MkA Whippet WW1 British Tank in 1:35 scaleDeniss Ignatjev
MkA Whippet WW1 British Tank scale model for collectors.
- Prototype: British tank captured by German troops.
- Model author: Deniss Ignatjev
- Model manufacturer: Emhar
- Scale: 1/35
- Status: SOLD OUT
The Medium Mark A Whippet was a British tank of the First World War. It was intended to complement the slower British heavy tanks by using its relative mobility and speed in exploiting any break in the enemy lines.
Whippets arrived late in the First World War, at a time when the British Expeditionary Force, recovering from the Third Battle of Ypres in Flanders, was quite inactive. They first went into action in March 1918 and proved very useful to cover the fighting withdrawal of the infantry divisions recoiling from the German onslaught during the German spring offensive. Whippets were then assigned to the normal Tank Battalions as extra “X-companies”. In an engagement near Cachy, a Whippet company of seven tanks wiped out two German infantry battalions caught in the open, killing over 400. That same day, 24 April, one Whippet was destroyed by a German A7V in the world’s second tank battle, the only time a Whippet fought an enemy tank.