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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 ] WW1 German Tanks 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.




1
Picture of the K Grosskampfwagen (K-Wagen)
National Flag Graphic
1918
K Grosskampfwagen (K-Wagen)
Super-Heavy Tank Project
2
Picture of the Leichter Kampfwagen I (LK I)
National Flag Graphic
1918
Leichter Kampfwagen I (LK I)
Prototype Light Tank
3
Picture of the Leichter Kampfwagen II (LK II)
National Flag Graphic
1918
Leichter Kampfwagen II (LK II)
Light Tank Prototype
4
Picture of the Medium Tank Mk A (Whippet)
National Flag Graphic
1918
Medium Tank Mk A (Whippet)
Medium Tank
5
Picture of the Sturmpanzerwagen A7V
National Flag Graphic
1917
Sturmpanzerwagen A7V
Armored Fighting Vehicle / Tank
6
Picture of the Sturmpanzerwagen A7V-U
National Flag Graphic
1918
Sturmpanzerwagen A7V-U
Prototype Combat Vehicle
7
Picture of the Sturmpanzerwagen Oberschlesien
National Flag Graphic
1918
Sturmpanzerwagen Oberschlesien
Assault Tank Prototype
8
Picture of the Tank Mk IV
National Flag Graphic
1917
Tank Mk IV
Heavy Tank / Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV)
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