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From: "Marc en Wendy" <marcmethorst-at-zonnet.nl>
Subject: Re: RE:Little Willie [TANKS]
Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2005 21:15:08 +0200
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com

John wrote:

> I've never heard of Little Willie being fitted with armaments, just 
> proposed to be fitted with them. I'm not even sure where the gun would 
> have gone, although a top mounted turret is what I've read.

Last July I went to the Bovington Tank museum and saw Little Willie. As far 
as I remember from the sign it was a caterpillar prototype vehicle. The 
inside is completely removed, only the backbone chassis and drivetrain are 
still present. The text below is taken from the Tank Museum website 

      Little Willie
      When William Tritton and Walter Wilson started work on Landship design 
in the summer of 1915, they built this vehicle and fitted it with imported 
American tracks. These proved unsuitable so new tracks were devised which 
were successful. Little Willie is displayed, in a workshop setting, just as 
it would have looked at this time.

Marc ''it's not the size that matters'' M.

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