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BR024 48kmh

The A13 Cruiser Mk III was the first British cruiser tank to use the Christie suspension system. This gave higher speeds and better cross-country performance than the wheeled bogie suspension of the A9 and A10 cruiser tanks. However, though it was fast, it was also under-armoured and proved vulnerable to machine-gun fire on occasion. Like many of the early British tank it proved unreliable mechanically.To over come its deficiency in armour an up armoured version was designed and became the A13 Cruiser Mk IV. It saw action as part of the British Expeditionary Force sent to France in the 1st Armoured Division.
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British Cruiser tanks were designed, as their naval title implied, to be able to manoeuvre around the battlefield, operating completely independent of the infantry, who had the...

With their speed, Cruiser Squadrons could quickly react to opportunities present in battle and punch through gaps in the enemy’s lines. In many ways their tactical doctrine represented the glory days of the British heavy cavalry, and hence their design emphasised speed over armour.These decisions meant that British tankers bravely went into battle knowing that they were fighting better armoured opponents.
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