There have been numerous inventions and advancements in war technology. One of the most recognized contraptions ever built was the armored weapon on caterpillar treads, the tank. Each country has their own designs for these famous machines, even having a main battle tank that leads in the advancements and versatility above the rest. Currently the United States of America is putting the M1A2 Abrams main battle tank into service. The M1A2 is an upgraded model of its predecessor, the seventy-ton behemoth, M1A1 Abrams main battle tank. These two tank models are the jewels of the United States armored division.
World War I the battle between two powers known as the Allied Powers and the Central Powers. The Allied powers were made up of France, Japan, Russia, United States Serbia, Italy, Romania, Portugal, Britain and Greece. While the Central forces were Germany, Austro – Hungarian Empire, Ottoman Turkey, and Bulgaria. These countries, in their own way, played major parts in the war. Not only was it the First World War but it was a first for many things like Chemical Warfare, and the first time that the U.S. Army was exposed to Chemical Warfare. During my research I discovered that a topic of World War I is such a broad topic I narrowed down the research to the battle of Ypres, a city in Belgium, which I will discuss later on. Discussion will focus on a declaration that was signed in 1899 that explains use of projectiles and chemicals, about one of the first place that chemical gasses were used during the war, and identify some of the types of gasses used and the effects it had on the troops down in the trenches on that particular day.
WW1 is known as the first modern war because it saw the incorporation of mechanical weapons.
During this invasion the United States and its allies used a lot of different type of tanks which were all very important during this attack. Here are the names and what they did. The main tanks that they used. M4 Sherman Designed after the defeat of the french army the United States engineers this tank transforms into a bulldozer tank but by far this was not the best tank in WW2. M4A4 Sherman
The U.S. declared war on April 6th, 1917, while President Wilson had been attempting to create peace between Germany and Britain; the country had desperately tried to stay neutral with the problems accruing with these two. After the continuous attacks against American ships, and propaganda by German U-boats, Germany kept attempting to get Mexico to declare war on the U.S. and stop American supplies from getting to Britain. For this reason the U.S saw itself being pushed to get involved.
As many people would agree on, the biggest game changer in technology is the machinegun, as this powerful work of art managed to single handedly change the layout of war, and introduced trench warfare as necessary tactic in World War 1. The machine gun would fire out 600 rounds per minute. But the machinegun was the only major improvement as all the other advances in technology were flawed or didn’t have much of an impact for example, tanks. The introduction of tanks to ground warfare was supposed to be revolutionary. This wasn’t precisely the case since the tanks would have troubles when maneuvering through rough terrain and would easily break down. Heavy artillery would be a big back up since 70% of all men in war were killed by heavy artillery, although efficient at killing men, artillery was not precise enough to destroy neither trenches nor bunkers, another
If a nation does not fight for a side in a war and stays neutral then it is not smart to stand there and provoke them, especially if the nation is one of the superpowers of the world. Germany pushed America to step into World War 1 because they made bad decisions on other nations that also took a toll on America. Germany antagonized president Woodrow Wilson 's neutrality in WW1 by destroying ships such as the Lusitania and going back on promises that they made. But the Germans were not the only ones to drag America into this war. America felt that trades between them and allied nations were being taken advantage of, and they felt that they just needed to end the war. The longer the war went on the more American citizens were wanting to join the war, so people helped push America into the Great War.
Over 17 million people died in World War I. Over 60 million people died in World War II. The deaths almost tripled because of the advancements in the war. 73 years ago on September 1, 1939 Germany invaded Poland without warning sparking the start of World War II. By the evening of September 3, Britain and France were at war with Germany and within a week, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa had also joined the war. The world had been plunged into its second world war in 25 years. The technological advancements in World War II affected the wars in the following years because of advancements in weapons, inventions, and improvements in medicine.
