BRITISH ARMY NORTH AFRICA 1942 (E 22739) Newly-arrived Royal Armoured Corps troops working on a variety of tank types at a training camp near Abbasia in Egypt, 2 March 1943. In the foreground are a Valentine and Stuart tank, with Crusaders and more Valentines behind. On the right is a Covenanter tank, perhaps the only example of its kind to have arrived in North Africa.
crusader. Mk 2 with 2 pounder gun which was one of the best anti tank guns in1940,but retained too long by the British Army. The 40 mm sloping front plate could only be breached at very close range by the German 37 mm anti tank gun