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THE FORMATION OF THE TANK CORPS

Jul 26, 2017No Comments

The Tank Corps was formed on 28th July 1917, and its new cap badge was approved by King George V on the 11th September.  The badge chosen was one of

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FROM LITTLE WILLIE TO MARK IV

Jun 16, 2017No Comments

The Mark IV was the main tank in service during 1917. In two short years, how did the tank used at Cambrai differ from its predecessor, Little Willie? 

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THE NEW MARK IV TANK

Jun 06, 2017No Comments

The first Mark IV tanks arrived in France in late April 1917, and were issued to units in May.

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EXPERIMENTAL FIRST WORLD WAR TANKS – ...

May 26, 2017No Comments

The third instalment in David Fletcher’s three part series examining the experimental tanks of the First World War describes such oddities as cranes, bridges, and rudimentary amphibious tanks. 

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FRENCH FIRST WORLD WAR TANKS

May 24, 2017No Comments

The Renault FT is by far the most well-known French tank of the First World War, but it was not the first Char d’Assaut used by the French Army.

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EXPERIMENTAL FIRST WORLD WAR TANKS – ...

May 19, 2017No Comments

While the first instalment looked at early experimental tanks, this blog post examines vehicles created as a reaction to problems tanks were encountering in combat, such as the Invicta Roller

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EXPERIMENTAL FIRST WORLD WAR TANKS – ...

May 12, 2017No Comments

David Fletcher’s three part series details many examples of experimental tanks created during the First World War and includes weird and wonderful vehicles otherwise lost in the mists of time.

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MARK II NUMBER 785

Apr 10, 2017No Comments

The Mark II tank on display at the Tank Museum is the oldest tank in the collection, and possibly the world, that is known to have seen combat.  This occurred

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“A TANK GOES GALLUMPHANT” ̵...

Nov 22, 2016No Comments

The tank first went to war on 15 September 1916 – but it wasn’t until 22 November that the British public got their first glimpse of this new secret weapon

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THE FIRST TANK TRIALS AT HATFIELD

Nov 11, 2016No Comments

Before the tank made its debut in France, the Mark I had to undergo trials and approval stages in Britain. These took place at Hatfield Park.