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Offline Fjodin

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1920-1930 tank question (pre 1930)
« on: April 05, 2011, 05:07:52 AM »
I know that most well known interwar tanks were maid after 1930: like BT-2, BT-5, T-26, Vickers tanks, Japanese tanks, italian tankettes.

BUt are there any tanks in 1920-1930 period? I know only  MS-1 (but I am noob). Or countries use WW1 tanks in this period?

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Re: 1920-1930 tank question (pre 1930)
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2011, 06:57:15 AM »
Many tanks were used and/or developed in the 1920-1930 period. That was the "Transitional" period of tank development, although many of the projects were never realized due to a number of reasons: a well meaning, but misguided attempt to "Outlaw War" in the League of Nations; the Great Depression; restrictions from the Treaty of Versailles; limited military budgets, etc.

Hard to tell you where to begin, but for example, there were several late WW1 era vehicles that saw extensive postwar service. My own little company manufactures some of them: The Garford-Putilov, the Filatov, the Ford 3 Ton Tankette, the Euzkadi (a basque tank designed during the 1920s but actually produced for use by the Republicans during the SCW,), etc. Many of these vehicles saw service in the "local struggles" of the period - so, the Rif War, the Russian Civil War, the Spanish Civil War, the Chinese Civil War, etc.


Offline carlos marighela

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Re: 1920-1930 tank question (pre 1930)
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2011, 08:09:54 AM »
Quite a few actually. The most numerous and important tank of the 1920s was the Vickers Medium. Which soldiered on up to the Second World War. That was the tank that really nailed the design features of most modern tanks. Copplestone makes one if you are interested. The of course there are all the various Carden-Lloyd tankettes that influenced a generation of light tank design. many nations fielded the original in one or other version.

There were also a few hangovers from the end of the Great War that didn't enter production in time but were manufactured post war. Some soldiered on for many a year. The  handful of Char 2C that met their demise on flatcars courtesy of the Luftwaffe in 1940, the dozens of Fiat 3000 s that soldiered on in Italy up to 1943, the hundred or so US built Mk VIIIs that ended their days as training tanks in Canada during WW2. The of course there was the Swedish built versions of the German LKII.

France updated the Ft-17 in various iterations NC-1, NC-2 but they were for export only. Th Japanese bought some as , allegedly did the Yugoslavs.

The Tanks! website is a good place to start if this topic interests you.

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Offline frontal assault

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Re: 1920-1930 tank question (pre 1930)
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2011, 08:39:59 AM »
Where the hell is that picture from? :o

Offline Fjodin

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Re: 1920-1930 tank question (pre 1930)
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2011, 09:44:52 AM »
a well meaning, but misguided attempt to "Outlaw War" in the League of Nations
They tried to outlaw wars??? Well after horrors of WW1 it is very understandable

2 frontal assault
I just found it in google when tiped "polish uhlan charge" its from here http://www.armchairgeneral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=55062

and I have NO IDEA why i posted it :)


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