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Great Britain's Infantry Tank Mk III, Valentine IV

Design

The same as the Valentine Mk II but with GMC diesel 138 hp.

Specifications

  Valentine Mk IV
Crew 3
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 39,000 lb
17,690 kg
Length 17' 9"
5.41 m
Height 7' 5.5"
2.273 m
Width 8' 7.5"
2.629 m
Width over tracks  
Ground clearance  
Ground contact length  
Ground pressure  
Turret ring diameter  
Armament (mm)  
Main 2 pdr OQF Mk IX or X, L/52
2 pdr
Secondary  
MG - coaxial 7.92 Besa
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main  
Secondary  
MG 3,150
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm)  
Hull Front, Upper  
Hull Front, Lower  
Hull Sides, Upper  
Hull Sides, Lower  
Hull Rear  
Hull Top  
Hull Bottom  
Turret Front  
Turret Sides  
Turret Rear  
Turret Top  
Engine (Make / Model) GMC, GM Type 6-71
Bore / stroke 4.25" / 5"
Cooling  
Cylinders 6
Capacity  
Net HP 130@1,800 rpm, 138
Power to weight ratio  
Compression ratio  
Transmission (Type)  
Steering  
Steering ratio  
Starter  
Electrical system  
Ignition  
Fuel (Type) Diesel
Octane  
Capacity  
Road consumption  
Cross country consumption  
Performance  
Traverse  
Speed - Road 15 mph
24 kph
Speed - Cross Country 8 mph
12.9 kph
Range - Road 90 miles
145 km
Turning radius  
Elevation limits  
Fording depth 3'
0.914 m
Trench crossing 7' 6"
2.286 m
Vertical obstacle 2' 9"
0.838 m
Climbing ability  
Suspension (Type)  
Wheels each side  
Return rollers each side  
Tracks (Type)  
Length  
Width  
Diameter  
Number of links  
Pitch  
Tire tread  
Track centers/tread  

Sources:

  1. The Royal Armoured Corps Tank Museum, Tanks 1919-1939 The Inter War Period, 1966
  2. AFV 6: Valentine Mark III, B.T. White
  3. Tanks of World War II, Duncan Crow, 1979
  4. The Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War II, Chris Bishop, 1998
  5. Tanks of the World, 1915-1945, Peter Chamberlain, Chris Ellis, 1972
  6. Armored Fighting Vehicles, 300 of the World's Greatest Military Vehicles, Philip Trewhitt, 1999
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