British and Allied soldiers with a captured tank, 1918.

British and Allied soldiers on the roof of a captured A7V tank, 1918. Shows a group of (mainly British) soldiers on the roof of a German tank, waving at the camera. The German A7V entered service on the Western Front in March 1918. Although over 100 were ordered only 20 were actually delivered on time. Weighing 33 tons and over seven metres in length, the tank was armed with six 7.92 mm MG08 machine guns and a 5.7 cm Maxim-Nordenfelt cannon mounted at the front. Its armour was poor however, and it also had difficulties in overcoming obstacles. It required a crew of 18 men. One of 193 British and Allied Official photographs taken on the Western Front during World War One.Mounted on card, some with their original captions. Associated with World War One, Western Front (1914-1918).