Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Hellacious

The British Mk.IV tank.


Try to imagine being inside of that thing, rolling across No Man's Land.


2 comments:

Stewart Dean said...

I grew up in Louisville, KY....and Ft. Knox nearby is the home of armor. They have a fabulous tank museum, including one of those, possibly in running condition. I was there coupla times in the 50's and 60's and once in the 80's maybe. They have Army and Marine Corps tanks, German, Brit and Russian (and maybe more) tanks, AA tanks, tank destroyers.
The last time I was there, someone was working on one of these Brit WWI tanks and the side door was open. The reason it's so damn tall is that its engine is that tall...a ll-oo-nnn-gg stroke engine more akin to steam. Each cylinder had a separate water jacket

J4rh34d said...

Contemporary petrol engines often had separate water jackets, such as the Liberty.The tank's 16 litre, 125=150 hp engine was designed by W. O. Bentley, with input from Harry Ricardo