what tank ?

Discussion in 'Weapons, Technology & Equipment' started by JamesDrury, Aug 10, 2019.

  1. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Burma 1942: Royal Armoured Corps: 146 Regiment Royal Armoured Corps (RAC) | The National Archives
    Reference: WO 172/700
    Description:
    Burma 1942: Royal Armoured Corps: 146 Regiment Royal Armoured Corps (RAC)
    Date: 1942 June - Dec.
    Held by: The National Archives, Kew
    Legal status: Public Record(s)

    Burma 1943: Royal Armoured Corps: 146 Army Tank Regiment | The National Archives
    Reference: WO 172/2261
    Description:
    Burma 1943: Royal Armoured Corps: 146 Army Tank Regiment
    Date: 1943 Jan.- Mar.
    Held by: The National Archives, Kew
    Legal status: Public Record(s)

    146 Regiment Royal Armoured Corps | The National Archives
    Reference: WO 172/4598
    Description:
    146 Regiment Royal Armoured Corps
    Date: 1944 Oct.
    Held by: The National Archives, Kew
    Legal status: Public Record(s)

    There seems to be some date gaps in the WD's - so perhaps some more investigating required, somewhere in these it might also provide some ansers to questions

    TD

    File:The British Army in Burma 1945 SE3747.jpg - Wikimedia Commons
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    A Grant tank crew of 146th Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps repair one of the tracks of their vehicle on the outskirts of Taungup, 4 April 1945.


    Duke of Wellington's Regiment - Wikipedia
    9th Battalion
    The 9th Battalion was also converted to armour, becoming 146th Regiment RAC (DWR).[76]
     
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  2. Robert-w

    Robert-w Well-Known Member

    If the water colourist has reproduced the gun correctly it looks to be a Medium IIA CS fitted with a 3.7 in howitzer for close support - the standard 2 pounder was thinner and longer
     
  3. JamesDrury

    JamesDrury Member

    ah yes, found that one and a couple of others on here, really interesting :)
     
  4. Dave55

    Dave55 Very Senior Member

    Is that an improvised wading kit? Haven't seen them on grants before. Great picture.
     
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    Robert-w Well-Known Member

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