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WWII Tanks Vehicle Data Sheet

Cruiser Mk III (A13)

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Cruiser Mk III (A13)

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Armour Details

Turret

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

Superstructure

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

Hull

 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)

Specifications

Manufacture Dates 1938 - 1939
Quantity Produced 66
Weight  14 (tonnes)
Crew 4
M.G's small 1
M.G's Large -
Length 6.08 (mtr)
Width 2.56 (mtr)
Height 2.62 (mtr)

Engine Details/Performance

Road Speed 30 (mph)
Cross Country Speed 15 (mph)
Range Road 127 (miles)
Range Cross Country - (miles)
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Capacity 90
Horse Power 340
Power/Weight 24.28 (HP/tonne)

General Information


The Cruiser Mk III (A13) was a cruiser tank , 66 of which were used by the british between 1938 and 1939.

The vehicle was manned by a crew of 4 and was 2.56 metres wide, 6.08 metres long, 2.62 metres high and weighed 14 tonnes.

Powered by a 340hp petrol engine the Cruiser Mk III (A13) was capable of a road speed of 30mph and a cross country speed of 15mph. The 90 gallon fuel capacity gave the Cruiser Mk III (A13) a road range of 127 miles

Based on the cruiser tank chassis, the vehicle was armed with 1 light machine gun, 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
 Ammunition87 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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