Several pints how many rifles did France import from the US not that many. The US simply was not prepared for mass production of rifles. the French and Russians bought a bunch of rfifles but not in really huge numbers. The British tried to but the US manufactures, insisted the British actualy build and own the production lines (they were worried abouyt the war ending) The British set it up to produce the pattern 14 but production took forever to scale up. The British actually got notthat many. The British sold the lines back to the US for a song whenthe US entered teh war and the lines actually prodcued more firles for the US than other US production.Well,Red Baron is the greates ace of WW1.Also Germans had more aces than France with approx 400 compare 178 for France.Lists of World War I flying aces - Wikipedia What are you talking about dude? France was produced more aircraft and tanks than Germany(because Germans not interested tanks and they lacked in rubber)but how about production of artillery and small arms?Germany had not good artillery in 1918?Are you kidding?Operation Michael was largest artillery barrage of WW1 by far.6600 German Guns and 3500 Mortars fired 3.5 million shells in just 5 hours.Germans had more artillery guns than France-Britain combined(Germans had 19.000 active pieces in the end of the War while France had only 10.000 and Britain had only 6700) in time of Armistice even destruction of 6700 German pieces in Hundred Days Offensive .(Just watch this video and think again).Germany produced 7.2 million rifle during 1914-1918 while France produced only 2.8 million rifle(but imported so many rifles from USA)and Britain produced about 3.9 million.So,Germans produced more rifles than Britain-France combined.Rifles | International Encyclopedia of the First World War (WW1) Also Germans produced more heavy machine guns than any other country.Germany captured half of France's heavy industry and production of steel-coal in 1914.France imported so many raw materials to war production from US and British Empire.Without this imports France would be collapsed in 1915-16.France's nominal GDP nearly half of Germany's nominal GDP.Central Powes produced more artillery pieces than the Allies.Why the Battle of the Somme marks a turning point of World War I (So,Central Powers produced more guns than Allies about more %20-25.)French air force in 1918 was largest air force in the World and they built best tanks of the war but please accept Germans had most powerful army by firepower during 1914-1918.
Whats the actual sources for those figures. I think the 1918 figures are just comparing western front numbers for the artillery which is not the entire story (how much artillery was on otehr fronts). There are lies , there are *damned* lies and then there are statistics. I'm yet to find anything decent of artillery figures. Number of artillery men, number of shells, spare barrels produced (?? unsure is thius is a thing but barrels were replaced farily often and how is these reflected in production it's the sort of detail I want) . I'm failing sure the Entente outproduced the
teh central powers pretty significantly in shells.
Production is also skewed to doctrine and operataional enviroment. the Germans were defending a lot. more heavy machine guns. The entente prodced , tanks, various sqaud automatic wepaons because their needs on the attack were different.
It;s pretty arguable FT was the best tank of the war. Depends on what you need the tank for. Trench assualt, teh Birtish tanks were a lot better. People get carried away with the turrent anad say it showed the way of teh future as it was more recognisibly like future tanks. You could equally argue it really was teh forerunner of the under powered 2 man tankettes of teh 1920s /1930s for some natons that were pretty much a dead end.
As for aces, this might well had more of an "ace system" they did in ww2. The numbers of aces coiuld be the result of opertaional doctrine and pilot mangement. (the rotation of experinced polits back to training). It really probably sys more about these things that being soem measure of quality (ww2 these were the factors I'm unsure of ww1)