Mark V Tank

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Although to the casual eye all British tanks of World War I look much the same, the Mark V is quite outstanding and has a strong claim to be the tank that won World War I for the Allies. In this title, renowned tank expert David Fletcher examines the technological developments that made this tank excel where others had failed, and the reasons why it gave the British the upperhand over the Germans on the battlefield and why it was adopted by the US Tank Corps. Accompanied by detailed artwork showing the design ...
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Overview

Although to the casual eye all British tanks of World War I look much the same, the Mark V is quite outstanding and has a strong claim to be the tank that won World War I for the Allies. In this title, renowned tank expert David Fletcher examines the technological developments that made this tank excel where others had failed, and the reasons why it gave the British the upperhand over the Germans on the battlefield and why it was adopted by the US Tank Corps. Accompanied by detailed artwork showing the design changes that allowed the Mark V to breach the widest German trenches, this title is an excellent resource for the study of the armor of World War I.
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"Accompanied by detailed artwork showing the design changes that allowed the MArk V to breach the widest German trenches, this title is an excellent resource for the study of the armor of World War I. " -Model Retailer (July 2011)

"... provides a good overview of what was arguably the most important tank used in World War I. I highly recommend it for both its narrative and for the large variety of the clear photographs." -Jeff Leiby, IPMS/USA

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849083515
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 4/19/2011
  • Series: New Vanguard Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

David Fletcher was born in 1942. He has written a number of books and articles on military subjects and is currently the historian at the Tank Museum, Bovington, UK. He has spent over 40 years studying the development of British armored vehicles during the two World Wars.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 4

The First Mark V 6

The Real Mark V 7

Crew Duties and Conditions 12

The Mark V* 16

The Mark V and V* in Service 18

Organization

The Battle Of Amiens

After The Armistice

The Mark V** 36

Developments at Christchurch 40

The Mark X 46

Conclusion 46

Index 48

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