Comparison of World War I tanks

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

Tanks used in World War I[edit]

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 tanks[edit]

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 also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  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.