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Britain
Light Tank Mk II /Mk IIA /Mk IIB

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The Light Tank MkII was a development of the Carden Lloyd machine gun carrier

The front engined Rolls Royce 66hp engine drove the tracks under the four coil sprung Horstman suspension road wheels, past the rear idler and back over the 3 return rollers.


General Details
Specifications
Operational Date(s)1931
Ordnance classification
Quantity Produced18
Weightunknown
Crew2
M.G's small1
M.G's large(>10mm)n/a
Length3.62 mtr
Width1.94 mtr
Height2.03 mtr
Engine Details/Performance
Max Road Speed30 mph
Max Cross Country Speed20 mph
Range Road130 miles
Range Cross Countryunknown
Fuel TypePetrol
Fuel Capacityunknown
Horse Power66 hp
Power/Weightunknown
General Information
The Light Tank MkII was a development of the Carden Lloyd machine gun carrier

The front engined Rolls Royce 66hp engine drove the tracks under the four coil sprung Horstman suspension road wheels, past the rear idler and back over the 3 return rollers.

The turret was angular and contained the Vickers .303 machine gun.

Armour Details
Turret
Front14mm@10°(14mm)
Side11mm@40°(14mm)
Rear11mm@(11mm)
Top4mm@90°(4mm)
Superstructure
Front15mm@45°(21mm)
Side11mm@10°(11mm)
Rear6mm@(6mm)
Top4mm@90°(4mm)
Hull
Front14mm@20°(15mm)
Side11mm@(11mm)
Rear6mm@(6mm)
Top4mm@90°(4mm)
Armour (x)mm @ (y)° (Effective mm @ 0°)
Effective Armour - Maximum 21 mm - Minimum 4 mm

Hit probability is based on a static 2 x 2.4 metre panel at 0 degrees(vertical) at the range specified.

The data that has been used to create these records has come from Wikipedia, The Lone Sentry, The Bundes Archive and numerous books and websites that have provided the detailed information that has not been available anywhere else. The information we use to calculate the penetration tables, flight times and the hit probability comes from the Gun Calibre, the Shell Mass(Kg) and the muzzle velocity, plus range reductions to allow for gravity and wind resistance. This calculation originally came from a pre-war Krupp calculation which has been modified, and seems to fit the actual test results.

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