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FM 30-41 

UNCLASSIFIED 



WAR DEPARTMENT 



BASIC FIELD MANUAL 

MILITARY INTELLIGENCE 

IDENTIFICATION OF 
BRITISH ARMORED VEHICLES 

May 27, 1941 



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FM 30-41 



BASIC FIELD MANUAL 



MILITARY INTELLIGENCE 

IDENTIFICATION OF 
BRITISH ARMORED VEHICLES 



Prepared under direction of the 
Chief of Staff 




UNITED STATES 

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE 

WASHINGTON : 1941 



WAR DEPARTMENT, 
Washington, May 27, 1941. 
PM 30-41, Military 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 : 

G. C. MARSHALL, 

Chief of Staff. 
Official: 

E. S. ADAMS, 

Major General, 

The Adjutant General. 
Distribution: 
X 
(For explanation of symbols, see FM 21-6.) 



TABLE OP CONTENTS 



Section I. General. Paragraph Page 

Purpose 1 1 

Scope 2 1 

Method of identinication and 

classification of armored vehicles. 3 1 

II. Armored vehicles of the British Army. 3 



FM 30-41 



BASIC FIELD MANUAL 

MILITARY INTELLIGENCE 

IDENTIFICATION OF BRITISH ARMORED VEHICLES 

Section I 

GENERAL 

l. 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. 

■ 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. 

n 3. Method of Identification and Classification of Armored 
Vehicles. — For method of identification and classification of 
armored vehicles see FM 30-40. 



Section II 
ARMORED VEHICLES OP THE BRITISH ARMY 



MILITARY INTELLIGENCE 



BRITISH 

ARMY 




SCOUT CAR 
GUY ARMORED CAR 



1. Crew: Three. 

2. Armament : One 15-mm Besa 

machine gun; one 7.92-mm 
Besa machine gun. 

3. Ammunition: 150 rounds for 

gun; 2,250 rounds for 
machine gun. 

4. Armor, thickness: 0.55 inch. 

Upper structure: 

Front: 

Sides: 

5. Turret: 

6. Vision: Triplex glass block 

slits, Grundlach periscope, 
telescopic sight. 

7. Ventilation: 

8. Communications: 2 -way 

radio. 

9. Dimensions: 

Length: 14 feet, 6 inches. 
Width: 7 feet 1 inch. 
Height : 8 feet 1 inch. 

10. Weight: 5.6 tons. 

11. Motor: Meadows. 

Type: 4-cylinder. 

Cooling system : 

Horsepower : 53 horse- 
power at 2,400 revolu- 
tions per minute. 

Horsepower per ton: 9.5. 



12. Drive: 

13. Speed: 

Cross-country: 16 miles 

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

Cruising radius, at 

speed 200 miles. 
Operating distance without 
refill: 

16. Gear speeds and ratios: 

17. Turning radius: 

18. Suspension, type: Auto- 

mobile, four wheels. 
Performance : 

Ground clearance : 12 

inches. 
Climbs 25° slopes. 
Negotiates vertical ob- 
stacle high. 

Crosses trenches 

wide. 
Fords streams 1 foot 7 
inches deep. 
Remarks: The Guy is in- 
tended to replace Morris 
Armored Reconnaissance 
Car. 



14. 



15. 



19. 



20. 



IDENTIFICATION OF BRITISH ARMORED VEHICLES 



BRITISH 
ARMY 



SCOUT CAR 

GUY 

ARMORED CAR 



Top. 





Front. 



Rear. 




Side. 



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BRITISH 
ARMY 




SCOUT CAR 
MORRIS ARMORED RECONNAISSANCE CAR 



1. Crew: Four. 

2. Armament: One .303-cal. 

Bren machine gun; one .55 
Boys antitank rifle. 

3. Ammunition: 

4. Armor, thickness: % Inch. 

Upper structure: 

Front: 

Sides: 

5. Turret: 

6. Vision: 

7. Ventilation: 

8. Communications: Radio. 

9. Dimensions: 

Length : 
Width: 
Height: 

10. Weight: 4.48 tons. 

11. Motor: Morris. 

Type: 6 cylinders. 

