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Vickers MK V help
JSSVIII
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Posted: Friday, August 10, 2018 - 01:43 PM UTC
Hello, does anyone have any info, photos or especially drawings of the Vickers MK V tank, the only photo I can find a couple:





It should be a fairly simple, albeit involved conversion with the angled shapes, but I cannot find any references. With the Masterclub Universal carrier tracks coming out, I'd love to give this one a shot.
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Posted: Friday, August 10, 2018 - 07:54 PM UTC
Have you tried Bovingtonís library? They may have a GA drawing that would help. I canít see any in my Tankette indices, which is my usual starting point for such things.
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Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 01:07 AM UTC
Another view of the same group of tanks :



Full size



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Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 03:28 AM UTC
Well it's a rare animal. Only 22 made and all left in France in 1940.

The hull isn't far off a MkVI as a starting point and the running gear is the same. That leaves you essentially just scratchbuilding the turret, from which some MkVI parts might be useful. In some ways the MkV was the prototype for the much more prolific MkVI. But the Vulcan MkVI needs some help.

If anyone has any plans or better info, I imagine it will be Bovington. [email protected]

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Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 03:57 AM UTC
2 period pics from the old AFV Profile #005 "Light Tanks Marks I-VI"

Picture 1

Picture 2

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JSSVIII
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Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 11:17 AM UTC
Thanks for the help guys, I will try the Bovington library. Thanks for the photos Frenchy, the last two show that the turret did have some curve to it that I could not see before. Not too problematic though I think, if I can get some drawings . I should be able to modify the Vulcan kit turret.
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