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Cruiser Mk II

General Details
Specifications
Manufacture Date(s)1939
Quantity Produced13
Weightunknown
Crew5
M.G's small2
M.G's large(>10mm)0
Length5.60 mtr
Width2.56 mtr
Height2.62 mtr
Engine Details/Performance
Max Road Speed16 mph
Max Cross Country Speed8 mph
Range Road100 miles
Range Cross Country0 miles
Fuel TypePetrol
Fuel Capacity117 gal
Horse Power150 hp
Power/Weightunknown
General Information
The Cruiser tank MkII was a redesigned Mk I which provide a fast cruiser type tank which could move fast with a small gun.

The rear AEC 150hp enginedrove the track over 3 top idlers, around the front idler and back via 2 distinctive 3 wheel bogies.

The turret had power traverse with a 2pdr A/T gun. The vehicle had the two auxilliary machine gun from the Mk I removed , and replaced by one hull mounted machine gun. The armour was upgraded hence the speed reduction.

Armour Details
Turret
Front30mm@20°(32mm)
Side26mm@20°(28mm)
Rear30mm@20°(32mm)
Top7mm@90°(7 mm)
Superstructure
Front22mm@45°(31mm)
Side22mm@0°(22mm)
Rear12mm@0°(12mm)
Top7mm@90°(7 mm)
Hull
Front22mm@30°(25mm)
Side22mm@0°(22mm)
Rear12mm@0°(12mm)
Top7mm@90°(7 mm)
Armour (x)mm @ (y)° (Effective mm @ 0°)
Effective Armour - Maximum 32 mm - Minimum 7 mm


Weapon Details
Ordnance Q.F. 2pdr
History

Used both as an Anti Tank gun and as a Tank gun the 2pdr was first used by the Belgians in 1939 with the majority of the British guns were captured by the Germans at Dunkirk and given their designation of 4.0 cm Pak 192(e) or 4.0 cm Pak 154(b).

Manufactured1936 - 1944
Calibre40mm
LengthL/50
Rate of Fire22rpm
Rounds Carried 100
 
Ammunition Details
Name/Id Calibre Weight MVelocity Quoted Penetration
 
AP(AP) 40mm 1.08Kg   792M/Sec 53mm@455m
Range(Mtr)1002004008001200160020002400
Flight Time(Secs) 0.13 0.27 0.56 1.26 2.17 3.37 5.06 7.58
Penetration(mm) 58 56 53 47 41 35 29 23
Hit Probability(%) 98 98 98 93 60 25 6 2

Hit probability is based on a static 2 x 2.4 metre panel at 0 degrees(vertical) at the range specified.

The data that has been used to create these records has come from Wikipedia, The Lone Sentry, The Bundes Archive and numerous books and websites that have provided the detailed information that has not been available anywhere else. The information we use to calculate the penetration tables, flight times and the hit probability comes from the Gun Calibre, the Shell Mass(Kg) and the muzzle velocity, plus range reductions to allow for gravity and wind resistance. This calculation originally came from a pre-war Krupp calculation which has been modified, and seems to fit the actual test results.

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