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Cruiser Tank Mk IV


Cruiser Tank Mk IV
sas, Dec 19, 2016

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      The A9/A10 cruisers and A11 infantry tanks were regarded as interim vehicles even before the production contracts were signed. In the case of the cruisers the impetus for improvement came from observation of Soviet tanks using the American Christie suspension in 1 936. A Christie tank was smuggled out of the
      US and examined with great interest and in short order Nuffield was given a contract to develop a cruiser tank using this new concept.

      The result was the Cruiser Mk III A13, which featured the same inadequate armor as the Mk I A9, but was faster, both on the roads and particularly cross-country. In 1939 it was decided that additional armor was required and, as with the A 1 0, the answer was to bolt additional armor plates onto the hull and turret,
      this yielding the Cruiser Mk IV, also known as the A13Mk2.

      Info via Jane's - World War II Tanks and Fighting Vehicles -World War II
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