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Mark V* (GBBX03)

Mark V* (GBR100)
Includes one Mark V* tank

The Mark V* (read as Mark 5 Star) introduced the new concept of a battle taxi. It was made longer to accommodate a section of infantry to be deployed from the tank once it had reached the enemy positions.

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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.

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Great War: World War One Battles of 1918
The Mark V* Male
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The Mark V* Female
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Contents & Assembly Guide for the Mark IV Box Set
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The Mark V* Male & Female Tank
GBR100 Mark V* Tank
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.
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Step 2. There are four machine-gun holes in the Mark V*. The front, back, left and right positions are shown below.
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Tip: When referring to the 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.
Assembling The Mark V Female Sponsons
Each Mark V* Female uses two female sponsons. These sponsons are identical 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 of 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.

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Step 1. Attach a rare earth magnet into the sponson recess. Step 2. Attach a rare earth magnet into the back of the sponsons.
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Happy Modeling!

~George


Last Updated On Friday, December 1, 2023 by Ryan Smith