Vickers-Carden-Loyd Light Amphibious Tank

The Vickers-Carden-Loyd Light Amphibious Tank (designated the A4E11 and A4E12 by the War Office), was a series of British experimental pre-World War II light tanks.
actually resembling a tankette, which though not taken into British service were sold to a number of other countries which produced modified versions which were then taken into service.
Foreign buyers included China, Thailand, the Dutch East Indies and the USSR, the latter producing some 1200 tank developed from the A4E11/12. 

Poland was interested in Vickers-Carden-Loyd amphibious tank in the 1930s, but negotiations failed and instead the PZInż works started the PZInż 130 project, an indigenous design inspired by the British concept.

Vickers-Carden-Loyd Light Amphibious Tank
Vickers Light Amphibious Tank.jpg
TypeAmphibious tank
Place of origin United Kingdom
Service history
Used bysee text
Production history
DesignerCarden-Loyd Tractors Ltd.
Specifications (A4E11, A4E12)
Weight2.17 long tons (2.20 t)
Length13 ft 4 in (4.06 m)
Width6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) over tracks
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)

Armour11 mm (0.43 in)
0.303 inch Vickers machine gun
with 1,000 rounds
EngineMeadows petrol 6-cylinder
90 bhp
100 mi (160 km)
Speed27 mph (43 km/h) on road; 3.72 mph (5.99 km/h) in water

2 kommenttia:

  1. That's a new one on me! Very cool!

    1. Hi
      Vickers was clean commercial multi-industry company
      Probably (Renault ft?) the influence most impact given the various countries in a tank productions

      Manufacturing submarines, aircraft (+ guns and armor plates > 1880)
      weapons, (Maxim and Norden Field patent) cars (Wolseley?) tools, etc.
      The products were sold to many countries, but not the great britain state


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