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A TANK IN YOUR TOWN – WEST EALING

Oct 17, 2016No Comments

A Mark IV female tank was displayed on a specially made plinth in Dean Gardens in West Ealing which today is part of the Greater London Area.

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A TANK IN YOUR TOWN – BOLTON

Oct 17, 20161 Comment

Bolton in Lancashire, more properly Bolton by Bowland to distinguish it from all the other Boltons in the country, is today in the Greater Manchester area.

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A TANK IN YOUR TOWN – COLCHESTER

Oct 14, 2016No Comments

At Colchester, in Essex, the gifted tank was set up on a plinth alongside the ancient castle walls. It was a Mark IV female although its number is not recorded.

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TOWARDS THE TANK PART 7: HOLZSCHUHER 1558

Oct 12, 20161 Comment

In the seventh instalment of Towards the Tank, David Fletcher describes the potential of the massive Holzschuher from 1558.

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TOWARDS THE TANK PART 6: STEVEN’S LANDSHI...

Oct 11, 2016No Comments

In this installment of Towards the Tank, David Fletcher examines one of the vehicle’s wackier predecessors – the Landship.

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TOWARDS THE TANK PART 5: LEONARDO DA VINCI ...

Oct 05, 2016No Comments

When entering The Tank Museum, one of the first things you see is a model of da Vinci’s tank, so it is only fitting that David Fletcher include it in

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TOWARDS THE TANK PART 4: VALTURIO’S W...

Oct 05, 2016No Comments

In Part 4 of his ancestors of the tank series, David Fletcher describes a wind powered tank designed by Valturio. But how successful was it?

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TOWARDS THE TANK PART 3: SCOTTISH WAR CART ...

Oct 03, 2016No Comments

Presenting the third in David Fletcher’s series of tank ancestors: the Scottish War Cart.

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TOWARDS THE TANK PART 2: THE ARMOURED KNIGH...

Sep 30, 2016No Comments

The 12 part series on the tanks predecessors began with chariots, however not all of the ancestors are vehicles. The armoured knight, with his lance, mounted on a heavy horse,

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TOWARDS THE TANK PART 1: CHARIOTS OF IRON

Sep 28, 2016No Comments

While The Tank Museum has been celebrating the centenary of the tank, it’s important to note that it didn’t come out of nowhere. To celebrate its ancestors, David Fletcher has