Tank Chats #24 – A1E1 Independent

Hello everyone,

Latest Tank Chat is out with our favourite tank historian, David Fletcher. The fact that few blogs give credit to this man (some actually find posts like these useless and boring) makes me wonder if they actually like armoured vehicles at all. I’ve briefly meet this gentlemen in the Tank Museum, I hope I can have a good chat with him some time soon. Enjoy.


Tank Chats – Tankfest 2016

Tankfest 2016 was the biggest and the best Tankfest to the date. I have been there 4 years now and I can say I loved all of them, but I’ve never seen anything like this years Tankfest.

And if you couldn’t be there, you could see the famous David Fletcher, who needs no introductions, doing a Tank Chat where he compares the First World War Mark IV (the one in the video is a replica used for the film War Horse) and the Challenger 2, the current Main Battle Tank used by the British Army. The vehicle that David fletcher is on top of is a Rolls-Royce 1920 Pattern Mark I Armoured Car, there are only 5 left in the World and it’s in working conditions. Hope you enjoy this special episode of Tank Chats.

The Matilda Diaries – Tank Museum

The Bovington Tank Museum has quite an interesting series of videos called The Matilda Diaries. The Museum Matilda II is currently going over a major overall, so it can be repaired to perfect working conditions. I have seen this tank on the Kuwait Arena on previous Tankfest years and it’s quite a unique tank out there and a very important tank in the British tank history.

If you interested in the bolts and nuts of tanks, these videos can be quite interesting. I am sharing a playlist to all four episodes currently on the Tank Museum YouTube channel.

If you have missed the Tank Chats #19 Episode about the Matilda II, you can watch it here: