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The Comet was the best British tank of WW2. Its 77mm gun fired the same ammunition as the 17 pounder gun from a shell case based on the British WW1 anti aircraft gun. The reduction in villosity did not have a too negative affect on the APDS shot and the Comet could still take on a Tiger or Panther at range.

The Comet was the best British tank of WW2. Its 77mm gun fired the same ammunition as the 17 pounder gun from a shell case based on the British WW1 anti aircraft gun. The reduction in villosity did not have a too negative affect on the APDS shot and the Comet could still take on a Tiger or Panther at range.

The Valentine was sent to the Soviet Union in large numbers, and were used in front line armoured units. In August 1942 the Soviet Government Purchasing Commission asked for more Valentines, praising their combat performance. The 2-pounder gun wasn't so popular, but the simple reliable design of the tank and its reasonable speed meant it compared well to other British tanks sent to Russia.

The Valentine was sent to the Soviet Union in large numbers, and were used in front line armoured units. In August 1942 the Soviet Government Purchasing Commission asked for more Valentines, praising their combat performance. The 2-pounder gun wasn't so popular, but the simple reliable design of the tank and its reasonable speed meant it compared well to other British tanks sent to Russia.

BRITISH ARMY NORTH AFRICA 1942 (E 22739) Newly-arrived Royal Armoured Corps troops working on a variety of tank types at a training camp near Abbasia in Egypt, 2 March 1943. In the foreground are a Valentine and Stuart tank, with Crusaders and more Valentines behind. On the right is a Covenanter tank, perhaps the only example of its kind to have arrived in North Africa.

BRITISH ARMY NORTH AFRICA 1942 (E 22739) Newly-arrived Royal Armoured Corps troops working on a variety of tank types at a training camp near Abbasia in Egypt, 2 March 1943. In the foreground are a Valentine and Stuart tank, with Crusaders and more Valentines behind. On the right is a Covenanter tank, perhaps the only example of its kind to have arrived in North Africa.

the_ww2_memoirs A M4A2 tank "Killer" from the 4th Marine Tank Battalion carries a Type 94 light-tank as a trophy on its back on the island Namur, March, 1944. The M4A2 Sherman tank in the photograph also is equipped with wooden planks on its sides to prevent Type 99 magnetic anti-tank mines from sticking the the tank. I actually didn't know this little fact so thank you WW2 Colorized Photos on Facebook! (That's where I get all these amazing photos from!) Adding materials to prevent anti-tank…

the_ww2_memoirs A M4A2 tank "Killer" from the 4th Marine Tank Battalion carries a Type 94 light-tank as a trophy on its back on the island Namur, March, 1944. The M4A2 Sherman tank in the photograph also is equipped with wooden planks on its sides to prevent Type 99 magnetic anti-tank mines from sticking the the tank. I actually didn't know this little fact so thank you WW2 Colorized Photos on Facebook! (That's where I get all these amazing photos from!) Adding materials to prevent anti-tank…

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