Essay on A New Frontier for Engineering: The Mark I Tank

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In the late 1800s, Europeans began thinking of a new weapon. This weapon would be similar to Naval Battleships, but on land. For years no one had any luck with a functioning design. Then, in 1903, H.G. Wells published a story called “The Land Ironclad” focused around an armoured vehicle with mounted turrets. Because of Wells’ vivid details when writing, in 1915 British engineers were able to draw a plausible, working design for a contraption that would later be called the Mark I Tank. The introduction of the tank would startal the world and open up a new frontier for engineering. (I need help with a thesis!)
On August of 1916, the first British Mark I tanks were commissioned into use at the Battle of Flers-Courcelette, part of the Somme
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In the late 1800s, Europeans began thinking of a new weapon. This weapon would be similar to Naval Battleships, but on land. For years no one had any luck with a functioning design. Then, in 1903, H.G. Wells published a story called “The Land Ironclad” focused around an armoured vehicle with mounted turrets. Because of Wells’ vivid details when writing, in 1915 British engineers were able to draw a plausible, working design for a contraption that would later be called the Mark I Tank. The introduction of the tank would startal the world and open up a new frontier for engineering. (I need help with a thesis!)
On August of 1916, the first British Mark I tanks were commissioned into use at the Battle of Flers-Courcelette, part of the Somme Offensive. None of them saw any action until September 15th of the same year though. Because of short gun supply, two types of Mark Is were made, Male, and Female. The only difference between the two is the mounting of, and different types of guns. Males had two Hotchkiss 6 pdr QFs and three .303 Hotchkiss machine guns. Females were fitted with four .303 Vickers machine guns and only one .303 Hotchkiss machine gun. Each of the 150 Mark Is made could hold a crew of 8, and had a maximum speed of 4 mph. They were also painted with a strategic, four color camouflage. The idea came from a man named Solomon Joseph Solomon, and was henceforth called the Solomon Method. This was soon found to be useless because the tanks quickly became covered by mud

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