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    1917 Killen-Straight armored tractor - photos

    Killen-Straight armored tractor, a contender for the title of "First Tank". I guess I didn't really know that tanks evolved from tractors, but it makes perfect sense. The treads were chain and hardwood!










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    Proper definition of a tank is a tracked, armed and armoured fighting vehicle. 1st pic looks more like an armoured reconnaissance vehicle. Other pics seem to portray more an indication of the advantages that tracked vehicles offer over obstacles and rough terrain.

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    As the title says, they were "Armoured Tractors".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonyg View Post
    As the title says, they were "Armoured Tractors".
    ....a contender for the title of "First Tank".....
    I guess you missed that bit. Maybe you should concentrate on your reading skills more

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    Hi 12bolts,
    It was not meant as a dig but purely to reinforce your point.



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