Commonly known as “the Mephisto,” this German tank is the only remaining A7V Sturmpanzerwagen from World War 1.
Many people already know Mephisto from encounters at the Queensland Museum as a child but few have experienced the tank from the inside. Even fewer know its ballistic history or have followed its story while trying to solve the mystery behind what happened leading up to its retrieval by Australian troops in July 1918.
Join PHD Candidate Mr Chris Little as he shares the latest developments in advanced 3D scanning technology to create an accurate three dimensional model of the Mephisto tank.
This 3D data also provides forensic experts useful information for ballistic analysis, perhaps bridging the gap surrounding questions of what caused the Mephisto’s battle scars in Villers-Bretonneux.
Queensland Museum Theatre, level 2.
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