Mark A Whippet tank - GBR080 - Great War (WWI) Flames of War

Regular price $17.95

Mark A Whippet Tank (GBR080) includes one Mark A Whippet tank.

While the Mark I and later the Mark IV tanks were excellent infantry support weapons, and could even create a substantial breach in an enemy line when used in numbers, they lacked the speed to exploit that gap. In late 1916, William Tritton proposed a faster vehicle to the Landships Committee which would be capable of filling this role on the battlefield.

The new vehicle, called the Medium Mark A or ‘Whippet’, was a radical departure from the heavier rhomboidal tanks. The caterpillar tracks, derived from the Little Willie prototype, were more conventional side-slung units as opposed to the all-around tracks of the Mark IV.

This set is in Excellent, Still Sealed condition. Of course, the set pictured is the one you will receive.