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Crossfire_187th #1 Posted Feb 07 2012 - 01:51

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I don't know if you have researched on China Tanks before, during and after WWII as well as Post-war including Korea War.

China has had limited tanks for each tier... China did have some WWII tanks...

Vickers Carden Loyd Light tanks
http://en.wikipedia....Light_tanks.jpg

T-26
http://en.wikipedia....Hunan_tanks.jpg

Panzer I Ausf. A  
http://en.wikipedia....le:SdKfz101.jpg
CV33
http://en.wikipedia....vington_mod.jpg

CV35
http://en.wikipedia....ro_3_35-001.jpg

M3 Sturats
http://en.wikipedia....s_Ledo_road.jpg

M4 Shermans
http://en.wikipedia...._Burma-Road.jpg

M18 Hellcats (? – I did not know that one)
According to Wikipedia, “Upon the American entry into the war in 1941, it had begun to supply China with AFVs including later the M18 Hellcats which along with M3 Stuarts, and M4 Shermans, trickled in through Burma and formed part of the several well-equipped, well-trained armies that the Chinese Nationalists could deploy. These units were responsible for stopping numerous Japanese attacks during the later phases of the war. However, due to the comparative rarity and poor quality of Japanese armor it was often used in a fire support role instead of as a tank destroyer.”

Also, they got Type 122 – IS-2/IS-3 “After the Korean War, China attempted to reverse-engineer the IS-2/IS-3 as Type 122 medium tank.[12] The project was cancelled in favour of the Type 59, a copy of the Soviet T-54A.”

Type 97 Chi-Ha (Japanese tank)
http://en.wikipedia....PLAShenyang.jpg

Type 58 (T34-85)
http://en.wikipedia....le:PIC02105.JPG

CatinHat #2 Posted Feb 07 2012 - 02:00

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sadly we may never get any more Chinese tanks.

blurr91 #3 Posted Feb 07 2012 - 02:30

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The thing is we're dealing with 2 different Chinese governments.  One used American (mostly) equipment during WW2 and one that switched to Soviet equipment after the war.

Pre-war, that is using American entry in 1941 as the starting point (China was at war with Japan a few years before that), China used a hodge-podge of foreign tanks and tankettes.

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View Postblurr91, on Feb 07 2012 - 02:30, said:

The thing is we're dealing with 2 different Chinese governments.  One used American (mostly) equipment during WW2 and one that switched to Soviet equipment after the war.

Pre-war, that is using American entry in 1941 as the starting point (China was at war with Japan a few years before that), China used a hodge-podge of foreign tanks and tankettes.
No actually. China was separated into many warlords, different warlords had different equipment from different countries, there were actually French equipment used by warlords. Chiang Kai-shek was the biggest one and brought them all together, but as a weak bond as his elite were pretty much the original KMT soldiers and therefore treating the other soldiers a lot worse, meaning no matter how hard they fought and lost soldiers, they wouldn't get replenishment as easily the KMT soldiers, therefore he was very unpopular with the warlords he conquered, which became his officers in command for those forces. The KMT used German equipment interwar and American equipment when the Sino-Japanese War started as the Germans wouldn't sell them anymore due to being in an alliance with the Japanese. The Germans however did deliver their last shipment instead of holding it like the Americans did during the Indo-Pakistani War. So basically, you can put almost all interwar tanks into a Chinese premium faction, just that they are used by different factions.

Dominatus #5 Posted Feb 07 2012 - 02:57

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Plus, some tanks (names the T-26) somehow managed to survive WWII, and were captured by the Communists and used during the Civil War. That means that we can get those tanks in game.

Lahn266 #6 Posted Feb 07 2012 - 03:28

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M18, M36s are still in service until we invented some new tanks (with M113 hull + M41 turret) and getting M41/ M47/ M48. I really wanted to see CM12 though.