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Wings of the Great War: Armor Collection Tanks of World War I

Wings of the Great War: Armor Collection Tanks of World War I

World War I - a time when battle tank manufacturing was in its absolute infancy - offers us but a glimpse of the powerful, versatile, and lethal armored vehicle technology that would rapidly progress before the outbreak of World War II. These early era tanks, to our modern sensibility, are fascinating in their simplicity, though they offered soldiers of the time an opportunity to travel at higher speeds, traverse difficult landscapes, and be equipped with dynamic and mobile weaponry. From land ships to bizarre contraptions that were as deadly to their crews as they were to the enemy, they are all here, in all of their brutal glory!

#WW10207 - French Saint Chamond Heavy Tank - "Chantecoq," As31, Laffaux, France, 1917 (1:72 Scale)

-- Updated June 19th, 2019 --

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British Mk. A "Whippet" Light Tank - "Firefly", B Company, 3rd Tank Brigade, Amiens, France, August 8th, 1918 British Mk. A "Whippet" Light Tank - "Firefly", B Company, 3rd Tank Brigade, Amiens, France, August 17th, 1918 (1:72 Scale)

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.

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British Mark IV Male Tadpole Heavy Tank - Armored Testing Ground, Central Stores, Erin, England, 1918 British Mark IV Male Tadpole Heavy Tank - Armored Testing Ground, Central Stores, Erin, England, 1918 (1:72 Scale)

A large number of Mark IV tanks were also used for development work. In an attempt to improve trench-crossing capability, the tadpole tail, an extension to the rear track horns, was introduced. However, it proved insufficiently rigid and does not appear to have been used in combat. Other experimental versions tested radios, mortars placed between the rear horns, and recovery cranes.

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