Tank Production by Type, Britain

 

  1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 Total
Light tanks 180 175 68 12 33 58 9 1,536
Mk VI, VIA, VIB 173 - - - - - - 1,174
Mk VIC 7 160 - - - - - 167
Tetrarch - 15 68 12 - - - 95
Harry Hopkins - - - - 33 58 9 100
                 
Cruiser tanks 66 471 1,434 3,209 2,813 2,368 1,086 11,531
Mk I 35 49 - - - - - 125
Mk II 1 159 11 - - - - 171
Mk III 22 - - - - - - 65
Mk IV 8 256 6 - - - - 270
Covenanter - 7 762 957 27 - - 1,753
Crusader 2-pdr/3" How - - 655 1,342 - - - 1,997
Crusader 6-pdr - - - 907 771 - - 1,678
Cavalier - - - - 161 - - 161
Centaur 6-pdr - - - 2 1,037 22 - 1,061
Centaur 75-mm - - - - 160 73 - 233
Centaur 95-mm How - - - - 64 50 - 114
Cromwell III - - - - 39 - - 39
Cromwell 6-pdr - - - - 334 23 - 357
Cromwell 75-mm - - - - 220 1,604 46 1,870
Cromwell 95-mm How - - - - - 308 33 341
Challenger - - - - - 145 56 201
Comet - - - - - 143 984 1,127
(Sherman Firefly 17-pdr) - - - - - 1,783 563 2,346
                 
Infantry tanks 65 734 3,349 4,995 3,022 1,097 702 14,029
Matilda I 41 33 - - - - - 139
Matilda II 24 356 1,038 1,330 143 - - 2,891
Valentine 2-pdr/3" How - 345 1,621 1,683 429     4,078
Valentine 6-pdr       256 1,102 35   1,393
Churchill 2-pdr/3" How - - 690 734       1,424
Churchill 6-pdr       966 1,258 73   2,297
Churchill 75-mm         6 809 531 1,346
Churchill 95-mm How         61 180 171 412
                 
Specialized tanks - - - - 1,484 534 23 2,041
Crusader Hulls - - - - 898 - - 898
Crusader Bofors AA - - - - 214 - - 214
Crusader OP - - - - 112 - - 112
Cavalier OP - - - - 158 182 - 240
Centaur Hulls - - - - - 352 23 375
Valentine Hulls - - - - 102 - - 102
                 
Tank destroyers - - - 26 23 354 377 731
Churchill 3" 20cwt - - - 26 23 - - 49
Archer 17-pdr - - - - - 354 307 661
Avenger 17-pdr - - - - - - 25 25
Alecto 95-mm - - - - - - 45 45
(Achilles17-pdr) - - - - - 986 403 1,389
                 
Self-propelled Guns - - - 137 159 1,220 - 1,516
Bishop 25-pdr - - - 137 13 - - 150
Sexton 25-pdr - - - - 146 1,220 n.a. 1,366
                 
TOTAL 311 1,380 4,851 8,353 7,511 8,400 3,163 35,119
 

Notes:

(1) Sexton built in Canada.

(2) Sherman Firefly and Achilles conversions not counted in totals.

Source: Jane's Group, Jane's Tanks and Armoured Vehicles of World War II.