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WAR DEPARTMENT

BASIC FIELD MANUAL

MILITARY INTELLIGENCE

IDENTIFICATION OF BRITISH ARMORED VEHICLES

May 27, 1941

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BASIC FIELD MANUAL

MILITARY INTELLIGENCE

IDENTIFICATION BRITISH ARMORED

OF

VEHICLES

Prepared under direction of the Chief of Staff

UNITED

STATES

GOVERNMENT

PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON:

1941

FM 30-41, Military

WAR DEPARTMENT,

WASHINGTON, May 27, 1941.

Intelligence,

Identification

of

British

Armored Vehicles, is published for the information and guid­

ance of all concerned.

[A.

G. 062.11

(4-2-41).]

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:

OFFICIAL:

G. C. MARSHALL, Chief of Staff.

E. S. ADAMS,

Major General,

The

Adjutant General.

Distribution:

X

(For explanation of symbols, see FM 21-6.)

3U

TABLE OF CONTENTS

SECTIoN I. General.

Paragraph

Page

Purpose

--

1

1

Scope -

-- Method of identifiication and classification of armored vehicles_

----_

2

3

1

1

II. Armored vehicles of the British Army_

3

U'I

FM 30-41

BASIC FIELD MANUAL

MILITARY

INTELLIGENCE

IDENTIFICATION

OF

BRITISH

ARMORED

VEHICLES

SECTION I

GENERAL

CO1. PURPOSE.-The purpose of this manual is to serve as a guide in the identification of armored vehicles of the British Army. The material is the best available but may be incom­ plete and, in some respects, inaccurate.

N 2. SCOPE.-This manual, containing illustrations with ex­

planatory data relative to British armored vehicles, is pub­

lished for limited distribution. When illustrations are not given, blank spaces have been left so that they may be added

when provided. The manual will be used for instruction of officers and men in the appearance and general characteristics of armored vehicles and will be safeguarded as prescribed

in AR 380-5.

U 3.

METHOD OF IDENTIFICATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF ARMORED

VEHICLES.-For method of identification and classification of armored vehicles see FM 30-40.

1

ARMORED

SECTION

II

VEHICLES

OF THE

3

BRITISH

ARMY

MILITARY INTELLIGENCE

BRITISH

ARMY

SCOUT

GUY ARMORED

CAR

CAR

1. Crew:

Three.

2. Armament: One 15-mm Besa machine gun; one 7.92-mm Besa machine gun.

3. Ammunition: 150 rounds for

for

gun;

machine gun.

2,250

rounds

4. Armor, thickness: 0.55 inch. Upper structure:

Front:

Sides:

5. Turret:

6. Triplex glass block

Vision:

slits, Grundlach periscope,

sight.

telescopic

Ventilation:

7.

8. Communications:

9.

2 - way

radio.

Dimensions:

Length: 14 feet, 6 inches.

12.

13. Speed:

Drive:

Cross-country: 16 miles per hour.

Road: 24 miles per hour. Maximum: 40 miles per hour.

14. Cruising radius, at speed 200 miles.

15. Operating distance without

refill:

16. Gear speeds and ratios:

17. Turning radius:

18. Suspension, t y p e: Au to- mobile, four wheels.

19.

12

Performance:

Gr o u n d clearance:

inches.

Climbs 25°

Negotiates vertical ob­

slopes.

Width:

7 feet

1

inch.

stacle

high.

 

Height:

8 feet

1

inch.

Crosses trenches

 

10. Weight: 5.6 tons.

 

wide.

11. Motor: Meadows.

 

Fords

streams

1

foot

7

Type: 4-cylinder.

inches deep.

 

Cooling system:

20. Remarks:

The

Guy

is

in­

Horsepower: 53 horse-

tended to replace Morris

power at 2,400 revolu-

Armored

Reconnaissance

tions per minute. Horsepower per ton: 9.5.

Car.

4

IDENTIFICATION

BRITISH

OF BRITISH

ARMORED

VEHICLES

SCOUT

CAR

ARMY

GUY

ARMORED

CAR

Front.

-

Top.

Side.

Rear.

BRITISH

ARMY

MORRIS

MILITARY

INTELLIGENCE

SCOUT CAR

ARMORED

RECONNAISSANCE

CAR

1. Crew:

Four.

12.

Drive:

2. Armament:

One .303-cal.

