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Vickers-Carden-Loyd Light Amphibious Tank
File:Vickers Light Amphibious Tank.jpg
Type Amphibious tank
Place of origin  United Kingdom
Service history
Used by see text
Production history
Designer Carden-Loyd Tractors Ltd.
Manufacturer Vickers-Armstrong
Produced 1931–1932
Specifications (A4E11, A4E12)
Weight 2.17 long tons (2.20 t)
Length 13 ft 4 in (4.06 m)
Width 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) over tracks
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Crew 2

Armour 11 mm (0.43 in)
0.303 inch Vickers machine gun
with 1,000 rounds
Engine Meadows petrol 6-cylinder
90 bhp
Suspension Horstmann
100 mi (160 km)
Speed 27 mph (43 km/h) on road; 3.72 mph (5.99 km/h) in water

The Vickers-Carden-Loyd Light Amphibious Tank (designated the A4E11 and A4E12 by the War Office),[1] was a series of British experimental pre-World War II light tanks (actually resembling a tankette, which though not taken into British service were sold to a number of other countries which produced modified versions which were then taken into service.

Foreign buyers included China, Thailand, the Dutch East Indies and the USSR, the latter producing some 1200 of the T-37A tank developed from the A4E11/12. Poland was interested in Vickers-Carden-Loyd amphibious tank in the 1930s, but negotiations failed and instead the PZInż works started the PZInż 130 project, an indigenous design inspired by the British concept.


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