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As with the Mk II, the armour factors for the turret are wrong as this version shared the new lighter turret used on the Mk II.

Suggested commentary: The last 200 AECs were fitted with the British 75mm gun to replace the 6-pdr and turret ventilation was improved. A few were used in N.W. Europe in the (4) support troops of armoured car regiments which received two each. A with previous versions, the Mk III "had great potential for blocking the roadway" (Macksey and Batchelor, Tank, p. 136) and units coming from Italy preferred to use their 75mm half-tracks instead as they had greater mobility. Gordon-Hall makes no mention of Mk IIIs being used in the Mediterranean theatre so use should be limited to N.W. Europe.
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