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Great Britain's Infantry Tank Mk III***, Valentine VII

Design

Built in Canada.3 Like Mk IV with Browning .3" machine gun coaxially.3 Nose plate was cast.3

Improved Valentine Mk VI with internal changes.

Variants

  • Valentine VII:
  • Valentine VIIA: Canadian model. With jettisonable fuel tanks, studded tracks and protective cages over headlamps.2

Specifications

  Valentine Mk VII
Crew 32
Physical Characteristics  
Weight  
Length  
Height  
Width  
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 303" Browning MG1
Browning .30 cal MG5
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

Bore / stroke  
Cooling  
Cylinders  
Capacity  
Net HP 1371
Power to weight ratio  
Compression ratio  
Transmission (Type)  
Steering  
Steering ratio  
Starter  
Electrical system  
Ignition  
Fuel (Type) Diesel1
Octane  
Capacity  
Road consumption  
Cross country consumption  
Performance  
Traverse  
Speed - Road  
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road  
Turning radius  
Elevation limits  
Fording depth  
Trench crossing  
Vertical obstacle  
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
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