Category:Tanks by gender

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The seemingly bizarre notion of describing tanks by their 'gender' was a description applied only to British heavy tanks, the 'rhomboid' tanks, of the First World War.

The first tanks were armed with two 6 pdr guns in side-mounted sponsons. Soon some tanks were armed instead with four machine guns in their sponsons. The two types were then distinguished by being termed 'Male' for the gun-armed tanks and 'Female' for the machine gun tanks.

The later Mark V tank was also produced as the 'Composite' version, with one sponson of each type. In service these were more commonly termed 'Hermaphrodites'.


This category has the following 3 subcategories, out of 3 total.