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.
It was the first war where tanks were used against other tanks. This caused huge changes in the way tanks were built and in the strategy of their use. This first became really obvious in the battles of Kasserine Pass in Tunisia in 1943 when the US 1st Armoured div was virtually destroyed by Afrika Korps tactics.
Tanks were first developed and used in combat by the British during World War I. I am also sure that tanks were used many, many years ago, before records were kept. Leonardo Da Vinci invented one for his employer, the Duke of Milan, because wanted better things for warfare. Not sure about the date though.
Tanks were first deployed on a battlefield by the British Army on September 15, 1916, during the Battle of the Somme. However, due to a combination of their mechanical unreliability and piecemeal deployment, they were largely ineffective. The first time tanks were correctly used in battle, striking as a massed armored fist, was during the Battle of Cambrai, from November 20th to December 7th, 1917.
Always a difficult question, but the fairest answer is: Britain and France. During the First World War, both countries carried out experiments with caterpillar tractors, at first to see if they could be used to tow heavy guns across difficult ground. Gradually, the idea of an armoured fighting vehicle arose from these trials, and designs were drawn up during 1915 and 1916. Both France and Great Britain began manufacturing tanks in early 1916. The British…
Tanks proved to be of very little importance overall in the First World War as compared to the machine gun and submarine. They were misunderstood by the commanding generals and therefore misused. They were a big shock to soldiers meeting them for the first time but broke down quickly and were easily destroyed. Tanks went on the become of great importance during the Second World War and after.
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…