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Mephisto, the last surviving A7V tank

The A7V Sturmpanzerwagen (Armoured Assault Vehicle) was a tank introduced by the German Empire in 1918, during World War I, in response to the British Empire's recent deployment of their Tank series.

One hundred chassis were ordered in early 1917, ten to be finished as fighting vehicles with armored bodies, and the remainder as cargo carriers. However, the number of combat-capable vehicles rose to 20. Unlike many of its counterparts, each A7V was purely hand-made.

They were used in action from March to October of that year, and were the only tanks produced by Germany in World War I to be used in combat.

Battlefield 1[]

This item has a Codex entry: The A7V Tank
"Nicknamed "The Moving Fortress", the A7V features thicker armor and a stronger engine than the Mark V. A forward-facing main cannon is bolstered by total machine gun coverage in every direction. The A7V is a formidable war machine."

— In-game description

The A7V Heavy Tank, simply called the Heavy Tank, is a vehicle featured in Battlefield 1. Gameplay of the vehicle first appeared at the official reveal event of the game.[1]


The A7V tanks appear in Through Mud and Blood, as a standard heavy tank of the Imperial German Army. They have camouflage similar to multiplayer "Alter Fritz" skin.


The A7V is a formidable ground vehicle with full 180-degree coverage from its main gun and an additional 5 slots, utilizing a variety of modular weapons; This omnidirectional nature also makes it ideal for urban or anti-tank warfare.

It is also quite fast, ironic for a large armored fighting vehicle, being able to pick up speed when traveling in a straight line but slow on the turn.

It's also more simple to use with its main gun packing the most punch, with 6 shells in reserve, the gun covers roughly 45 degrees in front but need to rely on its gunners if the target outmaneuvers out of this coverage. The machine guns can also be used to offer some limited anti-air but work better against infantry.

The A7V features three Vehicle Packages: the Assault Package, the Breakthrough Package, and the Flamethrower Package.

On European maps, the vehicle has a gray default camouflage. On Middle Eastern maps, the vehicle has a desert yellow default camouflage.


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