The German K Tank Would Have Been Operated By 27 Men.

by Daniel Russ on July 17, 2014

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The giant German K wagon commissioned by Kaiser Hindenburg. The sole operational prototype was destroyed under the terms of the armistice and Treaty of Versailles that would not allow Germany to possess tanks. It was monstrous armored beast, bristling with armaments to include, four 77mm fortress guns, and seven maxim machine guns. It was manned by enough people to field two baseball teams and substitutes, or 27 men. There was a commander,  two drivers, both who drove blindly, only taking direction through a radio. There was a radio operator, an artillery officer, 12 artillery men, eight machine gunners and two mechanics.

 

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.Sources: Foss, Christopher F. (2003). The Encyclopedia of Tanks and Armoured Fighting Vehicles. Spellmount, Wikipedia

 

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Louis October 10, 2017 at 6:47 am

“Kaiser Hindenburg”. Presumably this was either Kaiser Wilhelm, or Fieldmarshall (Feldmarschall) Hindenburg. And the tanks that they did build (A7V) were already operated by at least 18 men.

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