In the 21st century, with the increasing role of and the end of the Cold War, that also contributed to the increase of cost-effective RPGs worldwide and its successors, the ability of tanks to operate independently has declined.
In terms of tactics, 's doctrine of spearhead attacks with massed tank formations was the basis for work by in Germany, in Britain, , in the US, in France, and in the USSR.
His own account in his autobiography is of a horse-drawn wooden carriage on eight retractable legs, capable of lifting itself over high walls.
However, this battlefield also showed the importance of logistics, especially in an armoured force, as the principal warring armies, the German and the , often outpaced their supply trains in repeated attacks and counter-attacks on each other, resulting in complete stalemate.
The first British prototype, nicknamed , was constructed at in , England in 1915, with leading roles played by Major who designed the gearbox and hull, and by of , who designed the track plates.
However, a number of novel designs have appeared throughout this period with mixed success, including the Soviet and in firepower, and the Israeli and Swedish in protection, while for decades the US's remained the only light tank deployable by parachute.
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