Talk:Medium Mark B

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Accuracy of measurements

I've downgraded the accuracy of the dimensions.

  • The Mk B would have been designed in Imperial units, and metric is only a conversion of them
  • Not sure about absolute starting positions for these dimensions, probably the tracks and these would be adjusted during wear and tear
  • difference is only 0.6% of total distance.

GraemeLeggett 11:01, 24 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Yes, I agree with you. The numbers I gave are of course those from David Fletcher's The British Tanks 1915-19. Fletcher again has taken them directly from Wilson's surviving design drawings (converting his Imperial units). I'll give Wilson's original numbers. The actual vehicles probably showed a not inconsiderable variation, especially since they were made at several factories. Also it's quite possible that overall dimensions were changed slightly just before the production process started. As all Medium B's seem to have been lost, there's no way to be sure! :o)

MWAK-- 15:40, 24 Mar 2005 (UTC)