VCL Patrol Tank

The Vickers Carden-Loyd Patrol Tank of 1932 was one of Vickers’ commercially designed light tanks for export. Essentially a tankette with a turret Based on the Carden Loyd Mk VI it had a small rotating turret mounting a Vickers MG in an armoured jacket. Two version were built 1932.The first model was equipped with the normal leaf-spring carier suspension, on the second version the leaf-spring was changed to double helical springs.

The increase in weight due to the turret meant a new suspension was required, including coil springs and a wider centre guide track.

 

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