BG Counters 20: Pz T43 747(r), Pz M13/40 735(i) & Pz M14/41 736(i), & Pz MkI 741(b), 25d Pz MkII 742(b), 25d Pz MkIII 743(b), 25d Pz MkIV 744(b), 25d

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857985808581858225c Pz M13/40 735(i) & Pz M14/41 736(i):
See Italian Vehicle Note 8 & Note 9. Both of these vehicle were used, to a limited extent, by German forces in Italy. Stocks of them had been seized following the Italian armistice and were then pressed into service. It was used in anti-partizan activity and one was sent to help quell the Warsaw uprising...with predictably poor results.

See also German Vehicle Note N, BG.
 

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25d Pz MkI 741(b), 25d Pz MkII 742(b), 25d Pz MkIII 743(b), 25d Pz MkIV 744(b), 25d Pz MkVI-I 746(b) & 25d Pz MkVI-II 746(b):
Various Cruiser tanks were captured by the Axis powers and put into use. British Vehicles Note 7, Note 8 and Note 9.

See also German Vehicle Note N, BG.

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I think I was a bit bored when I did the notes for the cruiser tanks...If I could get some help extending them, I'd be very grateful!
 

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The Cruiser Mk IV A13 Mk II as the Kreuzer Panzerkampfwagen Mk.IV 744(e) were used as command tanks for Flammpanzer II (Flamingo) in Panzer-Abteilung (Fl) 100 in the USSR in 1941. It's the only case I know of where British tanks were properly incorporated in a first line German unit. Those were all from tanks captured in France '40. I suspect the earlier '40 captured Cruisers I-III didn't have either the speed or armour to be used for other than training or security roles. One Cruiser III A13 Mk 1 as the Kreuzer Panzerkampfwagen Mk III 743(e) was photographed near Siska, Yugoslavia in '43 or '44 (in the below site).

British tanks captured in the desert were mainly used "as is" by the Germans with only tiny handfuls sent back to Germany for analysis and research.

I would recommend http://beutepanzer.ru/ for captured toys.
 

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Thanks Paul. Beutepanzer is my go to sit for some of these notes. Occasionally I had to use google translate on it.
 
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