The crew of a Crusader tank prepare a meal in the Western Desert, 20 September 1942.

The crew of a Crusader tank prepare a meal in the Western Desert, 20 September Pin by Paolo Marzioli

crusader tank in desert

SEP 19 1942 An Officer adjusts to life in the Desert A Crusader tank of Light Armoured Brigade in the Western Desert, 20 September

The crews of Crusader tanks bed down for the night beside their vehicles in the Western Desert, 28 August 1942. #worldwar2 #tanks

AUG 30 1942 Rommel’s last throw of the dice The crews of Crusader tanks bed down for the night beside their vehicles in the Western Desert, 28 August

British 'Crusader' tank - The Second Battle of El Alamein, Egypt - 27/10/42.  Just another awesome colorization by Doug Banks. -

British 'Crusader' tank - The Second Battle of El Alamein, Egypt - Just another awesome colorization by Doug Banks. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

A British "Crusader Tank" (Mark III). From 1939 to 1943 ca. 5300 Crusader tanks of all models were built and participated in the campaigns in North Africa. There were several variants and modifications, including Anti-Aircraft. After the war several were sold to Argentina.

The Crusader was a British cruiser tank used in various theatres during world War It used 5 road wheels on each side as opposed 4 used by the Covenanter tank.

THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA 1942. A Crusader tank with its 'sunshield' lorry camouflage erected, 26 October 1942.

British Army Crusader tank disguised as a truck in North Africa, 1942

SEP 19 1942 An Officer adjusts to life in the Desert The crew of a Crusader tank prepare a meal in the Western Desert, 20 September 1942.

The crew of a British Crusader tank prepare a meal in the Western Desert, 20 September

British MK.III Crusader tank in El Alamein, North Africa.

British Crusader Mk III tank during the Battle of El Alamein, November

British tank crews resting in the shade of Crusader tanks (2 pdr variant) in the Western Desert of North Africa, 1941.  Crusaders were fast but unreliable.

British tank crews resting in the shade of Crusader tanks pdr variant) in the Western Desert of North Africa, Crusaders were fast but unreliable.

crusader. Mk 2 with 2 pounder gun which was one of the best anti tank guns in1940,but retained too long by the British Army. The 40 mm sloping front plate could only be breached at very close range by the German  37 mm anti tank gun

Mk 2 with 2 pounder gun which was one of the best anti tank guns retained too long by the British Army. The 40 mm sloping front plate could only be breached at very close range by the German 37 mm anti tank gun

Desert Crusader Tank

The Crusader II was the primary cruiser British tank during The cruiser tank was a British concept for fast moving armor designed to operate independently of infantry and advance quickly.

The British Commander-in-Chief Home Forces, General Sir Bernard Paget, in a Crusader tank (s/n T43824) of the 42nd Armoured Division during ...

General Bernard Paget in a Crusader tank of British Armoured Division during an exercise near Malton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, 29 Sep note Covenanter tank in background

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