Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Soviet Intel on British Tanks

"British Tanks (modern)

British classification:
  1. Light tanks: for reconnaissance and communications
  2. Infantry tanks: used in army tank battalions. Used for supporting infantry.
  3. Cruiser tanks: used in tank division. Used for independent action.

Light Tank Mk VIB
Light Tank MkVII
Infantry Tank MkI
Infantry Tank MkII Matilda
Infantry Tank MkIII Valentine
Infantry Tank MkIV Churchill
Cruiser MkIV main type
Cruiser MkI three turret
Cruiser MkII one turret
Mass (tons)
5-6
7
12
25 or 32
16
38-40
14-16
12-14
12-14
Crew
3
3
3
4
3
5
4
4-5
3
Armour (mm)
12-16
Up to 16
Up to 60-65
Up to 75-80
60
75
Up to 30
16
Up to 20
Armament
12.7 mm MG
7.62 mm MG
Smoke launcher
40 mm gun
7.62 mm MG
2 smoke  launchers
12.7 mm MG
7.62 mm MG
Smoke launcher
40 mm gun
7.62 mm MG
2 smoke  launchers
40 mm gun
7.62 mm MG
2 smoke  launchers
40 mm gun
2 MGs, one high caliber
40 mm gun
7.62 mm MG
2 smoke launchers
37 or 40 mm gun
2 MGs
37 or 40 mm gun
1 MG, possibly 2
Engine
-
160 hp Meadows gasoline
85 hp
2 diesels 95 hp each
131 hp diesel
360 hp gasoline
180 or 340 hp gasoline
180 or 250 hp gasoline
180 or 250 hp gasoline
Speed (kph)
~50
Up to 64
-
30-35
25-26
~35-38
Up to 84
30-35
30-35
Range (km)
-
200
-
-
114
-
-
-
-
Communications
Radio
Radio
Radio
Radio and intercom
Radio and intercom
Radio and intercom
Radio and intercom
Radio
Radio
"

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