Carrier, Carden Loyd Mark VI (E1952.26)

Carrier, Carden Loyd Mark VI
Carrier, Carden Loyd Mark VI
Carrier, Carden Loyd Mark VI
Carrier, Carden Loyd Mark VI
Carrier, Carden Loyd Mark VI
Carrier, Carden Loyd Mark VI
Carrier, Carden Loyd Mark VI
Carrier, Carden Loyd Mark VI
Carrier, Carden Loyd Mark VI
Carrier, Carden Loyd Mark VI
Carrier, Carden Loyd Mark VI
Carrier, Carden Loyd Mark VI
Carrier, Carden Loyd Mark VI
Carrier, Carden Loyd Mark VI
vehicle info
Precise Name
Carrier, Carden Loyd Mark VI
Main Utility Type
Transport
Country of Use
U.K.
production
Manufactured
1928, Vickers Armstrongs Ltd., United Kingdom
Era
Inter War
location in the museum
Inter War Area
Plaque, brass, hull front Carden-Loyd War Dept. MK VI, WD No. T612, year of supply 1929. Designed by Sir John Carden and Captain Vivian Loyd this was a cheap, two-man Machine-Gun Carrier for infantry use. The company was taken over by Vickers-Armstrongs in 1927 and the type mass-produced for the British Army in addition to a thriving export trade. Unpopular with the infantry they were used mostly by the Royal Tank Corps as embryonic light tanks in the reconnaissance role.

Recent research shows that the machine-gun mounting, missing from this exhibit, was operated by a sort of stirrup device located below the armour so that the gunner could elevate the weapon by pushing with his foot.

Period of Service : 1928-1941
VEHICLES Features
Full Tracked
Tracks/Wheels
Machine Gun - Vickers .303 Machine Gun or .5"
Armament - Main Weapon Type
2 Forward, 2 Reverse, with 2 speed auxilliary gearbox
Transmission
Ford model T, 4 cylinder, 2.9 litre, 22.5 bhp
Engine
Leaf spring
Suspension
14.9 bhp/ton
Power to Weight Ratio
Vehicle Statistics
2
Number (Crew)
1.51tons
Weight (Overall)
28mph
Maximum (Speed - Road)
Petrol
Type (Fuel)
100ml
Radius (Range)
8.00mm
Maximum (Armour Thickness)
.303in
Calibre (Main Gun)
22.5bhp
Power (Engine Output)
31.8ltr
Volume (Fuel)
Number (Projectile)
2.46m
Length (Overall - Gun Forward)
1.68m
Width (Overall)
1.22m
Height (Overall)
14.3mpg
Consumption (Fuel)