One-Man Tank, ‘Medieval Knight’

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Title

One-Man Tank, ‘Medieval Knight’

Subject

Medieval warfare, war, warfare, modern warfare, new weaponry, weapon, weaponry, medieval knight, knight, knights, one-man tanks, Martel Tank, agricultural equipment

Description


Royal Engineer, Maj. Martel, invented a one-man tank that replicates the medieval knight in armour, with the addition of ‘caterpillar track legs’ and a ‘petrol engined heart’. The contraption is fashioned from car parts and farming tractors. One of its singular features its ability to be turned from a civilian machine into fighting artillery overnight, thus saving money.


Creator

Anon.

Source

Repeated from London's Daily Telegraph

Date

30 March 1926

Rights

National Library of Australia

Format

Newspaper Article

Language

English

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Citation

“One-Man Tank, ‘Medieval Knight’,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed June 16, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/254.