|Place of origin||United Kingdom|
|Designer||Sir Giffard Le Quesne Martel|
|Variants||1-man and 2-man variants|
|Weight||2.25 long tons (2.29 t)|
|Crew||1-2 depending on model|
|Armour||0.3 in (7.6 mm)|
|3-pounder 47mm cannon|
|Four x Vickers machine guns|
|Speed||30 mph (48 km/h) on road|
The Morris-Martel was a British inter-war tankette developed from prototypes designed by Lieutenant-General Sir Giffard Le Quesne Martel. Intended for reconnaissance, eight were constructed for the Experimental Mechanized Force and were tested against experimental models of the Carden Loyd tankette - built by John Carden and Vivian Loyd as a response to Martel's work - on Salisbury plain in 1927. The project was abandoned after testing with the Carden Loyd design chosen instead, however during its short existence the tankette attracted "quite a lot of publicity" and was a pioneer of the tankette concept.
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- Ford (1997) p. 25.
- American Defense Preparedness Association (1930). "Morris-Martel Tank". pp. 27.
- American Defense Preparedness Association (1931). "Morris-Martel Tank". pp. 27.
- Forty (1984) p. 42.
- Harris (1995) p. 210.
- "CROSSLEY MILITARY VEHICLES AFTER WW1". CROSSLEY MOTORS LTD. http://www.crossley-motors.org.uk/history/military.html. Retrieved 2012-12-29.
- Harris, J. P. (1995). Men, Ideas, and Tanks: British Military Thought and Armoured Forces, 1903-1939. Manchester University Press. ISBN 0719048141.
- Ford, Roger (1997). The world's great tanks: from 1916 to the present day. Barnes & Noble. ISBN 0760705933.
- Forty, George (1984). A photo history of tanks in two world wars. Blandford Press. ISBN 0713712163.
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