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Content_WG #1 Posted 07 February 2014 - 11:49 AM

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Take a step back in time to when the tank was first created, and see what happened.

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IPaul72 #2 Posted 07 February 2014 - 01:36 PM

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A Nakos #3 Posted 07 February 2014 - 04:43 PM

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Great idea to add articles like this. Very interesting read. Thanks guys. +1...

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View PostA Nakos, on 07 February 2014 - 04:43 PM, said:

Great idea to add articles like this. Very interesting read. Thanks guys. +1...

 

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ARRothe #5 Posted 07 February 2014 - 08:04 PM

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Nice article Challenger. I believe I heard a story that one of the early WWI tank prototypes was being shown off to King George V, and when it rose over the crest of a hill, it thudded down on the other side with such force that the crew inside were actually knocked unconscious. So right under the King's nose, the unconscious crew had to be removed via the door on the other side, and a replacement crew hurriedly smuggled in. Amazing story lol

 

Thought I'd share this. I'm making a film for the BBC about a local war photographer who went out to Flanders in 1918, and this is one of her photos.  I think she was the first woman war photographer in history. Incredible woman :)


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RiotShieldgirl #6 Posted 07 February 2014 - 08:25 PM

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Very good article, thank you for sharing it with us! Outstanding images!

 

It is very interesting to see the first tanks of the First Great War and see how they evolved between WWI and WWII.

 

One tank from WWI I remember reading about was the Tsar tank developed by Russia.

 

 

 

To this date, I still don't believe this thing is real. Crazy isn't it? From what I've read, they stopped development because it was vulnerable to artillery...



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View PostRiotShieldgirl, on 07 February 2014 - 08:25 PM, said:

Very good article, thank you for sharing it with us! Outstanding images!

 

It is very interesting to see the first tanks of the First Great War and see how they evolved between WWI and WWII.

 

One tank from WWI I remember reading about was the Tsar tank developed by Russia.

 

 

 

To this date, I still don't believe this thing is real. Crazy isn't it? From what I've read, they stopped development because it was vulnerable to artillery...


 I swear I read somewhere that it was part of the inspiration for the Hailfire droids in Star Wars Attack of the Clones :)


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View PostRiotShieldgirl, on 07 February 2014 - 08:25 PM, said:

Very good article, thank you for sharing it with us! Outstanding images!

 

It is very interesting to see the first tanks of the First Great War and see how they evolved between WWI and WWII.

 

One tank from WWI I remember reading about was the Tsar tank developed by Russia.

 

 

 

To this date, I still don't believe this thing is real. Crazy isn't it? From what I've read, they stopped development because it was vulnerable to artillery...

View PostRiotShieldgirl, on 07 February 2014 - 08:25 PM, said:

Very good article, thank you for sharing it with us! Outstanding images!

 

It is very interesting to see the first tanks of the First Great War and see how they evolved between WWI and WWII.

 

One tank from WWI I remember reading about was the Tsar tank developed by Russia.

 

 

 

To this date, I still don't believe this thing is real. Crazy isn't it? From what I've read, they stopped development because it was vulnerable to artillery...

They should put this into the game as a light tank. What I would give to see this thing spotting me. Priceless.



SandM9 #9 Posted 07 February 2014 - 09:03 PM

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No love for Da Vinci.

Forgive my 6th grade education. I speak of concept in particular. 

 

 



LibertasAnLetum #10 Posted 08 February 2014 - 11:30 PM

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View PostRiotShieldgirl, on 07 February 2014 - 02:25 PM, said:

Very good article, thank you for sharing it with us! Outstanding images!

 

It is very interesting to see the first tanks of the First Great War and see how they evolved between WWI and WWII.

 

One tank from WWI I remember reading about was the Tsar tank developed by Russia.

 

 

 

To this date, I still don't believe this thing is real. Crazy isn't it? From what I've read, they stopped development because it was vulnerable to artillery...


It was my understanding they stopped because it sank in the mud on testing and had to be cut up for scrap. Artillery makes a good excuse, though.:teethhappy:



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View PostSandM9, on 07 February 2014 - 09:03 PM, said:

No love for Da Vinci.

Forgive my 6th grade education. I speak of concept in particular. 

 

 

 

This is quite an interesting question.

Even though Da Vinci's concept is interesting. In this specific case I would not credit him with an invention of tank per say. Additionally, even if we would credit him with the named invention or the concept, the project was never built. Furthermore, this concept lacks certain fundamental things that mark the tank. Tank is not just armour...what made tank significant was its ability to traverse obstacles, combined with protection and firepower. Leondardo's invention, even though imaginative, only offers those partially.

 



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I did have a question for the developers about why these early tanks like the Mk.1 and German A7V never made it into the game as a Tier 1 tank?

 

 


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View PostISAF Mobius 18, on 10 February 2014 - 09:52 PM, said:

I did have a question for the developers about why these early tanks like the Mk.1 and German A7V never made it into the game as a Tier 1 tank?

 

 

Game play would be the challenge, these beasts compared to the current Tier 1 would simply not contend in all respects, then imagine if you then find yourself in a Tier II battle ! 

There are of course others that would perhaps suit slightly better, the Brit MK Series springs to mind, but still hard to compete. 

 

Don't get me wrong I would love them in game but feel only a very few die hards would enjoy.

 






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