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WWII Tanks Vehicle Data Sheet

Renault FT 17 Char canon

France

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Armour Details

Turret

 Front 16mm@13(16.0mm)
 Side  16mm@15(17.0mm)
 Rear  16mm@15(17.0mm)
 Top  8mm@65(9.0mm)

Superstructure

 Front 16mm@70(47.0mm)
 Side  16mm@0(16.0mm)
 Rear  16mm@0(16.0mm)
 Top  6mm@67(7.0mm)

Hull

 Front 16mm@29(18.0mm)
 Side  16mm@0(16.0mm)
 Rear  16mm@0(16.0mm)
 Top  6mm@67(7.0mm)
Gun Mantlet 16 mm

Armour (x)mm @ (y) (Effective mm @ 0)

Effective Armour - Maximum 47 (mm) - Minimum 7 (mm)

Specifications

Manufacture Dates 1917 - Unknown
Quantity Produced 2500
Weight  6.5 (tonnes)
Crew 2
M.G's small -
M.G's Large -
Length 4.08 (mtr)
Width 1.74 (mtr)
Height 2.15 (mtr)

Engine Details/Performance

Road Speed 4.8 (mph)
Cross Country Speed 3 (mph)
Range Road 35 (miles)
Range Cross Country - (miles)
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Capacity -
Horse Power 35
Power/Weight 5.38 (HP/tonne)

General Information


The Renault FT 17 Char canon was a light tank , 2500 of which were used by the french between 1917 and 1945.

The vehicle was manned by a crew of 2 and was 1.74 metres wide, 4.08 metres long, 2.15 metres high and weighed 6.5 tonnes.

Powered by a 35hp petrol engine the Renault FT 17 Char canon was capable of a road speed of 4mph and a cross country speed of 3mph. The Renault FT 17 Char canon had a road range of 35 miles

Based on the light tank chassis, the vehicle was armed with a 37 mm SA M1918 L/21 with a muzzle velocity of 388m/sec which was capable of penetrating 13mm of armour at 800metres
Primary Armament
 
37 mm SA M1918 L/21
 Calibre 37 mm
 Muzzle Velocity 388 m/sec
 Shell Weight 0.56 Kg
 Ammunition240 rounds carried
Range(metres) 100 200 400 800 1200 1600 2000 2400
Penetration(mm) 17 16 15 13 11 10 8 6
Flight Time(secs) 0.26 0.53 1.11 2.43 3.95 5.77 8.01 10.95
Hit Probability % 98 98 96 48 22 14 6 3
Penetration is mm through vertical plate - calculated
Probability is % chance of hit on a 2 x 2.4mtr static plate

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