World War 1 saw the death of millions of people. Why is it so many people got injured and died during the course of World War 1? Why was the war so long? The answer? The answer to this question is artillery. Artillery is arguably one of the most vital innovations in World War 1. The development of artillery gave both sides a key weapon which was technologically superior to every other firearm on the battlefield. However, due it being technologically superior compared with many other weapons used by infantry soldiers on the ground during the war, artillery had the largest impact on the people who had to face it. Infantry soldiers. But how did the development of artillery impact infantry soldiers in World War 1? The development of technologically
The early 20th century had a remarkable impact on human kind, creating ripples in the continuum of history that are still felt in modern times. The biggest and by far the most remarkable event was World War 1. It's main trigger being the assassination of Archduke Franz the war began tragic and tense. In an attempt to prevent Germany from becoming too powerful, other European joined powers for what was to be an exhausting and long battle of attrition. The war was essentially a huge chain of events, tracing back to the Franco-Prussian War and the actions of important people like Otto Von Bismarck. Different ideologies arose that moved the war in several directions: nationalism came along smoothly with modernization and proved to be an incredible
World War I saw several different weapon advancements that would literally change the way the war would be fought. The biggest and probably most significant weaponry advancement was the creation of the machine gun at the beginning of the war in 1914. Even though the machine gun had its problems with overheating and jamming, it was still a major killer on the battlefield. The machine gun could fire massive quantities of bullets in just a short amount of time and across a wide area. Unfortunately, the machine gun early on, required teams of men to use it which made the soldiers operating them more exposed to enemy gunfire because they were responsible for reloading and making sure the gun did not malfunction. The machine gun was a significant player in trench warfare and the shift towards it, in that it made defending trenches from enemy soldiers very easy for the defending troops because of the high fire rate and wide range of fire the machine gun had. The invention of the machine gun was a factor for the break of conventional warfare in World War I and for the emergence of trench warfare. The usual strategy that was used in prior wars was no good in World War I. Soldiers could no longer run at the enemy head on and attack them because the machine gun was too quick to out maneuver or ambush. With this advance in weaponry, there needed to be an advancement in mobility to counter or at least match the ferocity of the machine gun. Unfortunately, there was no advancements in mobility and the machine gun was able to tear through enemy forces with ease as there was a lack of mobility to provide protection for the defending forces. This caused troops to dig into the earth and build trench walls in order to defend themselves from the hail of machine gun
No one can deny that General George S. Patton was a brilliant military tactician who revolutionized tank warfare during World War II. He helped co invent the co-axial tank mount for canons and machine guns. His high standards, discipline, toughness, and pride within his units where legendary, and his action and temper led to many controversies during his career. His men gave him the nickname “Old Blood-and-Guts." These distinctions have made him one of the most influences military figures in world history.
Did you know that the ballpoint pen was created during WWII? Most inventions created during WWII helped the war effort, but a few did not. Most inventions fell into the categories of medical, technological, or combative. The war was won with these inventions, so some respect is due towards them.
There were primitive tanks utilized in World War I, but it was not until after the war that Germany, among many others, began researching tank prototypes, such as the Char B battle tank, which found a balance between speed and firepower (Paret et al, Makers of Modern... pg.610). What is perhaps more important, however, is not the actual technology behind the tank, but the concept of the tank itself. The tank, of course, is designed to be a powerhouse, capable of plowing through enemy defenses, attacking at long range, or any number of other tasks. The increasingly drawn out warfare in World War I necessitated a crude tool that would allow for the kind of warfare that the tank brings, which is slow, cumbersome, yet effective, combat. Obviously, this concept has withstood the test of time, and remains a practical tool of war, even in the modern era. The United States now widely utilized and implements tanks, especially the M1 Abrams tank, among many other variants, which focus on things like anti-infantry capabilities. It is likely that, had the Germans not perfected the tank in World War I and World War II, the United States would not be using tanks
Tanks have been around since the beginning of World War I, and throughout time, there have been many changes and improvements to them. The first tank was a British Mark 1 Tank. This tank needed eight people to run it, and weighed 28 tons. The newest tank is the Russian T-14 Armata. To run this tank you only need 3 people, and it weighs 48 tons. As you can tell, there have been huge improvements, but along the way, two tanks played a very important role in American History. These tanks are the Sherman Tank and the Pershing Tank, both of which helped the Allies beat the Axis in World War II.