13.

Speed:

Bren machine gun; one .55

Cross-country:

24

miles

Boys antitank rifle.

3.

4.

Ammunition:

Armor, thickness:

% inch.

Upper

structure:

per hour.

Road:

Maximum:

45 miles per hour.

65 miles

per

hour.

Front:

14.

Cruising

radius,

at

-----­

Sides:

speed 240 miles.

 

5. Turret:

15.

Operating

distance

without

6. Vision:

refill:

Capacity, 30 gallons.

7. Ventilation:

16.

Gear speeds and ratios:

8. Communications: Radio.

17. Turning radius:

9. Dimensions:

18.

Suspension,

type:

Automo-

Length:

bile, four wheels.

Width:

19.

Performance:

Height:

Ground clearance:

 

Weight:

10. 4.48

tons.

Climbs

-

slopes.

11. Morris.

Motor:

Negotiates

vertical

ob-

Type:

6 cylinders.

stacle

high.

Cooling

system:

Crosses

trenches

­

Horsepower:

99.5 horse-

wide.

power at 3,000 revolu-

Fords

streams

-_

tions per minute.

deep.

Horsepower per ton:

20. Remarks:

6

IDENTIFICATION

BRITISH

ARMY

Front.

OF BRITISH

Top.

Side.

7

ARMORED

VEHICLES

SCOUT CAR

MORRIS

ARMORED

RECONNAISSANCE

CAR

Rear.

BRITISH

ARMY

MILITARY

INTELLIGENCE

HUMBER ARMORED CAR

1. Crew:

Three.

2. Armament:

machine

gun, 7.92-cal.; one machine

gun,

One

2,250

15-mm.

rounds

for light machine gun; 150

rounds for heavy machine

gun.

4. Armour, thickness: 0.55 inch.

3. Ammunition:

Upper

Front:

structure:

Horsepower:

Horsepower per ton:

12. Drive:

13. Speed:

Cross-country:

Road:

Maximum:

14. Cruising

radius,

at

-----­

speed ------ miles.

15. Operating distance without refill:

 

Sides:

16. Gear speeds and ratios:

5.

Turret:

17. Turning radius:

6.

7. Ventilation:

8. Communications: Radio.

9. Dimensions:

Vision:

18.

19.

Suspension,

Performance:

type:

Ground clearance:

Climbs ------ ° slopes.

Length:

Width:

Negotiates

stacle

vertical

high.

ob­

Height:

Crosses

trenches

-----­

10. Weight:

11. Motor:

wide.

Fords

streams

-----­

Type:

Karrier-6-cylin-

deep.

der.

20. Remarks:

 

Cooling system:

8

IDENTIFICATION

BRITISH

ARMY

Front.

OF

BRITISH

Top.

Side.

9

ARMORED

VEHICLES

HUMBER

ARMORED

Rear.

CAR

MILITARY INTELLIGENCE

BRITISH

ARMY

SCOUT CAR BSA

12. Drive:

13. Speed:

Cross-country:

1 inch.

per hour.

Road:

Maximum:

hour.

Cruising

speed

refill:

1. Crew:

2. Armament:

Two.

One .303-cal.

gun.

Bren machine

20 miles

35 miles per hour.

55 miles per

3. Ammunition: 2,500 rounds (estimate).

4. Armor, thickness:

Upper structure:

Front: /1 6

Sides:

inch.

14.

15. Operatiig distance without

radius, at -------­

200 miles.

radius:

four

type:

Automo­

wheels

inde­

sprung.

clearance:

10

o slopes.

ob­

high.

vertical

-----­

1/4inch.

5. Turret:

Vision:

6. Slits with triplex

blocks.

7. Ventilation:

8. Communications:

radio.

9. Dimensions:

Voice,

no

Length: 10 feet 5 inches.

inches.

(approxi-

Height:

tons

Width: 6 feet

5 feet.

2/

7

10. Weight:

mate).

11. Motor:

Daimler.

Type:

Cooling

Horsepower:

power. Horsepower per ton:

6-cylinder.

system:.

18

Water.

horse-

16. Gear speeds and ratios:

17. Turning

18. Suspension,

bile,

pendently

19. Performance:

Ground

inches.

Climbs -

Negotiates

stacle ------

Crosses trenches

wide.

