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