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Soviet Intel on British Tanks

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"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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