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WWII Tanks Vehicle Data Sheet

Char Leger FCM-36

France

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Armour Details

Turret

 Front 40mm@25(44.0mm)
 Side  40mm@30(46.0mm)
 Rear  40mm@30(46.0mm)
 Top  12mm@90(12.0mm)

Superstructure

 Front 35mm@25(39.0mm)
 Side  20mm@15(21.0mm)
 Rear  20mm@15(21.0mm)
 Top  10mm@90(10.0mm)

Hull

 Front 35mm@25(39.0mm)
 Side  20mm@15(21.0mm)
 Rear  20mm@15(21.0mm)
 Top  10mm@90(10.0mm)
Gun Mantlet 45 mm

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

Effective Armour - Maximum 46 (mm) - Minimum 10 (mm)

Specifications

Manufacture Dates 1936 - Unknown
Quantity Produced 100
Weight  12 (tonnes)
Crew 2
M.G's small 1
M.G's Large -
Length 4.49 (mtr)
Width 2.15 (mtr)
Height 2.21 (mtr)

Engine Details/Performance

Road Speed 15 (mph)
Cross Country Speed - (mph)
Range Road - (miles)
Range Cross Country - (miles)
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Capacity -
Horse Power 91
Power/Weight 7.58 (HP/tonne)

General Information


The Char Leger FCM-36 was a light tank , 100 of which were used by the french between 1936 and 1945.

The vehicle was manned by a crew of 2 and was 2.15 metres wide, 4.49 metres long, 2.21 metres high and weighed 12 tonnes.

Powered by a 91hp petrol engine the Char Leger FCM-36 was capable of a road speed of 15mph .

Based on the light tank chassis, the vehicle was armed with 1 light machine gun, 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
 Ammunition102 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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