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VCL Tankette

Discussion in 'Allied Military vehicles used during WWII' started by Jim, Jun 18, 2008.

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    A single British soldier of the Royal Tank Regiment mans a Vickers Carden-Loyd (otherwise known as VCL) Tankette during trials which were carried out in Britain. Developed between 1925 and 1929 these two or three man vehicles which were both light and open-topped were the brainchild of Sir John Carden. They would influence international armour design during the1920s and1930s and were the basis of the Bren Gun Carrier developed by the British before World War II. Among the many armoured vehicles which were supplied to the USSR by the United Kingdom during World War II were large numbers of British and Canadian built Bren Gun Carriers.

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