Weapons Races: The Race for the Battle Tank (2006)
Videos in this documentary
|1||The Race for the Battle Tank (1/2)||Play Video|
|2||The Race for the Battle Tank (2/2)||Play Video|
This is the story of the race to build the ultimate mobile armoured fighting machine; from the 1916 British Mark 1 (the world's 1st tank) to the formidable U.S. M1 Abrams. In a war, having the best tank can mean the difference between victory & defeat. A look at how these monsters were shaped in combat; how the competing requirements of protection, cross-country ability and firepower were refined; and how tactics such as Blitzkrieg were developed to make the Battletank the king of the battlefield.