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It seems they managed to wangle four Mark V tanks from Britain to arm their newly-independent nation.  Wonder if they made practical use of them.



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Here is some info on the four tanks.
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_V_Composite_tank_in_Estonian_service

it is not much. The best is to look at the photos that are under the article.

They might have ended in the steel for German weapons in ww2..........
Best regards,
Willem



-- Edited by Willem Visser on Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:43:36 AM

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I remember there is an e-book on the Estonian Mark Vs on the internet - unfortunately in Estonian but the photos were interesting.

I'll see if I can find it again. The take home message was the Estonian Army used the Mark Vs quite extensively between the wars.

By the time the Red Army invaded in 1940 the tanks were pretty much worn out so some were used as static defences around Tallinn. 

Regards

Charlie



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