Mills’ Travelling Motor Fortification and Charging Device / Rapid Travelling Armour Clad Field Fortification

New Zealand (1914-1915) Moving Fortress – None Built In the history of the development of the modern tank in WW1, a lot of people are aware of the Landships Committee and names like Stern, Swinton, and Tritton – names synonymous with the invention of the tank. Fewer people are aware of Lancelot de Mole, an …

Wentworth Cruiser Tank

Commonwealth of Australia/New Zealand (1924-1942) Cruiser Tank – Drawings Only War can bring about a wide variety of ideas from an equally wide variety of people and places, and one design from Australia came from the most unlikely of places; a prison. The person concerned in this unusual tale is Prisoner ‘131’ – Jack Alva …

Bob Semple Tractor Tank

New Zealand (1940-1942) Tractor Tank – 3 Built Few tanks have achieved the level of notoriety and even scorn which has been cast upon the ‘Bob Semple Tank’. Few lists of ‘Worst ever tanks’ miss it out and it does seem perhaps a little ungainly at first glance. As such it is ignored for what …