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Whippet - Medium A

Bovington Tank Museum and the well-known historian David Fletcher MBE, have prepared and presented a series of videos covering vehicle in the collection. The ninth of these videos looks at the Whippet - Medium A.

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About Darren Baker (CMOT)

I have been building model kits since the early 70ís starting with Airfix kits of mostly aircraft, then progressing to the point I am at now building predominantly armour kits from all countries and time periods. Living in the middle of Salisbury plain since the 70ís, I have had lots of opportunitie...


Great. Thanks!
FEB 08, 2016 - 05:43 AM
They have one of these at CFB Bordon in Ontario, Canada..the armor is so thin!
FEB 09, 2016 - 08:37 PM
Almost all tanks that were deployed in WW1 had only bulletproof armour, no matter their weight, because dedicated AT guns had not yet been developed and armour plate thick enough to stop heavy artillary would be too heavy for anything light than 70 tons. It wasn't until the SCW showed towed AT guns carried by infantry could easily KO most tank that armour thicker than an inch became common.
FEB 10, 2016 - 12:07 AM
The Germans also discovered that if you removed a bullet head from a rifle round and inserted it back to front it burnt a perfect hole through the armour.
FEB 10, 2016 - 12:36 AM