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A dummy Stuart tank being assembled in the Western Desert, 3 April 1942.

A dummy Stuart tank being assembled in the Western Desert, 3 April

BRITISH ARMY NORTH AFRICA 1942 (E 14169)   Bishop 25-pdr self-propelled gun of 8th Armoured Division at Port Tewfik, Egypt, 10 July 1942.

E Bishop self-propelled gun of Armoured Division at Port Tewfik Egypt 10 July

The Stuart was a light tank which was intended to perform reconnaissance and screening operations similar to the role formerly played by cavalry. The name "Stuart" was given to the tank by the British. The British soldiers in North Africa called them "Honeys". The Stuart tanks fought in the Pacific, Mediterranean and European theaters of operation. They were used by U.S., British, Commonwealth and Soviet amies.

The Stuart was a light tank which was intended to perform recon and screening operations similar to the role formerly played by the cavalry. The name "Stuart" was given to the tank by the British.

BRITISH ARMY NORTH AFRICA 1942 (E 14119)   A Stuart tank towing another away from the forward areas to be repaired, Egypt, July 1942.

E A Stuart tank towing another away from the forward areas to be repaired Egypt July

A dummy Bofors gun and crew in the Western Desert, June 1942.

A dummy Bofors gun and crew in the Western Desert, June Pin by Paolo Marzioli

A 12 infantry tank Mk II "Matilda" II in north Africa 1942 - pin by Paolo Marzioli

A 12 infantry tank Mk II "Matilda" II in north Africa 1942 - pin by Paolo Marzioli

M3中戦車の契約は1940年8月にほぼ確定した様子。まだ設計中なので実車の入手には「11ヵ月かかる」との話。それでは緊急調達に間に合わない。そこで購入契約が結ばれたのがM3軽戦車。こっちの方がM2中戦車よりよほど実用的だった。

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Stuart light tank (Honey to the British) in Army service, Egypt, September

10/5/1941, Irak: tropas mecanizadas británicas ocupan la fortaleza de Rutbah. El aeródromo ya había sido ocupado.

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Vickers light tanks cross the desert, 1940 The British Army in North Africa 1940 MK VIB Light Tanks of Armoured Division on patrol in the desert, 2 August

After 2 years, 11 months, & 3 days of war in North Africa, last Axis forces in Tunisia have surrendered.

WW2 Tweets from 1939 on

German troops surrender to the crew of a British Stuart tank near Frendj in Tunisia, 6 May

The crews of Crusader tanks bed down for the night beside their vehicles in the Western Desert, 28 August 1942. #worldwar2 #tanks

AUG 30 1942 Rommel’s last throw of the dice The crews of Crusader tanks bed down for the night beside their vehicles in the Western Desert, 28 August

Truck mounted 6-pdr anti-tank gun in the Western Desert, 31 May 1942

A truck mounted anti-tank gun in the Western Desert, 31 May not the equal of the famed German 88 mm, but a local modification aimed at giving it the mobility to co-operate with armour in the way at which the Afrika Korps was so adept.

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