Monday, January 4, 2016

Covenanter Tank

The British Covenanter tank was rushed into service in 1939 and various problems with the design only became apparent after production was started. Inadequate cooling precluded their use in warmer climates so they were used for training and with the Home Guard. Despite their problems, approximately 1700 were built before they were declared obsolete in 1943. Apparently large numbers were passed on to Russia in the Lend Lease program who I expect were unimpressed, having had their own far superior T-34 as a standard tank since 1940.

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