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This page is a supplement to the Polish Vickers Mk.E (6-ton) light tank page, containing miscellaneous photos of these tanks in the Polish service.
Vickers twin turret, nr.1358 in the early 1930s, leads a truck column. The tank has covers on MG barrels (most probably wz.25 MG's), and wears an early camouflage style. Standing by the tank, is the Polish well-known motorist Witold Rychter.
[source: Witold Rychter, "Dzieje samochodu", Warszawa 1983].
The Polish Vickers E tanks on a parade, probably 11 November 1934. The tanks are in early (so-called "Japanese") camouflage. Note an air filter behind a crew compartment.
The Polish Vickers E tanks on a parade, probably in 1937 (the photo is probably colorized).
[Photo source: "Wojskowy Przeglad Techniczny", nr. 9/1989]
The Polish Vickers E tanks on a parade in Warsaw, probably 11 November 1936. The tank number is 1479 - the numbers were painted only until 1937.
Twin-turret Vickers E, number 1482 on a parade in Warsaw, on 11 November 1936. The tank has been already rearmed with water-cooled 7.92mm wz.30 MG's.
The Polish Vickers tanks on a parade in Warsaw (Mokotowskie airfield), before the king of Romania Charles II, June 1937. 
Vickers E tanks on a parade, probably in 1936-37. Visible are boxes on the rear fenders and mufflers.
Vickers Mk.E of the 121st Light Tank Company in August 1939, shortly before the war.
The Vickers tanks platoon before the war (a twin-turret tank on the right is apparently equipped with radio - it has a folded aerial).
The Polish Vickers of the 121st Light Tank Company damaged and captured by the Germans on 6 September 1939 at Trzciana.
A photo of the same tank. Note a camouflage of tree branches.
[Waldemar Trojca: "Polski Wrzesień 1939 - Foto album", Katowice-Speyer 2002]
Polish Vickers Mk.E destroyed probably near Tomaszów Lubelski.
Polish Vickers Mk.E tanks, most probably captured in the battle of Tomaszów Lubelski.
The Polish Vickers captured by the Germans (reportedly in Niemirów - probably abandoned tank of the Warsaw Armoure-Motorized brigade)
[collection of Piotr Smoliński]
Polish Vickers Mk. E tank captured by the Germans, with a TKS tankette (location unknown - probably near Tomaszów Lubelski).
1. Janusz Magnuski: "Angielski lekki czołg Vickers Mark E w polskiej służbie"; "Nowa Technika Wojskowa" nr. 5 and 6/99.
2. Adam Jońca, Rajmund Szubański, Jan Tarczyński: "Wrzesień 1939 - Pojazdy Wojska Polskiego - Barwa i broń"; WKL; Warsaw 1990.
3. J. Tarczyński, K. Barbarski, A. Jońca: "Pojazdy w Wojsku Polskim - Polish Army Vehicles - 1918-1939"; Ajaks; Pruszków 1995.
6. Janusz Ledwoch: "Blitzkrieg 1936-1940: Malowanie i oznakowanie"; Militaria, Warsaw 1997
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