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It's a tiny tank really. But with its unusual lines, low profile and forward looking turret position it's a very attractive tank, I reckon.
Dimensions: 17'9'' X 8'7.5'' X 7'5.5''
Ranges: 90 miles
Armour: 0.3-2.6'' (*3/1 - classified equal to a late Panzer III)
Firepower: 2-pder, 7.62mm MG (*3/1 - classified equal to a Panzer III H 50mm short)
Max speed: 15mph (*meduim)
Vertical obsticle: 2'9''
(*PanzerGrenadier rules factor)
Saw extensive use in the North African desert - initially out-powered the earlier 45mm gunned Panzer III's. 8000 produced.
The Valentine was designed by Vickers company as an infantry support tank. The Valentine was the UK’s third infantry tank (the first two being the Matilda 1 and the Matilda 2) hence Infantry Tank Mk 3. There were eleven different variants (Marks) of the Infantry Tank Mk 3 but they all look pretty similar. The prime changes made was the change from a petrol engine to a diesel engine for the Mk II; a new GMC diesel engine for the Mk IV. All of these Marks had a two-person turret, no bow gunner, and were under-armed with a 2-Pounder high velocity AT gun.
The Valentine Mk III and Mk V was the Valentine with a turret modified to hold a third crewmember to increase efficiency. To make room I understand the gun trunnion was moved forward 8” and the turret bustle was extended back 8” to balance. This gives the Valentine Mk III and Mk V its distinctive turret shape with bulbous gun mantlet.
Mk X and Mk XI were apparently both 75-mm gun armed.
(Thanks to Stephen Brezinski)