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Title:TANKS MARK IX DUCK, MARK IV HERMAPHRODITE AND MEDIUM B [Allocated Title]
Film Number:IWM 1190
Summary: Tank trials, probably at Bovington Camp, autumn 1918.
Description: A Mark IX Duck amphibious tank drives into a pond, swims halfway across and reverses back out. Next, from the middle of the pond, it turns in its own length and comes back out nose first. A Mark IV Hermaphrodite (a female on which the right-hand sponson has been replaced by a Male sponson with a 6-pounder gun) pushes over a small tree, then drives back over the tree so that the tank tilts, showing that it is well-balanced. A Medium B tank demonstrates its ability to turn in its own length and change direction sharply. The Hermaphrodite continues to demonstrate its balance techniques.
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Royal Tank Corps (regiment/service)
Keywords: armour, British - funnies: Tank Mark IX Duck & [R and D] (object name)
armour, British - tank: Tank Mark IV Hermaphrodite & [R and D] (object name)
armour, British - tank: Tank Medium B & [R and D] (object name)
GB, England & Bovington, Dorset <Bovington Camp> (geography)