During World War I, General Electric developed the first American military tank. A variation of the tank was a electrically propelled gun mount. Both the tank and the gun mount used a Caterpillar tractor chassis and a GE gasoline-electric motor, making them both hybrid vehicles. This image offers a side view of the tank ascending a grade.


  • Title: GE Hybrid Tank
  • Creator: General Electric Company
  • Date Created: 1918-12-24
  • Location: Lynn, Massachusetts
  • Physical Dimensions: 8 x 10 in
  • Subject Keywords: Tank, General Electric, Caterpillar, Hybrid vehicle
  • Type: Photograph
  • Rights: This digital image may be used for educational uses. Please cite as miSci- Museum of Innovation & Science. Prior written permission is required for any other use of the images from miSci.

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