GERMAN TANKS - Technology, Development & History | Full Documentary

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The modern tank was born at the time of the First World War. The British used the rolling steel combat vehicles for the first time against German troops. Then the Germans develop the “A7V” - and in the Second World War “Panther” and “Tiger”. Ferdinand Porsche was also involved with the “Maus” in the construction of tanks during National Socialism. The documentation gives a chronological insight into the production and technology of German tanks, up to the latest models of the Bundeswehr.

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  1. David Boson
    David Boson
    2 ditë më parë

    artillery killed millions. machine gun fire killed many but only as small percentage of the total. And today airpower rules the battle field, tanks are merely a small part of the whole combined arms force. Tomorrow the unmanned vehicles of every type will rule the battle field.

  2. Janet Kien
    Janet Kien
    2 ditë më parë

    The hoc den lately label because warm cosmetically unlock on a upset page. robust, tacky colony

  3. Wehraboo Bot
    Wehraboo Bot
    3 ditë më parë

    *Deutsche Qualität:Das Documentary*

  4. Mike Harrigan
    Mike Harrigan
    5 ditë më parë

    Salute and God bless Germany 🙏

  5. World of Tanks / War Thunder Replays
    World of Tanks / War Thunder Replays
    7 ditë më parë

    31:50 Listen War Thunder

  6. curt mayer
    curt mayer
    7 ditë më parë

    At 44:11, is that a balkankreuz on the m48?

  7. bla bla bleh
    bla bla bleh
    8 ditë më parë

    Germans are the masters of making war-machines.

  8. Sedat KPunkt
    Sedat KPunkt
    9 ditë më parë

    6:28 the most german way possible to test, prove and present the capabilities of a German Tank… If Germans are referencing beer in their statement, you know that they are convinced of the concerning issue. Fun fact: This jug full of beer is called [🍺] "Maß" (ß = ss) and means "Measure". It's a kind of unit for beer. And they serve it only in Germany. Not even in Austria you can get a "Maß" as an Austrian collegues had told me. BTW, I live in Munich, Bavaria. A place full of German stereotypes

  9. Vorteks47
    9 ditë më parë

    when you hear the Kurzgesagt guy

  10. Shadow
    10 ditë më parë

    Qualität geprüftes Gas HAHAH

  11. Mick Gatz
    Mick Gatz
    10 ditë më parë

    Der Panzer. :)

  12. WARGA 62
    WARGA 62
    15 ditë më parë

    Expensive MBT in the world

  13. R McGuire
    R McGuire
    17 ditë më parë

    'Decimated' used incorrectly once again. Annihilated is the correct word

  14. Leonardo Luga
    Leonardo Luga
    18 ditë më parë


  15. Hauke Altehoefer
    Hauke Altehoefer
    22 ditë më parë

    It’s funny how the narrator spells Leopard to me as a German it sounds something like Lepard😂

  16. Yeshi Yangzom
    Yeshi Yangzom
    22 ditë më parë

    Thx German. We Chinese are ready to copy

    23 ditë më parë


  18. robert reid
    robert reid
    Muaj më parë

    Weren't 2 world wars in a century enough

  19. Y4M4T Y4M4Y
    Y4M4T Y4M4Y
    Muaj më parë

    That tank holds a beer better than me . No a single spill

  20. Wudruff Wildcard
    Wudruff Wildcard
    Muaj më parë

    Giving the Leopard 2A7 the designation Leopard 2A7V has a nice touch, remembering Germanys first tank the A7V.

  21. Ebrahim Shuvo
    Ebrahim Shuvo
    Muaj më parë


  22. Grian Stergeit
    Grian Stergeit
    Muaj më parë

    Modern German tanks look even worse than World War 2 tanks

  23. Kiparis Acog
    Kiparis Acog
    Muaj më parë

    Deutsch land Deutsch land ubber alles...

