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  1. Sir John Valentine Carden survives.

    You'd first have to sell the RA on the idea, but I don't see any significant issue. Of course, you could also mount the 25-pounder Priest style. I specifically mentioned the Archer because it would be a good way to fit the 75mmHV or 17-pounder on a small chassis without the risk of the barrel...
  2. Sir John Valentine Carden survives.

    A Stug is unlikely IMO, but maybe an Archer?
  3. Sir John Valentine Carden survives.

    The A11 was only ever a stop-gap, a stepping-stone to the Valiant.
  4. Sir John Valentine Carden survives.

    We don't actually know what the production numbers are looking like, though we can make a guess. OTL the Valentine started production in June, and 345 were built, but here, the Valiant has started production probably in February, maybe March at the outside, and assuming the same speed of...
  5. Sir John Valentine Carden survives.

    Hm, would a conical turret basket give you a couple of inches? Production is taking place at Vauxhall, which has little other work going on, so unless the project is actually dropped, it will probably go ahead.
  6. Sir John Valentine Carden survives.

    Just on the Victor, it's going to be a damn good tank regardless, but I do feel it's not quite going to make 'great', unless something about the engine (500 hp is okay but 550-600 hp would be better, if it could be managed), and the turret ring (66" might be better than Comet, but it's still...
  7. Sir John Valentine Carden survives.

    So, not available immediately, but maybe later as an alternative to the 6-pounder, for a more dual-purpose vehicle. Assuming they actually find out about it, which is probably dependent on their convincing the Americans to build the Valiant.
  8. Sir John Valentine Carden survives.

    Pretty sure the A11 at least, finished production in January. Edit: Yep post #2024, All the A11s were (or should have been) completed by the end of January, and the floor-space given over to Valiants.
  9. Sir John Valentine Carden survives.

    Hm, I was under the impression that production on the A9, A10 and A11 had been completed months ago. Was I wrong in that assumption?
  10. Sir John Valentine Carden survives.

    Hm, does anyone know when the US 75mm gun is going to be available? If they shop the Valiant around in the USA and say they're looking for a general-purpose gun that can still fit, would the 75mm be ready to be tested to fit?
  11. Sir John Valentine Carden survives.

    More equipment retrieved also means Britain's stocks are slightly less depleted.
  12. Sir John Valentine Carden survives.

    Here that might be different.
  13. Sir John Valentine Carden survives.

    Yep, right up there with Thermopylae and Saragarhi.
  14. Sir John Valentine Carden survives.

    Okay, that's going to improve morale. In addition, if those tanks are going back, there's probably a number of other vehicles and bits of equipment going back with them.
  15. Sir John Valentine Carden survives.

    Is it ready late '40/early '41? Because that'll be when it's needed for if Valiant production goes ahead in the USA.
  16. Sir John Valentine Carden survives.

    Would they be that resistant, given they wouldn't be using them, merely producing them?
  17. Sir John Valentine Carden survives.

    Exactly. It's a good tank (and one with upgrade potential, which is a nice addition) and certainly better than anything the US has right now, or will have in the near future. I suppose it's possible they'll find something to object to (maybe the requirement to be welded, not sure how much...
  18. Sir John Valentine Carden survives.

    Probably a fraction slower, given they've gutted a couple of Panzer Divisions.
  19. Sir John Valentine Carden survives.

    So France is still lost, but the British forces at least are in a slightly better position than OTL? Cool.
  20. Sir John Valentine Carden survives.

    Speaking of the Americans, after testing the Valiant, do you think there's a possibility of a joint Anglo-American design committee for the next tank after the Victor?
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