From the Vault: Ordnance article on Mark VIII tank

tank picToday we present an article from The 1920 July-August issue of Ordnance magazine on the “Manufacture of Mark VIII tanks at the Rock Island Arsenal” by Harry B. Jordan.  The article describes the construction of these vehicles, one of the very first tanks assembled in the United States.  For those interested in the technical details of these early tanks, this article should prove illuminating.  There is also a somewhat amusing photo in the article of a Mark VIII that flipped upside down during a loading accident.