The Tank, Infantry, Mk III, Valentine was an infantry tank produced in the United Kingdom during the Second World War. More than 8,000 of the type were produced in eleven marks, plus various specialised variants, accounting for approximately a quarter of wartime British tank production.
— In-game description
The Valentine Mk VIII is a tank featured in Battlefield V, first seen in the Battlefield 5 Official Reveal Trailer towing a Flak 38. It is the base for two other variants available in game, the mobile anti-aircraft Valentine AA Mk I, and the tank destroyer Valentine Archer.
The vehicle has two seats: one for the driver who has access to a QF 2PDR gun and coaxial Besa machine gun, and a top gunner who can use an additional machine gun mounted on the roof of the turret. With its short hull and small turret, the Valentine presents a smaller target than its counterpart in the Panzer IV, and offers similar amounts of health and armor protection. Despite being capable of a high rate of fire and with little drop at range, the default armament is somewhat lacking in performance however, as the 40mm shells have a small splash radius and are weak against enemy armor. Furthermore, its lack of a hull machine gun weakens the vehicle's defensive options.
Through Specializations, the Valentine's anti-vehicle performance can be upgraded using the right-side options of Increased Ammo Capacity, Deploy AT Mines, and APCR Rounds, with the QF 6PDR replacing the main gun with a slower firing, dedicated anti-tank cannon. The left side path retains the 40mm 2PDR but aids in survivability, with Field Repair, Maintenance Drills, Track Skirts, and anti-infantry Case Rounds for the main gun. Middle tree alternatives are offered in the form of Improved Loading Mechanism, boosting the Valentine's already considerable rate of fire, and Mine Clearing Line Charge, for anti-obstacle duties.
- The Valentine Mk VIII was misnamed the Mk I in certain promotional materials.
- A wreck of a Bishop self-propelled artillery gun, an SPG based on the Valentine, can be found on Arras.