Cooling system: 

Horsepower: 99.5 horse- 
power at 3,000 revolu- 
tions per minute. 

Horsepower per ton: 



12. Drive: 

13. Speed: 

Cross-country: 24 miles 

per hour. 
Road : 45 miles per hour. 
Maximum: 65 miles per 

hour. 

14. Cruising radius, at 

speed 240 miles. 

Operating distance without 
refill: Capacity, 30 gallons. 
Gear speeds and ratios : 
Turning radius: 

18. Suspension, type: Automo- 

bile, four wheels. 

19. Performance: 

Ground clearance: 

Climbs ° slopes. 

Negotiates vertical ob- 
stacle high. 

Crosses trenches 

wide. 
Fords streams 

deep. 

20. Remarks: 



15. 



16. 
17. 



IDENTIFICATION OF BRITISH ARMORED VEHICLES 

BRITISH SCOUT CAB 

ARMY MORRIS ARMORED 

RECONNAISSANCE CAR 



Top. 




Front. Rear. 




Side. 



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BRITISH 
ARMY 




HUMBER ARMORED CAR 



1. Crew: Three. 

2. Armament: One machine 

gun, 7.92-cal.; one machine 
gun, 15-mm. 

3. Ammunition: 2,250 rounds 

lor light machine gun; 150 
rounds for heavy machine 
gun. 

4. Armour, thickness: 0.55 inch. 

Upper structure: 

Front: 

Sides : 

5. Turret: 

6. Vision: 

7. Ventilation: 

8. Communications: Radio. 

9. Dimensions: 

Length : 
Width: 
Height: 

10. Weight: 

11. Motor: 

Type : Karrier — 6-cylin- 

der. 
Cooling system: 



Horsepower : 
Horsepower per ton : 

12. Drive: 

13. Speed: 

Cross-country: 

Road: 

Maximum: 

14. Cruising radius, at 

speed miles. 

15. Operating distance without 

refill: 

16. Gear speeds and ratios: 

17. Turning radius: 

18. Suspension, type: 

19. Performance: 

Ground clearance : 

Climbs ° slopes. 

Negotiates vertical ob- 
stacle high. 

Crosses trenches 

wide. 

Fords streams 

deep. 

20. Remarks: 



IDENTIFICATION OP BRITISH ARMORED VEHICLES 



BRITISH 

ARMY 



HUMBER 
ARMORED CAR 



Top. 



Front. 



Bear. 




Side. 



MILITARY INTELLIGENCE 



BRITISH 
ARMY 




SCOUT CAR BSA 



1. Crew: Two. 

2. Armament: One .303-cal. 

Bren machine gun. 

3. Ammunition: 2,500 rounds 

(estimate) . 

4. Armor, thickness: 

Upper structure : 1 inch. 
Front: %6 inch. 
Sides: % inch. 

5. Turret: 

6. Vision : Slits with triplex 

blocks. 

7. Ventilation: 

8. Communications: Voice, no 

radio. 

9. Dimensions: 

Length: 10 feet 5 inches. 
Width: 6 feet 7 inches. 
Height: 5 feet. 
Weight: 2% tons (approxi- 
mate) . 
11. Motor: Daimler. 

Type: 6-cylinder. 
Cooling system: Water. 
Horsepower: 18 horse- 
power. 
Horsepower per ton: 



10 



12. Drive: 

13. Speed: 

Cross-country: 20 miles 

per hour. 
Road : 35 miles per hour. 
Maximum: 55 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, type: Automo- 

bile, four wheels inde- 
pendently sprung. 

19. Performance: 

Ground clearance: 10 
inches. 

Climbs o slopes. 

Negotiates vertical ob- 
stacle high. 

Crosses trenches 

wide. 

Fords streams 

deep. 

20. Remarks: 



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IDENTIFICATION OF BRITISH ARMORED VEHICLES 



BRITISH 
ARMY 



SCOUT CAR 
BSA 




Top. 





Front. 



Rear. 




Side. 



The above silhouettes were prepared from a sketch and are not 
extremely accurate. 



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BRITISH 
ARMY 




LIGHT TANK MARK VI 



1. Crew: Three. 13. 

2. Armament: One .50-cal. ma- 

chine gun; one .303-cal. 
machine gun. 

