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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.2,3

Specifications

  Valentine Mk IV
Crew 34
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 39,000 lb4
17,690 kg4
Length 17' 9"4
5.41 m4
Height 7' 5.5"4
2.273 m4
Width 8' 7.5"4
2.629 m4
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 pdr1,4,5
Secondary  
MG - coaxial 7.92 Besa1
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) GMC1,4,6, GM Type 6-712
Bore / stroke 4.25"2 / 5"2
Cooling  
Cylinders 62
Capacity  
Net HP 130@1,800 rpm2, 1384
Power to weight ratio  
Compression ratio  
Transmission (Type)  
Steering  
Steering ratio  
Starter  
Electrical system  
Ignition  
Fuel (Type) Diesel1,2,6
Octane  
Capacity  
Road consumption  
Cross country consumption  
Performance  
Traverse  
Speed - Road 15 mph4
24 kph4
Speed - Cross Country 8 mph4
12.9 kph4
Range - Road 90 miles4
145 km4
Turning radius  
Elevation limits  
Fording depth 3'4
0.914 m4
Trench crossing 7' 6"4
2.286 m4
Vertical obstacle 2' 9"4
0.838 m4
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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