A slow tank with a machine gun as its main weapon. All it had going for it was heavy armour. On the front. Nah. What were they thinking**? **yeah “infantry support”, but did no-one wonder..?
That probably underplays the effectiveness of the 0.50 Vickers that some carried. That could chew up a Pz I or II quite successfully & was hell on anything that wasn’t armoured. http://www.quarryhs.co.uk/Vickers.html Anyone know how many had the larger gun? I can’t find a number at the moment.
The Barrett 0.50 ‘anti-material’ rifle is still used to do much the same thing.
Given some of the Mk VI lights had a 15mm machine gun, that may explain how they were able to “punch above their weight” on occasion. Some of the early-war Italian armour isn’t going to enjoy being lit up by 15mm rounds.
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