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I was having a random look in the Bundesarchiv images and saw this and I'm unsure what to make of it:

SWxBEK2.jpg

The image reference details are on the slide and bundesarchiv are here http://www.bild.bundesarchiv.de/

Seems to be layouts for what I assume to be the A7V or roughly similar in two versions; one with cannon and the other with machine guns. So a Male and Female version situation with 8 and 9 crew respectively. There no other information on it as far as I know and I'v certainly never seen it before.

 



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One A7V was originally built as a "Female". No 501 "Gretchen", but was rearmed with a 57mm later in 1918.
I don't know what vehicle your photo depicts, as it certainly isn't an A7V, but does bear some resemblance to an A7VU, so possibly a design produced for that?

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Crew arrangement is very similar to the one found in Beute-Mk.IV. But Mk.IV had no doors ('Tür') front left and rear right, and no rear machine gun in the females. - This may be the configurations for the planned - but never built - German copies of the Mk.IV.



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A7V-U? I gues you are right mad Zeppelin!

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The top view is similar to the K-Wagen. But the planned Nachbau of MK. IV seems more likely.



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Really intriguing. The position of the doors indicates some A7V influence, but the sponsons are very A7Vu. I think it's a back-of-an-envelope design for a new tank. We must keep digging the Bundesarchiv for more info.

I wonder if Max Hundleby and Werner Strasheim know about these.



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James H wrote:

Really intriguing. The position of the doors indicates some A7V influence, but the sponsons are very A7Vu. I think it's a back-of-an-envelope design for a new tank. We must keep digging the Bundesarchiv for more info.

I wonder if Max Hundleby and Werner Strasheim know about these.


 Rainer Strasheim smile And he already posted in this thread wink



-- Edited by Albert on Friday 9th of September 2016 07:25:48 AM

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Albert wrote:
James H wrote:

Really intriguing. The position of the doors indicates some A7V influence, but the sponsons are very A7Vu. I think it's a back-of-an-envelope design for a new tank. We must keep digging the Bundesarchiv for more info.

I wonder if Max Hundleby and Werner Strasheim know about these.


 Rainer Strasheim smile And he already posted in this thread wink



-- Edited by Albert on Friday 9th of September 2016 07:25:48 AM


 Ah. Apologies for a) forgetting Rainer's Schriftstellername and b) confusing Rainer's name. This is entirely due to the following: we are on a small Greek island; it was midnight; we had just got back from the taverna. As Henry Blofeld once said, "My embarrassment is total."



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