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Post 28 Feb 2013, 01:56
During WW2, the British couldn't afford to send any tanks to assist New Zealand. So...they made there own...

All they had for blueprints was a picture of an American tank on a post-card. The end result was a tractor which they put thin sheets around it. It also had a crew of eight.

It is one of my favorite tanks...because it was horrible.

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Post 28 Feb 2013, 15:12
Excellent, thanks for the picture.
Post 28 Feb 2013, 16:28
Well it probably wasn't that much worse than the Italian CV-33 "tank":

Also, the Soviet improvised "NI" Tank
Post 28 Feb 2013, 18:11
I can't even begin to imagine what it would have been like being in one of those tiny things with up to seven other people in the heat of a battle. Just thinking about it is giving me claustrophobia. No air-conditioning in these old boxes either I would imagine.
Post 02 Mar 2013, 05:55
The italians churned out thousands of "tankettes" because they looked like impressive numbers on paper.
Needless to say, they didn't hold up well to British 2 pdr anti tank shells
Post 02 Mar 2013, 06:18
Or machine guns for that matter.
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