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How They Shaped Warfare

The tanks in World War 1 played a big role in shaping warfare of that time and even modern warfare. Due to the trench-centric fighting style of the war, it was very defense-based, but tanks, with its ability to crush barbed war in its path, changed that. Near the end of the war, soldiers also had to pay attention to offensive tactics. This was because, with the tanks ability to withstand gunfire, bombs, and all sorts of terrain, they were primarily used to cross the lines of defense held by the enemy. Additionally, early tanks were known to get stuck in precarious places, rendering them utterly useless without having to manually move the massive hunk of metal.


General Info

Tanks are armored fighting vehicles that shoot missiles and are for front line combat and has a powerful engine. Smaller tanks have less armored but have better agility and speed. While bigger tanks are more armored while having worse agility and speed. Some tanks used camouflage to avoid enemy fire. Tanks are also good for getting through rough terrain. In World War 1 they were used to destroy the barb wire (run over it) some types of tanks referred to are cavalry tanks, fast tanks, and breakthrough tanks.

What It Was Like

In World War 1, soldiers who were in tanks would be killed by their own tank more often then being killed by enemy tanks.

This happened often because the early version of tanks were not so strong. They could easily be set on fire, and would kill the crew inside it. And that's not the worst part. Soldiers in the tanks would die because of the heat, tight spaces & the terrible smell inside.

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