From the historian that brought you “Towards The Tank” and “Experimental Tanks in the First World War”, David Fletcher’s new series describes later investigations which may have inspired the first
Although most famous as a pioneer of aviation Sir George Cayley was also responsible for numerous other inventions and ideas. He patented a form of Caterpillar track, which he referred
The ninth installment of Towards the Tank, David Fletcher reveals the first caterpillar tracks, developed by inventor and educationalist Richard Edgeworth.
The eighth installment in David Fletcher’s 12 part series on the forerunners of tanks exposes the role of the siege engine in Dorset during the 17th century.
In this installment of Towards the Tank, David Fletcher examines one of the vehicle’s wackier predecessors – the Landship.
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
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?
Presenting the third in David Fletcher’s series of tank ancestors: the Scottish War Cart.
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,
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