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Chatham, Kent, United Kingdom
I'm 50. And after losing Mom am now unemployed (for the moment) I am also disabled, and suffer from Avoidant Personality Disorder. I also like Photography, Museums and Art Galleries. Military vehicles have always been of an interest to me, and I only got into aviation after my Father passed away fifteen years ago.


Sunday, 14 January 2018

Canadian built Valentine Mk.VI (early production) 14/01/2018

The Valentine Mk.VI was produced by the Canadian Pacific Railroad Company. The Mk.VI used a mix of both American and Canadian mechanical parts, and was powered by an American GMC diesel engine. Late production versions had a cast glacis plate as well as more use of cast sections instead of fabricated ones. The first fifteen tanks were armed with a Besa 7.92mm co-axial machine-gun, the Besa was replaced by a co-axial Browning 0.30 inch machine-gun.
Most of the Canadian produced tanks were supplied to the Soviet Union under Lend-Lease. With a few retained in Canada at Borden Camp in Ontario for training.

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