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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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-- Edited by jch_in_uk on Thursday 4th of May 2017 06:13:07 PM



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The perspective also seems skewed. The "level" ground in the foreground beneath the tank does not seem to remotely line up with the walls of the buildings. I think if we were to draw out the lines on the buildings and the tank to the "vanishing points" we would find they don't totally match up.

It's possible it's on really uneven ground from a really weird vantage point, but I think Occham's Razor suggests otherwise.

Perhaps it IS a German propaganda picture cobbled together from two negatives or something to make the tank stand out more.



-- Edited by ShermanPanzer on Friday 13th of October 2017 02:25:13 AM

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