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Post Info TOPIC: WW2 use of WW1 Mk V composites with 45 mm gun.


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Do you have any more information or photos of the WW1 Mk V composites fitted with a long thin 45 mm gun in one of the sponsons used in the defence of Tallin 27-31 Aug 1941?.

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Were any tanks fitted with 45 mm guns in the Russian Civil War or was it only the tanks used in WW2?



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I believe I found another having been captured by the Germans not dug in


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And another but I do not know if this is a composite fitted with a 45 mm

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Nice find I will try and do some research on this. This also gives me a really good idea for a diorama. Thanks for sharing.

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Craig,

Your third post is not related to the others. The B&W photos show Mark V Composites re-armed and used in the fighting around Tallinn, Estonia. The third photo shows a Mark IV Female, Lyric, in France in 1940. The poster on the glacis plate is for a French tourist association. There are quite a number of photos of the Estonian Mark Vs, and even more of Lyric.

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By the way the colour photo in post 1 must be a mock-up but based on an original Mark V. Is this Kubinka? I do wish museums wouldn't mess around with tanks like this. It makes studying them so much harder.

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The colour photo is a still from a video taken at Kublinka, 

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Thanks


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Pity it's so expensive to restore these tanks. This would be a good example of a Mk V if it was redone to original state.



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I am totally against restoring tanks. They should be conserved and documented, not restored. Restoration means that original parts are lost and over time no-one is really sure which bits are original and which aren't. Restoration is, in my view, vandalism.

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Gwyn Evans wrote:

I am totally against restoring tanks. They should be conserved and documented, not restored. Restoration means that original parts are lost and over time no-one is really sure which bits are original and which aren't. Restoration is, in my view, vandalism.

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 I agree, any "restoration" to running condition would require new parts like engines and transmissions and then the basic structure would not cope with the stresses either, basically you will end up with a replica anyway.

I don't think that English Heritage would think of restoring Stonehenge, erecting the fallen stones and replacing the lost ones.

jh



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