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- Feb 9, 2005
- Reaction score
- Aberdeen , Scotland
Tank AA, 20 mm Quad, Skink was a Canadian self-propelled anti-aircraft gun, developed in 1943-44, in response to a requirement from the First Canadian Army. Due to a lack of threat from the German Luftwaffe, the Skink was cancelled in 1944 after only 3 were built.
From 6 February to 11 March 1945, the Skink visited all but one of the Canadian armoured regiments - from Nijmegen to the Cleve area - frequently engaging in actual combat. All units found it to be a valuable asset. However no enemy aircraft presented itself to the Skink's guns and its main function was to flush out stubborn pockets of enemy infantry and force their surrender.
† Despite being a Canadian built vehicle, the Skink uses the modifiers for an American built vehicle.
† The MA is AA capable. This is signified by "MA:AA" on the counter.
† Make four TK DR when using the 20L column of the AP TK table; only one DR (firer's choice) is used. This is signified by "4 TK DR" on the counter.
See also British Vehicle Note R, BG