A British Crusader tank passes a burning German Pzkw Mk IV during Operation Crusader, November 1941
Photograph, World War Two, North Africa (1940-1943), 1941.
The most widely manufactured German tank of the war, the first Panzer IV's sent to North Africa were fitted with the KwK 37 L/25 75 mm gun that struggled to penetrate the armour of the heaviest British tanks like the Matilda. However, latter versions were armed with the more powerful KwK 40 L/43 75 mm gun that could penetrate all the American and British tank designs deployed in the Western Desert.
One of 19 photographs relating to Brigadier Gordon William Carver, 1st Royal Horse Artillery Regiment, 10th Armoured Division.
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