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Made for Movie Mark V

Made for Movie Mark V in The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, TV Series, 1992-1993 IMDB Ep. Ch.15

Class: Others, Military armored vehicle

Made for Movie Mark V

[*] Background vehicle

Comments about this vehicle

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Dna Kerma FI

2008-08-12 00:44

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Definitely british Mark IV tank

edit: or Mark V

-- Last edit: 2008-08-12 00:45:50

der.krusche AT

2008-08-14 10:36

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see the mark IV
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bild:Mark_IV.jpg

a mark V
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bild:British_Mark_V-star_Tank.jpg

there must be some hidden details to judge the difference, hgm?

;-))

petep UK

2008-11-21 17:34

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It is probably a male as it has a cannon on the side, the females had machine guns on the side and confusingly the hermaphrodites had cannon on one side and machine guns on the other.

it is a Mk IV tank as the Mk V had a second cupola for the commander behind the drivers position.

-- Last edit: 2009-01-20 15:20:31

willycorp AR

2010-02-16 04:52

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It originally appears on the Australian movie "The Lighthorsemen" (1987) in a brief sequence showing British troops capturing Gaza in 1917

-- Last edit: 2010-02-16 04:52:55

filmpanzer US

2010-03-16 23:53

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I am not sure about this replica - my guess is that it is the replica Mark V currently on display at RAAC Museum, Puckapunyal, Australia. If so it was also used the ANZACs TV series.

-- Last edit: 2010-03-16 23:54:32

Tankmanc EN

2019-09-09 13:28

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I think it's time this was put right. This replica vehicle was one of three made for the 1987 film "The Lighthorsemen." They were made of wood, with metal tracks, and were empty shells with no power plant inside. They were copied from the genuine Mark IV Female tank "Grit" which is on display at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. The tank action was filmed in the dunes at Coffin Bay, South Australia. It appears here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbWXpngG_cU after 1'33". Two are static, one in flames, as if knocked out, and one is moving alongside the infantry, apparently under its own power, but in fact being pulled by a concealed cable. Four men were carried inside to move the dummy guns.

These replicas most closely resemble the Mark IV - there is no sign of the rear cupola or the radiator that distinguish the Mk V - but the accuracy problems are many:

The date of the action is given as April 19th, 1917. There were no Mark IVs in Gaza on that date, only Mark Is. The Mark I did not have the shorter 6-pounder gun or the unditching beam rails as fitted to these replicas. The inscription "The Nutty HML5" is a mistake. If anything, it should read "HMLS (His Majesty's Land Ship) Nutty (named after the Officer Commanding the Palestine Tank Detachment, Major Norman H. Nutt) and the lettering should be much smaller. Further: the original Nutty was a Female tank, carrying only machine guns and no cannon.

After the completion of filming, this replica was donated to the Koppio Smithy National Trust Museum in Koppio, South Australia, by the BHP Long Products Division, a steel company involved in its manufacture. It is now on display at the museum. The fate of the other two replicas is not known.

A short extract from this scene is included in the 1992 tv series "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles," (Episode 15, 'Daredevils of the Desert'). Some brief clips from the 1981 film "Lion of the Desert," featuring Italian tanks, vehicles, and troops, are mixed in with this footage.

*"Hermaphrodite" (or "composite") tanks were not introduced until mid-1918.

These replicas cannot be connected with the Mark V at Puckapunyal. They most closely resemble the Mark IV, the one at Puckapunyal the Mark V.

-- Last edit: 2019-09-09 13:37:06

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