Monday, 30 June 2014

MK4 Tank

After the Mk1 there were two minor evolutions of the design, both primarily training vehicles though the Mk2 did see one battle. The Mk4 is the next evolution of this and was basically an up-armoured version of the Mk1 with some safety adjustments, such as an external fuel tank and a narrower chassis to allow for rail transportation.

This is one of 7 surviving Mk4s left in the world (our of 1220!) and only one of two Male variants left. I think it truly does deserve it's designation Excellent. Very Bill & Ted!

The Males were equipped with three machine guns and 2 6 pounder guns. The Females carried 5 machine guns.


6 comments:

  1. Were you allowed to go inside? Wow!
    The one at Imperial War museum has a plexiglass window to look inside, but you can't see anything because it's so dark.

    Brits were scraping their tanks after the war, so even 7 might be a very high number :D

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    1. The side door was open, but chained off. They were happy for me to stick my camera through the doorway though. The Mk9 (coming later) does allow you inside though. I really wouldn't want to have been inside those as the gears and pistons are exposed and liable to catch on you of you stumble

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  2. A fabulous reference, thank you - make we want to paint a tank now though!

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    1. We had that problem coming out as they cunningly make you walk through the shop which has a large model section. I've spent the last few days desperately trying not to buy lots of tanks to build... thankfully Zombicide has just deflected that for now ;)

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  3. Looks a lot like GWs Land Raider. Nice pics.

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    1. Think more squashed Leman Russ without the turret :)

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