Vickers Commercial Dutchman Light Tank

Last updated on February 17th, 2019 at 09:49 pm

The Vickers Commercial Dutchman light tank was almost identical to the Vickers Light Mark IV tank, except that the Commercial Dutchman had a hexagonal turret.

It weighed less than 4 tons, had a Meadows 6-cylinder 88 horsepower engine and could travel at a maximum speed of 40 miles per hour (65kph).  It had a 0.303 inch (7.7mm) Vickers machine gun as a weapon.

In the interwar period, Vickers Armstrong began exporting tanks all over the world. They sold the Vickers Commercial Dutchman to China and the Dutch East Indies.
Vickers Commercial Dutchman light tank Source: Florida State University
When World War II began, those tanks that were still in the UK were used for training.

Great Britain

Vickers Commercial Dutchman

Active: 1936
Crew: 2
Weight: 3.8 tons (3,860kg)
Length: 11ft 11in(3.63m)
Height: 6ft 7in (2m)
Width: 5ft 11in (1.8m)
Weapons: Main – Vickers 0.0303in (7.7mm) machinegun
Armor Maximum – 0.39in (10mm)
Engine: Meadows 6-cylinder, 88hp
Speed: 40 mph (65kph)
Range: 130 miles (209.2 km)