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Britain
Light Tank Mk V

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The Light Tank MkV was a development of the Carden Lloyd machine gun carrier. This version was similar to the MkII but had a longer superstructure to the rear and a two man turret.


General Details
Specifications
Operational Date(s)1935
Ordnance classification
Quantity Produced0
Weightunknown
Crew3
M.G's small1
M.G's large(>10mm)1
Length3.72 mtr
Width2.08 mtr
Height2.23 mtr
Engine Details/Performance
Max Road Speed32 mph
Max Cross Country Speed25 mph
Range Road125 miles
Range Cross Countryunknown
Fuel TypePetrol
Fuel Capacityunknown
Horse Power88 hp
Power/Weightunknown
General Information
The Light Tank MkV was a development of the Carden Lloyd machine gun carrier. This version was similar to the MkII but had a longer superstructure to the rear and a two man turret.

The front engined Meadows 88hp engine drove the tracks under the four coil sprung Horstman suspension road wheels, past the rear idler and back over the single return roller.

The turret was angular and contained the Vickers .303 machine gun and a .5 inch Vickers 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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