This is the Mark V WW1 time first battle tank.
A view from the top. The tracks ran around the entire tank. Did you know they had 2 piegions inside for communications? Since it was just one very large box inside and had a horribly noisy engine, people couldn't communicate. So they used flags, semaphore signals, etc. etc.
This Hodgkiss 6 pounder gun with four machine guns was called as a Male version. Not surprisingly, there was a female version as well, but this time with two Vickers Machine Guns. lol. How amusing. It had 8 crew crammed inside, and fully 4 of them were needed to drive and steer this monster, lol.
What on earth is a London Bus doing in a place like this? Well, as it so happened, during WW1, there was a huge shortage of motor vehicles.
So the War office got these buses and were used to move people around. They could take 25 fully armed and outfitted soldiers, and were used as ambulances, wireless equipment carriers and even pigeon lofts, lol
It has the names of the battlefields noted..
A very simple machine to use and abuse, it was mainly used from the perspective of overwhelming numbers, although from 1-2-1 fights, it came off worst against the later Panzers.
But very successful indeed in winning battles but at a fairly high cost. Impressive quantities indeed, almost 17000 were given to the UK itself.