Crewlayout for the Sturmpanzerwagen A7V:
1 Commander

1 Assistant (Gefechtsordonnanz)

1 Driver

1 Mechanic/technician – trained as a driver (reserve)

1 Mechanic

1 Gun Commander (Geschützführer)

1 Gunner

1 Loader

12 MG Gunners

1-2 Runners

1 Blinker

1 Homing Pigeon Handler


“Mephisto” was captured by Australian infantry following damage sustained in the Second Battle of Villers-Bretonneux. Although an attempt had been made to destroy the vehicle, resulting in the damage to the roof seen here, the Australians were able to recover it, and it now is the only surviving example of the A7V, kept at the Queensland Museum.

(National Archives)