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SCP-125-FR as it was discovered.

Item #: SCP-125-FR

Threat Level: Yellow

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-125-FR is to be stored in a secure, armored hangar at Site-Zayin. SCP-125-FR is to be placed on a raised concrete block so that its tracks do not touch the ground. Anti-tank obstacles must be placed around the hangar to prevent the progression of SCP-125-FR should it break containment.
It is strongly discouraged to damage the hull or throw anything on SCP-125-FR.
It is strictly prohibited to enter SCP-125-FR or to throw anything inside its hull.
Under no circumstances should you speak German in the presence of SCP-125-FR, otherwise you will be assaulted by it.
SCP-125-FR should be maintained regularly: once a month, a maintenance team formed in motor mechanics must go unclog external mechanisms of SCP-125-FR and perform routine maintenance outside as they were of application in 1917-1918.
Details of this procedure are available in document 125-FR-A
Every six months, it is necessary to repaint the original markings of SCP-125-FR. The composition of the paint must be strictly identical to those used in 1917.
In order to avoid aggression by SCP-125-FR technicians must speak English and be dressed in the same manner as British mechanics of the First World War.

Description: SCP-125-FR is a British Mark IV tank (male) dated June 1917 and serial number 9601024. It measures 8m long, 4m wide, 2.46 m high and weighs twenty-eight (28) tons. Its armament is made up of two (2) 6-pounders (2x5.7cm) and four (4) Lewis 303 machine guns, all fully functional despite the age of these equipments. The object does not appear to require fuel or ammunition to operate.

SCP-125-FR was recovered from the Royal Army Museum of Brussels after firing on German tourists. The fact that SCP-125-FR remained inactive until this incident could not be explained.
Museum records indicate that SCP-125-FR was found by Belgian archaeologists 200 kilometers from the site of the Battle of Cambrai.

SCP-125-FR displays two anomalous phenomenas: first, although unmanned, the object is capable of moving alone at a speed of 6 km/h and firing all its weapons. It seems to have a basic form of consciousness: the object does not show hostility unless one tries to damage it, to vandalize it or if one speaks German in its presence. The object seems capable of perceiving its environment in a limited way because it systematically fires with the most suitable weapon according to its target and avoids the majority of obstacles.

The second anomalous effect occurs when someone enters SCP-125-FR via the access hatch on the roof or via one of the two overhanging turrets. When this happens, the person and his equipment disappear completely. It is currently unknown if the subject is disintegrated when entering SCP-125-FR or if it is displaced in space and time. Following experiment 125-FR-A1 it has It has been shown that people entering SCP-125-FR are displaced in space and time to find themselves in 1917 at the site of the Battle of Cambrai.

Addendum 125-FR-A1: Following the disappearance of a mechanic who entered SCP-125-FR, it was decided to send a Class-D personnel inside the object. D-4556 was fitted with a GPS beacon and was dressed in period clothing. As soon as he entered the object, the satellites immediately lost track of him. His body was accidentally found when a team of archaeologists excavating the remains of the Battle of Cambrai found that one of the skeletons found was wearing a titanium staple, despite the medical technology of the time not reaching this stage yet. A second test was carried out with a rat in which a radio-tracer was injected: traces of corresponding radiation were found on the battlefield site. The Foundation quickly erased any evidence of these trips through time. No other experiments have been authorized since.

Research in the British royal archives revealed that the tank with serial number 9601024 was shot down by German artillery near the end of the Battle of Cambrai. No record mentions the crew of this tank; it is currently impossible to know whether it is missing or whether it even existed.

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