Thursday, 12 June 2014

Bolt Action: VBCW: The World's First Tank Destroyer.



The British Medium Mark C would have been the standard British tank of late 1918. It looked much like other WWI rhomboid tanks but that it is misleading. It only had a crew of four and could be steered by one man. It carried machine guns in a fixed turret and a cupola for the commander.

In the event the war ended and only a handful of Medium Cs were built. They were used to quell the Glasgow riots. :)

A Tank Destroyer variant of the Mk C was planned with a long barrelled 6pdr gun and two forward facing MGs for self defence in the turret. This was never built but would have been the world's first specialised tank destroyer.



This is a resin model from Copplestone. I have painted it in Russian colours as I believe some Medium Cs were sent to Russia during the Civil War.

The last four Cs were melted down in 1940, a fate dished out to many WWI survivors.

A great model for interwar and VBCW players.


6 comments:

  1. Well, I've learnt something today:). The problem is now I want one in 1/144th scale, so will probably have to scratch build it:(.

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    1. At least the tank is nice and angular. Not too many curves.

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  2. Thats a lovely tank and the love the dog on the top, very nice touch

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    1. I couldn't resist the dog. It looks like the sort of tank that should have a pet dog.

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  3. I find early war tanks so very neat. This one is no exception. Very nice.

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    1. I love the experimental interwar stuff.

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