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Cruiser Mk I (A9)


Cruiser Mk I (A9)

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Armour Details


 Front 14mm@20(15.0mm)
 Side  12mm@20(13.0mm)
 Rear  14mm@20(15.0mm)
 Top  4mm@90(4.0mm)


 Front 14mm@45(20.0mm)
 Side  10mm@0(10.0mm)
 Rear  10mm@0(10.0mm)
 Top  5mm@90(5.0mm)


 Front 14mm@30(16.0mm)
 Side  10mm@0(10.0mm)
 Rear  10mm@0(10.0mm)
 Top  5mm@90(5.0mm)
Gun Mantlet n/a

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

Effective Armour - Maximum 20 (mm) - Minimum 4 (mm)


Manufacture Dates 1938 - Unknown
Quantity Produced 125
Weight  12 (tonnes)
Crew 6
M.G's small 3
M.G's Large -
Length 5.92 (mtr)
Width 2.56 (mtr)
Height 2.56 (mtr)

Engine Details/Performance

Road Speed 25 (mph)
Cross Country Speed 15 (mph)
Range Road 150 (miles)
Range Cross Country - (miles)
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Capacity 86
Horse Power 150
Power/Weight 12.5 (HP/tonne)

General Information

The Cruiser Mk I (A9) was a cruiser tank , 125 of which were used by the british between 1938 and 1945.

The vehicle was manned by a crew of 6 and was 2.56 metres wide, 5.92 metres long, 2.56 metres high and weighed 12 tonnes.

Powered by a 150hp petrol engine the Cruiser Mk I (A9) was capable of a road speed of 25mph and a cross country speed of 15mph. The 86 gallon fuel capacity gave the Cruiser Mk I (A9) a road range of 150 miles

Based on the cruiser tank chassis, the vehicle was armed with 3 light machine guns, a Ordnance Q.F. 2pdr with a muzzle velocity of 792m/sec which was capable of penetrating 47mm of armour at 800metres
Primary Armament
Ordnance Q.F. 2pdr
 Calibre 40 mm
 Muzzle Velocity 792 m/sec
 Shell Weight 1.08 Kg
 Ammunition100 rounds carried
Range(metres) 100 200 400 800 1200 1600 2000 2400
Penetration(mm) 58 56 53 47 41 35 29 23
Flight Time(secs) 0.12 0.26 0.54 1.17 1.89 2.73 3.74 5.01
Hit Probability % 98 98 98 96 74 39 22 16
Penetration is mm through vertical plate - calculated
Probability is % chance of hit on a 2 x 2.4mtr static plate

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