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Old 03-24-2015, 06:59 PM
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The prototype that I saw at the Patton Museum implied that it had been done before and I had heard that the french did it but did not know for sure who had.
It appears the Mk I and II Centurions mounted the 20mm but the Mk III, which went from a 17-pdr to a 20-pdr, had to drop to a BESA MG.

Worth noting that it was common for most WWII tanks to have the coaxial MG be removable by the crew in the field and a tripod provided so it could be operated from the tank. I think this was most common in American and German tanks.
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