    1. TheYesFurret
      Muaj më parë


  24. Anastasija Jelic
    Anastasija Jelic
    Muaj më parë

    Only battle tested tanks are good tanks....I don't see such here

    1. TheYesFurret
      Muaj më parë

      Freeaboo alert

  25. S Traut
    S Traut
    Muaj më parë

    No Doubt that Germany is always Awesome with Complex Tech, They've actually shown thier Mettle to world in the world of technology.

  26. Nick Koob
    Nick Koob
    Muaj më parë

    Deutsche qualität

  27. TonkI
    Muaj më parë

    Now I know how scary the Maus in real life

  28. Paul Kauss
    Paul Kauss
    Muaj më parë

    An A-10 warthog would destroy 10 tanks. Nice tank buddy, then the Gatling gun turns it to swiss cheese.

  29. Hildolfr Draugadrottin
    Hildolfr Draugadrottin
    Muaj më parë

    Great video. The truth is that if Russia wouldn't have had several other countries helping them Russia would have lost to Germany. If the US would have been thinking ahead it would have let Russia and Germany slug it out and then mopped up what was left after both sides were weakened. Now we have to worry about what Russia is up to. Both Russia and Germany were up to no good at the time, both were slaughtering lots of innocent people.

  30. sessiz tepe
    sessiz tepe
    Muaj më parë

    Oooo german german 😮

  31. Four Brothers Journey
    Four Brothers Journey
    Muaj më parë

    Loved it. Amazing history.

  32. Sven
    Muaj më parë

    You know why I have no kids? Because in addition to the universe trying and ultimately succeeding to kill us, we're super good at it ourselves too. Eternal sleep, it's quite underappreciated.

  33. Aleksandr Malishev
    Aleksandr Malishev
    Muaj më parë


  34. Wardad “Wardad”
    Wardad “Wardad”
    Muaj më parë

    That A7v is a reproduction the only existingA7V is in Brisbane QLD .

  35. Selva Kumari
    Selva Kumari
    Muaj më parë


  36. universal Buddhas
    universal Buddhas
    Muaj më parë

    These armies are doing nothing. They are simply professional killers, professional criminals, trained criminals. We are giving them training in how to kill. And we talk about humanity, we talk about civilization, and still seventy percent of our income goes into killing. One world government means a tremendous change, a revolution. The whole earth will be benefited by it. --OSHO BUDDHA-

  37. Constable Dodo
    Constable Dodo
    Muaj më parë

    I thought germany wasn't allowed to have tanks after what happened last time..

  38. Alarichos
    Muaj më parë


  39. Tan-aw lang
    Tan-aw lang
    Muaj më parë

    The Kurds just obliterate another leopard..... what a pity

  40. tam vuhoai
    tam vuhoai
    Muaj më parë

    хорошо, бак

  41. Redjacc
    Muaj më parë

    "the modern tank was born over 100 years ago" what i bizarre thing to say and no i dont mean that he said "born" although that is weird. I mean he said the "modern tank" surely he should have said the "first tanks". Calling something modern when it's the very first creation is just weird.

    1. National Kapitalismus
      National Kapitalismus
      Muaj më parë

      This documentary was produced by a German news channel, ,,The first modern tank", so it is more of a saying in the German language. I hope you understand what I mean.

  42. Leon Stern
    Leon Stern
    Muaj më parë

    The commentator pronounces the German terms excellently

  43. Omega
    Muaj më parë

    I wish they build the Ratte in the future

  44. Silvester Caiyo
    Silvester Caiyo
    Muaj më parë

    All modern tank easy destroy by drone

    1. TheYesFurret
      Muaj më parë

      Thats why you have spaa

  45. Lan
    Muaj më parë

    German engginering at its finest, i bet the wermacht commander, Rudol Von Stroheim will be proud with this.

  46. Tommy Mai
    Tommy Mai
    Muaj më parë

    German and Japanese technology best in the world.

