Weapons and Vehicles from WW1

By Angelica Myalik

Hand Grenade

The hand Grenade is a small metal or plastic canister containing explosives, usually activated by a short fuse and used in close combat. It is thrown for short distances. The hand grenade is an explosive shell that is thrown by hand and exploded by impact or by means of a fuze. The first grenade was made in 1915 by William Mills. Hand Grenades are still in use today.

Gewehr 98

Was a Bolt-action rifle. Gwewhr is a German bolt action Mauser rifle firing cartridges from a 5 round internal clip-loaded magazine that was the German service rifle from 1898 to 1935, when it was replaced by the Karabiner 98k.

Lewis Gun

Lewis Gun is a light machine gun of American design that was perfected and widely used by the British Empire. It was first used in combat in World War I, and continued in service with a number of armed forced through to the end of the Korean War.

Dynamite

Dynamite is an explosive material. Dynamite is a high explosive, also Dynamite is mainly used in the mining, construction, and demolition industries, and it has has some historical usage in warfare.

Tank Mark VIII

Tank Mark VIII also known as the Liberty or the The International was an Anglo-American tank design of the First World War intended to overcome the limitations of the earlier British designs and be a collaborative effort to equip France, the UK and the US with a single heavy tank design.

Austin Armoured Car

Austin Armored Car was a British armored car produced during the First World War. The vehicle is best known for its employment by the Russian Army in the First World was and by different forces in the Russian Civil War.


Weight= 5.3 t

Length= 16 ft (4.9 m)

Width= 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)

Height= 9 ft 4 in (2.84 m)

Crew= 4 or 5

Gun Carrier Mark I

The Gun Carrier Mark I was the first piece of self-propelled artillery ever to be produced, a British development from the First World War. The Gun Carrier Mark I, was Designed on July 1916. The manufacturer is Kitson & Co.

Weight~28.45 t

Length~9.75m

Height~2.41 m

Crew~4 + gun crew

Speed~5.95 km/h

Mark IX tank

The Mark IX tank was a British armored fighting vehicle from the First World War, the worlds first specialized armored personnel carrier (APC). The Mark IX was based on the mark V, because there was not enough time to start a new design.

Weight~27 t

Length~9.7 m (31 ft 11 in)

Width~2.5 m (8 ft 1 in)

Height~2.64 m (8 ft 8 in)

Crew~4: commander, driver, mechanic, machine gunner; up to 30 men could be carried.

Power/weight~5.6 hp/tonne

Operational range~20 miles

Speed~6.9 km/h (4.3 mph)

Mondragón rifle

The Mondragon was an early Mexican semi-automatic rifle. It was designed by Mexican artillery officer General Manuel Mondragon and it was one of the first semi-automatic rifles to see combat use. As first they were issued to the infantry, where they proved highly susceptible to mud and dirt in the trenches. German high command realizing the potential of a portable semi-automatic rifle decided to withdraw the rifle from the army and reissue them to the imperial German Flying Corps for aircraft use.

Designer ~General Manuel Mondragón

Designed ~1904

Weight ~4.18 kg (9 lb 3oz)

Length ~1105 mm (43.5 in)

Barrel length ~577 mm (22.7 in)

Madsen machine gun

The Madsen was a light machine gun. The machine gun uses a mixed recoil-operated locking system with a hinged bolt that is patterned after the lever-action Peabody Martini breechblock. The recoil operation is part short and part long recoil. After firing a round, the initial recoil impulse drives the barrel, barrel extension, and bolt to the rear. A pin on the right side of the bolt moves backwards in grooves in an operation cam plate mounted to the right side of the receiver. After .5 inches of travel, the bolt is crammed upward, away from the breech. The barrel and barrel extension continue to move rearward to a point slightly exceeding the combined overall length of the cartridge case and projectile.

Designed~1896

Manufacturer~Dansk Rekyl Riffel Syndikat A/S

Weight~9.07 kg (20.00 lb)

Length~1,143 mm (45.0 in)

Barrel length~584 mm (23.0 in)