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    "French ladies hang out atop a knocked out Tiger tank. Northern France, 1944."
     
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    "Australian soldiers ride a M4A3 HVSS 50 miles (that's 80km for my non-American friends^-^) north of the North Korean capital of Pyongyang during the U.N. advance in 1950"
     
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    "A captured, early production, M4A1 Sherman tank named War Daddy II and an M3 Lee tank during field tests by 1.Komp. Panzer Abt. 501 at the Kummersdorf proving ground, 1943."
     
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    "[3283x2480] View of the Minotaur-class cruiser HMS Defence, in 1913."
     
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    "[4246X2531] The largest central battery warship ever built, Ottoman ironclad Mesudiye is on public display following overhaul by Italian company Ansaldo. Her combatant value degrades rapidly so the ship will be reconstructed in 1899-1904. Istanbul, 1894."
     
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    "My favorite WW2 tank, the M3 Lee, getting some air while on trial in 1941"
     
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    "[5099X3995] USS Chicago (CA-29) shows the complete set of Vought O3U-1 Corsair reconnaissance floatplanes shortly after her commissioning. Mare Island Naval Shipyard, April 1931."
     
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    "British Mark IV Tank (s/n 2520) named “Blue Bird "B" Bttn, 4 Coy, 1 sec, B3, 2nd Lt EV Colley was in action when it had a direct Hit on August 23, 1917."

    Note the crew lying on the ground.
     
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    "Martin B-10s of the 25th Bombardment Squadron, Panama Canal Zone, date unknown.(7596x2875)"
     
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    The Atlantas and their British counterparts, the Dido class, were conceived simply as replacements for the aging Omaha and C/D classes, for classic light cruiser duties with the fleets and flotillas. It was recognized that they would need antiaircraft armament, but it was challenging to accommodate useful numbers of both 6" and AA guns in small cruisers, hence the interest in dual-purpose batteries. The USN worked on designing a DP gun around 5.4", but in order to get the Atlantas under construction they had to be given "destroyer" guns.

    They were redesignated CLAA in 1949, when all except Juneau of the Juneau sub-class had been decommissioned. The USN made little use of light cruisers after 1949, except for six Cleveland class converted to missile ships.

    One common distinction between cruisers and destroyers is that latter were not armored (until we started putting Kevlar in the Arleigh Burke class).

    Hood's armor as built was comparable to the Queen Elizabeth and Revenge class battleships, an inch thinner on the main belt but actually thicker in some places. She did not have a chance to get the sort of reconstruction given to QE and some others before the outbreak of WWII intervened.

    "Battle cruiser" seems to cover a multitude of sins, so it might be the best place for the Scharnhorsts. Incidentally Gneisenau was never repaired after mine and bomb damage and never received the proposed 15" guns.
     
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