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British Armor Identification Guide

This is an identification guide for British tanks and armored vehicles used from 1931-1945. If anyone has questions or suggestions, please contact Vern@GermanDaggers.com.

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Tanks





Light Tank Mk II - produced 1934-1935
.303 Vickers machine gun
36 produced



Light Tank Mk V - produced 1935-1936
.50 in Vickers machine gun, .303 Vickers machine gun
22 produced



Light Tank Mk VI - produced 1936-1940
.50 in Vickers machine gun, .303 Vickers machine gun
1,320 produced



Light Tank Mk VII - produced 1938-1942
QF 2 pdr gun, 7.92 Besa machine gun
177 produced



Light Tank Mk VIII - produced 1943-1945
QF 2 pdr gun, 7.92 Besa machine gun
100 produced



Vickers 6 Ton Tank - produced 1931-1934
47 mm gun, 7.92 Besa machine gun
10 produced



Cruiser Tank Mk I - produced 1936-1941
QF 2 pdr gun, 3 .303 Vickers machine guns
125 produced



Cruiser Tank Mk II - produced 1938-1940
OQF 2 pdr gun, 2 .303 Vickers machine guns
205 produced



Cruiser Tank Mk III - produced 1938-1940
OQF 2 pdr gun, .303 Vickers machine gun
65 produced



Cruiser Tank Mk IV - produced 1939-1941
OQF 2 pdr gun, .303 Vickers machine gun
65 produced



Cruiser Tank Mk V (Covenanter) - produced 1940-1943
OQF 2 pdr gun, 7.92 Besa machine gun
1,771 produced



Cruiser Tank Mk VI (Crusader) - produced 1941-1945
OQF 2 pdr/QF 6 pdr gun, 7.92 Besa machine gun
5,700 produced



Cruiser Tank Mk VII (Cavalier) - produced 1942-1945
QF 6 pdr gun, 2 7.92 Besa machine guns
500 produced



Cruiser Tank Mk VIII (Centuar) - produced 1942-1944
QF 6 pdr gun, 2 7.92 Besa machine guns
950 produced



Cruiser Tank Mk VIII (Challenger) - produced 1942-1943
QF 17 pdr gun, 2 7.92 Besa machine guns
200 produced



Cruiser Tank Mk VIII (Cromwell) - produced 1944-1945
QF 75 mm gun, 2 7.92 Besa machine guns
3,066 produced



Cruiser Tank Mk IX (Comet) - produced 1944-1945
77 mm HV gun, 2 7.92 Besa machine guns
1,186 produced



Infantry Tank Mk I (Matilda I)- produced 1937-1940
.303 Vickers machine gun
140 produced



Infantry Tank Mk II (Matilda II)- produced 1937-1943
QF 2 pdr gun, 7.92 Besa machine gun
2,987 produced



Infantry Tank Mk III (Valentine)- produced 1940-1944
QF 2 pdr/QF 6 pdr gun, 7.92 Besa machine gun
8,275 produced



Infantry Tank Mk IV (Churchill)- produced 1941-1945
OQF 2 pdr/QF 75 mm gun, 2 7.92 Besa machine guns
7,368 produced



Heavy Assault Tank (Tortoise)- produced 1944-1945
OQF 32 pdr gun, 3 7.92 Besa machine guns
6 produced



Self Propelled Gun 25-pdr Mk 1 (Bishop) - produced 1942-1943
QF 25 pdr Howitzer, .303 cal Bren machine gun
149 produced



Self Propelled Gun 6-Pdr A.E.C. Mk I (Deacon) - produced 1942-1943
QF 6 pdr Gun
175 produced



Self Propelled Gun 25-pdr Tracked (Sexton) - produced 1943-1945
QF 25 pdr Howitzer, 2 .303 cal Bren machine guns
2,000 produced



Tank Destroyer 17pdr Mk I (Archer) - produced 1943-1945
QF 17 pdr, .303 cal Bren machine gun
655 produced



M10 17pdr (Achilles) - produced 1944-1945
QF 17 pdr, .50 cal Browning M2HB AA machine gun, .303 cal Bren machine gun
1,100 converted


Armored/Scout Cars





AEC Armored Car - produced 1942-1943
QF 2 pdr gun, 7.92 Besa machine gun, .303 cal Bren machine gun
2,694 produced



Daimler Armored Car - produced 1941-1945
QF 2 pdr/QF 6 pdr gun, 7.92 Besa machine gun, .303 cal Bren machine gun
629 produced



Daimler Scout Car (Dingo) - produced 1939-1945
.303 cal Bren machine gun
6,626 produced



Guy Armored Car - produced 1939-1940
.50 Vickers machine gun, .303 Vickers machine gun
101 produced



Humber Armored Car - produced 1941-1945
15 mm Besa machine gun, 7.92 Besa machine gun
5,400 produced



Humber Light Reconnaissance Car - produced 1940-1943
Boys Anti-tank Rifle, .303 Besa machine gun
3,600 produced



Humber Scout Car - produced 1942-1945
1 or 2 .303 Besa machine guns
4,102 produced



Lanchester Armored Car - produced 1928-1934
.50 Vickers machine gun, 2 .303 Vickers machine gun
35 produced



Morris Light Reconnaissance Car - produced 1940-1944
Boys Anti-tank Rifle, .303 Bren machine gun
2,200+ produced



Morris CS9 Armored Car - produced 1938-1939
Boys Anti-tank Rifle, .303 Bren machine gun
100 produced



Rolls Royce Armored Car - produced 1914-1917
.303 Vickers machine gun
100 produced



Standard Beaverette Light Armored Car - produced 1940-1942
twin .303 Vickers or single .303 Bren machine gun
2,800 produced


Personnel/Equipment Carriers





Universal Carrier (Bren) - produced 1934-1945
.50 in Vickers machine gun, .303 cal Bren machine gun
84,120 produced



Loyd Carrier - produced 1939-1945
unarmed
26,000 produced



Amphibious Armoured Carrier (Terrapin) - produced 1943-1944
unarmed
200 produced