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Great Britain's Vickers Commercial Light Tank

Design

Nicknamed the "Dutchman" by its crews.1 40 were purchased by Holland, but it fell before they could be delivered.1

Had a hexagonal turret.1,2 Track alignment was made with the rear boggie wheel.1

Usage

The were used for training.1

Specifications

  Vickers Commercial Light Tank
Crew 21,2
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 3.8 tons1,2
3,860 kg1,2
Length 11' 11"1,2
3.63 m1,2
Height 6' 7"2, 6' 8"1
2 m1,2
Width 5' 11"2, 6' 2"1
1.8 m1,2
Ground clearance  
Ground contact length  
Ground pressure  
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main 1: 7.7 mm (.303 cal) Vickers MG1,2
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main  
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm) 4 - 101, 102
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) Meadows1,2
Cylinders 62
Net HP 882
Transmission  
Capacity  
Performance  
Traverse  
Speed - Road 40 mph1,2
65 kph1,2
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road 130 miles1,2
209.2 km1,2
Turning Radius  
Elevation Limits  
Fording depth  
Trench crossing  
Vertical Obstacle  
Suspension (Type)  
Wheels each side  
Return rollers each side  
Track length  
Tires  
Track width  
Track centers/tread  

Sources:

  1. The Encyclopedia of Tanks and Armored Fighting Vehicles - The Comprehensive Guide to Over 900 Armored Fighting Vehicles From 1915 to the Present Day, General Editor: Christopher F. Foss, 2002
  2. World War I and II Tanks, George Forty, 2012
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site