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If you think that the Amazon drone is a new invention, then think again.
We round up some of the coolest inventions from the 1914-1918 World War 1 that have improved and advanced to awesomeness over the last 100 years.
The Tank was based on caterpillar tracks which were invented in 1770. The first tank, or “landship” as it was then known, was constructed in September 1915 in the UK.
The first tanks were very unreliable mechanically and termed tanks due to their resemblance to steel water tanks.
It was first shown to the British Army in February 1916 followed by the French who deployed tanks at the front line in April 1917. The Allies manufactured several thousand tanks for use in the war whereas the Germans only deployed 20.
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They were called tanks because the crates they were shipped to France from England in were labeled "WATER TANKS" to confuse the Germans. Not for any resemblance to an actual water tank.
H/T Roger Perkins
They were called Tanks because they were made in a water Tank factory in Lincoln, England. The first Tank was called Mother.