Did the Hornsby tracklayer, a steam-powered tracked vehicle, lead to the development of tanks?
The oldest item in The Tank Museum is the Hornsby tracklayer or tractor, Little Caterpillar – a steam-powered tracked vehicle
From the historian that brought you “Towards The Tank” and “Experimental Tanks in the First World War”, David Fletcher’s new series describes later investigations which may have inspired the first
The ninth installment of Towards the Tank, David Fletcher reveals the first caterpillar tracks, developed by inventor and educationalist Richard Edgeworth.
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.
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
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?
Presenting the third in David Fletcher’s series of tank ancestors: the Scottish War Cart.