Tanks used in World War I

Tanks were introduced in the First World War at the Somme Battle. The first tank was able to travel at a speed of 3 miles per hour and could not cross ditches. The main purpose of these vehicles was to keep up with the issues faced in western front. These vehicles could carry up to three soldiers in the beginning. The need to increase space rose and new vehicles were designed.

The new automobile travelled at the speed of 4 miles per hour and even had a turret on the top that could revolve. These machines had an added feature of firing to long distances. The new tanks had a capacity of accumulating a total of ten soldiers. Tanks were inspired by the idea of farming automobile that could easily cross ditches and mud in cultivating fields. The major part of British army consisted of officials and higher authorities from the cavalry regiment. These troops were considered enough to fight of the German army. But to the Britain’s disappointment the Nazi’s were highly trained soldiers who were determined to die for their land. They fought the British army with valor and they soon felt a need of a vehicle that would help them cross the trenches and uneven surfaces. The ground was impossible to fight on because of the mud and ditches. The world war goes down in history as one of the major change that brought drastic effects. There was a brutal killing and suffering for the Jewish community on a massive scale. The British army introduced tanks that were bullet proof, fire and explosion proof automobiles. The only problem was that they were very slow paced and took too long to turn. With the Germans attacking from all directions it was becoming difficult for the British soldiers to increase their mobility. Tanks were thus introduced, that are to this day the safest vehicle to travel in. No matter what happen the person sitting inside the tank remains safe. Even if there is excessive shooting and bombing outside the tank manages to keep its passengers safe and alive. This gave hope to the army and their morale want high up.

The initial tanks were somewhat slow and needed a few amendments in design and functionality. As the war progressed towards the end latest tanks were introduced that were fast and had higher tendency of passing ditches and crossing muddy areas.