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Carden-Loyd Mark VI Tankette

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Model Id:3010
Manufacture:Vickers-Armstrongs Limited, Elswick, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, North East England, Britain (Sole manufacturer 1928-)

1) The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Britain

Number of Photos: 3
Sample Photo from Album Number 1635

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Unique ID: 1635
Serial Number: MT9909: “MT9909” painted on plate on nose.
Registration: T612: “T612 1929” on plaque on hull front. “5RTC T 612” painted on forward hull sides.
Other Identification: “E61” painted on rear hull sides. White concentric circles painted on nose.


The T-27 tankette was developed from the British Vickers Carden Lloyd Mk 6, of which 26 were purchased from Great Britain in 1928 for evaluation trials. The T-27 was accepted for series production on 13 February 1931. Modification of the original Mk 6 for production in Russia as the T-27 was supervised by senior constructor N. A. Kozyrev. Modifications included the use of a GAZ (Ford) AA engine and transmission, uprating of other mechanical components and alteration of the armoured head covers.
Production of the T-27 began at the end of 1931, with a total of 2540 T-27 and T-27A tankettes being manufactured before production ceased in 1933. The T-27 had limited tactical ability but provided the fledgling Russian tank industry with experience in the series production of tracked AFV’s and the Red Army with experience in AFV tactics. The T-27 was used in airborne manoeuvres in the early 1930’s, transported under the wings of TB-3 bombers. The T-27 was deemed impractical by the mid 1930’s and none are known to have remained in service by the outbreak of war with Germany in 1941.

Model Id:3012
Manufacture:Obukhovsky Zavod, Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg and Novgorod Region, Russia (Primary manufacturer)
Gorkovsky Avtomobilny Zavod (GAZ), Nizhniy Novgorod, Nizhniy Novgorod Oblast, Nizhniy Novgorod Region, Russia (Secondary manufacturer)

2) Kubinka NIIBT Research Collection - Soviet Vehicles, Kubinka, Russia

Number of Photos: 0
Sample Photo from Album Number 504

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Unique ID: 504
Serial Number:
Other Identification: Collection number 302 painted on left side.