Noisy, hot, cramped and filled with exhaust fumes, the tanks of the First World War weren’t comfortable, but they were imposing to the enemy. In July, 1918, on a devastated battlefield, thirteen Australian soldiers went out
across no-man’s land, and returned with a tank.
Almost 100 years later, this tank survives,
‘Mephisto’. It’s rare, it’s big, it’s here.
Come to Canberra, and visit MEPHISTO,
at the Australian War Memorial.

Mephisto – rarest tank in the world
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10 thoughts on “Mephisto – rarest tank in the world

  • July 22, 2015 at 1:11 am
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    How and when did it leave Brisbane?

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  • July 22, 2015 at 3:10 am
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    I knew it was moved after the floods didn't know it moved to the Memorial .

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  • July 22, 2015 at 9:46 am
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    Aussies will steal anything in a war hehehehehe.

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  • July 30, 2015 at 11:30 pm
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    Used to play in it in the early 70s

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  • April 9, 2016 at 10:22 am
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    Seen it in person, every Australian should visit the AWM

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  • May 13, 2016 at 12:35 pm
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    ". . . thirteen Australian soldiers and two British tanks with British crews . . . "

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  • May 14, 2016 at 7:25 am
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    Mephisto was abandoned behind German lines. Eventually, the front line moved forward until she was inside Allied lines, not in No Man's Land. She was towed away by British tanks – thirteen men couldn't tow a 30 ton tank. The tank shown after 20 seconds here isn't Mephisto; it's another A7V, Hagen

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  • August 30, 2016 at 10:37 am
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    saw it. so damn impressive

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  • December 30, 2016 at 1:12 am
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    nice and for the A7V Mephisto it must have been visited by DICE & EA employees for Battlefield 1 development along with British and Australian weapons of World War 1 in this Museum including the FK96 field gun which was present in my visit to the Australian war memorial back in 2002

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  • March 25, 2017 at 12:16 am
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    Mephisto is very lonely – please visit and help a lonely old German tank!

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