  47. Alexon jeicob
    Alexon jeicob
    Muaj më parë

    Wait I saw thier still using the deadly MG42 in 2min & 05 sec

    1. Alexon jeicob
      Alexon jeicob
      Muaj më parë

      Oh I never heard about it🤔

    2. Rick2010100
      Muaj më parë

      Nearly it´s the modernised successor - the MG3

  48. Rea Sky
    Rea Sky
    Muaj më parë

    I love germany

  49. OM  ॐ मणि पद्मे हूँ  🐲
    OM ॐ मणि पद्मे हूँ 🐲
    Muaj më parë

    Leopard 2 the best tank in the world? Maybe the worst tank in the world next Leclerc, T-72, PT-91.

    1. TheYesFurret
      Muaj më parë

      @OM ॐ मणि पद्मे हूँ 🐲 Personally i think the Leo2A7/Strv122 as it is known in my country is a great tank. I have pesonally experiense with is as i served in one during my military service. As said it has the eight combination of speed firepower and armor (which is great). I dont get the point that youre making?

    2. OM  ॐ मणि पद्मे हूँ  🐲
      OM ॐ मणि पद्मे हूँ 🐲
      Muaj më parë

      @TheYesFurret Leopard 2 doesn't have insulated warehouse for amunition like Abrams M1A. It have engine in the back, weight is to much and through this modernization of armor is very dificult, special armor is lower quality Abrams, Chalanger and Merkava are better in this regard. On the left site on the tower each Leoaprd 2 has dative, this dative was weak spot in armor and army has moved this equipment on the top, and gap was welding, hower it's still less endure than right site of tower beacuse have patchy structure and some welds AND when some country bay this tank can't modify and upgrading contstruction without agreement producer's.

    3. TheYesFurret
      Muaj më parë

      @OM ॐ मणि पद्मे हूँ 🐲 Whats wrong with the Leo 2

    4. OM  ॐ मणि पद्मे हूँ  🐲
      OM ॐ मणि पद्मे हूँ 🐲
      Muaj më parë

      @TheYesFurret Abrams M1A SEP v.3, Merkava Mark 4, T-14 Armata, K2 Black Panther. The best don't exist because each one of them have some smal disadvantages hovewer not so huge like Leopard 2.

    5. TheYesFurret
      Muaj më parë

      Which is the best tank then?

  50. UUB Repus
    UUB Repus
    Muaj më parë

    M1 ABRAMS the only combat-proven Main Battle Tank

    1. Nathan Peterson
      Nathan Peterson
      Muaj më parë


  51. chutala
    Muaj më parë

    Was that minotaur on the thumbnail

  52. Qin san
    Qin san
    Muaj më parë

    1:35 A moment of silence please for the driver

  53. Sandaruwan Ekanayake
    Sandaruwan Ekanayake
    Muaj më parë

    Give them enough materials , let them test their tanks , provide enough support in a battle Result will be unstoppable German tanks

  54. EmperorLionflame
    Muaj më parë

    Its cool but they should have upgraded to the British Challenger 2 in the 90's/early 2000's.

  55. HeadHunter
    Muaj më parë

    Extra points for accurate pronunciation.

  56. dave goldfarp
    dave goldfarp
    Muaj më parë

    killa Putin's channel RT

  57. lancepatrolTM
    Muaj më parë

    2:21 uh you mean Effective?

  58. Dr Strangejove
    Dr Strangejove
    Muaj më parë

    "Then, AFTER A SHORT PERIOD OF PREPERATION, the tank is "IMMEDIATELY" ready" How do words work, what do words mean really?? Fuck off, with your bullshit lmao.