3. Ammunition: 2,500 rounds 

.50-cal.; 2,500 rounds .303- 
cal. 14. 

4. Armor, thickness: 0.55 inch. 

Upper structure: 15. 

Front: 0.55 inch. 

Sides: 0.51 inch. 16. 

5. Turret: One. 

6. Vision: S. SB. T. 17. 

7. Ventilation: No special sys- 

tem. 18. 

8. Communications: 

Internal: Voice tube. 
External: Wireless, flag. 19. 

9. Dimensions: 

Length : 13 feet. 
Width: 6 feet 8 inches. 
Height: 6 feet 9 inches. 

10. Weight: 6.27 tons. 

11. Motor: Meadows. 

Type: 6-cylinder. 

Cooling system: Water. 

Horsepower: 88 horse- 20. 
power at 3,000 revolu- 
tions per minute. 

Horsepower per ton: 14. 

12. Drive: 

12 



Speed : 

Cross-country: 23 miles 

per hour. 
Road: 

Maximum: 30 miles per 
hour. 

Cruising radius, at 

speed, 150 miles. 
Operating distance without 
refill: Capacity, 42 gallons. 
Gear speeds and ratios : Pour 

forward, one reverse. 
Turning radius: 16 feet (es- 
timated) . 
Suspension, type: Two 
bogies, eight bogie wheels, 
two track support wheels. 
Performance : 

Ground clearance: 
Climbs 25° slopes. 
Negotiates vertical ob- 
stacle 2 feet high. 
Crosses trenches 4 feet 

wide. 
Fords streams 2 feet 
6 inches deep. 
Remarks: Rough riding and 
unsteady as a gun plat- 
form. Similar in appear- 
ance to Light Tank Mark 
VI-C. 



IDENTIFICATION OF BRITISH ARMORED VEHICLES 



BRITISH 
ARMY 



LIGHT TANK 
MARK VI 



Top. 




Front. 



Bear, 



■*^3 



: -_ ■■ 




Side. 



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ARMY 




LIGHT TANK MARK VI-B. 



1. Crew: Three. 13. 

2. Armament: One .50-cal. ma- 

chine gun; one .303-cal. 
machine gun. 

3. Ammunition: 2,500 rounds 

,50-cal.; 2,500 rounds .303- 

cal. 14. 

4. Armor, thickness: 0.55 inch. 

Upper structure : 15. 

Front: 0.55 inch. 

Sides: 0.51 inch. 16. 

5. Turret: One. 

6. Vision: S. SB. T. 17. 

7. Ventilation: No special sys- 

tem. 18. 

8. Communications: 

Internal: Voice tube. 
External: Wireless, flag. 19. 

9. Dimensions: 

Length: 13 feet. 
Width: 6 feet 8 inches. 
Height: 6 feet 9 inches. 

10. Weight: 6.27 tons. 

11. Motor: Meadows. 

Type: 6-cylinder. 

Cooling system: Water. 

Horsepower: 88 horse- 20. 
power at 3,000 revolu- 
tions per minute. 

Horsepower per ton: 14. 

12. Drive: Clutch brake? 

14 



Speed : 

Cross-country: 23 miles 

per hour. 
Road: 

Maximum: 30 miles per 
hour. 

Cruising radius at 

speed 150 miles. 
Operating distance without 
refill : Capacity, 42 gallons. 
Gear speeds and ratios: Four 

forward, one reverse. 
Turning radius: 16 feet (es- 
timated). 
Suspension, type: Two bo- 
gies, eight bogie wheels, 
two track support wheels. 
Performance : 

Ground clearance : 
Climbs 25° slopes. 
Negotiates vertical ob- 
stacle 2 feet high. 
Crosses trenches 4 feet 

wide. 
Fords streams 2 feet 6 
inches deep. 
Remarks: Rough riding and 
unsteady as a gun plat- 
form. When Besa gun 
substituted for Vickers 
machine gun, tank Is 
called Mark VI-C. 



IDENTIFICATION OF BRITISH ARMORED VEHICLES 



BRITISH 
ARMY 



LIGHT TANK 
MARK VI-B 



Top. 



