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UNIQUE ID 542: VALENTINE TANK

(Model: Mark II)

Kubinka NIIBT Research Collection - Foreign Vehicles, Kubinka, Russia

(Location: Hall 5: British and American Tanks)


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Unique ID: 542
Added to Database: September 2008
Last Edited: September 2008
Type (ID): Valentine (3800)
Model (ID): Mark II (3804)
Location Category (ID): Kubinka NIIBT Research Collection - Foreign Vehicles (2130)
Location (ID): Hall 5: British and American Tanks (2130)
Serial Number:
Registration: "T122725" previously painted on nose, but not currently visible.
Name: "RESPOND" painted on nose.
Other Identification: "67" painted on nose.
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Location History:
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1: Vickers-Armstrongs Limited, Elswick, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, North East England, Britain (Probable primary manufacturer)
2: Kubinka NIIBT Research Collection - Foreign Vehicles, Kubinka, Moscow Oblast, Russia (Current location)


The Valentine was a reliable, adequate, design that was easy to build. Some eight thousand were built, many in Canada. The Soviet Union was sent 2,690 examples; 1,300 British and almost the entire Canadian production run. Whilst they were initially very welcome, it was not very long before they were outclassed by the contemporary Soviet and German designs. This Valentine was clearly one of these Lend-Lease vehicles. It has been provided for displays in the Moscow region. British vehicles can be distinguished from Canadian ones as the British ones had bolted nose plates - this is such a vehicle - whilst the Canadian ones were welded.

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Front left view
1: Front left view

Taken: Date Unknown
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 607
Added: 28 September 2008
Filename: Scan_Val...
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