Discussion in 'Pre-World War 2 Armour' started by Zhukov_2005, Apr 13, 2004.
Leonardo Da Vinci had some ideas of an armoured vehicle, although i'm pretty sure it doesn't qualify as a tank in the modern sense. it's still interesting though
I believe that Orson Wells (or some other SF writer) predicted the tank in the early 1900s, and called them land cruisers. Whether or not that influenced the desingers of the tank, I know not.
This was the first tank produced in some numbers. I'll give you a clue: It came out in 1915. It was this tank that lead up to the land crusiers.
I believe it should simply be the Tank Mk.1, but I'm not sure...
It´s either the No.1 Lincoln, "Little Willie" or "Mother"...isn´t it ?
Neither Little Willie nor Mother were produced in any amount of numbers. It can't be those.
The all that´s left is the Mk.I, which Roel allready have mentioned.
Ah, Johann, it was the Little Willie or also refered to the Lincoln tank. I never said it had to be mass-produced.
it was build around the Boydell tractor
and those pices of wood in the wheel is to spred more evenly the pressure of the vehicle, other wise it will sink in the soft ground
And here is the very first AFV (not counting the road locomotive):
This one was made in 1899:
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Let's try again...
if you consider this an AFV, where is the armor? :grin:
Haven't we seen this before? Probably in the unusual tank designs topic. Here it is:
Indeed you have!
It's hard to be original on this forum :grin:
I have seen somewhere a picture of a 'land cruiser' built in 1910 (or thereabouts) which was basically a big metal bathtub with lots of mg's mounted on the edges.
The picture shows it in a parade, full of men in top hats!
I'll try and get some more info for you...
hilarious picture but he died
1st tank eh