British ''Flying Elephant'' Tank

  • World War I
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

Although this 1916 design was never produced, The British Flying Elephant would have been an interesting Armored Vehicle to have seen in action. Estimated at 100 tons, The Elephant was propsed at 30 feet long, 10 feet wide and 10 feet high. It was speculated at The Elephant would have been the first to incorporate 2-inches of armor plating. A 75mm Gun was proposed to be it's primary weapon (front mounted). Using 2 105 horsepower Daimler engines,

 

The Elephant may have been able to reach a top battlefield speed of 15-miles per hour. Further, each “engine” would have driven each track “separately” (a true innovation). Due to the winding down of the War (in The Allied favor), no prototype was ever built (although models do exist).