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Light Tank M24 (Chaffee)

General Details
Specifications
Manufacture Date(s)1944
Quantity Produced4070
Weightunknown
Crew5
M.G's small3
M.G's large(>10mm)0
Length5.54 mtr
Width2.97 mtr
Height2.49 mtr
Engine Details/Performance
Max Road Speed35 mph
Max Cross Country Speed25 mph
Range Road122 miles
Range Cross Country0 miles
Fuel TypePetrol
Fuel Capacity110 gal
Horse Power220 hp
Power/Weightunknown
General Information

Armour Details
Turret
Front63mm@40°(82mm)
Side33mm@40°(43mm)
Rear25mm@40°(33mm)
Top12mm@90°(12 mm)
Superstructure
Front63mm@45°(89mm)
Side25mm@0°(25mm)
Rear33mm@0°(33mm)
Top12mm@90°(12 mm)
Hull
Front38mm@35°(46mm)
Side25mm@0°(25mm)
Rear33mm@0°(33mm)
Top12mm@90°(12 mm)
Armour (x)mm @ (y)° (Effective mm @ 0°)
Effective Armour - Maximum 82 mm - Minimum 12 mm


Weapon Details
75mm Gun M3 L/40
Calibre75mm
LengthL/40
 
Ammunition Details
Name/Id Calibre Weight MVelocity Quoted Penetration
 
AP(AP) 75mm 6.32Kg   619M/Sec 70mm@500m
Range(Mtr)1002004008001200160020002400
Flight Time(Secs) 0.16 0.33 0.68 1.45 2.31 3.29 4.41 5.7
Penetration(mm) 76 75 73 69 65 60 56 52
Hit Probability(%) 98 98 98 88 54 25 15 3

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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