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Charles M September 5th, 2021 07:05 AM

AEC Mk I icon 617
 
The photo is wrong - it is of the Mk I prototype. A better photo of the true Mk I can be found in Bellona Print # 16, Bracknell 1968.

Suggested commentary: These white elephants were the result of Winston Churchill's personal intervention after seeing a prototype that gate-crashed a parade. A post-war report stated that the Mk I "never played an important part in the struggle"* and "hardly ever went into action"*. Their main use was to pull stranded vehicles out of soft sand (Fletcher, Universal Tank, p. 6). They were not used in action until April 1943, and were found to be too conspicuous, under-powered and tiring and difficult to drive.* 122 were built with the Valentine tank turret.

* Lt. Col. F.W.S. Gordon-Hall, Armoured Fighting Vehicles in the Mediterranean Theatre 1939-1945 for Military College of Science, January 1946, courtesy of Bovington Tank Museum, pp. 79-80 and 83.

DRG September 5th, 2021 08:18 AM

Re: AEC Mk I icon 617
 
Again.. in future include the UNIT NUMBER in this case there is only one unit that uses Icon 617 but I have to hunt for it the hard way.

Quote:

......" A better photo of the true Mk I can be found in Bellona Print # 16, Bracknell 1968."
Wonderfull ....are we expected to find a copy of this 53 year old document? Not going to happen. If you find a photo on line provide a link and I will turn it into an LBM otherwise what's already used is "good enough" for 99.9% of the people playing this game but FOR THE RECORD I found one on line and it is now used in place of the prototype

Charles M September 5th, 2021 09:45 AM

Re: AEC Mk I icon 617
 
Sorry to be a pain, but I have no idea how to get the unit number - some of us are computer-challenged. Please bear with me and advise.

DRG September 5th, 2021 10:37 AM

Re: AEC Mk I icon 617
 
We are discussing units so look them up in MOBHack

Imp September 13th, 2021 04:49 AM

Re: AEC Mk I icon 617
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Charles M (Post 850911)
Sorry to be a pain, but I have no idea how to get the unit number - some of us are computer-challenged. Please bear with me and advise.

Turn unit numbers on in the startup screen.


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