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.
In 1915 the First Lord of the Admiralty, Winston Churchill, created a Landships Committee to tackle the problems of trench warfare.
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.
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
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.
TANK, T-54 (M)
Immediately the war ended, and the Cold War began, the USSR embarked upon a massive rearmament programme.