Monday, 9 April 2012

WW1 German Panzers Part 9

The German Tank program flip for the better when the British tanks attack in Cambrai on November the 20th
1917 The Tanks broke through German lines to a depth of 5.6 miles mass panic broke out in the German ranks. Ludendorff changed his mind fast when he realize the tactical advantage of the British tanks. and his change of heart got plans underway for a Major offensive in 1918 the tank is worth while. the Production of the A7V plan was increased to 40.
Joseph Vollmer and designed another the LK1 a Light armored vehicle  (Leich-Kampfwagen) Vollmer knew the A7V was to big to produce in Larger numbers




                                                       LK1  (Leigh-Kampfwagen)


The A7V Tank

their was a proposal to build 600 but was reject by the OHL a prototype was finished  in March 1918 the reason it was rejected was the armor was insufficient.

The Germans staged a counter attack at Cambrai on November 29 1917 and they manage to capture a 100 British tanks most were damaged but it helped the expanding Panzers  force in its infancy  infact the Germans did use more of the capture tanks then they built of there own. The figures are the British built  1400 tanks the Germans built between 18-20 A7V 



8 comments:

  1. That's a strange looking tank, the LK1??

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    1. it never saw action based sort of on the British Whippet
      the only Tank that saw action for the Germans in WW1 was the A7V

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  2. Didn't know about the LK1. Do now. Great posts Vinnie.

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    1. some of the stuff the Germans were thinking of was a bit way out there the Lk1 was a German version of the British whippet

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  3. Wow, that video was awesome. And LK1 tank is majestic.

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  4. it was but it never saw action only the A7V did

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  5. i love that clip too considering how old it must be

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