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david fletcher

SPONSONS

Apr 22, 20162 Comments

Sponsons were built separately from tanks, not necessarily by the company that built the actual tanks.

Bombproof Roof

THE BOMBPROOF ROOF

Apr 22, 20161 Comment

This framework of wood and wire-netting (chicken wire the Americans call it) was devised as a means to prevent enemy stick grenades from lodging on the roof of the tank.

THE TAIL ASSEMBLY

Apr 19, 20161 Comment

The pair of tail wheels on a Mark I tank seem to fascinate most people; they are in fact the rump of the articulated Landship idea devised by Colonel Crompton.

Tank Ancestors Family History Guide

TRACE YOUR TANK FAMILY HISTORY

Mar 23, 20161 Comment

The Tank Museum has produced a book that is essential reading for anyone involved in family history wishing to trace ancestors in the various British tank regiments.

Rolls Royce Abbeville

ARMOURED CARS ON THE SOMME

Feb 16, 2016No Comments

We hear quite bit about the first use of tanks on the Somme in September 1916, and we’re going to hear a lot more over the next two years, but

ARMOURED CARS IN ACTION

Feb 16, 20161 Comment

I understand, at least I have been told, that there is a discussion going on, on one of these on-line chat rooms that deals in such things, about the first

Little Willie

DAVID FLETCHER – LITTLE WILLIE

Feb 16, 2016No Comments

While it is undoubtedly the oldest surviving tank in the world Little Willie was only ever a prototype, it was the only one of its kind ever built.