In the autumn of 1917, a light tank called the Mark A was ready to be used on the Western Front. Nicknamed the Whippet, it was faster than previous tanks, particularly the ponderous Mark IV, but was still unreliable and vulnerable to artillery fire. Weighing in at 18 tons, it could traverse ground at nearly double the speed of its heavier counterpart, clocking in at a blistering 6 mph.
The Whippet had a crew of three or four men who could operate machine guns from within the fixed turret - a revolving turret was still something foreign to the WWI battlefield. This vehicle is painted in captured German livery. Sold Out!