Inside the Chieftain's Hatch: Crusader, Part 1

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3y Aug 3, 2018

The Crusader. An English cruiser tank. The British engineers' view of Christie’s suspension and his concept for a fast, mobile vehicle. As a true crusader, this tank fought in the deserts of North Africa, far beyond the borders of its homeland. Its main enemy was the German PzKpfw III commanded by Rommel, the Desert Fox.
In this episode: the history of the Crusader's creation, also known as the A15 or Cruiser Mk.VI. What were the peculiarities of its armor and armament. Why did it receive the six-pound gun only after the events of Dunkirk? What was wrong with the Liberty engine?

About The Chieftain

The Chieftain (Real name Nicholas Moran) is Wargaming America's resident tanker and amateur historian.


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