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How Did the Use of Tanks Affect World War II?An example would be that they provided...

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br7854 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 14, 2012 at 10:40 AM via web

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How Did the Use of Tanks Affect World War II?

An example would be that they provided mobility and increased firepower. I'm having trouble finding others.

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kapokkid | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted February 14, 2012 at 8:36 PM (Answer #1)

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In relation to your mention of mobility, one of the main ways that tanks changed the conduct of the war had to do with the ability of armored units to exploit breakthroughs in enemy lines.  This was one of the main armored doctrines was developed in WWI but the armor was generally incapable of actually implementing that doctrine because it was too slow, too unreliable, and had too little range.  Once well supported armored units were developed, first by the Germans and later by everyone else, the ability of a unit or group of units to move through a hole in enemy lines to quickly change the face of a battle was vastly superior when compared to previous conflicts.

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