Fords

deep.

streams

20. Remarks:

10

 

IDENTIFICATION

OF

BRITISH

ARMORED

VEHICLES

 

BRITISH

 

SCOUT CAR

ARMY

 

BSA

 
 

Top.

1-I

 

1W,

 

Front.

Rear.

 

Side.

The

above

silhouettes

were

prepared

from

a

sketch

and

are

not

extremely accurate.

11

BRITISH

ARMY

MILITARY

INTELLIGENCE

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

10.

11.

12.

LIGHT

TANK

Crew: Three. Armament: One .50-cal. ma- chine gun; one .303-cal. machine gun. Ammunition: 2,500 rounds .50-cal.; 2,500 rounds .303-

cal. Armor, thickness: 0.55 inch. Upper structure:

Front: 0.55 inch. Sides: 0.51 inch.

Turret:

One.

Vision:

S.

Ventilation:

tem.

SB.

T.

No special

sys-

Communications:

Internal: Voice tube. External: Wireless, flag. Dimensions:

8 inches.

Weight:

Motor:

9 inches.

Length:

13 feet.

Width: 6 feet

Height:

6.27

6 feet

tons.

Meadows.

Type:

Cooling system: Water.

Horsepower: 88 horse- power at 3,000 revolu-

14.

Horsepower per ton:

6-cylinder.

tions per minute.

Drive:

12

MARK

VI

13.

14.

15.

16.

17.

18.

19.

Speed: Cross-country: 23 miles per hour. Road:

30 miles per

Cruising radius, at -----­

Maximum:

hour.

speed,

refill:

150 miles.

Operating distance without

Capacity, 42 gallons.

Gear speeds and ratios: Four

forward, one reverse.

Turning radius:

type: Two

bogies, eight bogie wheels, two track support wheels. Performance:

Ground clearance:

Climbs 25

Negotiates vertical ob­ stacle 2 feet high. Crosses trenches 4 feet wide.

feet

Fords

Suspension,

16 feet

(es­

timated).

°

slopes.

streams

2

6 inches

as

a

deep.

20. Remarks: Rough riding and

unsteady

form.

ance to Light Tank

gun

plat­

Similar in appear­

Mark

VI-C.

IDENTIFICATION

BRITISH

ARMY

I

FTont.

OF

BRITISH

Top.

Side.

ARMORED

VEHICLES

LIGHT

TANK

MARK VI

Rear,

BRITISH

ARMY

MILITARY

INTELLIGENCE

LIGHT

TANK

1. Crew: Three.

2. One .50-cal. ma-

Armament:

MARK

VI-B.

13. Speed:

Cross-country:

23

miles

 

chine gun; one .303-cal.

 

per hour.

 

machine gun.

Road:

3.

Ammunition: 2,500 rounds

Maximum:

30 miles

per

.50-cal.;

2,500 rounds .303-

hour.

 

cal.

14.

Cruising

radius

at -------­

4.

Armor, thickness:

0.55 inch.

speed

150 miles.

 

Upper structure:

15.

Operating

distance

without

Front:

0.55

inch.

refill:

Capacity, 42 gallons.

Sides:

0.51 inch.

16.

Gear speeds and ratios: Four

5. One.

Turret:

forward,

one reverse.

 

6. S.

Vision:

SB.

T.

17. Turning radius:

16 feet

(es­

7. Ventilation:

No special

sys-

 

timated).

 

tem.

18.

Suspension,

type:

Two

bo­

8. Communications:

gies,

eight

bogie

wheels,

Internal:

Voice tube.

 

two

track support wheels.

External:

Wireless,

flag.

19.

Performance:

 

9. Dimensions:

Ground clearance:

Length:

13 feet.

 

Climbs 250

slopes.

Width:

6 feet

8

inches.

Negotiates

vertical

ob-

Height:

6 feet

9

inches.

stacle

2 feet high.

10. 6.27

Weight:

tons.

Crosses

trenches

4

feet

11. Meadows.

Motor:

wide.

Type: 6-cylinder.

Cooling

system:

 

Fords

streams

2

feet 6

Water.

inches deep.

Horsepower:

88

horse-

20.

Remarks:

Rough riding

and

power

at 3,000 revolu-

unsteady

as

a

gun

plat­

tions per minute.

form.

When

Besa

gun

Horsepower

per ton:

14.

substituted

for

Vickers

12. Drive:

Clutch

brake?

machine

called Mark

gun,

VI-C.

tank

is

14

IDENTIFICATION

BRITISH

ARMY

I

Front.

