photos of Mk.V 9004

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photos of Mk.V 9004

Joined: April 13th, 2005, 11:32 pm

June 29th, 2005, 8:13 pm #1

I need some pictures or info about the tank MkV 9004, I know its a male and that its in the "b" battalion but I can't find a picture of it, which I need to make a model, I looked through David Fletchers "British tanks 1915-1919" but there’s no pictures of it in that book. Does anyone know where I can find pictures of ht e tank, or does anyone have them.
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Joined: May 5th, 2005, 9:07 am

June 30th, 2005, 10:15 am #2

There may be a photo in Fletcher's Tanks and Trenches, but failing that an e-mail to the tank Museum may be your best bet. I have no note of an original negative for 9004 so I did'nt see her when I went though the IWM albums or the first batch of Mk V albums at Bovington.

Alternative may be to switch to a 2nd Bn (not B at this date) tank you have photos of?

Mike Cooper
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June 30th, 2005, 12:13 pm #3

great I'll email them if they have it if not I was planning to make a model of the P13 which I have great photos of, by the way did you like my a7v sturmpanzer?
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June 30th, 2005, 1:11 pm #4

Hiya

Yes - will respond from home. P13 is very probably just post war, as its associated with a string of 16Bn photos taken in (I think)Germany in 1919-20 (maybe later). Lovely clear photo, as I recall. There are others in teh same sequence too. I may have neg-numbers at home.

Of the top of my head, 16Bn did get into action, but only just, and I'm not sure of the exact details.

Mike Cooper



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June 30th, 2005, 10:31 pm #5

I'll email bovington tank museum about photos of the 9004, in the mean time in working on my ft-17.
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July 1st, 2005, 7:59 am #6

Photo in tanks and trenches on p.210. Shows her from left rear. Number is clearly visiable but the sponson masks where the skull and bones has been depicted.

When you mail Bovington, don't exepect them to be able to turn up a specific tank without a lot of legwork, although citing this photo may help David Fletcher ID where others are.

Mike Cooper
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July 1st, 2005, 6:19 pm #7

Great I'll give the man email i nthe mean time could you scan and email me the photo? If not ill wait until they will find photos of the tank
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July 3rd, 2005, 1:58 pm #8

Could I get a scan of the photo?
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July 3rd, 2005, 4:15 pm #9

Sadly I'm without a scanner. However, Tanks and Trenches is still around, and certainly well worth redaing if you can get it from your local library.

IT may be, of course that someone else on the group can help. As I said the Sponson hides all but the B4 forward of it, and the B4 is in a spidery stye I've see used by 2nd Bn, and also by them in their B Bn days. ID stripes look to be by the book.

Apols

Mike Cooper
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July 3rd, 2005, 5:50 pm #10

im going to visit our university library they should have the book, by the way, does the picture show if the tank had rails and radiator grills?
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