Factual Friday


Welcome to Factual Friday! Today’s topic: tanks!

I found a pretty great website that talks about tanks – click here to view some facts about this motorized weapon.

First tank used in battle: British Mark I (pictured above): World War I – 1916

Largest tank ever built: German Panzer VIII (pictured below): weighed 207 short tons/185 long tons; 33 1/2 feet long; 12 ft, 2 in long; 11 ft, 11 in tall – only 2 were ever produced in 1944 and only 1 of those completed. Also called Maus (German for “mouse”).


Smallest tank: Tankette (various models) – small armored vehicles that can only hold 1-2 persons. Details vary depending on the maker. Used in World War II (pictured below is the Polish TKS tankette) and continues to be used today.


Happy Friday!



About jenvolk5

Bank auditor by day, trivia and knowledge hound all other times.
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