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Mark V (GBBX02)

Mark V (GBBX02)

Mark V (GBBX02)
Includes two Mark V tanks

The Mark V was a more reliable improvement on the Mark IV and was used in the later battles of 1918. 'Female' tanks could unleash a torrent of machine-gun fire, while 'Male' tanks would smash the enemy trenches with high-explosive six-pounder fire.

Check out the Mark V in the online store here...

1918 saw great changes in the warfare of the Western Front. Russia pulled out of the war, freeing thousands more German troops to push the Allies back huge distances. The Allied counteroffensives, with the new tanks, evolving tactics, and the arrival of the Americans, forced the Germans back towards their own borders and defeat.

Learn more about Great War here...
Great War: World War One Battles of 1918
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The Mark V Male
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The Mark V Male in Great War
The Mark V ‘Male’ variant carried two six pounder guns and four .303" Hotchkiss Mk 1 machine-guns.
      Armour
   
Name
Mobility
Front
Side
Top
Equipment and Notes
Weapon
Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower
 
Mark V 4"/10cm 1 1 1 Landship, Self-defence MG, Reliable, Wide tracks. 
 OQF 6 pdr gun
24"/60cm
2 6 4+
Side mounted.
 OQF 6 pdr gun
24"/60cm
2 6 4+
Side mounted.
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Landships

In Flames Of War, some tanks are Landships and use the special rules on pages 6-7 of Great War, in addition to the other Great War Tanks rules.

Most notably, Landships can withstand a lot of punishment and still keep fighting. When shooting or artillery would usually destroy a Landship, a second Firepower Test is made, and if it fails, the Landship is only Damaged, and a Damage marker is placed on the Landship.

Check out the full Landships rules in Great War... 

Landships Damage Token Set (TK906)
The Mark V Female
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The Mark V Female in Great War
The Mark V ‘Female’ variant replaced the two six pounder guns with two more .303" Hotchkiss Mk 1 machine-guns – a total of six machine-guns! There was also a version with one of each sponson type, creating a Mark V ‘hermaphrodite’.
      Armour
   
Name
Mobility
Front
Side
Top
Equipment and Notes
Weapon
Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower
 
Mark V 4"/10cm 1 1 1 Four side-mounted MG, Landship, Mobile fortress,
Self-defence MG, Reliable, Wide tracks. 
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Contents & Assembly Guide for the Mark V Box Set
Contact the customer service team at customerservice@battlefront.co.nz if you have issues with any components.
The Mark V Male & Female Tank
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Mark V (GBBX02) WWI British Tank Decal Sheet
Assembling The Basic Mark V
Step 1.
Begin assembling the Mark V by attaching the tracks to the resin hull.
Which end is the front of the Mark V you may ask? The square end. Below: Attaching to the left-hand side of the hull.
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Below: The left-hand side track attached to the left-hand side of the hull. Below: Attaching to the right-hand side of the hull. Below: Both tracks attached to the hull of the Mark V.
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Tip: When referring to left or right-hand side in regards to a Flames Of War miniature, the orientation is determined as if looking at the vehicle from the rear.
Step 2. Next, attach the stowage brackets to the top of the Mark V. These may require some gently bending in order to align with the contours of the Mark V hull.  Step 3. Attach the MG to the front of the hull.
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Below: The MG attached to the front of the hull.
Step 4. Attach the MG to the back of the hull.
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Step 5. Attach the wooden sleeper to the stowage brackets towards the rear of the vehicle. Step 6. Attach the engine grille to the back end of the tracks. These go on the left and right.
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Assembling The Mark V Female Sponsons
Each Mark V Female uses two female sponsons. These sponsons are ambidextrous and therefore can be used on both sides of the vehicle. Step 1. Add the machine-guns to the sponsons.
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Below: The machine-guns added to the sponsons.
Below: To ensure the sponsons are the correct way, the two small circles on the face should be the closest side to the ground.

Step 2. Next, attach the sponsons to each side of the hull.

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Below: An example of a fully-painted Mark V Female tank.
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Assembling The Mark V Male Sponsons
Unlike the female sponsons, male sponsons are side-specific to the vehicle. On the back of each sponson is a letter 'R' or 'L' indicating which side of the vehicle it attaches. Step 1. Attach the 6 pdr guns to each of  the sponsons.
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Step 2. Next, attach the machine-guns to each of the sponsons.
Step 3. Attach each the sponsons to each side of the hull. Below: The fully assembled Mark V Male.
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Below: An example of a fully-painted Mark V Male tank.
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Using Rare Earth Magnets To Attach The Sponsons
If you don't want to permanently attach the sponsons to the hull, you can use rare earth magnets in order to swap them out to create any combination of Mark V Male and Female tanks.

Learn more tricks and tips on using Rare Earth Magnets here...
Step 1. Attached a rare earth magnet into the sponson recess. Step 2. Attach a rare earth magent into the back of the sponsons.
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Happy Modeling!

~George


Last Updated On Friday, October 23, 2015 by James at Battlefront