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David Fletcher

Mark IV tank chat

TANK CHATS: MARK IV TANK

May 13, 2016No Comments

David Fletcher gives an overview of the Mark IV tank, the first mass produced tank of the First World War and best known for the Battle of Cambrai.

Tank Crew Face Mask

THE FACE MASK & HELMET

May 09, 2016No Comments

This is a tank crew face mask, which would have been issued to every member of a tank’s crew to protect his face and particularly his eyes from the effects

Poelcapelle

A TANK IN YOUR TOWN – POELCAPELLE

May 09, 20162 Comments

Poelcapelle is in Belgium, not far from Ypres. During the First World War the area was the scene of some bitter fighting and it was almost reduced to rubble, but

Mark IV replica sponson

SPONSONS

Apr 22, 20162 Comments

Sponsons were built separately from tanks, not necessarily by the company that built the actual tanks. As far as the Mark I tanks of 1916 are concerned male sponsons, originally

Bombproof Roof

THE BOMBPROOF ROOF

Apr 22, 2016No Comments

This framework of wood and wire-netting (chicken wire the Americans call it) was devised as a means to prevent enemy stick grenades from lodging on the roof of the tank.

Mark I tank with tail

THE TAIL ASSEMBLY

Apr 19, 20161 Comment

The pair of tail wheels on a Mark I tank seem to fascinate most people; they are in fact the rump of the articulated Landship idea devised by Colonel Crompton.

Mark I tank

TANK CHATS: MARK I TANK

Apr 15, 2016No Comments

David Fletcher talks through the Mark I tank, in this Tank Chat, the world’s only surviving example of the tank.

WHIPPET MEDIUM A

TANK CHATS: WHIPPET, MEDIUM A

Mar 25, 2016No Comments

The British Whippet Medium Mark A, presented by David Fletcher MBE.

Mark II Tank

TANK CHATS: MARK II TANK

Mar 25, 2016No Comments

The British Mark II Tank features in his Tank Chat presented by David Fletcher MBE.

Tank Ancestors Family History Guide

TRACE YOUR TANK FAMILY HISTORY

Mar 23, 20161 Comment

The Tank Museum has produced a book that is essential reading for anyone involved in family history wishing to trace ancestors in the various British tank regiments.