1 




Front. 



Side. 




▲ A ^ 



Side. 



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BRITISH 
ARMY 




LIGHT TANK 



1. Crew: Three. 

2. Armament: One 40-mm 

gun; one 7.92-mm ma- 
chine gun; two smoke dis- 
chargers. 

3. Ammunition: 50 rounds 40- 

mm; 2,025 rounds 7.92- 
mm; 8 rounds 4-inch 
smoke. 

4. Armor, thickness: 0.55 inch. 

Upper structure: 
Front: 0.63 inch. 
Sides : 

5. Turret: 

3. Ammunition: 50 rounds 40- 
episcope, triplex blocks. 

7. Ventilation: Two radiators 

in rear draw gases from 
fighting compartment., 

8. Communications : Radio, 

lamp, flag. Internal: tele- 
phone using radio set. 

9. Dimensions: 

Length : 13 feet 5 inches 
(14 feet 1 inch with 
gun to front). 

Width: 7 feet 7 inches. 

Height : 6 feet liy 2 
inches with periscope; 
6 feet 7% inches with- 
out periscope. 
10. Weight: 7.84 tons, 
li. Motor: Meadows. 

Type: 12-cylinder. 

Cooling system: Water. 

Horsepower: 165 horse- 



12. 



13 



14 



MARK VH 

power at 2,800 revolu- 
tions per minute. 
Horsepower per ton : 
21.04. 
Steering, brake or controlled 
differential : Curving track, 
also auxiliary brake steer- 
ing. 
Speed: 

Cross-country : 
Road: 

Maximum: 40 miles per 
hour. 

Cruising radius, at 

speed 200 miles. 

15. Operating distance without 

refill: Capacity, 50.6 gal- 
lons. 

16. Gear speeds and ratios: Five 

forward, one reverse. 

17. Turning radius: 87 feet. 

18. Suspension, type: Christie 

type, eight wheels 28.5 
inches in diameter. 

19. Performance: 

Ground clearance : 14 
inches. 

Climbs 35° slopes. 

Negotiates vertical ob- 
stacle 2 feet high. 

Crosses trenches 5 feet 
wide. 

Fords streams 2 feet 
deep. 

20. Remarks: Latest and final 

type light tank. 



16: 



IDENTIFICATION OF BRITISH ARMORED VEHICLES 



BRITISH 
ARMY 



LIGHT TANK 
MARK VII 



Top. 





Front. 



Side. 




Side. 



17 



MItlTARY INTEttlGENCE 



BRITISH 
ARMY 




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



18 



IDENTIFICATION OF BRITISH ARMORED VEHICLES 



BRITISH 
ARMY 



LIGHT TANK 

(Similar to 

United States Army 

Light Tank M2A4) 




Top. 



iH! 



i""i 



mis 




: 



\w\ 



Front. 



Bear. 



"tBB 



*«-. 



7&!>-Jte*MK-J9*W 



Side. 



19 



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BRITISH 
ARMY 




LIGHT TANK 
(Similar to United States Army Light Tank M3) 



20 



IDENTIFICATION OF BRITISH ARMORED VEHICLES 



BRITISH 
ARMY 



LIGHT TANK 

(Similar to 

United States Army 

Light Tank M3) 




Top. 



mi 



Front. 



mis 




_^=- ■■■■ 
■SBi "111 1 " 



Rear. 




Side. 



21 



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BRITISH 
ARMY 







MEDIUM TANK 
CRUISER TANK, MARK V A13 



1. Crew: Pour. 

2. Armament : One 40-mm gun; 

two machine guns; one 
submachine gun. 

3. Ammunition: 87 rounds for 

gun; 4,275 rounds for ma- 
chine gun; thirty 2-inch 
smoke bombs. 

4. Armor, thickness: 

Upper structure : 1 .57 

inches. 
Front: 1.57 inches. 
Sides: 1.18 Inches. 

5. Turret: 

6. Vision: S. SB. T. 

7. Ventilation: 

8. Communications: 

9. Dimensions: 

Length : 19 feet 2 inches. 

Width: 8 feet. 

