British World War Two Tanks
Warfare took a significant leap at the outset of World War Two, where the rise of the machine was truly in evidence. It's true that some minor fumbling with machines had taken place prior to this time, but it was in the 1940's that the world first witnessed to true horror technology could unleash on the battlefields and homes of enemies.
It is without doubt that the Germans made the best tanks of WWII, but that's not to say all allied tanks were useless. Indeed, there were many ingenious developments in tanks and tank warfare on all sides, especially from around D-Day onwards where we saw all kinds of new technology and special adaptations in tanks to drive the German panzers back across the Rhine and all the way to Berlin.
Tanks were also used very successfully for the first time in the desert during WWII, where to this day the names of Field Marshal Rommel and Field Marshal Montgomery are famous opponents in tank battle history.
From the plains of Europe and the Steppes of Russia, through the deserts of north Africa and the Jungles of the Far East, tanks were seen at the forefront of the action during World War Two, doing what they do best.
(Weights are in long tons and kilograms.)