World War I, a time when battle tank manufacturing was in its absolute infancy, offers us but a glimpse of the powerful, versatile, and lethal armored vehicle technology that would rapidly progress before the outbreak of World War II. These early-era tanks, to our modern sensibility, are fascinating in their simplicity though they offered soldiers of the time an opportunity to travel at higher speeds, traverse difficult landscape, and be equipped with dynamic and mobile weaponry.
The Mark IV tank — first seeing combat duty in 1917 — was the most popular British tank of World War I with more than 1,200 units being produced. It benefited greatly from its Mark-variant predecessors (some of the first tanks ever manufactured), and was a clear improvement in armor, fuel-tank placement, and overall ease of transport.
This 1/72 scale resin model — an exciting addition to our Wings of the Great War: Armor Collection — is a replica of a "Male" Mark IV captured by the Germans and refitted with their markings and featuring textured surfaces, accurate weaponry, realistic tracks, authentic German markings, and a removable display stand. Measures approximately 4" long.