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Vickers Argentine Model 1938

Light Tank Vickers "Argentine Model" 1938
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Argentine "Vickers" Tank Model 1938, in the preliminaries to the military parade on 9th July 1938
Type Light tank
Place of origin  United Kingdom
Service history
Used by  Argentina
Production history
Designer Vickers-Armstrongs
Designed 1934
Manufacturer Vickers-Armstrongs
No. built 12
Specifications
Weight 3.8 tonnes
Length 3,62 m
Width 1,89 m
Height 1,88 m
Crew 2 (commander, driver)

Armor 4 mm sides, 9 mm front and turret
Main
armament
1 Vickers CT machine gun, water cooled, caliber 7,65 mm, rate of fire 550 a 600 rounds/minute, with TBC rounds
Engine Rolls Royce, 6 cylinders, gasoline
50 hp @ TBC rpm
Power/weight TBC hp/tonne
Suspension Horstmann inclined springs
Operational
range
140 km
Speed 48 km/h

The Vickers "Argentine Model 1938" tank was a variant of the Vickers Carden-Lloyd Commercial model 1934 light tank developed in United Kingdom during the interwar period for Argentina. It was the first tank used by the Argentine Army, serving between 1938 and 1946.

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History[edit]

Arg-VickersModel1934.jpg

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Survivors[edit]

No example was preserved. A scale model from the 1930s exist in the collection of the "Museo de Armas de la Nacion" in Buenos Aires.

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Bibliography[edit]

  • (in Spanish) Sigal Fogliani, Ricardo Jorge, Blindados Argentinos, de Uruguay y Paraguay, Ayer y Hoy Ediciones, Buenos Aires, 1997. ISBN 987-95832-7-2.

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