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What is the history behind this MkIV Female tank? It has unusual striking camouflage. It does not have unditiching rails or allied identification white red white markings on the front horns. This would date the photograph to pre Cambrai or post war. Can anyone identify the tank? Are those search lights above the tank fitted to the top of the cabin or on the building?

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Guns look odd. I suspect it's a model. The lights do appear to be attached to the tank.

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Pzkpfw-e wrote:

Guns look odd. I suspect it's a model. The lights do appear to be attached to the tank.


 

I tend to agree, though a 'reverse search' suggests it's "A French postcard depicting 'Lotte', a destroyed British Army Mk.IV 'Female'Tank captured by the German Army and used against French forces at La Pompelle", though others answers are 1) a tank given to Holts/Caterpillar to test, apparently on Salisbury Plan or 2) The female in the picture above was given to Caterpillar after WW1 as a gift. Caterpillar displayed it in parades until WW2 when it was given for scrap in a war effort drive for scrap metal.  The latter might explain the extra lights?

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