Tank Chats #24 A1E1 Independent

In the 24th Tank Chat, David Fletcher looks at the rather unusual Independent A1E1. The Independent originated in 1922 with a War Office specification for a heavy tank. Ultimately it proved to be a failed project was abandoned in 1935, by which time it had cost more than £150,000, and sent to Bovington. It is the only tank of its kind in existence.