Light Tank Mk.VI

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Bren
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Light Tank Mk.VI

Post by Bren » 10 Oct 2019 00:54

Does anyone have some specific information on this tank's armour? Best I can't find anywhere is "14mm to 4mm" and I'm hoping to find something a lot more detailed.

Thanks

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Re: Light Tank Mk.VI

Post by Gary Kennedy » 10 Oct 2019 10:53

This is from a very old book "World War II Tanks" by Eric Grove (Orbis 1976);

Light Tank Mark VIB

Armour;
Hull nose and glacis 12mm
Sides 14mm
Decking and tail 10mm
Belly 8mm
Turret front and sides 15mm, rear 12mm

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Re: Light Tank Mk.VI

Post by Bren » 11 Oct 2019 01:48

Thanks Gary, certainly a lot more detail. Quick sketch to help me visualize ...

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Re: Light Tank Mk.VI

Post by yantaylor » 15 Oct 2019 20:07

Hi guys, would the same armour thickness be on the Mk. VIC too?

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Re: Light Tank Mk.VI

Post by Bren » 17 Oct 2019 06:29

I would assume so, I've read of no change in that department in the VIc.

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Re: Light Tank Mk.VI

Post by yantaylor » 17 Oct 2019 11:34

Thanks Bren.

It is a pity that the armour thickness on the cupola was not given, but some things do remain a mystery, as I recall trying to pin down the armoured shields on German MGs on both the Sd.Kfz 250 and 251 plus the MG shield on the StuG III.

Yan.

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