Tanks of the First World War
- Thu 09 Dec 2010
British Mark IV or the German A7V - which do you think was superior?
To try to break the stalemate of trench warfare, the British
produced the tank. It first saw service in 1916 but it was 1918
before the Germans were able to get their first tank into service.
These are the main types that saw action during the First World
BRITISH MARK IV
This was an upgraded version of the Mark I tank which moved the
fuel to a single tank mounted externally, in attempt to improve
Armament: 2 x 6-pdr. guns and 3 machine
Speed: 3.7 m.p.h. road and country
Radius of action: 35 miles
Introduced near the end of World War One, the German A7V
earned the nickname "The Moving Fortress" because of its shape.
Armament: 1 x 57 mm gun and 6 or 7 machine
Speed: 4 m.p.h. cross country; 8 m.p.h.
Radius of action: 25 miles
Which do you think was the superior vehicle? Cast your
vote, and give us your thoughts in the comments!