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Which country first used tanks during World War 1?
Tanks were a British invention. They were supposed to have been named tanks because when they were transported to France they were stored in huge crates and listed on the manifests as �water tanks�. I think they were used at the battle of the somme.
The term "tank" was a deliberate attempt to conceal the true nature of the weapon.
Did you know that the first operational tanks were Male and Female in design? The males had more guns and the females were somewhat faster, but faster is a relative word as the fastest WW ONE tank could only get up to 5 mph. They also had a bad habit of catching on fire.
The Battle of the Somme is correct and also tanks were first used only to break down barbed wire and breach enemy lines so troops could follow in with little resistance...
Because it is very affective.
Tanks were developed in an attempt to break the trench war stalemate.
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No. In military terms the tank in WW1 was so underpowered that it could barely move itself ! But then the motor car was in its infancy, the largest thing a tank had in t…erms of weaponry was a small cannon type gun or a heavy machine gun. It is noticable that the tank in WW2 improved noticably post 1940, but in WW1, although effective in small measure, the tank had novelty value because of its invincibility. Mechanical failure however made it vulnerable & unreliable.
They could advance through barbed wire and machine gun fire.
The WWI tanks were slow, lightly armored, hot, poorly ventilated, and didn't move well in wet weather.
Yes they did, the first ever tank was used on 15th September 1916, during the battle of the Somme.
Mark V Male was the first tank put into combat. It was used by the British in 1914.
england it was used by england. it was first deployed in the battle of somme
In 1917 both sides had been locked in a stalemate and fighting, the British invented the tank to penetrate German lines and end the stalement, they also used tanks because mas…s infrantry charges were not working because of the new maxim guns (Machine Guns).
Tanks were used to let the infantry troops take cover behind them as there was no cover in no mans land. Tanks were really only used by the French and British. The Americans d…id have tanks to and Germans used tanks somtimes but stuck with making chemical warfare.
Tanks were just used as back ups. Not like todays tanks that are used in the front to push through the lines. Tanks had many flaws still since they were just introduced …by Britain in the war.
Germany was the first country to use airplanes, but other countries started using that technique after Germany had used airplanes. _ Most countries already had small standi…ng airforces prior to the start of WW1. The Royal Flying Corp was created in 1912. Germany's Deutsche Luftstreitkräfte was formed in 1910. The French started the war with about 140 airplanes (their air corp started in 1909). Orignally airplanes were restricted to recon. As the war progressed the role of the plane changed. In 1914, air recon proved invaluable - the Battle of the Mons is a good example. Without the recon work done, the Allied troops may very well have been oblitereated. Both the German and Russian military used air recon extensively on the Eastern Front in 1914. I don't believe there is a specific date given for the use of airplanes because they were basically used from the start.
On 6 August 1914, two days after Britain had declared war on Germany, the German U-boats U-5, U-7, U-8, U-9, U-13, U-14, U-15, U-16, U-17, and U-18 sailed from their base in H…eligoland to attack Royal Navy warships in the North Sea in the first submarine war patrol in history. ^ Gibson and Prendergast 2002, p. 2.
Tanks in WWI were used to break the deadlock of trench warfare. Early tanks were slow and had mechanical problems limiting their effectiveness during WWI. in ww1 tanks were su…pposed to be used for bombing soldiers or trenches for shooting soldiers and were able to stand against bullets bombs or gas bombs, but in ww1 the tank was used to early it didn't go through the test enough times to prove it was war worthy and the opposing side copied the idea they destroyed tanks at war and made there own but more stronger.
* France * British * Russia
Germany experimented with some models, but mostly used captured British and French tanks. The answer to this specific question is: Great Britain, France, Germany, and …the USA. Britain and France separately designed and built Tanks in 1915-16. In 1918 Germany produced 20 of her own but also used about 50 captured British Tanks. The USA used Tanks allocated by both France and Great Britain in 1918. Although a number of other countries considered the idea, no other nation used any Tanks in action during WWI.
The British were the first to use a tank in World War I, a Mark I, during the Battle of Flers-Courcellette on 15 September 1916. WWI was the first war in which tanks were …used. The Axis forces did not use them very much in that war, in contrast to WWII when German tanks outperformed Allied tanks right to the end. Tanks were invented by the British during WW 1. In order not to give away to German spies what they were inventing, the developers named them by the codeword 'tank', which at the time only had the meaning of 'something to hold a lot of water in'. When it was finally introduced to service, no-one managed to come up with a fitting and catchy name, so the military decided to stick with the temporary code name they had gotten used to by now.