Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Tanker's Tuesday : (Belated) Valentine

Genesis: A cruiser with increased protection

After the A11 Matilda I and A12 Matilda II, the logical choice would be the A13, but that never happened. The Valentine development started without a specification from the War Office (hence the absence of an army designation), as a private design by Sir John Carden, and was submitted on February, 10, 1938, to the authorities. By then, the Matilda II had been chosen for production, but the Valentine was something different.

MkIII Valentine.

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