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This is a comparison of the characteristics of tanks used in World War I.

Tanks used in World War IEdit

Tank Country Year introduced Production total Crew Armament
number of rounds
Armour thickness
(front/side/top)
Weight
(tonnes)
Engine power/weight ratio Speed (km/h) Range
Mark I Male UK 1916 75 8 6 pounder (57 mm/L40) [324],
3×MG [6,272]
12/10/6 mm 28.4 t Petrol
105 hp (78 kW)
3.7 hp/t 4.5 km/h 37 km
Female 75 5×MG [30,080] 27.4 t
Mark IV Male UK 1917 420 8 2×57 mm/L23 [332],
3×MG [6,272]
14/12/8 mm 28.5 t 125 hp (93 kW) 5.6 km/h 56 km
Female 595 5×MG [10,000] 27 t
Mark V Male UK 1918 200 8 2×57 mm/L23 [207],
4×MG [5,800]
14/14/8 mm 29.5 t 150 hp (112 kW) 5.1 hp/t 7.5 km/h 72 km
Female 200 6×.303 MG [14,100] 28.5 t
Mark V* Male UK 1918 200 8+24 infantry 2×57 mm/L23 [221],
8×MG [8,400]
14/12/6 mm 33 t 4 km/h 63 km
Female 432 10×MG [16,800] 32 t
Medium Mark A Whippet UK 1918 200 3-4 4×.303 MG [5,400] 14/14/5 mm 14 t Petrol 2×45 hp (34 kW) 6.4 hp/t 13 km/h 64 km
Schneider CA1 France 1917 400 6 75 mm/L13 [94–96],
2× 7.92 mm MG [3,840]
11.5/11.5/5.5 mm 13.5 t 60 hp (45 kW) 8 km/h 48 km
1917 24/17/5.5 mm 14.6 t 75 km
Saint-Chamond France 1917 165 8 75 mm/? [106–108],
4× 7.92 mm MG [7,488]
11.5/8.5/5.5 mm 22 t 90 hp (67 kW) 4.1 hp/t 12 km/h 60 km
Saint-Chamond 1917 235 75 mm/L36 [106–108],
4× 7.92 mm MG [7,488]
19.5/17/5.5 mm 24 t
Renault FT mitrailleuse France 1918 3,694[1] 2 7.92 mm MG [4,800] 16/8/6 mm 6.5 t 35 hp (26 kW) 10.7 hp/t 8 km/h 35 km
Renault FT canon 1918 37 mm/L20 [240] 6.7 t
A7V [2] Germany 1918 20 18 57 mm/L26 [180],
6×MG [10,000–15,000]
30/20/10 mm 32 t 2×100 hp (75 kW) 6.25 hp/t 12 km/h 35 km

Immediate post war tanksEdit

Tanks planned for production and with completed prototypes during the war, but entered service after it ended.

Prototype-World War I Tanks that entered service after, but as designed in World War I
Name Country Year Planned Prod./Actual
total
Crew Armament
[ammo (rds.)]
Armour thickness
(front/side/top)
Weight
(tonnes)
Engine Speed Range
FCM Char 2C France 1918 300+/10 12 75 mm, 4× 7.92 mm MG 45/22/10  mm 70 t Petrol 2×200/250 hp 15 km/h 160 km
Mark VIII US/UK 1918 1500/125 12 2× 6 pdr; 7 MGs 16/16/6 mm 33.6 t Petrol 300/340 hp 8 km/h 89 km (55 mi)
Medium Mark B UK 1918
Medium Mark C UK 1918 5 Machine guns

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. 3,177 were for France, at least 517 for the Allies; later the U.S. made 950 M1917s (FT design), but only 64 were finished before the end of the war.
  2. There was, briefly, one A7V with two extra machine guns in place of the 57 mm cannon. It was later converted to use the 57mm cannon.

ReferencesEdit

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