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British Mark IV Tank КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ British Mark IV Tank (New forefront 133)ByDavid Fletcher, Tony BryanPublisher:Os Publishing2007 48PagesISBN: 184603082XPDF36 MBAmongst the 1st ever heavily produced tanks in heritage, the British Mk IV has been labeled as essentially the most profitable heavy tanks to have fought in international battle I. It proved its worthy on the landmark conflict of Cambrai in November 1917, while 460 Mark IVs have been deployed for the 1st time opposed to the enemy with nice impression. Arguably altering the character of battle at the Western entrance, the Mark IV was once one of many first automobiles on the planet to partake in a tank duel while, in 1918, it met the German A7V in wrestle. Drawing on a wealth of formerly unpublished pictures and new info on its operational skills, this interesting exploration of the British Mk IV tank offers a close account of this important car, its variations, and its deployment at the battlefields of the good warfare. sharingmatrix eighty five

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The last battle involving Mark IV tanks seems to have been towards the end of Second Cambrai on 8 October, when 12th Battalion had the unusual experience of confronting four Mark IV tanks in German hands near Niergnies. Accounts of the action are confusing and contradictory, but it may be that male tank L16 put one of the Beutepanzers out of action. The German tanks, or their supporting artillery, exacted some revenge and knocked out at least three of the British Mark IVs, including L16, while the crew ofL8 used a captured German gun to smash another of the German tanks.

Their popularity was so marked that a tank was also incorporated into an exhibition of weapons displayed in Trafalgar Square around the same time. To capitalize on the tanks' popularity, the National War Savings Committee organized a programme of travelling tanks that toured England and Wales selling War Bonds, and subsequently Victory Bonds, when the fighting was over. A similar scheme operated in Scotland. Impressive sums were raised and, to judge from the timetable, a lot of hard work was involved.

The panel suspended by string between the front horns is presumably something to do with the receiving process. More power Still in pursuit of improved performance over and above what W. O. Bentley had provided, Albert Stern tried to persuade Daimler to come up with something better. They turned the offer down pleading pressure of work so, early in January 1917, Stern approached a young engineer named Harry Ricardo to see what he could offer. The story of the Ricardo engine belongs more properly to the saga of the Mark V tank, but it is mentioned here for what might have been.

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