Crews of British tanks Mk.I of company “ C ” Heavy branch of the Machine gun corps are completing the preparation of their vehicles for the first battle in the history of tank troops. France, district of Fleur, “chimpanzee valley”, September 15, 1916.
Wooden mock-up of projected French 55 ton tank at La Seyne, 27 March 1917.
FCM 1A Heavy Tank
Mark IV with tail number D51 and a proper name Deborah, was found in 1998. The car was shot down during the battle of Cambrai in 1917, after the war it was simply buried. Now it is a Museum exhibit.
a7v tank, 1918.
The Second Battle of Villers-Bretonneux took
place from 24 to 25 April 1918, during the German Spring Offensive, against the Allied lines to the east of Amiens. It is notable for the first major use of tanks by the Germans, who deployed fourteen of their twenty A7Vs
and for the first tank-versus-tank battle in history. The tank battle
occurred when three advancing A7Vs met and engaged three British Mark IV tanks, two of which were female tanks armed only with machine-guns. The two Mark IV females were damaged and forced to withdraw but the male tank,
armed with 6-pounder guns, hit and disabled the lead A7V, which was
then abandoned by its crew. The Mark IV continued to fire on the two
remaining German A7Vs, which withdrew.
Russian Armored Car
Allied Tanks with White Forces, Russian Civil War.
Mk I Tank, Great War.