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HMLS Centipede

The Mother

     
Název:
Name:
HMLS Centipede
Originální název:
Original Name:
HMLS Centipede
Kategorie:
Category:
pěchotní tank
Výrobce:
Producer:
DD.MM.1916-DD.01.1916 William Foster & Co. Ltd., Lincoln /
Období výroby:
Production Period:
DD.MM.1916-DD.MM.1916
Vyrobeno kusů:
Number of Produced:
1
Prototyp vyroben:
Prototype Built:
DD.MM.RRRR
Osádka:
Crew:
8
Technické údaje:
Technical Data:
 
Bojová hmotnost:
Combat Weight:
28448 kg
Délka s kanónem dopředu:
Length with Gun Forward:
9906 mm
Délka korby:
Hull Length:
9906 mm
Celková šířka:
Overall Width:
4166 mm
Celková výška:
Overall Height:
2438 mm
Světlá výška:
Ground Clearance:
? mm
Šířka pásu:
Track Width:
521 mm
Měrný tlak:
Ground Pressure:
? MPa
Pancéřování:
Armour:
10-12 mm
Pohon:
Propulsion:
 
Typ:
Type:
šestiválec Daimler-Knight
Výkon:
Power:
78.3 kW při 1000 ot/min
Převodové ústrojí:
Transmission:
dvourychlostní převodovka se dvěma pomocnými, 4 rychlosti vpřed a dvě vzad
Výkony:
Performance:
 
Rychlost na silnici:
Road Speed:
6 km/h
Rychlost v terénu:
Cross-country Speed:
? km/h
Jízdní dosah po silnici:
Cruising Range on Road:
? km
Jízdní dosah v terénu:
Cross-country Cruising Range:
? km
Překonávání překážek:
Obstacles Crossing:
 
Svah:
Gradient:
? °
Boční náklon:
Side Slope:
? °
Překročivost:
Trench Crossing:
? m
Výstupnost:
Vertical Obstacle:
? m
Brodivost:
Fording Depth:
? m
Výzbroj:
Armament:
 
Hlavní:
Main:
2x šestiliberní kanon Hotchkiss QF ve sponsonech
odměr: 110 °
Vedlejší:
Secondary:
pozice pro několik kulometů
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User States:
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Note:
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Zdroje:
Sources:
Moore, Craig. Tank Hunter: World War One. The History Press, Stroud 2017. ISBN: 978-0-7509-8659-5.
White. B. T. British Tanks 1915-1945. Ian Allan Ltd., Hampton Court 1963.
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His Majesty's Land Ship Centipede

With an almost brilliant idea how to solve the problem překočitelnosti the trenches, came the resourceful Walter G. Wilson. Like most of the similar ideas were essentially simple. Wilson linked together the benefits of bicycle with a large diameter, with a cabin of the vehicle stored between them and the advantages housenkového belt.
Virtually unchanged hull of the vehicle Little Willie rigged kosodélníkovými sides, above her the outline and "girded" is around the perimeter of housenkovými belts composed of 90 cells each. To maintain steer-ability on a solid base, once again used the "trick" fillister of the lower parts of the running gear (See the Well. Even Lincoln Machine). The contact area of the strips was in such a case, only around 1.2 - 1.5 m and on soft terrain is smoothly expanded.
It is interesting that this idea is conceived of Wilson, even before it was finished Little Willie, which was actually in advance sentenced to the role of a test vehicle for new belts and suspension travel of the wheels. a Wooden mock-up with the big sides was done already in September 1915.
The new vehicle was after agreeing to the production and 3. December 1915 received the first test drive. On the basis of the results were made some partial adjustments and to the full completion was only 26. January 1916. About four days pozdělji 30. January of 1916, could be officially introduced.
The vehicle was officially designated as His Majesty's Land Ship (Ground Ship of His Majesty) HMLS Centipede (Centipede). But it was used and the designation of Big Willie, or better known to The Mother (the mother), which should symbolize, that it is the first vehicle of a nascent new category.

Source:
David Fletcher; British Mark I Tank 1916; Osprey New Vanguard 100 ISBN 1841766895
Jacek Stolarz; Czolgi Brytyjskie 1914-1918; Militaria 30
David Fletcher; The British Tanks 1915-1919; Crowood Press Ltd.; ISBN 1861264003
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HMLS Centipede, or The Mother from the other stock vehicles Mark I differed cooler by riveting. The company manufactured boilers, and in the prototype used the pitch to waterproof the joint.
The second difference was the different placement of the callipers completed.
On HMLS Centipede started a number one single around, then it was a vertical strip of riveting, while the Mark I was the beginning of a pair of calipers (wheels).

See the picture of the tests in Hatfield park.
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