"In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields."
In Flanders Fields, by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae of the Canadian Expeditionary Force
On the 11th of November 1918, 11:11 AM Paris time, the so-called "war to end all wars" ended. The same date and time in the Year 2018 mark 100 years since the Armistice. This virtual model of a Mark IV tank is my way of commemorating this occasion, as well as the lives of the millions of people who lived, fought and died during the First World War.
Lest We Forget
The Mark Four Heavy Tank was part of a family of British armoured fighting vehicles entering service in 1916 with the Mark One. First used during the Somme Offensive, the tank as a concept proved its worth on the battlefield. In 1917, the Battle of Cambrai saw the first mass use of the Mark Four, with over 400 vehicles taking part in the melee. Tanks have been a mainstay of warfare ever since.
- Functional slidenode-based tracks based on a concept by Mythbuster and also employed on the Simple Tank.
- Individually animated track segments
- 4 paint schemes
- 2 gears, high (1st) and low (2nd). It does not play nice with the standard BeamNG shift logic, so if you want to select low gear you must use manual mode.
Please note this vehicle does NOT feature functional weaponry and probably never will. Do not modify or re-upload. Skins are allowed. Thank you.