Digitised Image

Pratt, J, fl 1974 :Photograph of tank designed by Robert Semple, [between ca 1940 and 1941]

Reference Number: 1/2-050790-F

Photograph of a tank designed by Robert Semple, known as `Semple's tank' or a `mobile pill box', and built by the Ministry of Works at Temuka. Photograph taken between 1940 and 1941, by an unidentified photographer.

Key terms:
1 image, related to J Pratt, Robert Semple, World War, 1939-1945 and Tanks (Military science).

Part of:
Pratt, J, fl 1974 :Photograph of tank designed by Robert Semple, Reference Number 1/2-050790-F (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w copy negative(s)Film copy negative. Horizontal imageSingle negative

Historical Notes: Basic unit - RD8 Caterpillar Tractor (1939); Speed - 7 1/2 MPH (normal), 1.5 MPH (2:1 extra gearbox); Weight - 25-26 tons (2 tons of armour plate); Armour - 7/16" Manganese Steel in V corrugated form backed by 1/2" mild steel plate; Armament - six / .303 machine guns plus one / 37mm canon (never fitted); Three tanks built 1940-1041 by Ministry of Works; Workshop at Temuka; Horsepower - 108 Flywheel, 96 Drawbar. (Source of information: Back of file print).

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures320. Semple, Robert. Associations(PFP-030466)

Usage: You can search, browse, print and download items from this website for research and personal study. You are welcome to reproduce the above image(s) on your blog or another website, but please maintain the integrity of the image (i.e. don't crop, recolour or overprint it), reproduce the image's caption information and link back to here (http://mp.natlib.govt.nz/detail/?id=43577). If you would like to use the above image(s) in a different way (e.g. in a print publication), or use the transcription or translation, permission must be obtained. More information about copyright and usage can be found on the Copyright and Usage page of the NLNZ web site.

External Links:
View Full Descriptive Record in TAPUHI
View and/or order a copy of this image from Timeframes
View Archived Image on NDHA

Leave a comment

This function is coming soon.

Latest comments