vehicles

Here you can find out about the vehicles we have on display in The Tank Museum and where they can be found.

First World War

TANK MEDIUM, MARK A

Also known as The Whippet While the heavy tanks were designed for direct attacks against enemy trenches the Tank Corps also wanted a lighter, faster tank to work with the cavalry over open country.

CHAR RENAULT FT17

The first truly modern tank design Conceived by General Jean-Baptiste Estienne and manufactured under the control of the Renault Company this was the world's first mass-produced tank, 3800 being built in all.

LITTLE WILLIE

In 1915 the First Lord of the Admiralty, Winston Churchill, created a Landships Committee to tackle the problems of trench warfare.

INTER WAR

TANK LIGHT, MARK IIA

A two-man light tank of the early Thirties The first British light tank, the Mark I, evolved from the Carden-Loyd Carrier.

TANK CRUISER MARK I A9

The first British cruiser tank.

T-26 MODEL 1933

A Russian copy of a pre-war British design In 1930 the Russians obtained 15 examples of Vickers-Armstrongs Mark E tanks, all of the twin turreted version.

Second World War

GENERAL AIRCRAFT HAMILCAR GLIDER

Portion of fuselage.

TANK MEDIUM, VICKERS ARMSTRONGS MARK E, TYPE B

A successful commercial design by Vickers Alongside their work for the British armed forces Vickers-Armstrongs produced military equipment for foreign buyers.

TANK LIGHT AMPHIBIOUS, NO 3

Tanks, in theory, can go anywhere, which is why they are fitted with tracks.

POST WAR

ENGESA EE-9 CASCAVEL MARK V

Service trials in Brazil c.

TANK, T-72M1

After World War 2 Soviet tanks developed along logical traditional lines.

TANK, T-54 (M)

Immediately the war ended, and the Cold War began, the USSR embarked upon a massive rearmament programme.