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Tanks

Bombproof Roof

THE BOMBPROOF ROOF

Apr 22, 20161 Comment

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.

bbc world war one uncut tanks

BBC WORLD WAR ONE UNCUT – TANKS

Mar 31, 2016No Comments

Historian Dan Snow presents this bite size history of the tank in the First World War, filmed on location at The Tank Museum.

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.

MARK II TANK

IN THE COLLECTION: MARK II TANK

Mar 25, 2016No Comments

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

Mark I Tank

IN THE COLLECTION: MARK I TANK

Mar 24, 2016No Comments

The Tank Museum’s tank is the only surviving example of a Mark I Tank.

Little Willie

IN THE COLLECTION: LITTLE WILLIE

Mar 23, 2016No Comments

In 1915 the First Lord of the Admiralty, Winston Churchill, created a Landships Committee to tackle the problems of trench warfare.

MARK IV TANK IN CAMBRAI

NAMING DEBORAH – MARK IV TANK IN CAMB...

Feb 16, 2016No Comments

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