  59. salman masood
    salman masood
    Muaj më parë

    German tanks Russian guns and air defense systems American fighter jets Swedish awacs Are the best in the world

  60. Monte kristo
    Monte kristo
    Muaj më parë

    Victorious over the Soviet union when did the Germany was victorious over the fucking Soviet union what the fuck is he talking about didn’t the Soviet union annihilated Germany

  61. camille
    Muaj më parë

    Merkava the best

  62. Karim Mohamed
    Karim Mohamed
    Muaj më parë

    السبت ١٢ | رمضان 🌙 ‏” يا مُحيي العظام وهي رميم أحيِ العافية في جسد كل مريض ، اللهُم اشفِ كل من طال بلائه وتعسّر شفائه وهو عليك هيّن”.💙

  63. david young
    david young
    Muaj më parë

    i did not know there was panzer 4;

    Muaj më parë

    World : how much good tech do you want ? Germans : yes

  65. Fromandos I
    Fromandos I
    Muaj më parë

    Не связывайтесь с русскими!... задавят количеством!😊

  66. Koro Roll
    Koro Roll
    Muaj më parë

    God I'm so proud being half German

  67. peter hedrich
    peter hedrich
    Muaj më parë

    the leo is a tank from a democratic Germany ankered in the Nato for goods sake - and not for a crazy Kaiser and really in opposite to the Tiger- killing Machine for an criminal Asshole system

  68. Hamza Khalid
    Hamza Khalid
    Muaj më parë

    Are germans still producing tiger tanks???

  69. Marcos Cesar
    Marcos Cesar
    Muaj më parë

    Lixo! ... muita propaganda! comercial!

  70. lol pol
    lol pol
    Muaj më parë

    wir sind einfach die besten im panzer bauen

  71. Andreas Andreotti
    Andreas Andreotti
    Muaj më parë

    Down with militarism and his bullshit talking!!!!!!!!

  72. slapdasher
    Muaj më parë

    Kurzgesagt @ 15:14

  73. Brett K
    Brett K
    Muaj më parë

    Why did German tank engines suck 200 HP WW1 and only 300 HP by 1942 for their tanks dang America had like 425 or so HP engines. How can they produce jet engines but not a higher HP tank engines lol. American tanks could do circles around German tanks as long as they can get close enough haha.

    1. Brett K
      Brett K
      Muaj më parë

      Nvm what I said later Germans made Panzer farther ahead in video 700 HP :P

  74. burakhan kahraman
    burakhan kahraman
    Muaj më parë

    haha german tanks hahahahahahaha

  75. Antoni Kuzmicz
    Antoni Kuzmicz
    2 muaj më parë

    No word about the wonderful panzer 38t

    1. Kalashnikov 413
      Kalashnikov 413
      2 muaj më parë

      Panzer 38(t) is Czech tank, not German

  76. Antoni Kuzmicz
    Antoni Kuzmicz
    2 muaj më parë

    Why are they using centimeters?

    1. Kalashnikov 413
      Kalashnikov 413
      2 muaj më parë

      because Germany use Metrics, not Imperial

  77. Lucas Kane
    Lucas Kane
    2 muaj më parë

    1978.. my year of birth. F*** I'm old.

  78. Jaco van Lith
    Jaco van Lith
    2 muaj më parë

    It makes me sick. The voice is rotten.

  79. 《A I R I E S》 《A E T E R N A》
    《A I R I E S》 《A E T E R N A》
    2 muaj më parë

    Created in Britain, carefully perfected in Germany.

  80. Matthías Grétarsson
    Matthías Grétarsson
    2 muaj më parë

    30 tons going 200 km what happened?

  81. rik
    2 muaj më parë

    yo the guy thats saying what the german dude is saying is the commentataor of kurzgesagt right? (or am i going insane) ps. im talking about this part 9:56

  82. Mac T
    Mac T
    2 muaj më parë

    German people you should free yourself from American’s slavery.

  83. Marseille
    2 muaj më parë

    Art school acceptance rate increases to 100%

  84. Rabbit Insane
    Rabbit Insane
    2 muaj më parë

    Ok, how much is it? Maker : xxxx thousands box / unit Oh my god ! maybe i visited aircraft maker, where is tank maker?

