The first in a series of short films about some of the vehicles in the Bovington Tank Museum collection presented by The Tank Museum’s historian David Fletcher MBE.
The A13 was the first British tank to have Christie Suspension. With a top speed of 40 miles per hour, it was much faster than the German Panzers, and had one of the best guns of its time. Despite this, many were lost in the battle for France in 1940. They fared better in the desert when their speed enabled them to cut off and defeat a huge Italian Army at Beda Fomm in Libya.
If you ever get a chance to visit Bovington, I highly recommend it. As getting to stand next to real tanks lets you appreciate just how big and menacing they are.