OF

BRITISH

Top.

Side.

15

ARMORED

VEHICLES

LIGHT TANK

MARK VI-B

Side.

-.MILITARY INTELLIGENCE

BRITISH

ARMY

LIGHT TANK MARK VII

1. Crew:

Three.

power at 2,800 revolu­

2. Armament:

One

40-mm

tions per minute.

 

gun,

one

7.92-mm

ma-

Horsepower

per ton:

3.

chine

chargers.

Ammunition:

gun: two smoke dis-

50 rounds 40-

12.

21.04.

Steering,

brake or controlled

differential: Curving track,

mm;

2,025

rounds

7.92-

also auxiliary brake steer-

mm;

8

rounds

4-inch

Armor, thickness: 0.55 inch.

ing.

4.

smoke.

Upper structure:

13. Speed:

Cross-country:

Road:

Front: 0.63 inch. Sides:

Maximum: 40 miles per hour.

5.

3.

7.

Turret:

Ammunition:

episcope,

Ventilation:

50 rounds 40-

radiators

triplex blocks

Two

14.

Cruising

radius, at

miles.

speed 200

15. Operating distance without

refill:

Capacity,

50.6

gal-

in

rear

draw

gases

from

lons.

fighting

compartment

16. Gear

speeds and ratios: Five

8.

Communications:

Radio,

forward, one reverse.

 

lamp, flag.

Internal:

tele-

17. Turning radius:

87 feet.

phone using radio set.

9. Dimensions:

18.

Suspension,

type,

type:

Christie

28.5

eight

wheels

 

Length:

13 feet 5 inches

.

inches in diameter.

 

(14

feet

1 inch

with

gun to front).

Width:

Height:

7 feet 7 inches.

6

feet

11 1 2

inches with periscope; 6 feet 71/2 inches with- out periscope. 7.84 tons.

10. Weight:

li. Motor: Meadows.

Type: 12-cylinder.

Cooling

Horsepower:

system:

165

Water.

horse-

16:

19. Performance:

20.

Ground

clearance:

14

inches.

Climbs

35 °

Negotiates

slopes.

vertical

ob­

feet

feet

final

stacle 2 feet

high.

Crosses

wide.

Fords

deep.

trenches

5

streams

2

Latest

and

Remarks:

type light tank.

IDENTIFICATION OF

BRITISH

ARMORED

VEHICLES

BRITISH

LIGHT TANK

ARMY

MARK VII

 

Top.

Front.

Side.

 

Side.

17

BRITISH

ARMY

MILITARY

INTELLIGENCE

LIGHT TANK

(Similar to United States Army Light Tank M2A4)

18

IDENTIFICATION

BRITISH

ARMY

mis

OF

I--II

Front.

BRITISH

Top.

Side.

19

ARMORED

VEHICLES

LIGHT TANK (Similar to United States Army Light Tank M2A4)

II

i

Rear.

BRITISH

ARMY

MILITARY

INTELLIGENCE

LIGHT TANK

(Similar

to United States

Army

Light Tank M3)

20

IDENTIFICATION

BRITISH

ARMY

-I

Front.

OF BRITISH

Top.

ARMORED

VEHICLES

LIGHT TANK

(Similar to

United States Army

Light

Ei

Tank M3)

iiUi*l

Rear.

wii-

Side.

21

BRITISH

ARMY

MILITARY

INTELLIGENCE

MEDIUM TANK CRUISER TANK, MARK V A13

1. Crew:

2. Armament: One 40-mm gun;

Four.

two

submachine

machine

guns;

gun.

one

12.

13. Speed:

Drive:

Cross-country:

per hour.

20 miles

3. Ammunition:

87

rounds for

Road:

gun;

4,275 rounds for ma-

Maximum:

30 miles per

chine

gun;

thirty

2-inch

hour.

smoke

bombs.

14. Cruising

radius, at

---­

4. Armor,

thickness:

speed

140 miles.

Upper

inches. Front: 1.57 inches.

structure:

1.57

15. Operating

refill:

16. Gear

distance

without

88 gallons.

Four

Capacity,

speeds and ratios:

Sides:

1.18 inches.

forward,

one reverse.

5. Turret:

6. Vision:

S.

SB. T.

