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Old 19-10-13, 05:46
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Default Looking for info on the Vickers Light tanks.

I am building an outwardly correct (as it can be) Vickers model 1937 command tank with 2 pdr. I am using a backwards chassis from a T16 carrier and the dimensions are a little off but pretty close.
As it was made solely for export and that particular model was exported to Latvia the only surviving examples I can find are in Latvia and Russia. I am looking around to see if anyone has books, pictures or good drawings from the Vickers 1937?
This is not the Dutchman although the internals and hull are basicaly the same, technical drawings from the Dutchman would be good too.
If anyone knows of a published book of interwar British tanks I will find it and order it. I already have the book by David Fletcher "Mechanized force, British tanks between the wars" but it has very little info on that model.

Also I'm looking for a section of barrel for mocking up my 2pdr. Anything 3ft or longer would be great.

Any help would be great.

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I have the manual if you need one

manual is for three models IV , V, and VI

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Old 17-02-14, 22:09
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Hi Gina,
Just discovered this earlier post. Do you still have this manual/copy on the Vickers IV, V,&VI?
I would be very interested.
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Yep I still have a copy
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Old 18-02-14, 00:31
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do you have another ? ($)
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Old 18-02-14, 05:47
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I can get some copied. would cost about $30 Australian plus postage.

I would prefer to do a batch altogether so if anyone wants one form a Que and lets know

I have a pay pal account so that would work best for me.
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If anyone knows of a published book of interwar British tanks I will find it and order it. I already have the book by David Fletcher "Mechanized force, British tanks between the wars" but it has very little info on that model.



Any help would be great.

Jonathan
Hi Jonathan

I have a book entitled 'The Vickers Tanks from Landships to Challenger' which is quite interesting. It skates a bit quickly over the inter war period, but does feature one picture of (I assume) the command tank you are building.

Mine is a second edition published by Keepdate Publishing Ltd, Newcastle upon Tyne in 1995, ISBN 1 899506 10 1.

HTH

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I would also like a copy of that manual.Paypal work for me as well.
Thank you,Clarkray.
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Old 14-09-15, 04:03
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Default I bought the book.

Forgot about this thread.... I will look through the book you suggested. I have proceeded as well as I could without really good pictures. I used the Dutchman for most of my outside look. Inside is all my own creation.
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Come on Jon...where are the damn pictures!??! Don't leave us hanging man!
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Follow it here:

http://www.mapleleafup.net/forums/sh...ad.php?t=20916
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Old 18-09-15, 06:00
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Thanks Issah!
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Old 28-10-15, 12:01
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Too late for a copy of the manual I expect...????
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Old 29-10-15, 00:36
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never too late PM me if you want a copy
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Old 30-10-15, 19:58
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Is this one?
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Old 30-10-15, 23:12
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Is this one?
You mean this one?



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Old 31-10-15, 00:32
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Yep. Not sure if it's the same vehicle.
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Old 31-10-15, 01:10
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I think that picture is of a MkVIB
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Old 03-11-15, 20:30
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i have access to a vickers tank mk 4a? you can see some pictures of it if you look in the "shows and events" and look at "collings foundation". let me know if you need any special pictures.
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i have access to a vickers tank mk 4a? you can see some pictures of it if you look in the "shows and events" and look at "collings foundation". let me know if you need any special pictures.
Hi Leo,
I think the one you refer to at the Collings Foundation is the Mk6a which came from Jacque Littlefield's collection. I was partly involved in the restoration of it in the UK. It is one of 10 that went to Australia in the late 1930's.
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Old 04-11-15, 19:42
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you are correct it is part of the littlefield collection.
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Old 04-12-15, 04:02
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Default Hey guys

The tank I am building is not the standard British one it is the export version made by Vickers. here is a pic of my progress to date. As mentioned above it is also on a separate thread.
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This is looking impressive; was it easy to find a turret ring?
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Old 05-12-15, 03:41
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Default Turret ring.

I cheated a bit and "found" a turret ring off of a more modern APC wreck. The turret spins very easily. The ring is about 32 inches and so is a good size to match the rest of the tank. I am just waiting to get it all finished to get started on the disassemble, so I can paint all that raw steel.
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Old 02-09-16, 03:56
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Default To further elaborate.

I'll add a back right side shot so you could see the rest of the work I have done. You can see the tie down/ tow eyes from the T16, I left them on for now as I can't see any point in taking them off.
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