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Kangaroo

General Details
Specifications
Manufacture Date(s)1944 - 1943
Quantity Produced0
Weightunknown
Crew2
M.G's small1
M.G's large(>10mm)0
Length6.08 mtr
Width2.92 mtr
Height2.97 mtr
Engine Details/Performance
Max Road Speed24 mph
Max Cross Country Speed20 mph
Range Road144 miles
Range Cross Country0 miles
Fuel TypePetrol
Fuel Capacity175 gal
Horse Power400 hp
Power/Weightunknown
General Information
The Kangaroo was one of the first Armoured Personnell carriers used by the allies. One hundred and three were originally produced by the removal of the 25pdr howitzer from the obsolete M7 Priest SP Artillery vehicle, modified with a welded armour plate where the gun originally was located. These were so successful that further models were produced based on the RAM chassis. The first conversions were made in June 1944 and carried 12 troops and significantly helping to reduce the casualties with troops accompanying the tank forces.

Armour Details
Turret
Front0mm@0°(0mm)
Side0mm@0°(0mm)
Rear0mm@0°(0mm)
Top0mm@0° n/a
Superstructure
Front87mm@45°(123mm)
Side63mm@0°(63mm)
Rear38mm@0°(38mm)
Top13mm@87°(13 mm)
Hull
Front87mm@45°(123mm)
Side63mm@0°(63mm)
Rear38mm@0°(38mm)
Top13mm@87°(13 mm)
Armour (x)mm @ (y)° (Effective mm @ 0°)
Effective Armour - Maximum 123 mm - Minimum 13 mm


Weapon Details
 
Name/Id Calibre Weight MVelocity Quoted Penetration
 
No ammunition details available
Range(Mtr)1002004008001200160020002400
Flight Time(Secs)
Penetration(mm)
Hit Probability(%)

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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