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Tango0117 Jun 2017 12:56 p.m. PST

"To meet the requirement of modern tank concepts, in 1936, the British War Office designated two different categories of tanks for future development. The first category is a fast mobile cruiser tank designed not only to perform reconnaissance and patrol tasks, but also capable of making forays deep into enemy territory. The second Category is an armoured infantry tank designed to be used in close co-operation with infantry during attacks…"

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Amicalement
Armand

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP17 Jun 2017 6:46 p.m. PST

Thank you Tango!

Anyone know anything about that photo of one in German service? I know the Brits lost them in both France and Greece, but I don't know about the Germans putting them back in service. In fact, Robert Crisp, who commanded some in Greece, said no sane country would try to use them. (Of course, that would leave out the Nazis, now that I think of it.)

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP17 Jun 2017 7:12 p.m. PST

Here are some pictures of cruisers belonging to Panzer Abteilung 100 (Flamm):
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and some A13s in German markings:
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And from link it states:

With the retreat to Dunkerque, about a hundred of these [A13s] were left in and around Calais, some sabotaged and unrepairable, others almost intact, and fell into enemy hands. The Germans renamed them Pz.Kpfw. Mk.IV 744(e), and pressed them into service in the next campaigns, from the Balkans to Russia.

Jim

Tango0118 Jun 2017 3:16 p.m. PST

A votre service mon ami!. (smile)

Great links dear Colonel!… Thanks!.


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Armand

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2017 10:09 a.m. PST

So the British helped equip both sides in Russia. Thank you, Colonel!
(I'm laughing with, not at. I think I can make a case for the Stuart being the mostly widely-used tank of WWII. We gave them to everyone but the Germans, and the Germans took them and used them anyway.)

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