Jump to content
The Great War (1914-1918) Forum

Remembered Today:

Interesting article but which tank?


delta
 Share

Recommended Posts

Have been reading the article http://www.greatwardifferent.com/Great_War...Cruising_01.htm

which clearly draws on a wide number of sources (some of which i recognise). What I don't recognise, however, is the tank at the top of the article which, given the date of the publication, may have been a protoype of some sort.

The caption states that is "Creme de Menthe"; however that tank 721 or C5 was male and this one is clearly female (albeit a Mark I). The top of the cab is curved, something I have not seen before. I know the website is caled Great War Different but the cab-top appears to be unique.

Can one of my fellow "tank spotters" let me know if they have seen this beast in any other photos?

Stephen

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hello,

I wonder if the cylindrical object is a bit of kit being carried, not part of the hull. The fascines for trench crossing were carried on the hull in a similar position. Of course they were much bigger.

Old Tom

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Stephen, I am unaware of any MkI variant which had a cylindrical cab. I suspect the that the photo attached to the "Cruising in a Tank" article has been rather inaccurately retouched for sale as a postcard. For example, the bolt pattern on the cab side is the same as a typical tank despite the unusual shape of the cab. At higher magnification, some of the details appear to have been drawn onto the photograph. Hazarding a guess, I'd say that the source of the retouched photo may have been this view of C16.

post-11482-1173928551.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I think you're right - thanx

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...