  85. Saint Shaye
    Saint Shaye
    2 muaj më parë

    Can't wait to see ww3 its gonna be a bloody show

    1. Zerkk
      Muaj më parë

      What is wrong with you bruh😐people like you always want something bad to happen

  86. HanSolo12P
    2 muaj më parë

    "The Leopard 1 was more than capable of withstanding the majority of threats" Lol

  87. FORMER K.G.B.
    2 muaj më parë

    When it come's on to battle tank's just check the➕German's➕

  88. Agartha
    2 muaj më parë

    Są tak zajebiste , że ponad 49 zostało zniszczonych w AFG. I zero Abramsów hahhaah

  89. Edwardo Alvarez
    Edwardo Alvarez
    2 muaj më parë

    Those German tanks are excellent quality tanks and extremely leathal

  90. Andy Williamson
    Andy Williamson
    2 muaj më parë

    One thing I'm confused about if someone can help me out, why do western tanks besides the Leclerc, not use autoloaders? surely it makes sense to minimise fatigue of crew in an intense battle and minimise crew numbers by having it? Given, does add some more things to go wrong.

    1. Rick2010100
      2 muaj më parë

      ​@Strato Cumulus There are tests running, but on the side of Rheinmetall, but not KMW/Nexter - after this fusion, the situation is a bit odd and the decision will depend on the next larger order - if placed.

    2. Strato Cumulus
      Strato Cumulus
      2 muaj më parë

      But for caliber sizes 130 mm and more autoloader is necessary because of the weight of the rounds. For this calibers autoloader is faster.

    3. Andy Williamson
      Andy Williamson
      2 muaj më parë

      @Rick2010100 Ahh ok, that makes sense, thanks!

    4. Rick2010100
      2 muaj më parë

      Because humans are still faster with the loading and can solve problems if one occurs - autoloader can jam, esp. on rough terrain. The amo must also be stored to feed a autoloader and this is difficult, a loader can quickly grab the ammo from different storage points in the tank.

  91. dborg
    2 muaj më parë

    From lunchbox to sophisticated beer mug holder

  92. Wade Jones
    Wade Jones
    2 muaj më parë

    Also the American tank is it main Battle tanks

  93. cici mc
    cici mc
    2 muaj më parë

    imagine being a Russian solider doing a recon mission then seeing that thing going 70 km at you

  94. M “Heropon” V
    M “Heropon” V
    2 muaj më parë

    May they do great works this century like they did last... LMAO!

  95. Dan
    2 muaj më parë

    4:29 is scene with Leopard 2K

    1. Kalashnikov 413
      Kalashnikov 413
      2 muaj më parë

      @Dan ok.....

    2. Dan
      2 muaj më parë

      @Kalashnikov 413 this is one of a lot of a 16 prototypes of a Leopard 2K, or Keiler in germany, the prototype with 20mm cannon is T11 prototype

    3. Kalashnikov 413
      Kalashnikov 413
      2 muaj më parë

      that's not a Leo 2K, it doesn't have the 20mm autocannon

    2 muaj më parë

    low-key command and conquer style music right from the start

  97. Jack Fisher
    Jack Fisher
    2 muaj më parë

    10.000 euros for tank round.. stupid stupid stupid idea. HAHAHAHA! Imagine the cost when a load of these get lost or destroyed. Great documentary. Thanks! Good watch.

  98. cancel my cab earthling
    cancel my cab earthling
    2 muaj më parë

    First ever rocket made in germany so no suprize they make best tanks an battleships think it's safe to say they led the way in tech but lost the way in human leadership

  99. Ghost Gamer
    Ghost Gamer
    2 muaj më parë

    Got my leo 1 inside my garage.. (world of tanks) 😝

  100. deepali b
    deepali b
    2 muaj më parë

    Nice documentary