17. Turning
18.

radius:

Suspension,

type:

Eight

7.

Ventilation:

wheels,

Christie type.

8. Communications:

19. Performance:

9.

10.

11.

Dimensions:

Length:

Width:

Height:

19 feet 2 inches. 8 feet. 8 feet 3 inches.

Weight:

Motor:

17.92 tons.

Meadows.

Type:

Cooling

Horsepower:

12-cylinder.

system:

344

horse-

power at 1,550 revolu-

tions per minute.

Horsepower

23.6.

per

ton:

22

Ground clearance:

Climbs

Negotiates

°

35

slopes.

verticle

high.

ob­

7 feet

stacle

Crosses

3 feet

trenches

6 inches wide.

Fords

streams

-------­

deep.

20. Remarks:

two

chargers.

smoke

dis­

IDENTIFICATION

OF

BRITISH

ARMORED

VEHICLES

BRITISH

MEDIUM

TANK

ARMY

CRUISER TANK

MARK V A13

 

Top.

Front.

Rear.

 

Side.

23

BRITISH

ARMY

MILITARY

INTELLIGENCE

MEDIUM TANK

(Similar to United States Army Medium Tank M3)

24

IDENTIFICATION

BRITISH

ARMY

Front

OF

BRITISH

Top

----

Side

25

ARMORED

VEHICLES

MEDIUM TANK (Similar to United States Army Medium Tank M3)

Rear

BRITISH

ARMY

MILITARY

INTELLIGENCE

MEDIUM

TANK

CRUISER TANK, MARK VI A15

1. Crew: Five.

2. Armament:

tions per minute.

Horsepower per ton:

One

1-pounder

3-inch

or 2-pounder

turret;

or

17.35.

howitzer and one 7.92-mm 12. Drive: Wilson Epicyclicgear

Besa in

mm

thrower.

30 miles per

two 7.92-

with skid brake.

Besa; one 2-inch bomb

rounds

2-inch

151 rounds or 54 rounds

13. Speed:

Cross-country:

Road:

Maximum:

3. Ammunition:

5.175

7.92-mm;

thirty

smoke bombs;

2-pounders

3-inch

howitzer.

hour.

14. Cruising

radius,

at

--_

speed 110 miles.

4. Armor, thickness: 1.57-inch.

Upper

Front:

Sides:

structure:

15. Operating

without

lons. 16. Gear speeds and ratios: Four

distance

refill:

Capacity, 132 gal-

5. Turret:

6.

7.

8.

fans.

Vision:

Ventilation:

Two

ejector

9

ra-

loud

Communications:

dio.

Internal:

speaker.

No.

Tannoy

forward,

one reverse.

17. Turning

18.

radius:

type:

Suspension,

10

Christie,

on

wheels each-bogie

independent

19.

Performance:

axle.

Ground clearance:

3

inches. °

1 foot

9. Dimensions:

Climbs

30

slopes.

Length: 19 feet 3 inches.

8 inches.

Width: 8 feet

Negotiates

stacle

1

vertical

foot 6

ob-

inches

Height:

7 feet 2 inches.

high.

10. Weight:

Motor:

19.6 tons.

Liberty.

Crosses

6

trenches

wide.

inches

7 feet

11.

Type:

Cooling

Horsepower:

12-cylinder

system:

340

V.

Water.

horse-

Fords

deep.

20. Remarks:

streams

3

feet

power at 1,550 revolu­

26

IDENTIFICATION

OF

BRITISH

ARMORED

VEHICLES

BRITISH

MEDIUM

TANK

ARMY

CRUISER

TANK

 

MARK VI A15

 

Top.

Front.

Bear.

 

Side.

27

BRITISH

ARMY

MILITARY

INTELLIGENCE

MEDIUM TANK INFANTRY TANK MARK II

1. Crew:

Four.

 

12. Drive:

2. Armament:

One

40-mm

13. Speed:

gun;

one

.303-cal.

ma-

Cross-country:

 

chine

gun.

Road:

3. Ammunition:

67 rounds

40-

Maximum:

15

to

18

mm; 3,250 rounds .303-cal.

miles per hour.

4. Armor,

thickness:

2.75

14.

Cruising

radius,

at

-----­

inches.

 

speed 50 to 60 miles.

 

Upper

structure:

 

15.

Operating

distance

without

Front:

 

refill:

Capacity, 56 gallons.

