Old Tom, on 27 June 2012 - 02:55 PM, said:
I have come across a brief reference to this tank as being intended for use in a major offensive in 1919 planned by Fuller. I am aware that a few Medium Bs and Cs were produced at the end of the war but were not, I think, deployed. The Medium D is a new one to me. I would appreciate an outline description, please.
Here is some reference information and photographs of the British Medium D tank.
" The Medium D was the last British tank design of WW1. Design work was started in October 1918 and only the mock up was finished before the end of the war. With the end of the war, all tank production ceased. It appears that only one was ever created and that was done in 1920 for testing. The Medium D incorporated a new "rope" track system with articulated shoes. A male version was planned using the short 6pdr, but this was never built. Seen as the British post war tank of choice but because of mechanical problems this design was ultimately discarded. "
Crew - 3
Weight - 20 tons
Length - 30 feet
Width - 4 ft 5 ins
Height - 9 ft 2.5 ins
Armour - 8 - 10 mm
Powerplant - Armstrong Siddeley Puma 240 hp
Armament - 3 x .303 Hotchkiss MG
Speed - 23 mph.