At Colchester, in Essex, the gifted tank was set up on a plinth alongside the ancient castle walls. It was a Mark IV female although its number is not recorded.
While Bovington is the ‘home’ of the tank, the gunnery training was done just down the road at Lulworth. However, that was not always the case.
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 the seventh instalment of Towards the Tank, David Fletcher describes the potential of the massive Holzschuher from 1558.
In this installment of Towards the Tank, David Fletcher examines one of the vehicle’s wackier predecessors – the Landship.
The second in the three part series on William Taylor Dawson examines his reminiscences of driving a tank in the First World War.
The Tank Museum has produced two publications to mark the tank centenary. They are now available through the Museum’s online shop.
15 September 2016 marked 100 years since the first use of the tank in battle.
“Inside the huts there’s RATS as big as any nanny goat”. The Tank Museum Archive staff have found an amusing postcard
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