The British Mark II Tank features in his Tank Chat presented by David Fletcher MBE.
The chief external differences from the Mark I Tank lay in the tail wheels, which were not used on the Mark II Tank and later heavy tanks, the narrower driver’s cab
The Tank Museum’s tank is the only surviving example of a Mark I Tank.
In 1915 the First Lord of the Admiralty, Winston Churchill, created a Landships Committee to tackle the problems of trench warfare.
In 1998 Philippe Gorczynski from Cambrai found a Mark IV tank (female) buried beneath a field in the village of Flesquiéres, on the Cambrai battlefield. The tank was badly damaged
Try this experiment; ask any ten people you know whether they have heard of the Battle of Cambrai. Provided those concerned are not serving or past Royal Tank Regiment soldiers,
The name A7V is an abbreviation of the organisation within the German War Department that created it: `Allgemeines Kreigsdepartment 7. Abteilung Verkehrswessen` (General War Department 7 Branch, Transportation)
The British Mk I tank was unleashed during the Battle of The Somme in September 1916 – but the Germans were much slower to develop an armoured fighting vehicle of their
While it is undoubtedly the oldest surviving tank in the world Little Willie was only ever a prototype, it was the only one of its kind ever built.