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Britain was slow to change from WWI tank tactics. In WWI they had slow moving infantry support tanks. Once tanks began to fight each other on the battlefield, it was necessary for Britain to develop faster, cruiser tanks specifically to battle enemy tanks. It was similar to how America used their tanks in WWII, however they weren't the same ideal on how the tank is constructed. Later they developed tank destroyers specifically to fight other tanks. These were based off pre-existing tanks with lighter turrets and heavier guns.

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