The US General Grant tank gave British armour a good 75mm HE round for the first time, but the tank had to be in a vulnerable 'hull up' position to use it.  The turret mounted 37mm was inadequate against longer ranging German armour by early 1942.  CinC General Auchinleck on the back decks.

The US General Grant tank gave British armour a good 75mm HE round for the first time, but the tank had to be in a vulnerable 'hull up' position to use it. The turret mounted 37mm was inadequate against longer ranging German armour by early 1942. CinC General Auchinleck on the back decks.

A Grant tank crew loading up with ammunition from a truck, 18 June 1942

A Grant tank crew loading up with ammunition from a truck, 18 June 1942

Grant I OP, которым пользовался Монтгомери

Grant I OP, которым пользовался Монтгомери

BRITISH ARMY NORTH AFRICA 1942 (E 12357)   An LRDG Chevrolet 30cwt truck is reloaded after a tyre change, 25 May 1942.

BRITISH ARMY NORTH AFRICA 1942 (E 12357) An LRDG Chevrolet 30cwt truck is reloaded after a tyre change, 25 May 1942.

A British Matilda II tank on its way into Tobruk, displaying an Italian flag, 24 January 1941.

A British Matilda II tank on its way into Tobruk, displaying an Italian flag, 24 January 1941.

A Crusader tank of 4th Light Armoured Brigade in the Western Desert, 20 September 1942.

A Crusader tank of 4th Light Armoured Brigade in the Western Desert, 20 September 1942.

British Canal Defense Light M3. Canal Defence (Suez Canal,when the Deutsche Afrika Korps was advancing) Light was a light source behind armour that could be focused through a small hole to enable accurate shooting at night.Unfortunately someone suggested thst if the light was flickered rapidly the enemy would be blinded and not be able to shoot back accurately.A security blanket descended and the Tank Regimennts never heard of it .

British Canal Defense Light M3. Canal Defence (Suez Canal,when the Deutsche Afrika Korps was advancing) Light was a light source behind armour that could be focused through a small hole to enable accurate shooting at night.Unfortunately someone suggested thst if the light was flickered rapidly the enemy would be blinded and not be able to shoot back accurately.A security blanket descended and the Tank Regimennts never heard of it .

A British Grant tank, whose crew has just painted the name 'Atlanta' on its turret, 10 September 1942.

A British Grant tank, whose crew has just painted the name 'Atlanta' on its turret, 10 September 1942.

Staff officers examine a newly-arrived Sherman tank sitting on a Scammell Pioneer tank transporter, 15 September 1942.

Staff officers examine a newly-arrived Sherman tank sitting on a Scammell Pioneer tank transporter, 15 September 1942.

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