Atherton’s Mobile Fort

United Kingdom (1916) Heavy Tank – Design Only Tanks, the new wonder weapons of mechanical inspiration, armored leviathans running on steel tracks to smash their way through German positions on the Western Front, were first used at the Battle of Flers-Courcelette on 15th September 1916. Straight afterward, rumors of this new weapon started to circulate…

Automatic Land Cruiser – ‘Alligator’

United States of America/United Kingdom (1915) Tank – None Built The USA was a latecomer to WW1. By the time they started sending men and machines to Europe to fight the Central Powers (Germany and Austria-Hungary), it was June 1917. By that time, millions of men had already been killed and the war on the…

Kupchak War Automobile

United Kingdom/Dominion of Canada/United States of America (1917) Armored Tractor – Design Only In April 1917, World War I was in full swing with devastating losses on the Western Front and the United States had just declared war on Germany. Tanks had started to be used in combat and generated an enormous amount of interest…

Simms’ Land Torpedo

United Kingdom (1915) Demolition Vehicle – None Built Frederick Richard Simms (12/8/1863 to 22/4/1944) was a successful businessman and entrepreneur. He was one of the early pioneers of the British industry having founded his firm, Simms Motors, in about 1896 before joining the British Motor Syndicate (BMS). He had tried his hand at military machines…