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Old 04 Oct 17, 18:18
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A big advantage of the Stuart in the recce role was its rubber tracks, which were much quieter than steel tracks. Don't know if the M24 also had rubber tracks, but I suspect it did.

The recce role differs according to terrain. In the desert you needed something to fend off enemy armoured cars at a distance, and attacking aircraft, and the contact distances were so large that engine/track noise was less important. In Italy and NWE, where contact distances could be very close, low noise becomes much more important.
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