World War One (WW1) Mark 4 Full Size Model Tank

WW1 Tank

Specifications:
Mark IV - Male

Crew:                     8
Speed:                    6 kph max
Weight:                   28 tons
Height:                    2.46m (8'2")
Width:                     4.11m (13'9")
Length:                   8.05m (26'5")
Engine power:          

Armament:

Main gun:                n.2 gun 57 mm
Machine Gun:          n.4 7.7mm

This fantastically engineered tank was designed for Kenneth Brannagh and Stephen Fry's adaptation of Mozart's the Magic Flute movie. Due to the fact the filming was carried out in a studio this world war one (WW1) mark 4 tank could not weigh more than a few tons (the weight of a car.) and was originally run with electric motors. These have been replaced with a diesel engine to make this life size tank more authenticate tank was constructed of a steel chassis with the tracks made to the exact design of the original mark 4 and panelled with marine ply and then painted. The tank cost nearly 30,000 to construct and was modelled on an original mark 4 tank at Bovington tank Museum. This tank is full operational and also perfect to hire for a static display because of the weight (or lack of it!). This means if you are on a budget for some military hardware this is a great military tank to consider. It can be decorated in your company colours and only by standing up really close can you tell it is not the real McCoy.

 

 

 

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