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  • A10 Cruiser Tank Mk II

    Improved version of the Cruiser Tank Mk I. This machine has already been better armored, so we could consider it an "infantry tank".

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  • A16E1 Heavy Cruiser

    It was supposed to be a heavier fast tank of multi-tower concept. The whole project was finally completed after several changes in the requirements of 1939.

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  • A1E1 Independent

    In 1925, Vickers-Armstrongs worked on the project of an independent tank, which then for many years influenced designers around the world - see the Soviet T-35 and T-28, or the German Neubaufahrzeug.

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  • A24 Cruiser Tank Mk VII Cavalier

    At the turn of 1940 and 1941, it was clear that the Crusader tanks, with their armament and armor, no longer met the requirements of the then battlefield. Although the development of the new Cruiser Tank Mk VIII "Cromwell" has already begun, the development of its Meteor engine (modified Merlin aircraft engine) was still in its infancy (at Leyland and Rolls-Royce) and did not appear to be available in time and in sufficient time. quantity so that production can continue smoothly.

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  • A25 Light Tank Mk VIII Harry Hopkins

    Harry Hopkins was designed in 1941 by Vickers and manufactured by Metropolitan-Cammell. The official marking is "Tank Light Mark VII vevised". The chassis and other mechanical components from the A17 Light Tank Mk VII Tetrarch were used on all three prototypes.

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  • A27L Cruiser Tank Mk VIII Centaur I

    During the development of the A27M Cromwell heavy battle tank, development and production were delayed due to the unfinished development of the new Meteor engine derived from the Merlin aircraft engine. The development and production of the second interim model A27L Centaur was therefore commissioned.

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  • A30 Cruiser Tank Mk VIII Challenger

    The Cromwell type, commonly used in 1942, was mobile and well-armored, but by the beginning of the year it was clear that its 6-pound cannon would soon not be enough for new German tanks. And so in the year an excellent 17-pound cannon was chosen as the new tank weapon. The Cromwell tank turret proved to be too small for such a large, powerful and heavy cannon. Because the expected dimensions, weight and orbital ring of the new tower exceeded the capabilities of the existing chassis, a new chassis had to be constructed.

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  • A3E1

    As part of experiments with various armored weapons, it was designed in 1925 at the Royal Ordnance Factory as an attempt at a light and cheap tank, using a conventional engine coming from a bus.

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  • A4E12 Amphibious Light Tank

    From 1930 to 1931, Vickers conducted experiments with the construction of a small lightweight amphibious reconnaissance tank designed by Captain Vivian Loyd. It was a tank rather than a light tank, and both prototypes marked A4E11 and A4E12 (also known as L1E1 and L1E2) were handed over to the research department of the Ministry of War for assessment, it showed only brief interest and at the end of 1931 refused to include vehicles. However, it issued a permit for sale abroad, where machines were sold in the A4E12 version.

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  • Light Tank Mk I

    These tanks were accepted into service shortly after the completion of the A4E1 tank as its direct successors. All of them practically became prototype constructions, on which the effects of individual improvements and structural units were examined before their introduction into series production.

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  • Light Tank Mk IA

    Another experimental phase of development of the Light Tank Mk I. A total of five vehicles marked A4E6 to A4E10 were produced.

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  • Light Tank Mk II

    In 1931, a total of 16 of these vehicles were produced, 12 of them at Vickers, the remaining 4 at Royal Ordnance Factory. They were equipped with the same body as the Mk IA, but the chassis was instead of leaf springs suspended by Horstman's system of horizontal coil springs.

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  • Light Tank Mk IIA

    This tank was designed in 1931 as a possible successor to the Mk IA, in June and July, orders were handed over to suppliers, which became Royal Ordnance Factory 29 pieces (A4E16 and A4E18) and Vickers 21 pieces (A4E17). All versions are very similar and the differences between them and their predecessors are minimal.

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  • Light Tank Mk VI

    Built from 1936, is this design the last word in a series of light weakly armed and armoured tanks of the company Vickers Carden Loyd. The basis of this tank is the same as for Light Tank Mk V, but with reconstructed towers equipped with a wireless radio.

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  • Medium Mark B

    Although the Medium Mark B resembled the tanks of the time with a hull and the guidance of the conveyor tracks of rhombic cross-section, its creator was undoubtedly inspired by them, but he also added several of his own technical solutions to modernize the structure.

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