918
Picture of the Sturmpanzerwagen A7V-U
Sturmpanzerwagen A7V-U
Prototype Combat Vehicle
7/8
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1918
Picture of the Sturmpanzerwagen Oberschlesien
Sturmpanzerwagen Oberschlesien
Assault Tank Prototype
8/8
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1917
Picture of the Tank Mk IV
Tank Mk IV
Heavy Tank / Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV)
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