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  • Rnd 2 Grp 1 - Tanks Mk I-V (Britain) vs Vickers 6-Ton (Britain)

    Round 2, Group 1: Tanks Mk I-V (Britain) vs Vickers 6-Ton (Britain)


    The British Mk I was the first tank ever to go into battle. It was the very first physical fighting embodiment of the word, "tank". The subsequent Mks II-V steadily improved on the design. More of this basic type saw combat in WW1 than any other tank except the Renault FT-17.

    The Vickers 6-ton was one of the most widely distributed and adapted tank designs of the late 1920’s and 30’s; a substantial number of countries employing it and/or developing their own near copies. Between 11,000 & 12,000 of the Soviet version, the T-26, were built in a number of variants from 1931 to 1941.

    Which tank will get your vote?


    Only one of these two candidates will make it to the next round!

    Which of them is the most significant and/or influential?


    Candidate #1 - Tanks Mk I-V (Britain)

    Active Service Entry – 1916 (Mk I)
    Weight – From 27 tons (Mk I ‘Female’) up to 29 tons (Mk. V ‘Male’)
    Top Speed – From 6 km/h (3.7 mph) (Mk I) up to 8 km/h (5 mph) (Mk. V)
    Main Armament – 2 x 6pdr guns (Male) or 4 x .303 MGs (Female)
    No. Produced – 1,870, Mks I-V combined

    For further basic info, you can start with Wiki here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British...of_World_War_I

    Tank Mk.I (Male)



    Tanks Mk.IV 'Female' (left) and 'Male' (right)




    Candidate #5 - Vickers 6-Ton (Britain)

    Service Entry – 1931 ~ (depends on user country)
    Weight – 7.3 tons upwards (depending on variant)
    Top Speed – 35 km/h (22 mph) (original British version)
    Main Armament – varied
    No. Produced – approx. est. 13,000 (all variants combined)

    For further basic info, you can start with Wiki here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vickers_6-Ton#Operators








    Consider the criteria with care! You decide!


    90
    Tanks Mk I-V (Britain)
    76.67%
    69
    Vickers 6-Ton (Britain)
    23.33%
    21

    The poll is expired.

    Last edited by panther3485; 29 Aug 14, 04:24.
    "England expects that every man will do his duty!" (English crew members had better get ready for a tough fight against the combined French and Spanish fleets because that's what England expects! However, Scotland, Wales and Ireland appear to expect nothing so the Scottish, Welsh and Irish crew members can relax below decks if they like!)

  • #2
    Going with the first of its kind, the MK I.
    Any metaphor will tear if stretched over too much reality.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by GCoyote View Post
      Going with the first of its kind, the MK I.
      Agree.
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      • #4
        the first one wins
        you think you a real "bleep" solders you "bleep" plastic solders don't wory i will make you in to real "bleep" solders!! "bleep" plastic solders

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        • #5
          Tanks Mk I-V (Britain)

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          • #6
            The Marks I-V were more influential.

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            • #7
              The Marks I-Vs should win the end price in my opion
              you think you a real "bleep" solders you "bleep" plastic solders don't wory i will make you in to real "bleep" solders!! "bleep" plastic solders

              CPO Mzinyati

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              • #8
                "Mother", certainly
                "I dogmatise and am contradicted, and in this conflict of opinions and sentiments I find delight".
                Samuel Johnson.

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                • #9
                  Have to go with the tank.
                  John

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                  • #10
                    I feel so wrong going against the Mark tanks, but.......going with the 6 Ton.

                    It WAS in service around the world and in large numbers, and according to the wiki page it was the 2nd most common tank design besides the FT-17 at the outbreak of WWII. The T-26 of course basically was the 6 Ton.
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                    • #11
                      I voted MK I.

                      As influence, this is the vehicle that was first got the name "tank" (as a deception measure) and required Commanders to figure out best tactics to cooperated with this new weapon.

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                      • #12
                        Tanks Mk I-V (Britain)

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                        • #13
                          Went with Vickers 6-Ton.

                          Often overlooked fact is that French tank program with Schneider CA1 was parallel British development of tanks the same year, and British beat French in introducing it into service by mere weeks.

                          So, we would get the first tank anyway, even without Mk.1

                          So, I decided to give a vote for 6-Ton because it had long export carrier and it saw combat over various part of world.
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                          • #14
                            The British Rhomboid tanks of WW 1 were vehicles of the period and not used beyond the war much. They represent one of the first successful tank designs but then the French, and even to a limited extent, Germans put tanks in action.
                            The French certainly did on a scale equal to the British.

                            The Vicker's 6 ton on the other hand influenced a whole generation of tank designs worldwide. It was a huge advance in design for its time and easily represents something akin to Christie's designs in the US. It's influence on tank design is undeniable.

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                            • #15
                              Mk I-IV
                              They were the first, and Influenced everyone else involved to start building tanks.
                              BoRG
                              "... and that was the last time they called me Freakboy Moses"

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