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Mark IV Tank

Detail showing the plaque for 1918 from the monument to the Tank Corps, Pozières, France. The base bears plaques commemorating the Tank Corps and the years 1916, when tanks were first used in battle, 1917, when they were proven to be a weapon that could change the war, and 1918, when tanks were decisive in the Allied victory. The plaques for each year list the engagements in which the Corps fought.
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1918
2nd Somme
River Lys
Hamel — Marne — Moreuil
Amiens — Bapaume
Arras — Epehy
Cambrai — St. Quentin
Selle — Mormal Forest

Detail showing the plaque for 1918 from the monument to the Tank Corps, Pozières, France. The base bears plaques commemorating the Tank Corps and the years 1916, when tanks were first used in battle, 1917, when they were proven to be a weapon that could change the war, and 1918, when tanks were decisive in the Allied victory. The plaques for each year list the engagements in which the Corps fought. © 2013 by John M. Shea

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1918

2nd Somme

River Lys

Hamel — Marne — Moreuil

Amiens — Bapaume

Arras — Epehy

Cambrai — St. Quentin

Selle — Mormal Forest

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Most of the 474 tanks used in the Battle of Cambrai in November 1917 were British Mark IV tanks. Improvements on earlier models included thicker armor.

Weight: 28 tons; Length: 8m/26ft 5 in; Height: 2.5m/8ft 2 in; Width: 3.9m/12ft 10in

Engine: Daimler 6-cylinder in-line water-cooled, 105hp

Speed: 6kpm/3.7mph; Range: 112km/70 mi

Step: 1.8m/4ft 6in; Trench: 3m/10ft

Armament: (male) Two Hotchkiss 23-caliber 6-pound guns with 204 rounds; three .303-in Lewis gun with 5,640 rounds; (female) six .303-in Lewis gun with 5,640 rounds

Armor: 16mm front; 12mm sides and read; 8mm roof and belly

Crew: 8: (male) driver, commander, two 6-pound gunners, two machine gunners, two brakemen; (female) driver, commander, four machine gunners, two brakemen

Mark IV Tank is a tank.