Tyler Linner

Tyler Linner

Posted on 08/12/2013


Photo taken on August 11, 2013


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"American Tank in Action"

"American Tank in Action"
POST CARD
The Chicago Daily News
G. J. Kavanaugh
War Postal Card Department

I found this post card in some old family stuff. It was sent from Essex, Montana on 18 February 1919 to somewhere in Minnesota.

Any idea on the specific model of the tank?

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Mel Francis
Mel Francis
I can't get too specific, but I did a search for WW1 American tanks and came up with this 1918 model: www.militaryfactory.com/imageviewer/ar/gallery-ar.asp?armor_id=235
The model in your photo has a rounder transition for the track, coming up from the rear,, but most of the other details are pretty much the same.
4 years ago.
Tyler Linner
Tyler Linner
I was having trouble, too. Think it could be a MkIV? It has that track profile and the side details seem to match up.
www.militaryfactory.com/imageviewer/ar/pic-detail.asp?armor_id=234&sCurrentPic=pic2
4 years ago.
Mel Francis
Mel Francis
I visited your link and yes, that's it exactly! I also liked the interior views on the other link to the MKV. Sharing interior space with that open engine chuffing away, especially with any exhaust leak, must have been deadlier than any of the outside threats....
4 years ago.
Martin van Duijn
Martin van Duijn
I spent a few days in Essex, Montana once, but I did not see a tank.
4 years ago.
Tyler Linner
Tyler Linner
@Mel, yeah, I can imagine asphyxiation was a major problem with those. Can you imagine the noise as well! You'd be deaf as a doorknob.

@Martin, no tanks? Ah, well it must have been in Europe then!
4 years ago.