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Cruiser Mk II

The Tank, Cruiser, Mk II . was developed alongside the A9. and was intended to be a infantry tank version of type. In practice, it was not deemed for the infantry tank role and was as a heavy cruiser.


and specifications [ edit ]

The A10 was developed by Sir Carden of Vickers in 1934 by the of his A9 design. The A10 specification called for of up to 1 inch standard (the A9 was a speed of 10 mph was acceptable. [ 2 ] The two sub-turrets on the A9 were removed, and extra bolted onto that present on the front and sides of the along with all faces of the providing approximately twice the in most areas. The A10 was two tonnes than the A9, but used the same 150 bhp and as a consequence the tank’s top speed was cut 25 mph to 16 mph.

The turret armament consisted of a QF (40mm) gun and a coaxial .303 machine gun. For the production there was a 7.92mm BESA gun mounted in the hull in a barbette to the of the driver. This was added to extra firepower but at the expense of — the Vickers and the BESA different ammunition.

The tank had a total crew of (Commander, gunner, loader, and hull machine gunner), and was no separation between the driver’s and the fighting compartments.

The prototype Experimental A10E1) was completed in a few months after the A9 prototype. had died in an air crash in 1935 and was slower than expected. In the A10 was dropped as an infantry support but in 1938 it was decided to produce it as a cruiser.

The A10 was accepted for service — as Tank, Cruiser, Heavy Mk I and Tank, Cruiser A10 Mk 1 and finally Cruiser Mk II. Production was ordered in 1938. Total production was 175 including the 30 CS versions (see 45 were built by Birmingham Carriage and Wagon Company.

45 by 10 by Vickers. In late 1939, order was placed with Railway Carriage and Wagon this time for a larger of 75 vehicles. — entering in December 1939, but was something of an — it had been intended to speed for armour like an tank, but was still relatively armoured, and was, as a result, not

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Combat history [ edit ]

A of Mark IIs were part of the Expeditionary Force (BEF) to France in the early stages of War II. The cross country performance was as poor, but they were used later in North at the defence of Tobruk in 1941, reliability and suspension performance in the conditions was praised. Sixty out examples were taken to by the 3rd Royal Tank Regiment although they performed against the German tanks, 90% were lost due to mechanical as opposed to enemy action lost tracks). [ 3 ] [ 4 ]

Variants [ edit ]

Tank, Mk II (A10 Mk I) [ edit ]

Classified as a cruiser’, 31 were sent to with the 1st Armoured Division. but poorly in the following campaign. served in the North African until late 1941.

Tank, Cruiser, Mk IIA (A10 Mk IA) [ ]

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