Height: 8 feet 3 Inches. 

10. Weight: 17.92 tons. 

11. Motor: Meadows. 

Type: 12-cylinder. 

Cooling system: 

Horsepower: 344 horse- 
power at 1,550 revolu- 
tions per minute. 

Horsepower per ton : 
23.6. 



12. Drive: 

13. Speed: 

Cross-country: 20 miles 

per hour. 
Road: 
Maximum: 30 miles per 

hour. 

14. Cruising radius, at 

speed 140 miles. 

15. Operating distance without 

refill: Capacity, 88 gallons. 

16. Gear speeds and ratios: Pour 

forward, one reverse. 

17. Turning radius: 

18. Suspension, type: Eight 

wheels, Christie type. 

19. Performance: 

Ground clearance: 

Climbs 35° slopes. 

Negotiates; verticle ob- 
stacle 3 feet high. 

Crosses trenches 7 feet 
6 inches wide. 

Fords streams 

deep. 

20. Remarks: two smoke dis- 

chargers. 



22 



IDENTIFICATION OF BRITISH ARMORED VEHICLES 

BRITISH MEDIUM TANK 

ARMY CRUISER TANK 

MARKVA13 



Top. 



Front. Rear. 



Side. 



23 



MILITARY INTELLIGENCE 



BRITISH 
ARMY 




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



24 



IDENTIFICATION OF BRITISH ARMORED VEHICLES 



BRITISH 


MEDIUM TANK 


ARMY 


(Similar to 




United States Army 




Medium Tank M3) 




Top 



1 



l"l 



Front 



w 



Rear 




Side 



25 



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BRITISH 
ARMY 



.<" 




MEDIUM TANK 
CRUISER TANK, MARK VI A15 



1. Crew: Five. 

2. Armament: One 1 -pounder 

or 2-pounder or 3-inch 
howitzer and one 7.92-mm 
Besa in turret; two 7.92- 
mm Besa; one 2-inch bomb 
thrower. 

3. Ammunition: 5.175 rounds 

7.92-mm; thirty 2-inch 
smoke bombs; 151 rounds 
2-pounders or 54 rounds 
3-inch howitzer. 

4. Armor, thickness: 1.57-inch. 

Upper structure: 

Front: 

Sides: 

5. Turret: 

6. Vision: 

7. Ventilation: Two ejector 

fans. 

8. Communications: No. 9 ra- 

dio. 

Internal : Tannoy loud 
speaker. 

9. Dimensions: 

Length: 19 feet 3 inches. 
Width: 8 feet 8 inches. 
Height: 7 feet 2 inches. 

10. Weight: 19.6 tons. 

11. Motor: Liberty. 

Type: 12-cylinder V. 
Cooling system : Water. 
Horsepower: 340 horse- 
power at 1,550 revolu- 



12. 



13. 



14. 



15. 



16. 



17. 
18. 



19. 



20. 



tions per minute. 
Horsepower per ton : 
17.35. 
Drive: Wilson Epicyclicgear 

with skid brake. 
Speed- 
Cross-country: 
Road: 

Maximum: 30 miles per 
hour. 

Cruising radius, at 

speed 110 miles. 
Operating distance without 
refill: Capacity, 132 gal- 
lons. 
Gear speeds and ratios: Four 

forward, one reverse. 
Turning radius: 
Suspension, type: Christie, 
10 wheels each — bogie on 
independent axle. 
Performance : 

Ground clearance : 1 foot 

3 inches. 
Climbs 30° slopes. 
Negotiates vertical ob- 
stacle 1 foot 6 Inches 
high. 
Crosses trenches 7 feet 

6 inches wide. 
Fords streams 3 feet 
deep. 
Remarks : 



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IDENTIFICATION OP BRITISH ARMORED VEHICLES 



BRITISH 
ARMY 



MEDIUM TANK 

CRUISER TANK 

MARK VI A15 



Top. 



Front. 



Rear. 




Side. 



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ARMY 




MEDIUM TANK 
INFANTRY TANK MARK II 



1. Crew: Four. 

2. Armament: One 40-mm 

gun; one .303-cal. ma- 
chine gun. 

