Crusader III A/A Mk I
The Mk I variant was armed with a 40mm Bofors A/A gun.
|At the Armoured Fighting Vehicle School in Dorset. March 25, 1942.|
Crusader III AA Mk II/III
The Mk II/III variants were armed with twin 20mm Oerlicon A/A guns.
|2. The photo was taken one day after D-Day. The tank belonged to the 22nd Armoured Brigade.|
|3. A Sherman and a Crusader A/A tank of the 27th
Armoured Brigade |
during Operation Goodwood on July 18, 1944.
|4. A Sherman dozer and Crusader A/A tank of the 2nd Fife and Forfar
during Operation Epsom on June 29, 1944.
|5. A Crusader A/A tank comes ashore from an LST
onto the pierhead |
at the Mulberry artificial harbor at Arromanches in August 1944.
|6. A few Crusaders, like this one in hull-down position, were fitted with triple Oerlikon guns.|
1. Menzies (Cpl) War Office official photographer, via Wikimedia Commons
2., 3., 4., 6. Laing (Sgt), No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit, via Wikimedia Commons5. Harrison (Sgt), No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit, via Wikimedia Commons