Soldiers maneuver a British tank over a trench during the Battle of Cambrai - this was one of 476 in action. France, 1917.

Soldiers maneuver a British tank over a trench during the Battle of Cambrai - this was one of 476 in action. France, 1917.

The Comet was the best British tank of WW2. Its 77mm gun fired the same ammunition as the 17 pounder gun from a shell case based on the British WW1 anti aircraft gun. The reduction in villosity did not have a too negative affect on the APDS shot and the Comet could still take on a Tiger or Panther at range.

The Comet was the best British tank of WW2. Its 77mm gun fired the same ammunition as the 17 pounder gun from a shell case based on the British WW1 anti aircraft gun. The reduction in villosity did not have a too negative affect on the APDS shot and the Comet could still take on a Tiger or Panther at range.

World War II: British Tank Churchill via @learninghistory

World War II: British Tank Churchill via @learninghistory

British Standard - Petcock 1/4" BSP with Reserve for British Tanks BAP Brand Part of the gas tank rebuild...probably the only part of the gas tank rebuild $22.95

British Standard - Petcock 1/4" BSP with Reserve for British Tanks BAP Brand Part of the gas tank rebuild...probably the only part of the gas tank rebuild $22.95

British Tank Rolling over Trench: Members of the British Royal Navy maneuver a tank, or "landship," over a trench during the 1917 Battle of Cambrai, one of the first successful uses of the tank in World War I.

British Tank Rolling over Trench: Members of the British Royal Navy maneuver a tank, or "landship," over a trench during the 1917 Battle of Cambrai, one of the first successful uses of the tank in World War I.

British tanks break through German lines overnight. Valentine tanks carrying infantry of the Black Watch. Tunisia, March 1943.

British tanks break through German lines overnight. Valentine tanks carrying infantry of the Black Watch. Tunisia, March 1943.

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