The Mark V* tank was created for one purpose – its extra length. For all its advances and improvements over the Mark IV, the new Mark V tank that began to
On the 18th January 1918 the first Mark V tank was driven out of the Metropolitan Carriage, Wagon and Finance Company factory in Birmingham. Just 10 weeks later in early
For all their impressive power, tanks won’t work without fuel, which in the First World War meant petrol. This post takes a look at how this petrol was stored and
Tanks in the First World War were very slow. There were no tank transporters so tanks had to go by train and, as the war went on, they were getting
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.
One of the personal objects on display in The Tank Men exhibition is emblematic of the personal sacrifice made by so many men in World War One – a serious
David Fletcher gives an overview of the Mark V** tank – a longer tank for wider trenches.