3. Ammunition: 67 rounds 40- 

mm; 3,250 rounds .303-cal. 

4. Armor, thickness: 2.75 

inches. 

Upper structure: 

Front: 

Sides: 1 inch. 

5. Turret: Cast armor. 

6. Vision: Grundlach peri- 

scope; slits with triplex 
blocks. 

7. Ventilation: 

8. Communications: 

Internal: Voice tube. 

External: Radio, lamp, 
flag. 
Dimensions : 

Length : 18 feet 9 inches. 

Width: 8 feet 3 inches. 

Height: 8 feet 5 inches. 
Weight: 28 tons. 
11. Motor: Two AEC. 

Type: 6-cylinder Diesel. 

Cooling system: 

Horsepower: 95 horse- 
power at 2,000 revo- 
lutions per minute 
each. 

Horsepower per ton : 
6.78. 



9. 



10. 



12. Drive: 

13. Speed: 

Cross-country : 
Road: 

Maximum: 15 to 18 
miles per hour. 

14. Cruising radius, at 

speed 50 to 60 miles. 

15. Operating distance without 

refill : Capacity, 56 gallons. 

16. Gear speeds and ratios: 

Five forward, one reverse. 

17. Turning radius: 

18. Suspension, type: Two bog- 

ies with four wheels, one 
independent pair of 
wheels, jockey wheel for- 
ward. 

19. Performance: 

Ground clearance: 

Climbs 30° slopes. 

Negotiates vertical ob- 
stacle 2 feet 6 inches 
high. 

Crosses trenches 8 feet 
wide. 

Fords streams 

deep. 

20. Remarks: Formerly Mark 

I A 12. 



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IDENTIFICATION OF BRITISH ARMORED VEHICLES 

BRITISH MEDIUM TANK 

ARMY INFANTRY TANK 

MARK II 



Top. 



Front. Rear. 



Side. 



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ARMY 



ggy T-Safa-* 




MEDIUM TANK 
INFANTRY TANK MARK in VALENTINE 



l.Crew: Three. 

2. Armament: One 40-mm, one 

7.92-mm, one 2-inch mor- 
tar. 

3. Ammunition: 52 rounds 40- 

mm; 3,150 rounds 7.92- 
mm; 18 rounds 2-inch 
mortar. 

4. Armor, thickness: 

Upper structure: 

Front: 2.36 inches. 

Sides: 

Turret: 2% inches. 

5. Turret: Cast steel cupola. 

6. Vision : Four Grundlach peri- 

scopes, telescopic sight, 
triplex blocks on slits. 

7. Ventilation: Slits wlh baffle 

plates front and rear of 
turret. 

8. Communications: 

Internal: Telephone 

with loud speaker. 
External : Radio, lamp, 
flag. 

9. Dimensions: 

Length: 17 feet 11 

inches. 
Width: 8 feet 9 inches. 
Height: 7 feet 6 inches. 
10. Weight: 17.92 tons. 



11. Motor: AEC. 

Type: 6-cylinder Diesel. 

Cooling system: 

Horsepower: 150 horse- 
power at 2,200 revolu- 
tions per minute. 

Horsepower per ton: 8.37. 

12. Drive: 

13. Speed: 

Cross-country : 
Road: 

Maximum: 15 miles per 
hour. 

14. Cruising radius, at 

speed 93 miles. 

15. Operating distance without 

refill : Capacity ,74.7 gallons. 

16. Gear speeds and ratios: Five 

forward, one reverse. 

17. Turning radius: 

18. Suspension, type: 

19. Performance: 

Ground clearance : 

Climbs 32° slopes. 

Negotiates vertical ob- 
stacle 3 feet high. 

Crosses trenches 8 feet 
wide. 

Fords streams 

deep. 

20. Remarks: 



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IDENTIFICATION OF BRITISH ARMORED VEHICLES 



BRITISH 
ARMY 



MEDIUM TANK 

INFANTRY TANK 

MARK III VALENTINE 



Top. 



Front. 



Bear. 



■ ^^>. a o o 7^> 




Side (approximate) . 



