During the Great War, generals contended with a unique problem — modern weapons versus outdated battlefield tactics. The massive carnage that resulted forced millions of men into protective trenches, and a stalemate ensued. Engineers began building armored vehicles meant to defeat trenches … and the concept of the tank was born. In the Second World War, tanks got more reliable and much deadlier. In this quiz, do you think you really know the tanks of World War II?
By the end of the war, it was indisputable that the Soviet Union and Germany made the best tanks of the conflict. Furthermore, the Nazis had another major advantage that they put to use in armored combat. Do you recall why some tanks were better than others, how some brilliant generals maximized their capabilities?
There were numerous classes of tanks produced in WWII. Some were meant to provide fast support for infantry units on the move. Others were rolling fortresses, with massive guns and thick armor that made them virtually impervious to regular anti-tank munitions. What do you know about the various types of tanks in the war?
Movies and historical accounts have glorified the tanks of WWII. Tens of thousands of these vehicles prowled battlefields in both the European and Pacific Theaters. Close the hatch, man the 88mm gun and take aim at this dramatic WWII tank quiz now!