New PDF release: Mark IV vs A7V: Villers-Bretonneux 1918 (Duel)

By David R. Higgins,Peter Dennis,Ian Palmer

The German A7V and the British Mark IV have been comparable in weight, measurement, and pace, yet differed considerably in armour, armament and maneuverability. The A7V had thicker armour, and had approximately double the horsepower consistent with ton. The Mark IV's pair of side-mounted 6pdr cannons compelled the motor vehicle to give its part arc to an enemy so one can fireplace one in every of its major weapons. owning two times as many desktop weapons because the Mark IV, the A7V had a frontally fastened 57mm gun that proved able to defeating the Mark IV's armour. The Mark IV's rhomboid layout proved greater in crossing trenches, mountain climbing hindrances and relocating over tough terrain. because the first tank-versus-tank engagement in heritage, the battling round Villers-Bretonneux showcased the British Mark IV and German A7V designs. even though no longer purpose-built to strive against enemy armour, either autos proved the viability of such operations, which in the course of the postwar interval resulted in key advances in suspension, armour, gunsights, ammunition, and command and keep an eye on. whereas the British persisted to enhance their armoured forces, German armour improvement by no means materialized, and purely within the postwar interval did they tackle the issue.

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