Sides:

1 inch.

 

16.

Gear

speeds

and

ratios:

5. Turret:

Cast armor.

 

Five forward,

one reverse.

6. Vision:

Grundlach

peri-

17. Turning radius:

 

scope;

slits

with

triplex

18. Suspension, type:

Two

bog-

blocks.

 

ies

with

four wheels, one

7. Ventilation:

independent

pair

of

8. Communications:

 

wheels,

Jockey

wheel

for-

Internal:

Voice

tube.

ward.

External:

Radio,

lamp,

19. Performance:

flag.

 

Ground

clearance:

9. Dimensions:

Climbs 30'

slopes.

Length: 18 feet 9 inches.

 

Negotiates

vertical

ob-

Width:

8

feet 3 inches.

stacle

2

feet

6 inches

Height: 8 feet 5 inches.

high.

10. 28 tons.

Weight:

Crosses

trenches

8 feet

11. Two AEC.

Motor:

wide.

Type:

6-cylinder Diesel.

Fords

streams

-----­

Cooling system:

 

deep.

Horsepower:

95

horse-

20. Remarks:

Formerly

Mark

power

at

2,000

revo-

I

A 12.

lutions

per

minute

 

each.

Horsepower

6.78.

per

ton:

28

IDENTIFICATION

BRITISH

OF

BRITISH

ARMORED

VEHICLES

MEDIUM TANK

ARMY

INFANTRY

TANK

MARK

II

Front.

Top.

Side.

29

Rear.

BRITISH

ARMY

MILITARY

INTELLIGENCE

MEDIUM

TANK

INFANTRY TANK MARK III VALENTINE

1.

Crew:

Three.

11.

Motor:

AEC.

2.

Armament:

One 40-mm, one

Type: 6-cylinder Diesel.

7.92-mm, one 2-inch mor-

Cooling system:

tar.

Horsepower: 150 horse­

3.

Ammunition:

52 rounds

40-

power at 2,200 revolu­

mm;

3,150

rounds 7.92-

 

tions per minute.

mm;

18

rounds

 

2-inch

Horsepower per ton: 8.37.

mortar.

 

12.

Drive:

4.

Armor,

thickness:

 

13.

Speed:

Upper structure:

 

Cross-country:

 

Front:

2.36

inches.

 

Road:

Sides:

 

Maximum:

15

miles per

Turret:

2%

inches.

 

hour.

5.

Turret:

Cast

steel cupola.

 

14.

Cruising

radius,

at

-----­

6.

Vision: Four Grundlach peri-

speed 93 miles.

 

scopes,

telescopic

sight,

15.

Operating

distance

without

triplex

blocks on slits.

 

refill: Capacity,74.7 gallons.

7.

Ventilation:

Slits

wih baffle

16.

Gear speeds and ratios:

Five

plates

front

and

 

rear

of

forward, one reverse.

 

turret.

 

17, Turning

radius:

 

8.

Communications:

 

18. Suspension,

type:

Intern

 

al:

Telephone

19.

Performance:

 

with loud speaker.

 

Ground clearance:

 
 

External:

Radio,

lamp,

 

Climbs 320

slopes.

 

flag.

Negotiates

vertical

ob­

9.

Dimensions:

 

stacle 3 feet high.

Length:

 

17

feet

11

Crosses

trenches

8

feet

 

inches.

 

wide.

 

Width:

8

feet

9 inches.

 

Fords

streams

-----­

Height:

7

feet

6

inches.

 

deep.

10.

Weight:

17.92 tons.

 

20.

Remarks:

 

30

IDENTIFICATION

OF

BRITISH ARMORED

VEHICLES

BRITISH

MEDIUM TANK

ARMY

INFANTRY TANK

Front.

Side

Top.

MARK

(approximate).

31

III VALENTINE

Rear.

BRITISH

ARMY

MILITARY

INTELLIGENCE

MEDIUM

INFANTRY TANK M-IV

TANK

(A-22)

Five.

2. Armament:

Turret:

1. Crew:

One

2-pounder;

11.

Motor:

Type:

Vauxhall

12­

cylinder

fiat engine.

1 machine gun;

Hull

front:

1

1 sub-

machine gun; 1 smoke

Bren

machine gun.

One 3-inch

howitzer and one sub-

and

mortar;

Cooling

system:

360.

