The British Mk V Light Tank

The British Mk V Light Tank

The British Mk V Light Tank was an improvement in firepower to the Mk IV. It retained the same .303 MG but had a .40 MG added giving the Mk V a better anti-tank (light) capability. The vehicles turret was also enlarged to accommodate two crew, bring the total to 3 including the driver.

The British Army took delivery of 20+ vehicles around 1935. They were also used as experimental Self Propelled Anti-Aircraft Guns, mounting different new turrets during the War.

The British Mk V Light Tank Spec’s

Main Gun: .303 and .50 MG
Armour: 4 to 12mm
Crew: 3
Dimensions: Length 3.68m, Width 2.06m, Height 2.21m
Weight: 4.15tons
Engine: Meadows V-6 petrol 88bhp
Top Speed: 51km/h
Range: 200km

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