In August 1942 the Soviet Government Purchasing Commission asked for more Valentines, praising their combat performance. The amount of compensation equivalent to the cost of the prize shown on the giveaway page. The first tanks had only a two man turret - the gunner on the left of the gun and the commander acting also as the loader on the right. Most Valentines had a two-man turret, which reduced its efficiency in combat. Valentines in action 1941-45 The Valentine never earned a particular surname, perhaps because it was so commonly seen by troopers.
Two flamethrower version served as testbeds, in 1942, for the future. In total, the 6th, 8th and 11th Armoured Divisions, as well as the 1st Polish division trained in Scotland and deployed in Italy 1944-45 , were mostly equipped with the Valentine. In the United States, the Military Vehicle Technology Foundation and the Virginia Museum of Military Vehicles both own Valentines. The giveaway created and sponsored by Nicklasos. To find out more about the cookies we use and how we manage cookies click. It was extensively used in the North African Campaign, earning a reputation as a reliable and well-protected vehicle.
It was my understanding that Sturats of all variants were well liked by Commonwealth forces and they were used til end of war To be fair, when fighting the Italians the Valentine would have still been a viable platform. Low damage on the stock gun. The beach at Studland south of Poole, Dorset, England was judged to be similar to some of the proposed landing zones in Normandy. In the original design the chassis, suspension, engine and transmission were all inherited from the earlier tanks. In order to make space for the larger main gun the coaxial machine gun had to be removed, and only two men could be carried in the turret.
They were only just beginning to produce something that could be seen as on par with the M4 Sherman when they surrendered. North Africa The Valentine began to enter service in North Africa late in 1941, just as General Auchinleck replaced in command of the 8th Army. Production ceased in 1944 after a total of 8275 tanks had been built by three companies, representing a quarter of British tank output. The gun was positioned just between the gunner left and the commander right , whom also loaded it. The two in between give reduced chance of fire, but at the cost of reduced horsepower.
It will always be top teir. It was the most important special purpose version of the Valentine, and remained in use to the end of the Second World War. By the time you get to where the action is, the easily penned tanks are all dead and you are left facing the tanks with heavier armor profiles. It used the same suspension as the A9, the same 2pdr gun, but the machine gun turrets were eliminated. The Valentine leads to the , and the. It also saw some service in Burma, with New Zealand forces in the Pacific and with the Red Army. The rest went to the Reds.
This made early progress against fierce resistance, but was eventually forced back almost to its starting line, with the loss of most of the tanks. Notice the worn-out side skirts. Seems that you really need to have a premium account to get anything out of this little tank. Production by Vickers peaked at 20 tanks per week, in 1943. Looks at the most numerous British tank of the Second World War, but one that only saw limited combat service, mainly in North Africa.
Development The Valentine was descended from two previous Vickers cruiser tanks, the A9 and the A10. By May 1942 the Valentine was present in large numbers. Xbox Live Gold membership sold separately required on Xbox consoles. By then, the Matilda had been chosen for production, but the Valentine was something different. I find the armor to be more reliable with this tank than the B2 but the gun less reliable hence the reason for all prammo. A final bulkhead separated the fighting compartment from the engine compartment.
Only went with the 50% crew so might make a big difference with a 100% crew Only achieved a 3 mastery badge so I guess other people are playing it a lot better than me. It was used for trials only by Petroleum Warfare Dept, Barton Stacey, 20 April 1944. The first tanks in action were with the 8th Royal Tank Regiment in Operation Crusader. Both have strengths and weaknesses. This cost a weight increase of half a ton on the 2. Description The Valentine had a simple hull with vertical sides, a vertical rear plate and a vertical front plate. Valentine's Day, 14 February 1940, although some sources say that the design was submitted on Valentines Day 1938 or 10 February 1938.