Mark IV Male Tank

According to information at the Museum of Lincolnshire life, tanks are classes as either male or female. Daphne in the previous post is apparently female and the above diagram shows a male tank.

The information at the museum informed that a female tank has five machine guns whereas a male tank has three machine guns and two 6-pounder guns (cannon).

The difference would be easier to visualise if the diagram was in the same orientation as the tank display.

4 Comments CherryPie on Jul 15th 2016

4 Responses to “Male & Female Tanks?”

  1. ....peter:) says:

    i am so glad that you brought this to my attention Cherie… i would hate to refer to a female tank as a male one… i could get slapped silly doing that:-)
    have a nice weekend….peter:)

    • CherryPie says:

      I have to confess that before seeing this I had no concept of male and female tanks.

      To me, all Tanks are male and this bit of information hasn’t changed my view on that ;-)

  2. Male or Female tank. If they paint the female pink and blue for boys that would be much simpler.
    Unless your color blind.
    Coffee is on

    • CherryPie says:

      Painting a tank in blue or pink would create a red rag to the bull (the enemy). The pink and blue tanks would be sitting ducks, ready to be picked off, one by one…