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June 9 2014 at 2:46 PM
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Nope, NOT about British/Indian light tanks on Singapore Island, but which side introduced Carden-Loyd vehicles to service in the Winter War of 1939-40. I'm talking about the Soviet T-27 tankette, many of whose aspects were for the most part unmodified from the Carden-Loyd pilot vehicles purchased during the 1920s. These T-27s had traction problems due to their very narrow caterpillar tracks when used in the internal tribal wars, particularly the Basmachi insurrection lasting from World War I to well into the 1920s. I thought the Sovs had eschewed these tankettes for the snowy terrain in Finland, but apparently not. If the Finns used T-27s, they were probably captured vehicles that had bogged down in the tundra. See

Here is a not-very-good shot of the Soviet T-27a.

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