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Yes - Siam (Thailand) ordered a couple of dozen in the 1930's  https://tanks-encyclopedia.com/ww2/thailand/type_76_spaag

 

Review of Thai Type 76 SPAAGs, a row of searchlight trucks can be seen behind them.

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1 hour ago, Josephs_Piano said:

Yes - Siam (Thailand) ordered a couple of dozen in the 1930's  https://tanks-encyclopedia.com/ww2/thailand/type_76_spaag

 

Review of Thai Type 76 SPAAGs, a row of searchlight trucks can be seen behind them.

Based on the 6-ton tank too.  Might make a nice low level SPAA for some one.   Though I am not sure whose tree it would be in.   UK?  Japan?

 

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Why would it be in Japan?  Built in Britain, with British gun on British carriage......

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1 hour ago, Josephs_Piano said:

Why would it be in Japan?  Built in Britain, with British gun on British carriage......

They were Japans "ally*" during WW2, but that's pretty much their only relation and isn't really a basis for this going to the Japanese tree considering it is entirely British-built and designed, as you said, and was also delivered before the 1940 invasion of Thailand by Japan.

 

*Their alliance came after a invasion by Japan and were basically held at gunpoint in order to solidify it. Japans other "allies" were just glorified puppet states, ex. Manchuria, Mengjiang, and the 1940 ~ 1945 RoC.

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Anyways ... like the Maxim machine gun everyone in the world used in some form around World War I (Vickers MG, MG 08, PM M1910). The QF 1-pounder and QF 2-pounder saw the same success, they're just scaled up versions in 37mm and 40mm.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maxim_gun

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QF_1-pounder_pom-pom

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QF_2-pounder_naval_gun

 

I Dug up some pictures of various mounts and an older thread. They had AA mounts in both World Wars, looks like a bunch existed. The Thai / Japanese one (Type 76 SPAAG) and Italy had a version also the Vickers-Terni. You can see that one in game on early Italian ships like RN Aquilone and RN Dardo.

 

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59 minutes ago, Wiggly_Armed_Man said:

*Their alliance came after a invasion by Japan and were basically held at gunpoint in order to solidify it. Japans other "allies" were just glorified puppet states, ex. Manchuria, Mengjiang, and the 1940 ~ 1945 RoC.

 

These days "RoC" means the Nationalist Govt currently in Taiwan and its predecessors on the mainland - don't think they weer an ally of Japan!

 

Perhaps you mean one of the various other Chinese puppet "governments" - 3 of which had "Republic of China" as part of their titles?
 

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