Valentine Mk. V

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Valentine Mk. V

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Vehicle design and service history:
Used by the British, New Zealanders, and the French. The Valentine Mk. V differed little from the Valentine Mk. III, the largest difference being the engine. With the Mk. III using the AEC A190 diesel compared to the Mk. V using the GMC 6004 diesel.

To tell the story of the Valentine Mk. V we have to look back at the older Mk. III. One of the major drawbacks of the original Valentine’s design was the 2 man turret, this forced the tank commander to undertake multiple roles and distracting him from his primary duties. Thus the Mk. III sought to remedy this, the turret was redesigned. The gun was moved forward in a new mantlet, the radio had a rear bustle installed, and more importantly the space saved allowed for a loader. This came at the cost of the side armour being reduced from 60mm to 50mm to save weight.

Role in-game:
How would this work in-game? This would give the British 2.3 RB line up another vehicle to play with. The additional crewmember would improve survivability from attacks to the frontal and rear portions of the vehicle. More uniquely an AA Bren in a Lakeman mount could be added and linked to the commander. A minor difference is an incredibly marginal increase of HP compared to the Valentine Mk. I, the Mk. V has a 138hp engine, compared to the 135hp of the Valentine Mk. I.

One final consideration is the French also used this vehicle, and could be added in their tree.

Vehicle specification:
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Additional historical pictures:
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Sources:

  • British Infantry Tank Mk. III Valentine, Dick Taylor, ISBN 10: 8360672156
  • Into the Vally: The Valentine Tank and Derivatives 1938-1960, Dick Taylor, ISBN-10: 836142136X
  • Valentine Infantry Tank 1938-45, Bruce Newsome, ISBN 10: 1472813758
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Shure they are fun to fight with and against.

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Make it a New zealand vehicle, don’t care if event or tt but just that little extra difference to the mkIII would make it worthwhile

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Better question. Why the hell isnt it in the game

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Yes please. French TT, UK TT or Premium. I would spend money for a New Zealand Valentine pack.

What’s the reverse speed of this thing? -0.000001 kph?

Same as the other Valentine’s in-game, 3km.

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Definitely. Alternatively it could be a unique camo. NZ used Valentine Mk. II, III, and V.

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Support +1

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