The British Morris Martel Tankette

The British Morris Martel Tankette

The British Morris Martel Tankette was intended to show that the a single cavalryman didn’t have to be stuck on a horse after the war and could have his own Armoured Fighting Vehicle, however the design proved troublesome for him as it was tricky to steer and control the Machine Gun at the same time.

Designed by Colonel G. le Q. Martel in his own garden, it was demonstrated to the War Office in 1925 and six were ordered for the Experimental Armoured Force between 1927 to 28 as scout vehicles.

The British Morris Martel Tankette Spec’s

Armament: x1 .303 MG
Armour: 8mm steel
Crew: 2
Dimensions: Length 2.79m / Width 1.22m / Height 1.70m
Weight: 2.7 tonne
Engine: Morris Petrol 4-cylinder
Speed: 24 km/h
Operational Range: Unknown

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