Vickers Medium tank II

Vickers Medium tank II

Postby major clanger » 15 Mar 2017

I naively hope the Vickers Medium tank II is included in the Tobruk book.
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Re: Vickers Medium tank II

Postby Piers » 15 Mar 2017

Nope... they had been phased out by the time Italy declared war and were just used for driver training and one, I think, became a pillbox.

So no... won't be stats for it in the book I'm afraid.
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Re: Vickers Medium tank II

Postby Fitz » 15 Mar 2017

It would be easy enough to cobble together.
  • The 3-pounder has roughly the same performance as the Italian 47mm.
  • Armour is bullet and fragment proof, might stop a decent hit from an anti-tank rifle.
  • Speed is slow. Very, very slow if it's a pillbox.
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Re: Vickers Medium tank II

Postby major clanger » 15 Mar 2017

I thought the Vickers tank II , would not be in the Tobruk Book , fair enough ,it as to be historically accurate.
I cant wait for the delivery of Tobruk book.
I will now look up some old Advanced squad leader scenarios and dust of my Largish Italian force and get ready my A9 , A10 tanks.
The Vickers tank can be a what if in my Sealion games . Thanks Fitz for the cobbling together stats I will go with your suggestions.
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Re: Vickers Medium tank II

Postby David Reasoner » 16 Mar 2017

Really not significant enough to be included in a North African campaign book, except as a curiosity for German "tourists".

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From an article on 6 RTR in an old issue of AFV News. A burned-out Medium Mk.II being inspected by DAK troops. This is likely a former 6 RTR machine. Shortly after Italy declared war, 6 RTR was ordered to send 3 of its Vickers Mediums to Siwa Oasis for use as static defence there. One of them caught fire en route and the completely burned out wreck was abandoned along the Mersa Matruh - Siwa track. Most of the remaining Mediums were built into the Mersa Matruh defences as pillboxes.

The wreck was likely still there when the German 'tourists' arrived the following year.

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Re: Vickers Medium tank II

Postby wargameroz » 16 Mar 2017

I use one or 2 in my 20mm VBCW units
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Re: Vickers Medium tank II

Postby Piers » 16 Mar 2017

That's really interesting David... Thank you! :thumbsup:
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Re: Vickers Medium tank II

Postby dadlamassu » 16 Mar 2017

The German caption says this one was captured in Egypt 1941
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And as a pillbox
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