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"The Tank Squadron that came too late" Topic


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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Jan 2021 12:19 p.m. PST

"One of the few things that were never quite mentioned in the history books. The fall of Malaya could have been a better defended battlefield if the British had tanks to meet the Japanese invasion. In fact the British did had the tanks shipped to Singapore albeit a little late and poorly trained tankers. I do feel a bit proud to write about this nearly forgotten tank regiment chapter in Malaya…"

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14th NJ Vol20 Jan 2021 12:35 p.m. PST

Hard to imagine those light tanks doing anything to stop the Japanese.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2021 11:39 a.m. PST

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Legion 429 Jan 2021 8:14 a.m. PST

Well like many early AFVs these were better than nothing. And of course the vast majority of the IJF's AFVs were not too far ahead of those light tanks used by the UK at that time. And all were for Infantry Support, for the most part.

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