Here is a cross section of a British Mark I tank from 1916. Designers hadn't yet solved the steering problem (slowing and speeding up the tracks) and relied on a pair of guiding wheels attached to the rear. World War 1

Here is a cross section of a British Mark I tank from 1916. Designers hadn't yet solved the steering problem (slowing and speeding up the tracks) and relied on a pair of guiding wheels attached to the rear. World War 1

The Comet was the best British tank of WW2. Its 77mm gun fired the same ammunition as the 17 pounder gun from a shell case based on the British WW1 anti aircraft gun. The reduction in velocity did not have a too negative affect on the APDS shot and the Comet could still take on a Tiger or Panther at range.

The Comet was the best British tank of WW2. Its 77mm gun fired the same ammunition as the 17 pounder gun from a shell case based on the British WW1 anti aircraft gun. The reduction in velocity did not have a too negative affect on the APDS shot and the Comet could still take on a Tiger or Panther at range.

the breakdown of titles of nobility England | Home | Site Map | Society | London | Contact

the breakdown of titles of nobility England | Home | Site Map | Society | London | Contact

A British Grant tank, whose crew has just painted the name 'Atlanta' on its turret, 10 September 1942.

A British Grant tank, whose crew has just painted the name 'Atlanta' on its turret, 10 September 1942.

The Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele) 31 July-10 November 1917 A knocked out British tank half submerged in mud and water near St Julien, 12 October 1917.| First World War Poetry Digital Archive

The Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele) 31 July-10 November 1917 A knocked out British tank half submerged in mud and water near St Julien, 12 October 1917.| First World War Poetry Digital Archive

British army 1945 Firefly Sherman - with the larger much more capable British 17 pounder main gun - could destroy any German tank and was a much better gun than the standard US gun

British army 1945 Firefly Sherman - with the larger much more capable British 17 pounder main gun - could destroy any German tank and was a much better gun than the standard US gun

A British Sherman VC ‘Firefly’ of ‘C’ Squadron, The Staffordshire Yeomanry, 27th Armoured Brigade in the vicinity of Lebisey Wood, north of Caen, Normandy.  7th -13th of June 1944.

A British Sherman VC ‘Firefly’ of ‘C’ Squadron, The Staffordshire Yeomanry, 27th Armoured Brigade in the vicinity of Lebisey Wood, north of Caen, Normandy. 7th -13th of June 1944.

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