New Release: Mark V (Heavy Tank)
Buy the Mark V by November 20th and get free shipping on your entire order*
*Within the USA free shipping means delivery by the United States Postal Service using First Class Mail (packages up to 8 ounces) and Priority Mail (packages over 8 ounces). Select Countries: Free Economy Mail delivery (4-8 weeks) is also being offered to Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Luxemburg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.
About the Mark V
The Mark V was a British WWI heavy tank, deployed in 1918 and primarily used in action during the closing months of WWI. The initial intention was for the Mark V to be a completely new design of tank, but parts to craft it didn’t become available in time, so it ended up being an upgraded Mark IV. The Mark V had more power from a new Ricardo engine, and only needed one driver thanks to the new Wilson epicyclical steering gear.
The first tanks arrived in France in May 1918. Four hundred were built, 200 each of Males and Females. The “Males” were armed with 6-pounder guns and machine guns, while the “Females” came with machine guns only. The Mark V was first used in the Battle of Hamel, on the 4th of July 1918. It went on to take part in eight major offensives before the end of the War.
Weight: 29 Tons (Male); 28 Tons (Female)
Length: 26 ft 5 in
Crew: 8 (Commander, driver, and six gunners)
Armor: 16 mm maximum front, 12 mm sides, 8 mm roof/”belly”
Main armament: Two 6-pounder (57-mm) cwt QF guns with 207 rounds; four .303 in (7.7-mm) Hotchkiss Mk. 1 machine gun
Engine: 19 liter six cylinder in-line Ricardo petrol engine – 150 hp at 1200 rpm
Power: 5.2 hp/ton
Speed: 5 mph maximum
Steering system: Wilson epicyclical steering