The following items can be found on the A2Z Military Collectables websitewith full descriptions, photographs and prices.
Tritton had personally visited the Western Front in to speak with crew of his tanks and get their reflection and suggestions.
He also got a first hand chance to see the terrain over which his tanks were being used and this left a deep impression on his mind. The original Whippet, the Medium Mark A, even before production was complete was being seen as needing replacement. A follow-on design to incorporate the feedback from the troops and the requirements of the War Office.
The drawings of the C machine were accepted as a design by the War Office on the 19th of April and construction began on a prototype which was ready in the August of that year. Quite why the military authorised two replacement designs to go ahead is unclear as is the switch from a fast hunting dog to a stinging insect for the name inspiration although a large aggressive insect with a very unpleasant sting certainly fits the bill for the role.
It is possible the intention was to produce both in order to compare them for performance and order the better of the two or it could just be indecision or desperation to make sure they got one functional design.
The Medium Mark C was a large tank, completely unlike the Whippet it was to replace, she was actually larger and taller than the Mk. The distinguishing features of the Medium Mark C are the very large box structure at the front which housed the commander and two machine gunners and the driver.
Despite the lack of a turret the commander was equipped with a fully rotating cupola for improvised vision and a map table to assist in navigation. No radio was fitted but semaphore was provided for and the crew could communicate by means of speaking tubes.
Previous tank designs suffered from terrible ventilation in particular of engine fumes and carbon monoxide from guns. The Medium Mark C separated the crew from the engine fumes with the bulkhead and large fans were also fitted to provide fresh air for the crew compartment although in event of a gas attack etc.
Other innovations for the Mark C included the ability to add sulphonic acid to the exhaust to create a smokescreen just like the Medium Mark B. For The driver though was located centrally and was provided with a large flap which could be raised for better visibility when driving in a non combat area or road march while the rest of the crew used any of the 11 view ports provided around the tank.
Little Willie can be seen in the background of one of the shots Consideration was given to creating both a Male and a Female version of the Medium Mark C just like there had been for the Medium Mark B. The new tanks required by the War Office were to be medium tanks though which meant machine guns only.
By the time of the Armistice in November though no vehicles had actually been completed. A further 14 vehicles were constructed from the spare parts and materials which had been assembled for production.
The state of the ground is obvious from the amount of mud all over the hull. The new engine Early in following problems with engine deliveries Colonel Albert Stern had engaged Harry Ricardo to develop a tank engine capable of hp, using no scarce metals like aluminium which was prioritised at the time for aircraft production and could run at sharp angles of tilt 35 degrees for up to hours on low grade petrol.
The engine had to be compact but the design of the tank allowed for a wider and much taller engine than before.Transcript of WW1 and WW2 compare and contrast chart. Causes: nationalism, Militarism, imperialism, secret society and industrialism WW2 differences Compare and Contrast Venn Diagram on Wold War 1 and World War 2 WW1 differences The same Us entry: German u-boats sinking the Lusitania.
The Type 94 TK was the most prolific Japanese tankette, built from to , and mostly used in the Chinese theater of operations. Compare and Contrast World War 1 & World War 2. by M on October 13, in History, Politics with Comments Off on Compare and Contrast World War 1 & World War 2.
Both the first as well as the second world wars are landmark events in modern world history. Both wars are marked by involvement of the prevailing world powers of the day.
Addar: GENERAL COMMENTS: Addar was formed by former Aurora employees in in Brooklyn, New York. Best known for their Planet of the Apes figure kits, they also seem to have specialized in scenes in a bottle ("Super Scenes") including kits of dinosaurs, NASA spacecraft, JAWS, a WW1 dogfight, etc., as well as reissues of old Aurora airplanes.
Compare Anything ›› Comments: World War I vs World War II. Anonymous comments (5) May 13, , pm. This is actually really helpful if you'r learning about the ww1 and ww2- it makes things a lot easier. Thxs — torosgazete.com is tracked by us since February, Over the time it has been ranked as high as in the world, while most of its traffic comes from India, where it reached as high as position.