Tank stops at Portsmouth museum

From left, Matthew Carvalho, Harrison O'Leary, Niamh O'Leary and Brian Frost with a replica Mark IV Tank, used in the film War Horse at Portsmouth Museum. Picture: Allan Hutchings (143331-599)
From left, Matthew Carvalho, Harrison O'Leary, Niamh O'Leary and Brian Frost with a replica Mark IV Tank, used in the film War Horse at Portsmouth Museum. Picture: Allan Hutchings (143331-599)
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A REPLICA tank used in the film War Horse wowed visitors at a Portsmouth museum.

The replica First World War tank, which is normally on show at the Tank Museum in Bovington, stopped off at the Portsmouth Museum for a show last Saturday and Sunday.

The tank was a model of a Mark IV Tank, which was developed during the First World War and made its first appearance on the battlefields of the Western Front in September 1916.

It provided troops with mobile protection and firepower and was a terrifying sight for opposing troops.

Visitors to the museum got to see the tank and learn about the key role played by Portsmouth and the Royal Naval Gunnery School at HMS Excellent in the development of the weapon that introduced a new era in warfare.