Valentine II

Infantry Tank Mk. III* (A15), Valentine II was an armored vehicle (tank, AFV or armoured fighting vehicle) in combat use during the Second World War (World War II or WWII) in various theaters. The Valentine II was a fully tracked all-terrain vehicle designed for military operations. Valentine II, also known as the Infantry Tank Mark III*, was produced and deployed by the British Army of the United Kingdom (Great Britain) and allied Commonwealth armed forces. The technical drawing (plan, layout or profile) shows the general appearance characteristics of the specified model (version) of the Valentine II tank for purposes of identification and reference. For more detailed information about this armored fighting vehicle, refer to Valentine II.

Valentine II
Class Vehicle
Type Armoured Fighting Vehicle
Manufacturer Vickers-Armstrongs
Production Period 1940 - 1942
Origin United Kingdom - UK (Great Britain)
Country Name Origin Year
United Kingdom - UK (Great Britain) 1940
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
United States of America View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Vickers-Armstrongs 1940 1942 700 View
GENERAL DATA
Formal DesignationInfantry Tank Mk. III* (A15), Valentine II
Manufacturer(s)Vickers Armstrong
Production Quantityapprox. 700Production Period1940-42
TypeHeavy/Infantry SupportCrew3
Length /hull (m)5.41Barrel Overhang (m)n.a.
Width (m)2.63Height (m)2.27
Combat Weight (kg)16000Radio EquipmentNo.11 or No.19
FIREPOWER
Primary Armament40mm ROQF 2-pounder Mk. IX or XAmmunition Carried60
Traverse (degrees)Electric (360°)Elevation (degrees)n.a.
Traverse speed (360°)n.a.Sightn.a.
Secondary Armament1 x 7.92mm Besa MG (coaxial)Ammunition Carried3150

MOBILITY CHARACTERISTICS
Engine Make & ModelAEC A190Track Links73 or 103 or 102/track
Type & DisplacementIn6, 9.6 litersTrack Width36 cm
Horsepower (max.)131hp@1800rpmTrack Ground Contact310 cm
Power/Weight Ratio8.1 hp/tonneGround Pressure10.5 psi
Gearbox5 forward, 1 reverseGround Clearance (m)0.41
FuelDieselTurning Radius (m)n.a.
Range on/off road (km)177+145 aux.Gradient (degrees)32°
Mileage (liters/100km)113 on roadVertical Obstacle (m)0.91
Fuel Capacity (liters)164 + 136 aux.Fording (m)0.91
Speed on/off road24/15 km/hTrench Crossing (m)2.36
ARMOR PROTECTION
Armor DetailFrontSideRearTop/Bottom
Hull20mm@22°(lower)60mm@90°17mm@30°20mm@0&18°
60mm@69°(nose)60mm@90°7mm@0&18°
Superstructure30mm@22° (glacis)30mm@27°17mm@32°(engine)20mm@0&13°
60mm@90°(driver)10mm@0&12°
Turret65mm@90°60mm@90°65mm@90°20mm@10°(front)
10mm@0°(mid)
10mm@10°(back)
Mantletn.a.---
AFV40/41, BT, BP34, MM0898


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