List of Light Tank

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A light tank is a tank variant initially designed for rapid movement, and now primarily employed in low-intensity conflict. Early light tanks were generally armed and armored similar to an armored car, but used tracks in order to provide better cross-country mobility.

The light tank was a major feature of the pre-WWII buildup, where it was expected they would be used to exploit breakthroughs in enemy lines. Numerous small tank designs and "tankettes" were developed during this period and known under a variety of names, including Combat Car and Cruiser Tank. These designs were useful in an era where the infantry had no effective anti-tank weapons, but they were largely forced from the battlefield with the arrival of new weapons.

Since then the light tank has seen use in a variety of "low intensity" roles including fire support, scouting, and reconnaissance roles rather than combat. Many militaries no longer procure light tanks or only deploy them in specialized roles such as airborne or amphibious warfare. In these roles they have been largely replaced by wheeled vehicles mounting similar weapons.

List of Light Tank:

Light TankPictureSpecificationsCountryYear
TosanTosan Light TankWeight: 8 tons
Length-Width: 4.9-2.2 m
Cannon: 90 mm
Engine: - hp
Speed: - km/h
Range: - km
Iran1997
M8 Armored Gun SystemM8 Armored Gun SystemWeight: 19.25-24.75 tons
Length-Width: 8.9-2.69 m
Cannon: 105mm
Engine: 550-580 hp
Speed: 72 km/h
Range: 451 km
US1996
Stingray Light TankStingray Light TankWeight: 22.6 tons
Length-Width: 9.3-3 m
Cannon: 105mm
Engine: 550 hp
Speed: 70 km/h
Range: 480 km
US1988
M551 SheridanM551 SheridanWeight: 15.2 tons
Length-Width: 6.3-2.8 m
Cannon: 152mm
Engine: 300 hp
Speed: 70 km/h
Range: 560 km
US1969
Type 62 Light TankType 62 Light TankWeight: 21 tons
Length-Width: 7.9-2.9 m
Cannon: 85 mm
Engine: 430 hp
Speed: 60 km/h
Range: 500 km
China1963
Type 63Type 63 Amphibious Light TankWeight: 19.83 tons
Length-Width: 8.44-3.2 m
Cannon: 85 mm
Engine: 402 hp
Speed: 64 km/h, 12 km/h (water)
Range: 370 km, 120 km (water)
China1963
AMX-13

France1952
PT-76

Soviet Union1952
M41 Walker Bulldog

US1951
Type 2 Ke-To

Japan1944
Type 4 Ke-Nu

Japan1944
M24 Chaffee

US1944
Light Tank Mk VIII

UK1943
M22 Locust

US1943
Type 98 Ke-Ni

Japan1942
T-70

Soviet Union1942
Marmon-Herrington CTLS

US1942
T-40

Soviet Union1941
T-60 tank

Soviet Union1941
M3 Stuart

US1941
M2 Light Tank

US1940
Toldi (tank)

Hungary1939
7TP

Poland1939
T-50 tank

Soviet Union1939
10TP

Poland1938
Verdeja

Spain1938
Light Tank Mk VII Tetrarch

UK1938
M1 Combat Car

US1937
AMR 35

France1936
SOMUA S35

France1936
Hotchkiss H35

France1936
Type 95 Ha-Go

Japan1936
Panzer II

Germany1936
Panzer 35(t)

Germany1936
Light Tank Mk VI

UK1936
AMC 34

France1935
Renault R35

France1935
Panzer I

Germany1934
AMR 33

France1933
T-28

Soviet Union1933
T-26

Soviet Union1931
Vickers 6-Ton

UK1928
Renault FT

France1917

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