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Tango0126 Jul 2017 10:49 a.m. PST

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emckinney Supporting Member of TMP26 Jul 2017 2:26 p.m. PST

Some completely wrong information there, as many people here know. The CS tanks were emphatically not for infantry support. They were for laying smoke screens, along with a limited number of HE rounds for anti-infantry use.

Fascinatingly awful tanks. I haven't been able to figure out why the design was so inefficient (well, for the Mk.II, anyhow, the dual MG turrets on the Mk.I added enormous weight for little purpose).

Leadgend26 Jul 2017 10:20 p.m. PST

Issued at 2 tanks per squadron the CS tanks were to screen enemy AT guns with smoke and had a few HE rounds (IIRC 4 per tank) in case they needed to actually destroy the odd enemy gun. Infantry wasn't really seen as the problem when you're in a tank. :)

Murvihill27 Jul 2017 9:35 a.m. PST

I'd call it obsolete rather than inefficient or awful. Look at the Valentine for what potential the hull held.

Tango0127 Jul 2017 9:44 a.m. PST

I like it!.


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emckinney Supporting Member of TMP27 Jul 2017 7:47 p.m. PST

Funny thing is that it was designed and produced on almost the same timeline as the Pz III.

The Valentine hull was pretty different. The suspension was the same.

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