Horsepower:

Horsepower per ton:

12.

13.

Drive:

Speed:

Cross-country:

Road:

Maximum:

machine gun.

3. Ammunition:

150 rounds for

2-pounder;

600 rounds for

Bren

rounds

gun.

machine

for

400

submachine

gun;

4. Armor, thickness:

U p

p e r

inch.

structure:

miles

per hour at 2,400 revo-

lutions

161/4

per

minute.

at

------­

14. Cruising

radius,

speed 100 miles.

 

15.

Operating

distance

without

3/4

refill:

 

16.

Gear speeds and ratios:

Front:

Sides:

31/2 inches.

3 inches.

31/2

One telescope, three

periscopes, three lookouts. Vision:

Ventilation:

Turret:

inches.

5. Turret:

6.

7.

8.

9.

Communications:

Dimensions:

Length:

Width:

Height:

10. Weight:

35

23 feet 6 inches. 10 feet 8 inches.

inch.

8

feet

1

tons.

17. Turning

of

22

radius:

type:

independent

18. Suspension,

19.

type

units.

Ground clearance: 1 foot

New

Performance:

8

inches. °

Climbs 30

slopes.

 

Negotiates

vertical

ob­

stacle

---

high.

Crosses

trenches

-----­

wide.

Fords

streams

3

feet

deep.

 

20. Remarks:

About 60 per week

being manufactured.

32

IDENTIFICATION

OF

BRITISH

ARMORED

VEHICLES

BRITISH

MEDIUM TANK

ARMY

INFANTRY TANK

M-IV

(A-22)

 

Top.

Front.

Rear.

 

Side.

33

BRITISH

ARMY

MILITARY

INTELLIGENCE

ASSAULT

HEAVY

TANK

OR

FORTRESS

34.

TANK

IDENTIFICATION

OF BRITISH

ARMORED

VEHICLES

.BRITISH

HEAVY

TANK

ARMY

ASSAULT OR

FORTRESS

TANK

Front.

Top.

Side.

35

Rear.

BRITISH

ARMY

MILITARY

INTELLIGENCE

PERSONNEL CARRIER

BREN MACHINE GUN CARRIER

NO. 2 MARK I

1. Crew: Three.

12. Drive:

Girling type brakes.

2. One

Armament:

Bren

ma-

13. Speed:

chine gun or .55 Boys anti-

3. Ammunition:

20 miles

Road: 30 miles per hour.

Cross-country:

per hour.

tank rifle.

4. Armor, thickness:

Upper

structure:

(approximate).

5 i/ inch

Maximum:

14. Cruising

radius,

at

speed

--

miles.

Front: 15.

Operating

distance

without

Sides:

refill: Capacity, 20 gallons.

5. Turret:

16. Gear speeds and ratios:

6. Slits and telescope.

7.

8. None.

Vision:

Ventilation:

Communications:

17. Turning
18.

19. Performance:

radius:

type:

Suspension,

6-wheel.

9. Dimensions:

Length:

11

Width: 6 feet 10 inches.

Height: 4 feet 4 inches.

feet

10

inches.

10.

11.

Weight:

Motor:

31/2 tons.

Ford.

Type: V-8.

Cooling system:

Horsepower: 30.

Horsepower per ton:

36

Ground

Inches

clearance:

(estimated).

°

10

Climbs 25

slopes.

Negotiates

vertical

ob-

5 feet

stacle 2 feet high.

Crosses

wide.

trenches

Fords streams

inches deep.

20. Remarks:

1 foot

6

IDENTIFICATION

OF

BRITISH

ARMORED

VEHICLES

BRITISH

PERSONNEL CARRIER

ARMY

BREN

MACHINE GUN

CARRIER

NO. 2 MARK I

 

Side

(old

model).

Front.

Side.

0

37

Rear.

WAR

DEPART.NJT

ADJUTAINT GENERAL'S OFFICE 'WASIIIiGTOON

In reply refer to AG 062.11 FM 30-41

(2-26-42)PC-C

March 7,. 1942,

SUBJECT: Change in classification of FMI 30-41,

TO:

-.

--

Thes class-f-iAeatS;-iof ­

fI. 30-1t(identi fi-e-afon-of

-

British Arnored Vehicles), May 27, 1941, is changed from

"Confidential" to "Restricted"

By order of the Secretary of Wa:

l

Adjutant General,

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