Was this tank actually terrifying when compared to the Mark 1

Was this tank actually terrifying when compared to the Mark 1

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  1. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Germans were surprised by tanks for about a month and then figured out artillery destroyed the slow moving tractors like anything else and they became a non factor.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >and they became a non factor.
      then why was Germany desperately developing both their own tanks, using captured tanks, and developing anti-tanks weapons at the end of the war?

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >developing both their own tanks
        because they still work against infantry

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      and thats how they won and lived happily ever after

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >non factor
      Are you stupid

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        and thats how they won and lived happily ever after

        The point is they weren't wonder weapons that beat the axis. Ultimately it was the economic isolation and years of war economy that did it.

        >and they became a non factor.
        then why was Germany desperately developing both their own tanks, using captured tanks, and developing anti-tanks weapons at the end of the war?

        The vain hope that there's would far better.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          but nobody said anything about wonderweapons, that's a strawman, OP was asking simply about individual level fear

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Nobody said anything about wonder weapons anon

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          >that beat the axis
          >the axis
          >WW1

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous
        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Central powers anon not Axis

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          >axis
          >wonderweapons

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >doesn't know about the 100 days

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >and they became a non factor
      Except for a handful of morons who moved from plain cope into straight delusion and started writing fanfictions about an alternate history where said piece of junk became the model for all armored cavalry. Pathetic, really.

  2. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >when compared to the Mark 1
    No.
    >Was this tank actually terrifying
    Yes. This was a totally new form of hell in what was already a hellscape.

  3. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Only if you and your battalion are only armed with rifles and machineguns, yes. Artillery could take it out, but if there wasnt a gun in line of sight, you were fricked. At this time, artillery wasnt the organic aid it is nowadays that could be called upon to help every squad leader, it was used on a much higher level and because of the poor communication (runners, pidgeons, telephones) and time to set it up, tended to be mainly used as support for plastering large areas, not single moving targets.

    This gradually changed during the 1930s though, with light anti tank guns and rifles being added like machineguns where in ww1, so as time went by, tanks lost some of their fear. But if a unit was caught without AT support, yes it would be terrifying - the 1940s had entire (non-AT) regiments breaking and running when tanks attacked, from the Battle of France to the encirclement of Stalingrad.

  4. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    A heavy machine gun is scary no matter what vehicle it's mounted on.

  5. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I'm not sure if "terrifying" since it was smaller and much less armed, but it was certainly way more useful in practice since it was lighter (thus doesn't get immediately stuck in mud), more reliable and had a gun that could actually fire in all directions.

  6. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    After seeing the giant steel coffin of doom the FT, despite being a far more dangerous design, appears far less threatening

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