Saturday, February 09, 2008

Tank Of The Day.

This design from the 20's was for a heavy tank. All rivetted together and with no less than five (5) turrets, all grouped round the front of the vehicle, this truly was a stonk among tanks.
It just keeps on going doesn't it? Couldn't fit the barge in. What a loverly artillery target it would have made. A sort of 'Private Pike' attempt at invincibility.

The plaque tells the story of this Vickers Armstrong prototype. Retractable road wheels. Useful for taking on the natives in India, but not particularly brilliant in a real war. Note the narrow tracks.
Mud, anybody?
At least in town it could pick up it's skirts and run. A sort of self-transporting tank.
Oh dear oh dear oh dear.

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