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From: "John Barager" <gogetta20-at-hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: RE:Little Willie [TANKS]
Date: Thu, 08 Sep 2005 18:32:21 -0300
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com

If I remember correctly, and I've never been to Bovington, only have 
pictures of it there, they have the "Little Willie" set up as the version 
using the Holt Tractor tracks and running gear. Which was technicly named 
the Triton No.1 Machine. Little Willie was the nickname given to the vehicle 
after it was taken apart and rebuilt with all new tracks and running gear 
that had no suspension.

But I'm just nit-picking pointless details.

- John

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From:  <i>&quot;Marc en Wendy&quot; 
<i>&lt;tanks-at-rctankcombat.com&gt;</i><br>Subject:  <i>Re: RE:Little Willie 
[TANKS]</i><br>Date:  <i>Thu, 8 Sep 2005 21:15:08 +0200</i><br>John 
wrote:<br><br>&gt;I've never heard of Little Willie being fitted with 
armaments, just <br>&gt;proposed to be fitted with them. I'm not even sure 
where the gun <br>&gt;would have gone, although a top mounted turret is what 
I've read.<br><br>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 (http://www.tankmuseum.org/colevolution.html)<br><br>    
   Little Willie<br>      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.<br><br><br>Marc 
''it's not the size that matters'' M.<br>Holland<br><< evolution2.jpg >>