Since the Italians are coming 1 Brit vehicle is needed for early war Itl vs. Brit map -1 reply

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emonkies

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#1 13 years ago

The Vickers A10, Cruiser tank MkII

31 A10's were used in France (Where they did poorly), the rest in Libya, North Africa, and a few were sent to Greece.

Front hull and turret armor was a best of 30mm, upper side armor a best of 22mm. Armament was a 2lbr with 2 x MG's (Besa on the MkII and Vickers on the MkIIa)

The A10 was first delivered in December of 1941, Last usage was during Operation Battleaxe (June 1941) after which it was replaced by the Crusader Mk1. The Valentine was based on a uparmored A10 hull with modifications.

Im hoping that a FH dev might be able to build this off a modified Valentine nodel since the lower hull and suspension are the same. Would require a new turret.

Whie I hope this would be considered for inclusion with .7, I understand that this is more likely a FH2 possibility.

A10 Cruiser tank MkIIAC. This is the Close support version carrying a 3.7" howitzer (95mm?) A10_02.jpg

Knocked out A10CS a10.jpg

A knocked out A10 a10b.jpg




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#2 13 years ago
Anlushac11The Vickers A10, Cruiser tank MkII 31 A10's were used in France (Where they did poorly), the rest in Libya, North Africa, and a few were sent to Greece. Front hull and turret armor was a best of 30mm, upper side armor a best of 22mm. Armament was a 2lbr with 2 x MG's (Besa on the MkII and Vickers on the MkIIa) The A10 was first delivered in December of 1941, Last usage was during Operation Battleaxe (June 1941) after which it was replaced by the Crusader Mk1. The Valentine was based on a uparmored A10 hull with modifications. Im hoping that a FH dev might be able to build this off a modified Valentine nodel since the lower hull and suspension are the same. Would require a new turret. Whie I hope this would be considered for inclusion with .7, I understand that this is more likely a FH2 possibility. A10 Cruiser tank MkIIAC. This is the Close support version carrying a 3.7" howitzer (95mm?) A10_02.jpg Knocked out A10CS a10.jpg A knocked out A10 a10b.jpg

Where could i find more pics of that tank?




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#3 13 years ago

how about a frickin A13




emonkies

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#4 13 years ago

Dont know where to find more pics, pics are very few.

Apparently there appear to be no model kits of the vehicle besides some 1/76th scale resin models.

A13 I considered but it has alot more in common with the A15 Crusader Mk1. IIRC The A13 was modified into the A13 Mk II Cruiser tank MkV Coventator which became the basis for the Cruiser Tank MkVI, the A15 Crusader MkI




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#5 13 years ago

The Cruiser IIA has the Besa's not the Vickers. Heres another pic of the Tank Museums Mk.IIACS (the exact same vehicle as the desert camo'd Cruiser IIACS, Anlushac posted): attachment.php?attachmentid=33284&stc=1 The Cruiser I would be nice as well, the only major differences being the turrets and the upper front of the hull: attachment.php?attachmentid=33283&stc=1 The Cruiser IV would be nice also: attachment.php?attachmentid=33285&stc=1




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#6 13 years ago

Ahh, thanks guys :)




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#7 13 years ago

The Picture i posted of a 'Cruiser Mk.IV' is actually a Mk.III but the Mk.III and IV are basically the same (the Mk.IV has thicker armour).




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#8 13 years ago

Im just interested in the turret really, so that shouldnt be a problem.




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#9 13 years ago

I don't care what anyone says - early ww2 tanks are wonderful, i'd make this over a sherman anyday - everone at the start of ww2 was still experimenting with how tanks should look and behave, and you had all these weird and wonderful designs and shapes; each country with their own ideas...




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#10 13 years ago

That's the spirit! Bring on Panzer I, Cruisers, H-39, R-35, M3 Grant, H-35, T-50, Panzer 35.. :bows:




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