Bishop self propelled gun, Sicily 1943

Bishop self propelled gun, Sicily 1943
A battery of Bishop self propelled guns in action during the invasion of Sicily of 1943. The Bishop was a version of the Valentine tank modified to carry the British 25-pdr field gun.
Valentine Infantry Tank 1938-45, Bruce Oliver Newsome. Looks at the most numerous British tank of the Second World War, but one that only saw limited combat service, mainly in North Africa. Notable for the amount of information packed into a series of tables, including specifications and identifying features of the many versions of the Valentine, as well as the interesting material on the interior of the tank, how it was driven, and on the many special variants such as the Archer self -propelled gun, which carried its main gun pointing backwards. [read full review]
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (18 September 2008), Bishop self propelled gun, Sicily 1943, http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_bishop_self_propelled_gun.html

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