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Originally Posted by MarkV View Post
Except that medium and cruiser were essentially the same class of tanks.

British tank doctrine was a little more complex and in open areas (like the desert) followed almost a naval pattern with the cruisers acting like cruisers (the clue is in the name) and the light tanks as destroyers. Some people seem to have taken landships too literally
Later in the war, that is true, but if you read the primary roles the lights were to perform, alongside supporting mediums, you can read cruiser instead of light, and infantry instead of medium. In fact it may be even better to read lights as mediums, and mediums as heavies in early German/Soviet formations.
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