British Mark IV Tank by David Fletcher, Tony Bryan

By David Fletcher, Tony Bryan

British Mark IV Tank КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ British Mark IV Tank (New forefront 133)ByDavid Fletcher, Tony BryanPublisher:Os Publishing2007 48PagesISBN: 184603082XPDF36 MBAmongst the 1st ever industrially produced tanks in historical past, the British Mk IV has been categorised as probably the most winning heavy tanks to have fought in international battle I. It proved its worthy on the landmark conflict of Cambrai in November 1917, while 460 Mark IVs have been deployed for the 1st time opposed to the enemy with nice impact. Arguably altering the character of conflict at the Western entrance, the Mark IV used to be one of many first cars on the planet to partake in a tank duel while, in 1918, it met the German A7V in wrestle. Drawing on a wealth of formerly unpublished photos and new details on its operational skills, this attention-grabbing exploration of the British Mk IV tank offers a close account of this significant motor vehicle, its versions, and its deployment at the battlefields of the nice battle. sharingmatrix eighty five

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D: MARK IV TANK UNDER CONSTRUCTION, JOHN BROWN & COMPANY, CLYDEBANK, MAY 1917 This illustration is derived from a photograph of a Mark IV tank being assembled. At this stage all the hull plates are in natural metal and long steel rods are being used to line up frames to ensure accuracy. The top plate is yet to be fitted, but this cannot be done before the engine assembly has been dropped into place. The engine, gearbox and differential have been delivered from Daimler in Coventry. They are assembled together on a sub-frame complete with all driving controls and the radiator.

One unfortunate feature of all British tanks of World War I was the total lack of any sprung suspension. This deficiency not only gave the crew a very harsh ride, it also transmitted vibrations to every part of the tank including the sighting telescope, which was rendered useless. The commander of tank AI, 2nd Lt Frank Mitchell, had the sense to halt and 38 This view of a Mark IV supply tank was taken in Hourges on the second day of the battle of Amiens, 9 August 1918. It appears to be waiting to go forward, well laden with stores.

O. Bentley. Although the improved performance was welcome it could damage the gears if used violently in fighting tanks. It was thus more suited to the steady driving of supply tanks, despite the fact that they were often well laden and even towing supply sledges. This typical example is finished in the inevitable khaki brown, relieved by the name at the front and the word SUPPLY, in bold white letters on the sides of the special sponsons. Photographs show some tanks with the word BAGGAGE here instead, but there is no obvious explanation.

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