GWB-07 Mark V Tank, Composite Version, J18, 9435


SKU: GWB-07 Category:


The British Mark V tank was an upgraded version of the Mark IV tank, deployed in 1918 and used in action in the closing months of World War I. Thanks to Walter Wilson’s epicyclic gear steering system, it was the first British heavy tank that required only one man to steer it; the gearsmen needed in earlier Marks were thus released to man the armament.
The Mark V was first used in the Battle of Hamel on 4 July 1918, when 60 tanks contributed to a successful assault by Australian units on the German lines. It went on to take part in eight major offensives before the end of the War.

The ?Hemaphrodite?, or ?Composite? version of the Mark V tank, consisted of a ?Male? heavy gun on one side of the tank, and ?Female? machine gun variant on the other side of the tank.

Model Size 10 ??x 7 ?? x 4 ??