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Female tank

From The Great War 1914-1918

Female tank: A tank mounting only machine guns, as distinguished from a "male tank" mounting only guns, i.e., cannon. Female tanks were specially designed to deal with infantry by getting astride of and enfilading their trenches.[1]

References / notes

  1. Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.93.
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