The Valentine VI, Infantry Tank Mk III***, was a version of the Valentine IV that was built in Canada. The Mk IV was powered by a GMC diesel engine and had the original two-man turret, with 2-pounder gun and 7.92mm Besa machine gun.
The Valentine VI used the same 138hp G.M.C. diesel engine as the Mk IV. The first sixteen tanks used the 7.92mm Besa machine gun, but the rest of the production run used the Browning .30in machine gun instead.
The main visual difference between British and Canadian production was the use of a cast hull nose on the Canadian tanks, in place of the bolted nose used on British tanks.
The Mk VI also had modifications to make it more suitable for arctic service.
The Mk VI entered production late in 1941.
A total of 1,420 Valentines were built in Canada, with all but 32 going to the Soviet Union.
Infantry Tank Mk III***
Hull Length: 5m 41cm/ 17ft 9in
Hull Width: 2m 63cm/ 8ft 7.5in
Height: 2m 27cm/ 7ft 5.5in
Weight: 16,500kg/ 16.3 tons
Engine: 138hp GMC 6-71 Model 6004
Max Speed on road: 24km/h/ 15mph
Max Speed off road: 18km/h / 11mph
Max Range: 176km/ 109 miles
Armament: QF 2-pounder Mk IX, 7.92mm Besa or M1919A4 7.62mm Browning machine gun
Turret front: 65mm
Turret sides: 60mm
Nose: 60mm at 21 degrees
Glacis plate: 30mm at 68 degrees
Hull sides: 60mm vertical