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Now that there are so many Mk IV replicas, I was thinking of doing a list for the benefit of Wikipedia and, therefore, the world. If you can help with further examples, more details, etc, please do. These are brief descriptions of what I've got so far:

1) The Guy Martin tank, Deborah II

2) The War Horse tank, Big Beast

3) The Poelkapelle Tank, Damon II

4) The Magic Flute replica, last heard of in private hands.

5) The replica in Koppio Smithy, Australia, one of three used in The Lighthorsemen film

6) The Vanguard Holdings replica, Edwin; whereabouts unknown at present.

7) Two in New Zealand: Auld Crusty and Spring Chicken. One is Peter Jackson's, but other than that I can't find much info.

Is there a replica Perfect Lady or have I imagined that?

I could use some more info on the replica that featured in ANZACS, the tv miniseries. I gather it's still in existence.

Please throw in anything you think might be of use. Ta.

 



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What about the one in the League of Gentleman, seen in the first part of the film which was made to represent a Mkv. I saw this replica at the War and Peace show quite a few years ago, they done a very good job on it, made in steel not fabricated wood. One day i would like to build a replica FT17 what ever the correct term is now, just finding the exact measurements.

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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen happened to be on tv last night. The tank is most impressive, but appears only briefly, sadly.

 

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BTW, I've emailed a couple of people in New Zealand about the Mk IV replicas, but no joy. Any suggestions?

The one in ANZACS is closer to a Mk V.



-- Edited by James H on Wednesday 28th of August 2019 11:06:28 AM

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Judging by the tracks, the League of Gentlemen tank was built on (from?) a Centurion?

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Centurion ARV, yes.

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No further info to contribute I'm afraid, but it was good to see three of the replicas together at the Great Dorset Steam Fair last weekend - 2063/B46 'Big Brute' (Tank Museum/War Horse), 2380/D29 'Damon II' (Poelkapelle) & 2620/D51 'Deborah II' (Norfolk Tank Museum/Guy Martin).

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3 x Mk IV Tank replicas - GDSF, 26th August 2019.JPG

2 x Mk IV Tank replicas - GDSF, 26th August 2019.JPG

2380 D29 Damon II Mk IV Tank replica - GDSF, 26th August 2019 (1).JPG



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Blimey. I wish I could have got to that. Tell me: if and when I sort this article out, would you be prepared to let me use one of these photos? They have to be out of copyright or with the author's permission.



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Absolutely no problem at all James - I took quite a few more, so once I've 'fettled them' I'll stick them on my Flickr page, and you can have a look through them all & see if there's any you want.

The Poelkapelle tank was giving rides as well, and ran for three days solid without incident, I believe thumbsup.gif



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You've probably seen it already, but there's a few pics of 'Auld Crusty' in this article from a few years ago (just popped up on my FB newsfeed today):

https://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/news/86374860/sir-peter-jacksons-replica-ww1-tank-arrives-in-waikato



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