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Mark IV Tank

A Mark V tank from the monument to the Tank Corps, Pozières, France. (Thanks to James Reeve of the site Landships II for the following: The model on the monument is of a Mk V. You can tell by the second cab on the roof towards the rear, and the ventilation louvres on the side towards the rear. Also, the Mk IV male carried 3 machine guns (1 in the cab and 1 in each sponson) as well as the 6 pounders, and the female 5 (1 in the cab and 2 in each sponson). The Mk V had an additional machine gun fitted in the rear panel, making 4 in the male and 6 in the female.)
Inscription:
Near this spot the first tanks used in war went into action on 15th Sept 1916
This monument is erected to the memory of the officers, warrant officers, non-commissioned officers & men of
The Tank Corps who fell in action in the years 1916-1917-1918 during The Great War.
Three additional plaques list the battles in which the Tanks Corps fought:
1916 - 1st Somme, Ancre
1917 - 1st Arras, Messines, 3rd Ypres, 1st Cambrai
1918 - 2nd Somme, River Lys, Hamel-Marne-Moreuil, Amiens-Bapaume, Arras-Epehy, Cambrai-St. Quentin, Selle-Mormal Forest

A Mark V tank from the monument to the Tank Corps, Pozières, France. (Thanks to James Reeve of the site Landships II for the following: The model on the monument is of a Mk V. You can tell by the second cab on the roof towards the rear, and the ventilation louvres on the side towards the rear. Also, the Mk IV male carried 3 machine guns (1 in the cab and 1 in each sponson) as well as the 6 pounders, and the female 5 (1 in the cab and 2 in each sponson). The Mk V had an additional machine gun fitted in the rear panel, making 4 in the male and 6 in the female.) © 2013, John Shea

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Near this spot the first tanks used in war went into action on 15th Sept 1916

This monument is erected to the memory of the officers, warrant officers, non-commissioned officers & men of

The Tank Corps who fell in action in the years 1916-1917-1918 during The Great War.

Three additional plaques list the battles in which the Tanks Corps fought:

1916 - 1st Somme, Ancre

1917 - 1st Arras, Messines, 3rd Ypres, 1st Cambrai

1918 - 2nd Somme, River Lys, Hamel-Marne-Moreuil, Amiens-Bapaume, Arras-Epehy, Cambrai-St. Quentin, Selle-Mormal Forest

Other views: Front

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.