View Full Version : Water Carriers of Mesopotamia

20-05-2013, 21:11
First off the topic title is a referance to the code name that was given to the development of the first tanks during the 1st World War.

I happened to be down in Lincoln UK today (its only a 50min train ride away) and one of the main things I wanted to see was the Mark IV Female tank that they have in the Museum of Lincolnshire Life. As a life long treadhead this is my first reallife encounter with a WW1 tank, and I must say I am blown away. I could just see one of these going at 3 miles an hour of the french battle fields, and it is a big beast when you think when people first saw this it was something totally new The next plan is to get down to Bovington Tank Museum and have a big Tank nerd-gasm :)


21-05-2013, 07:01
I love Mark 1 tanks, there's something about them....

21-05-2013, 09:33
Land Raider :)

Foolish Mortal
21-05-2013, 09:59
As a treadhead myself, I know where you're coming from. WWI is not my main area of interest, but there is a certain something about WWI tanks - they look goofy, but kinda cool at the same time.

I'd love to hit Bovington Tank Museum myself someday, but I've been told that you need way more than a day to get the most out of it.

24-05-2013, 22:34
Impressive, though I was a bit disappointed that this thread was not in fact, about ancient mespotamian irrigation (as I'm revising at the moment :P)

25-05-2013, 09:02
I'm working about 50 metres from Bovvie Tank Museum at the moment, still haven't got round to having a poke about inside.

25-05-2013, 20:12
I have been to Bovington many times in my life and it is well worth the visit especially if you can get there on an open day when they are running some tanks. The ones from the WW1 era are great to look at and the last time I was there they had one open you could squeeze inside of and it was a squeeze believe me! They also had the 'Little Willie' prototype that on the face of it is a metal box on tracks, but interesting nonetheless.