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.
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)
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