Where Did The Military Tank Get Its Name?



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The British developed the tank during World War I (1914-18). In order to conceal the purpose of these first armored fighting vehicles, they called them "water tanks." This code name has stuck despite early efforts to change the name to "combat car" or "assault carriage."

Source: Shafritz, Jay M. The Facts On File Dictionary of Military Science, p. 454.

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