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A Dutch group of engineers are building a working 1:1 exterior replica of 8019 F41 Fray Bentos II Mark IV Male for the 100year anniversary of the tank action near their town. Any photos and information would be helpful (it has a modern engine so the crew can breath) 

 

 

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Helo Craig,
Dutch engineers? Are they building it in Holland?
Coming from Holland myself, could you tell me where these engineers are working on this replica?
Hope to hear,
Willem

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Why 8019 Fray Bentos II? It was losted at Cambre as I know. May be 2329 Fray Bentos?
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A Dutch group of engineers are building a working 1:1 exterior replica of 8019 F41 Fray Bentos II Mark IV Male for the 100year anniversary of the tank action near their town. 

 

 



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I presume this is the replica being built by Johann van Beselaere and the Poelcapelle 1917 Association - in which case it's in Flanders, Belgium. Fray Bentos (2329) was indeed lost near there (I know that Johann has identified the location), but 8019 Fray Bentos II wasn't. That was lost (as correctly pointed out by Alpha Six/Denis) at Cambrai in November/December 1917.

There are no known photos but as a Foster's built Male it would have all the hallmarks of an early Mark IV, e.g. envelope radiator.

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I wasn't aware that any tank actions took place in The Netherlands.  If it's the Poelcapelle project you're thinking of, we've been following it since 2008.

http://p1917a.blogspot.co.uk/

https://m.facebook.com/pages/Tank-Poelkapelle/424031071039385



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Hands Up I got it wrong. It is being built in Belgium for the town of Poelkapelle. They said "Our tank is meant to be Damon II, but for the occasion, we will turn it in into a Fray Bentos and a Deborah. All the people but the welder are volunteers, about 7 now."



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German postcard WW1

 



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Excellent photo Valeriy, and a new one to me. But this is 8019 Fray Bentos II and not 2329 Fray Bentos. As is clearly seen, this tank has twin tubular radiators and not the early envelope radiator used on all the Foster's built Mark IVs.

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Saw it this week. Currently under construction in a barn at Pond Fm outside Ypres. Apparently aiming to have construction finished in time for the Cambrai centenary but its going to be driven by remote control, unmanned.



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