Little Willie
(1915-present)

thing and tank

Aged 104

Little Willie was a prototype in the development of the British Mark I tank. Constructed in the autumn of 1915 at the behest of the Landships Committee, it was the first completed tank prototype in history. Little Willie is the oldest surviving individual tank, preserved as one of the most famous pieces in the collection of The Tank Museum, Bovington, England.

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Sir William Tritton. 1875 - 1946. Near this site in 1915 Sir William Tritton, Managing Director of Wm Foster & Co. Agricultural Engineers. Designed, built and tested the first fighting tank, the prototype "Little Willie" and it's successor "Mother" ended the stalemate of trench warfare and led to allied victory in World War 1

Morrisons, Lincoln Shopping Centre, Tritton Rd, Lincoln LN6 7QL, Lincoln, United Kingdom where it was invented