|Engine Power (hp)||300|
|Speed Limit (km/h)||50|
|Standard Shell Penetration (mm)||68 - 92|
|Standard Shell Damage||41 - 69|
|Rate of Fire (rounds/min)||22.2|
A new cruiser tank that featured such innovations as an opposed-piston engine, front placement of cooling radiators, and the wide use of welding. The vehicle was ordered for production on April 17, 1939. A total of 1,771 tanks in four base variants were mass-produced. The Covenanter tanks were used mostly for training purposes in the U.K. from 1940 through 1943.