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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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england it was used by england. it was first deployed in the battle of somme
The tank helped end the stalemate caused by trench warfare on the Western Front, bringing WW1 to a speedier conclusion. Tanks however cost the US a lot financially, and a …substantial number were captured by the Central Powers and used against her.
* France * British * Russia
France came up with the first idea of a tank in the 15hundreds, Austria came up with the first prototype of a tank in 1912, but the first people use them were the British in t…he battle of the Somme of 1916
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 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.
Tanks were civilian farm tractors (designs) that were outfitted with riveted on steel plates. Airplanes were predominantly bi-winged wooden aircraft, sheeted with c…loth (canvas) skins.
That's where they were first used; less than one thousand were built.
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.
Tanks were first used around the village of Flers during the Battle of the Somme in 1916. The first massed use of tanks was in1917 at the battle of Cambrai in Northern France,… between the 20th November - 3 December 1917. Twelve battalions of the Tank Corps, with a total of 381 tanks went into battle. Total casualties were around 45,000 for each side, with 11,000 Germans and 9,000 British taken prisoner. In terms of territory, the Germans recovered most of their early losses and gained a little more. The battle showed the British that even the strongest trench defenses could be overcome by a mass tank attack. The first tank vs tank battle was near the town of Villers-Bretonneux on The Somme in 1918.
It depends on the type of tank and what the tactic was. For example a tank would be useless for attacking a plane or a boat (Obviously) however tanks in their prime would have… been extremely useful for clearing space through enemy lines. The development of the tanks armor and firing range would have helped it greatly.
The first ww1 tank was primitive, it used diesel engines and were very slow and low armoured, many tanks were lost in ww1. For example, over 400 hundred took place in Cambrai …and only 6 survived.
tanks were sort of useful during ww1: they were slow (top speed was approx 3 mph) weak armor that could be penetrated by small arms fire, and they realized poison gas to the c…rew, but they were also a tremendous phychological advantage, imagine a giant block of metal rolling towards you shooting, it was terrifying to soldiers who had never seen them before
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That was England, with it's "Little Willie"! See the related Wikipedia link listed below for more information:
The 'Little Willy' (Mark 1 Tank)