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TGerritsen Supporting Member of TMP03 Sep 2019 6:39 a.m. PST

I know that China used the Stuart, but did they use any in Korea? I'm not finding readily available sources for this (though plenty of references to Type 58s (the T34-85).

Also, wouldn't China repaint them so that there wasn't an allied forces white star on the side?

mghFond03 Sep 2019 1:39 p.m. PST

They may have captured a few from the Nationalists during their Civil War victories but I have not seen anything myself where they used them in Korea. I'm dubious.

WG Lorenzo04 Sep 2019 6:29 a.m. PST

Hi folks,

The author of the Bolt Action: Korea book (a career US military man) did an awful lot of research during the writing process – I'm going to bow to his superior knowledge regarding the deployment of Stuarts during the Korean War!
Captured by the Japanese first, they have been abandoned in Korea and used by the Chinese afterwards.

With that said, you've got a point regarding the paint schemes – unfortunately we didn't have a Chinese Stuart painted up in time for the photo shoot, so we had to cheat and use one we had already!

Kind Regards

Walking Sailor04 Sep 2019 7:10 a.m. PST

The Republic of China had M3-A3's and M5-A1's, all sloped front (glacis) models.
With props to the author, I think Warlord is trying to sneak one in, based on existing stock.

Dn Jackson04 Sep 2019 8:47 p.m. PST

I've only seen pictures of T34/85s, SU-76s, and armored cars, (BA-64s I think), being used by NKPA/Chinese.

mghFond05 Sep 2019 8:18 p.m. PST

I agree with Dn Jackson on that.

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