Cruiser Tank

The cruiser tank (also called cavalry tank or fast tank) was a British tank concept of the inter-war period. This concept was the driving force behind several tank designs which saw action during the Second World War. In British use, the cruiser formed part of a doctrine paired with the "infantry tank", a much slower but better amoured design intended to work in concert with the infantry in punching holes through enemy lines for the cruisers to exploit.

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Cruiser Tank - World War II
... During early World War II, the Crusader was probably the best-known cruiser, it was first used in mid 1941 and thereafter used in large numbers in the Western Desert Campaign ... the firepower and armour protection of the cruisers made them indistinguishable from medium tanks ... In the course of the war, technological improvements enabled heavier tanks to approximate the speed of the cruisers and the concept became obsolete ...
Sentinel Tank - History
1940, and was initially intended to be a true Cruiser tank ... Like the Canadian Ram the Australian Cruiser was to be based on the engine, drive train, and lower hull of the American M3 Medium tank, mated to an upper hull and turret built closely along the ... By 1942, trying to keep pace with German tanks, the design specification had become more like an American medium tank ...
Cruiser Mk IV - Combat History
... The Cruiser Mk IV and MkIVA, in small numbers (40?) saw service in France in 1940 with the 1st Armoured Division of the British Expeditionary Force ... Most were abandoned at Calais, and the few tanks that did see action were overwhelmed by the vastly superior German forces ... From October 1940 the Cruiser Tank MkIVA was sent to North Africa, where it served alongside the older A9, Cruiser Tank MkI and A10 Cruiser Tank MkII ...
1943 In Aviation - Events - September
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