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The 100th anniversary of the first ever tank deployment.

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Seen this over in Sim HQ.

Seemingly yesterday was the 100th anniversary of the first ever deployment of the tank on a battlefield

How thing have changed or have they.

I wonder if esim ever made a mK1 model would anybody give it a try all of 3 miles an hour LoL

 They would also have to model they fact you would probably choke on the engine fumes

But I have to say every time I visit Bovinton tank museum I spend a lot of time doing walk around and taking pic of the WW1 stuff.

I would also have to say the French design was superior the Renault 17 tank.

quick quiz who knows, Why the British army called  there tank models male and female.

 

 

Bovinton, I believe has the largest collection of WW1 armour in the world italso has trenches and sound effects. (well worth a visit)

Its hard to believe but lads as young a fourteen signed up for war.

You could only imagine there horror when the reached the front many ofIMG_9434_zpsgph89mz1.thumb.jpg.37903fe62IMG_9434_zpsgph89mz1.thumb.jpg.37903fe62 them would have been killed within seconds of leaving there trench's

On barbaric frontal assaults against machine guns and miles of wire. the tank was invented to try to breach the German wire and negate the devastating impact

Machine guns had in the great battles of WW1

To some extent it did but after the initial shock the Germans learned they were venerable to direct artillery fire.

The British army massed tanks for the battle of cambrai along with air support so you could say it was the first combined arms attack.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Cambrai_(1917

 

 

 

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37370764

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-37302722

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zw9yp39

 

 

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1 hour ago, Marko said:

quick quiz who knows, Why the British army called  there tank models male and female.

 

I pulled this information off another forum where it was originally posted by a man named Mark Hansen:

 

"The difference between male and female was dependent on the main armament carried. For males, this was a naval 6 pounder carried in a sponson on the side of the tank and, apart from the barrel being shortened, this was constant all through the war. For females it was 2 machine guns per sponson per side, of differing types as the war progressed." 

 

"And just to muddy the waters, some tanks were refitted to take one male sponson and one female sponson, being known as Composites or Hermaphrodites."

 

Also, the Great War made a video on the events of the first tank battle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLvZDRphPhQ

 

I also found this interview from The Tank Museum, interviewing the Daughter of Captain Harold Mortimore, the first person to command a tank in battle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofebtAvcuW4 There is also a short write-up about him here: http://tank100.com/headline-news/tank-men-harold-mortimore/

 

Definitely interesting seeing how much the world has changed in 100 years. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Mirzayev said:

 

I pulled this information off another forum where it was originally posted by a man named Mark Hansen:

 

"The difference between male and female was dependent on the main armament carried. For males, this was a naval 6 pounder carried in a sponson on the side of the tank and, apart from the barrel being shortened, this was constant all through the war. For females it was 2 machine guns per sponson per side, of differing types as the war progressed." 

 

"And just to muddy the waters, some tanks were refitted to take one male sponson and one female sponson, being known as Composites or Hermaphrodites."

 

Also, the Great War made a video on the events of the first tank battle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLvZDRphPhQ

 

I also found this interview from The Tank Museum, interviewing the Daughter of Captain Harold Mortimore, the first person to command a tank in battle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofebtAvcuW4 There is also a short write-up about him here: http://tank100.com/headline-news/tank-men-harold-mortimore/

 

Definitely interesting seeing how much the world has changed in 100 years. 

 

 

Many thanks for posting really enjoyed it fully intend to watch the whole series.

 

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Arguably the Male vs Female question is "too easy". :)

 

Renault 17 had a turret and was faster but was no good at crossing the main trench line (hence the Mark 1's rhomboid shape). Different designs for different uses.

 

Cambrai is our Corps Birthday (and RAC's) and holds a special place.

 

I think people might argue re Cambrai as Combined arms when compared with say Hamel.

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Some more WW1 tank pics interiors could be considered roomy compared to say a T tank. also the German design

All you had to do was survive the fumes and  noise and if a arty shell landed near your tank a few flying rivets bouncing around the tank as well  

Also there were cases of WW1 German and allied tanks engaging each other  if I remember correctly the German tanks came out the better

But they only managed to manufacture a few of them they did use captured British and French tanks as well though.

Funny thing is the Germans realised the true value of the Tank after the war.

where's the British decided after the war they did not wont to spend money developing new Tanks  and scrapped most of there WW1 stock.

 

Found a video about the first ever tank V tank engagement cant vouch for the accuracy of the information.

but enjoyed watching the recreation of the engagement

 

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