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This title looks at the Medium Mark A Whippet, one of the most successful British tanks of World War I and, when placed alongside existing titles covering the Mark I, Mark IV and Mark V, completes the New Vanguard series' coverage of the major British tanks of the war. The evolution of the Whippet is examined in detail, from design and development to mechanical details and crew duties, and information on the operational use of the vehicle is drawn from war diaries and battalion records. The Whippet was involved ...

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Medium Mark A Whippet

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Overview

This title looks at the Medium Mark A Whippet, one of the most successful British tanks of World War I and, when placed alongside existing titles covering the Mark I, Mark IV and Mark V, completes the New Vanguard series' coverage of the major British tanks of the war. The evolution of the Whippet is examined in detail, from design and development to mechanical details and crew duties, and information on the operational use of the vehicle is drawn from war diaries and battalion records. The Whippet was involved in several well-known incidents that will be presented in this volume, including the clash at Cachy on April 24, 1918, the actions of the 6th Battalion tank known as 'Musical Box' on August 8, 1918, and Sewell's Victoria Cross-winning exploits with the 3rd Battalion on August 29, 1918. Mention will also be made of the Whippet's involvement with the Tank Corps' expedition to Russia. In addition to this examination of the Mark A Whippet is a study of the other Medium tanks up to the end of the war: the Medium B, Medium C, Medium D and the experimental American Studebaker tank.

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"Typical of the series, we are provided with a full development history of the tank as well as its use in combat. There are a goodly number of nice period photos and we are also treated to some excellent art work and illustrations along the way. It's subjects like this that make the New Vanguard series so well received by enthusiasts and this one is no exception. A great read and I know you will learn from it."
- Scott Van Aken, www.modelingmadness.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781782004004
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 5/20/2014
  • Series: New Vanguard , #207
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 927,339
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

David Fletcher was born in 1942. He has written a number of books and articles on military subjects and until his retirement was the historian at the Tank Museum, Bovington, UK. He has spent over 40 years studying the development of British armoured vehicles during the two World Wars.
Henry Morshead is a design consultant in the European automotive and aerospace sectors, with clients including Jaguar, Bentley, CitroƔn and Airbus. He is also a technical sponsor of the Bloodhound supersonic car, contributing digital surfacing and design services. A former officer in the Royal Engineers and illustrator for Jane's, he maintains a keen interest in the design and use of military land and air vehicles.
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