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BRITISH 
ARMY 



MEDIUM TANK 
INFANTRY TANK M-IV (A-22) 



1. Crew: Five. 

2. Armament: 

Turret: One 2-pounder; 
1 machine gun; 1 sub- 
machine gun; 1 smoke 
mortar; and 1 Bren 
machine gun. 

Hull front: One 3-inch 
howitzer and one sub- 
machine gun. 

3. Ammunition: 150 rounds for 

2-pounder; 600 rounds for 
Bren machine gun; 400 
rounds for submachine 
gun. 

4. Armor, thickness: 

Upper structure : % 

inch. 
Front: 3% inches. 
Sides: 3 inches. 
Turret: 3V 2 Inches. 

5. Turret: One telescope, three 

periscopes, three lookouts. 

6. Vision: 

7. Ventilation: 

8. Communications: 

9. Dimensions: 

Length : 23 feet 6 Inches. 
Width: 10 feet 8 inches. 
Height: 8 feet 1 Inch. 
10. Weight: 35 tons. 



11. Motor: 

Type: Vauxhall 12- 

cylinder flat engine. 
Cooling system: 
Horsepower: 360. 
Horsepower per ton : 

12. Drive: 

13. Speed: 

Cross-country : 

Road: 

Maximum : 16 % miles 
per hour at 2,400 revo- 
lutions per minute. 

14. Cruising radius, at 

speed 100 miles. 

15. Operating distance without 

refill: 

16. Gear speeds and ratios: 

17. Turning radius: 

18. Suspension, type: New type 

of 22 independent units. 

19. Performance: 

Ground clearance: 1 foot 
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. 



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IDENTIFICATION OF BRITISH ARMORED VEHICLES 



BRITISH 
ARMY 



MEDIUM TANK 

INFANTRY TANK 

M-IV (A-22) 



w^m 



Top. 



Front. 



Rear. 




Side. 



33 



MILITARY INTELLIGENCE 



BRITISH 
ARMY 



HEAVY TANK 
ASSAULT OR FORTRESS TANK 



34 



IDENTIFICATION OF BRITISH ARMORED VEHICLES 

BRITISH HEAVY TANK 

ARMY ASSAULT OR FORTRESS TANK 



Top. 



Front. Rear. 



Side. 



35 



MILITARY INTELLIGENCE 



BRITISH 
ARMY 



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PERSONNEL CARRIER 
BREN MACHINE GUN CARRIER NO. 2 MARK I 



1. Crew: Three. 

2. Armament: One Bren ma- 

chine gun or .55 Boys anti- 
tank rifle. 

3. Ammunition: 

4. Armor, thickness: 

Upper structure : ?ic inch 

(approximate). 
Front: 
Sides: 

5. Turret: 

6. Vision: Slits and telescope. 

7. Ventilation: 

8. Communications: None. 

9. Dimensions'. 

Length: 11 feet 10 

inches. 
Width: 6 feet 10 inches. 
Height : 4 feet 4 inches. 

10. Weight: 3y 2 tons. 

11. Motor: Ford. 

Type: V-8. 
Cooling system: 
Horsepower: 30. 
Horsepower per ton: 



14 



15 



16, 



12. Drive: Girling type brakes. 

13. Speed: 

Cross-country: 20 miles 

per hour. 
Road: 30 miles per hour. 
Maximum: 

Cruising radius, at 

speed miles. 

Operating distance without 
refill: Capacity, 20 gallons. 
Gear speeds and ratios: 

17. Turning radius : 

18. Suspension, type: 6-wheel. 

19. Performance: 

Ground clearance : 10 
inches (estimated) . 

Climbs 25° slopes. 

Negotiates vertical ob- 
stacle 2 feet high. 

Crosses trenches 5 feet 
wide. 

Fords streams 1 foot 6 
inches deep. 

20. Remarks: 



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IDENTIFICATION OF BRITISH ARMORED VEHICLES 



BRITISH 
ARMY 



PERSONNEL CARRIER 

BREN MACHINE GUN 

CARRIER NO. 2 MARK I 




Side (old model). 





Front. 



Rear. 




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WAR DEPARTMENT 
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WASHINGTON 



In reply- 
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(2-26-42 )PC-C 



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FM 30-41. 



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