GWB-04 British Medium Tank, Mark C, “Male” Tank
It was planned that by 1919 the Tank Corps were to receive no less than 6,000 Medium C tanks, a third of which were to be of a “Male” version, with a long six-pounder gun in the front of the superstructure. Though drawings were prepared nothing would come of this “Male” version. The “MALE” tank, was a category of tank prevalent in World War 1, which featured heavier armament, such as the long six-pounder gun.
The ?FEMALE? tank featured multiple machine guns instead of the heavier armament seen on the much more common “MALE” tanks. As such, female tanks were normally cast in an anti-infantry role. “Female” tanks were therefore also lighter than “males”. By the end of World War I tank technology had developed, particularly in British tanks, to a point where it was decided that tanks should be both male and female (i.e. with both heavy armament and lighter machine guns). This has become the standard model for tank designs since World War I and since then the terms “male” and “female” have been disused.
From 1925 on, the Medium C was gradually replaced by the Medium Mark I and Medium Mark II. Proposals to use Medium Cs as recovery vehicles were rejected. A single vehicle was used to test a new type of transmission.
In 1940 the last remaining Medium C was melted down.
Limited Edition of 150