The Schofield Tank

Craig Moore profiles New Zealand’s wartime ‘wheel-and-track’ Schofield tank

The first Schofield wheel-and-track tank prototype was armed with just two machine guns
A top view of the second prototype showing the anti-tank gun and machine gun
The second prototype was armed with a 2pdr anti-tank gun in the turret and a co-axial 7.92mm BESA machine gun

There were some strange tank designs proposed in the 1930s to provide a solution to the problem of getting tanks where they needed to be quickly in terrain not served by railway links.

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