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found this on a Youtube video from Combat dealers. it was included in a clip about the German invasion of Russia 



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It's a Mark VIII - US version. The US manufactured Mark VIII tanks didn't have MGs on the sides of the superstructure. There's a survivor at 

Bovington and a few in the US. The Mark VIIIs were the US Army heavy tank until the early 1930s.

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Charlie 



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thanks looks like it was used in the 1919 Russian campaign then used by the Russians in the Barbarossa campaign

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Whoever thought that up has been sucking up too much vodka and using too much of Afganistan's main export.

The 100 or so Mark VIIIs never left the US except for some given to Canada in 1940 where they were scrapped without being used.

The British also built about 7 but these were scrapped soon after the end of the war save for the one at Bovington.

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Charlie

 

 



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Druid_Ian wrote:

thanks looks like it was used in the 1919 Russian campaign then used by the Russians in the Barbarossa campaign


 That description just about fits a couple of Mark Vs that ended up in Berlin in 1945.

 http://landships.activeboard.com/t57972863/berlin-1945-again/



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