Category: tank

Jul 29 1919 “A miniature tank wire entanglem…

Jul 29 1919 “A miniature tank wire entanglement cutting machine in a demonstration before Senators and representatives of Congress, Washington, D.C. made its way through obstacles with little trouble. John E. Logan is the inventor” – AU 21274

May 15 1917 in WWI

IWM (Q 3534) “Albert I King of the Belgians inspects an abandoned Mark I tank, left over from the Battle of the Somme, near Pozieres" by Brooks, Ernest (Lieutenant)

Aug 22 1918 “British Medium Mark A Whippet tan…

Aug 22 1918 “British Medium Mark A Whippet tanks advance past the body of a dead soldier, moving to an attack along a road near Achiet-le-Petit, France, on August 22, 1918. The Whippets were faster and lighter than previously deployed British heavy tanks “ – theatlantic.com

scrapironflotilla: British and Australian sold…

scrapironflotilla:

British and Australian soldiers on the wrecked British Mark I tank, ‘War Baby’, outside Gaza, 1918.

Wrecked British Mark I tank, ‘War Baby’, outside Gaza, 1918. 

A Mark I male tank weighed 28 tons and had a top speed in fourth gear of only six km (3.7 miles) per hour. Within the tank, temperatures of over 45C (113F) could be reached. With little ventilation, crews would gradually begin to feel sick from the fumes building up inside. The Daimler engine also made so much noise that talking was impossible; the crew communicated through hand signals or banging the side of the tank.

From a collection of photographs taken in Palestine at the end of World War One.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1999-07-93-8

Copyright/Ownership

National Army Museum Copyright

Location

National Army Museum, Study collection

Object URL

https://collection.nam.ac.uk/detail.php?acc=1999-07-93-8

A German A7V tank moves up to take part in the…

A German A7V tank moves up to take part in the offensive. Nine tanks would take part in the attack: five captured British tanks and four German-built A7V’s. This was the most that Germany’s strained industry could build.

scrapironflotilla: Damaged tank near Le Cateau…

scrapironflotilla:

Damaged tank near Le Cateau – George Bell, 1918.

Watercolour on paper – AWM ART100108

Evolution Of British Battle Tanks In WW1 I THE GREAT WAR Special…

Evolution Of British Battle Tanks In WW1 I THE GREAT WAR Special