A main battle tank, also known as a battle tank or universal tank, is a tank that fills the armor-protected direct fire and maneuver role of many modern armies. War Machines Tank National Geographic Documentary
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The M1 Abrams series of tanks are a powerful piece of military hardware. But it is completely useless without the correct tactics, drills, crew and procedures to make it do its job effectively.
The name applies to a series of related guns, the first one officially called the 8.8 cm Flak 18, the improved 8.8 cm Flak 36, and later the 8.8 cm Flak 37.[N 1] Flak is a contraction of German Flugzeugabwehrkanone meaning "aircraft-defense cannon", the original purpose of the weapon. In English, "flak" became a generic term for ground anti-aircraft fire. In informal use, the guns were universally known as the Acht-acht ("eight-eight") by Germans and the "eighty-eight" by the Allies.[8.8 cm Flak 18/36/37/41-V
The 6 Pounder was designed primarily as an anti-tank gun but the tank version only differed in having a lug on the breech ring and the first guns produced were intended to be mounted on tanks. The designers of the A.20 tank intention was to mount a gun heavier than the 2 Pounder, the 6 Pounder was reported in January 1940 British 6 lb Anti tank gun
Used by the Germans in WWII, the Pak 40 makes other anti-tank guns look like toys. It can fire 10 shots per minute, and the force of one shot can blast through half a foot of steel. Watch as host Paul Shull fires one in the empty desert.
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On 31 May 1918, the German army launches a sudden attack near the Forest of Retz near Ploisy in the north-east of France. It is the last year of World War One, and the Germans are desperately trying to beat the Western Allies.A British blockade is crippling the German economy. Those back at home are suffering shortages of fuel and food. The German Empire faces starvation and defeat.As the French units at Retz try to resist the onslaught, they are joined by reinforcements. Among them is a new tank: the FT. Compared to the giant, lumbering British tanks that have been used with mixed results for the past 18 months, these are tiny. There is only room for two people inside them.But they are remarkably effective. The 30 tanks rushed to this battle help to push the Germans back. The tanks only stop advancing because the accompanying infantry cannot keep up with them.At the site of this action, a century later, there is now a plaque, commemorating the first use of what is arguably the ancestor of every modern tank.