cool things with wheels since 2006
Whenever I see this tank i can't help but wonder how many times a German tank would have shot through it and missed.
It was a very clever idea, which was to combine the trench and barbed wire crossing ability of the British mkV tanks with the lightweight easy to drive french FT-17. So you have the big rhomboid shaped track attached to a small two man cabin. It was also designed to be broken down like scaffolding to be shipped and re assembled near the battlefield.
Wow, I hadn't read any of that, and I'm now wondering why they didn't get a contract, it seems like a pretty good way to get soldiers across some hostile territory! Especially if they hooked up a trailer with supplies!
The war ended in November of 1918 so there was no need for it. It's impressive how quickly they went from concept to a working prototype.