Light Tank Mk VI B/C (Desert) (BR003)
with three Light Tank Mk VI (with B/C gun options) & three Commander figures.
 

The Light Tank Mk VI series entered production in 1936; by the outbreak of World War Two, these vehicles were in wide spread use by the British Army. The bulk of the British tank forces serving in France in 1940 with the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) were comprised of the Mk VI series.

By 1940, when the Vickers Light Mk VI B tank was going into action in North Africa, its light armour (a maximum of 14mm) and light armament (a water cooled Vickers .303” and a Vickers 0.5” machine-gun) meant it was considered only capable of performing a reconnaissance role. With a top speed of 56 km/h (35 miles per hour) it was quite capable at these tasks, and they caused the Italians some problems with their speed.

However, the British Army’s lack of armoured fighting vehicles in North Africa meant that the Mk VI B light tanks were often pressed into service as battle tanks leading to heavy losses. Although it performed with distinction, by the middle of 1941, only a single squadron of these hard working little tanks remained.

 

The Light Tank Mk VI B in Flames Of War

      Armour    
Name Mobility Front Side Top Equipment and Notes
Weapon Range ROF Anti-tank Firepower  
Light Tank Mk VI B Half-tracked 1 1 1 Co-ax MG
Vickers 0.5'" MG 16"/40cm 3 3 5+

 

The Light Tank Mk VI C
The Light Tank Mk VI C was the last in the Mk VI series. The Light Tank Mk VI C was up gunned to a Besa 15mm gun and the Vickers .303 machine-gun was replaced by a Besa 7.92 machine-gun. The Mk VI C was the only version of the Light Tank Mk VI series that lacked the commander’s cupola.

The Light Tank Mk VI C in Flames Of War

      Armour    
Name Mobility Front Side Top Equipment and Notes
Weapon Range ROF Anti-tank Firepower  
Light Tank Mk VI C Half-tracked 1 1 1 Co-ax MG.
Besa 15mm gun 16"/40cm
2
5 5+ Broadside, Tally Ho.

 

 

Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Matt Parkes

(17364)

SKU 17364
Barcode # 9420020217881

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