1St World War Tanks

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Describe the strenghs and weaknesses of British tanks in the First World War There were many strenghs and weaknesses of the British tanks that determined there effectiveness in the First World War. Due to there sheer size they were immediatly seen as a huge propaganda boost for the British morale. This technology however had drawbacks which meant the Germans developed stratagies to overcome the tanks might. The development of the tanks ultimately reduced the number of trench warfare casualties which was a very significant factor to the outcome of the war. Most of the tanks used in the First World War had different strenghs and weaknesses so if the Germans had thought of a stratergy to stop tanks from penetrating their lines it would not work in all cases. An assult tank called the MK1 was produced and took the Germans by surprise and due to its success bough fear to the Germans eyes. However, these tanks had weaknesses. They were very slow, did not have strong armour and would consistantly break down due to mechanical faults. They were susceptible to German artillery. Just to make matters worse the condition inside the tank was horrible for its crew with overwhelming fumes from the engine and the incredibly loud noises from the detonation of its guns. Soon the British started to develope much faster and lighter tanks. An exaple of this would be the ‘Whippet’, which was considered a great success because of its speed which made them less vulnerable to the enemies. They of course had their weaknesses. It had light weight armour so when the tank got hit there would be a considerable amount of damage. In contrast the German army did not see the need of investing valuable money into creating tanks so they one creared one tank which was useless because of its bulky size. It was no match for the sheer amount of different tanks that the British produced so in that
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