The War of the Worlds (Eve of the War) Chapter 15, What Had Happened in Surrey.
This is not my design of one of H.G Wells' Fighting Machines but the musician Brendan Perkins design, a friend of mine. It shows the Martian Tripods holding the tube-like Black Smoke launchers. These launchers fired a canister which smashed on impact, the canisters contained the chemicals that mixed with out atmosphere to create the black smoke.
Thanks yereverluvinuncleber. This picture is a copy of one of my friend's pastel drawings, I tried to stay faithful to his original as much as possible. Had it been one of my designs, the legs would have been arranged differently.