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Two British WWI tanks displayed in Lugansk, Ukraine went through a serious overhaul this year. Now they look smarter than ever in their beautiful green paint.


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Tags: 1910s, armour, restoration, tank, weapons

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Comment by lord_k on September 26, 2009 at 6:44am
Of course they were operated not by the Imperial Army, but by the White Army during the Civil War. Six Mark Vs were supplied to the Whites by the British Command in 1919 and captured by the Reds later. This page can provide additional info.
Comment by IRON CROSS on September 26, 2009 at 6:31am
Its good to see that someone is intrested in restoring this machine back to its former glory but to find one in ukraine of all places is a suprise I did not think that these tanks where operated by either the imperial russian forces
Comment by lord_k on September 25, 2009 at 2:43pm
Seen it, of course. There is also a great shot of a pilot releasing 'live messenger'
Comment by Tome Wilson on September 25, 2009 at 2:40pm
Ever see the pictures of WWI tanks using "wireless communication?"

It's basically a pair of hands coming out of the side port releasing a messenger pigeon. Before radio, these beasts were run at the mercy of the tankers inside.
Comment by Steam Crow on September 25, 2009 at 2:05pm
I love these tanks.
Comment by lord_k on September 24, 2009 at 1:39am
You certainly know a WWI photograph of a tank, made from the trench. Looking at the machine from this point, man feels himself powerless and useless.
Comment by Tome Wilson on September 23, 2009 at 9:27pm
Those tanks looks monstrous. These days, you can expect these death dealers on the battlefield.

But could you imagine facing something like this with a rifle, or from horseback?

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