Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Machine Gun Carrier No 1 experimental "Three Man Tank", 1926

This 6.75 ton vehicle was ordered from the Royal Ordnance Factory in 1925 and was originally intended as a cheap three man tank. Its two ball mounted Vickers machine guns, mounted in turrets at front and rear, were not easily demountable and experiments proved this rather clumsy vehicle was no more acceptable as an MG Carrier than it was as a light tank.

It was part of a number of efforts to decide on the best form of Machine Gun Carrier, testing a variety of vehicles in the late 1920s ranging from unarmoured half tracks to tanks.

(Source: BT White British Tanks and Fighting Vehicles 1914-1945)

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