British Mark I Tank 1916

British Mark I Tank 1916

New Vanguard 100
  • Author: David Fletcher
  • Illustrator: Tony Bryan
  • Short code: NVG 100
  • Publication Date: 24 Jun 2004
  • Number of Pages: 48
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In 1915 a machine christened Little Willie changed the way that wars were fought. Little Willie was a fully tracked armoured vehicle that could break a trench system. Its development was completed in December 1915, but by then it had already been superseded by an improved design, Mother. This was the first rhomboid tank, and the prototype for the Mark 1 which would influence a whole generation of tank building. This book details the development of the Mark I, and its surprise arrival in France in the middle of 1916 during the closing weeks of the battles of the Somme.

Biographical Note

David Fletcher was born in 1942. He has written a number of books and articles on military subjects and is currently the historian at the Tank Museum, Bovington, UK. He has spent over 40 years studying the development of British armoured vehicles during the two World Wars.Tony Bryan is a freelance illustrator of many years experience. He initially qualified in Engineering and worked for a number of years in Military Research and Development, and has a keen interest in military hardware - armour, small arms, aircraft and ships. Tony has produced many illustrations for partworks, magazines and books, including a number of titles in the New Vanguard series.

Contents

Introduction Little Willie and Mother The Mark I tank Unit organisation and arrival in France The intermediate tanks Mark II & III Variants Mark I tanks in Palestine Tanks saved for preservation Colour plate commentary

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