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sjchan wrote:There is quite a bit of confusion on what exactly were the Renault tankettes in Burma. There weren't too many of the FT-17s left by then, and the KMT bought mostly UE tankettes, and thus they were most probably the ones in action during the Burma campaign. However the UE tankettes carried only machine guns, which did not match the comments (made by the Tank Regiment commander) referenced in my post (namely the Renault tankettes had guns but no machine guns). There were even suggestions that the Chinese somehow replaced the machine guns with 37 mm guns. Given the scarcity of definitive source material, it is hard to tell.
sjchan wrote:Some photos of the AFV of the 200th Divison at the Battle of Kunlun Pass; the first showing some Vickers amphiphious tanks advancing towards the battleground; the second showing T-26s being assembled for the battle; . These seldom seen photos are from the book Guó Pò Shān Hé Zài (国破山河在) pp. 84-85 (just published in 2007).
Irritatingly, Google Maps has higher resolution photos of the area immediately north of the old city, but only a lower resolution photo of the city wall area itself.
L1E1 wrote:sjchan wrote:Some photos of the AFV of the 200th Divison at the Battle of Kunlun Pass; the first showing some Vickers amphiphious tanks advancing towards the battleground; the second showing T-26s being assembled for the battle; . These seldom seen photos are from the book Guó Pò Shān Hé Zài (国破山河在) pp. 84-85 (just published in 2007).
China has total 29 VCL amphibious tanks.
1) 12, version L1E1, in Cantonese troop. (Lost 11 in 1938 Oct)
2) 16, version L1E2, in Dragon Company.
3) 1, version L1E2, in Military Academy.
Take a look on the Vickers Amphibious tanks photo, the version (Turret) of the tank is L1E1. That must be those 12 VCL amphibious tanks empolyed in Cantonese troop. The uniform of the soldiers also suggested the photo was took between 1933 -1936. (If the photo was took between 1937-39, they should wear Italian unifrom). Thus it is impossible for those amphibians advancing towards Kunlun Pass during Dec 1938 - Jan 1939. (Please note "the white flower/Sun" on the turret should be someone who add on the original photo.)
sgtscott658 wrote:Hi ya-
Did the Japanese have any Armor at Kunlun Pass in December of 39? Did they also use chemical weapons during their battle for Kunlun Pass?
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