Headline posts
THE BATTLE OF CAMBRAI: ST QUENTIN CANAL (November 23, 2017 2:17 pm)
THE BATTLE OF CAMBRAI: GRAINCOURT (November 22, 2017 3:33 pm)
CAMBRAI: THE TANK CORPS STORY (November 22, 2017 10:20 am)
RICHARD WAIN AT CAMBRAI (November 20, 2017 11:12 am)
THE BATTLE OF CAMBRAI: BOURLON VILLAGE (November 17, 2017 11:45 am)

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TOWARDS THE TANK PART 4: VALTURIO’S W...

Oct 05, 2016No Comments

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?

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TOWARDS THE TANK PART 3: SCOTTISH WAR CART ...

Oct 03, 2016No Comments

Presenting the third in David Fletcher’s series of tank ancestors: the Scottish War Cart.

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TOWARDS THE TANK PART 2: THE ARMOURED KNIGH...

Sep 30, 2016No Comments

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,

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TOWARDS THE TANK PART 1: CHARIOTS OF IRON

Sep 28, 2016No Comments

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

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A TANK IN YOUR TOWN – ASHFORD

Sep 16, 2016No Comments

The Ashford tank is unusual because it is still there, the only one of all those presented which has survived in the same location ever since it was donated.

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A TANK IN YOUR TOWN – BRIDLINGTON

Sep 15, 2016No Comments

Bridlington is in East Yorkshire, on the coast a little way south of Flamborough Head. The tank sent to Bridlington as its reward for the part it played in the

Hornsby Tractor Tank Chat

TANK CHATS: HORNSBY TRACTOR

Jul 19, 2016No Comments

Let David Fletcher talk you through the Hornsby Tractor – the oldest vehicle in The Tank Museum Collection.

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TANK CHATS: MARK V** TANK

Jun 30, 2016No Comments

David Fletcher gives an overview of the Mark V** tank – a longer tank for wider trenches.

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TANK CHATS: MARK V TANK

Jun 30, 2016No Comments

David Fletcher gives an overview of the Mark V tank. Although similar in appearance to the Mark IV,┬áthe Mark V was a much better tank – more powerful and easier

Russian Water Tank

CAMOUFLAGE

Jun 17, 20161 Comment

From the very beginning the tank had to be well-camouflaged, first when it was a secret weapon and then later when it advanced on to the battlefield.