The first modern tank patented by Lancelot De Mole

Inspired by the uncomfortable experience of travelling over rough terrain in the Western Australian countryside in 1911, Lancelot De Mole developed and submitted an idea of a tracked armored vehicle to the British War Office in 1912.

His idea in 1913 was rejected yet in 1916, British Tanks suddenly appeared, similar in many ways to De Moles model. After that a model of his tank was displayed at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

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