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TOWARDS THE TANK PART 5: LEONARDO DA VINCI ...

Oct 05, 2016No Comments

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

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?

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.

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,

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

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.

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

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.

Whale Island Mark IV

A TANK IN YOUR TOWN – WHALE ISLAND

May 20, 20161 Comment

Tanks were not only presented to towns and cities under the National War Savings Scheme, they were also donated, by the Tank Corps to locations where tanks or components of

Poelcapelle

A TANK IN YOUR TOWN – POELCAPELLE

May 09, 20162 Comments

Poelcapelle is in Belgium, not far from Ypres. During the First World War the area was the scene of some bitter fighting and it was almost reduced to rubble, but