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WWII Tanks Vehicle Data Sheet

Char Leger H-39 (Hotchkiss)

France

Char Leger H-39 (Hotchkiss)

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Armour Details

Turret

 Front 45mm@25(50.0mm)
 Side  40mm@30(46.0mm)
 Rear  40mm@30(46.0mm)
 Top  12mm@90(12.0mm)

Superstructure

 Front 34mm@7(34.0mm)
 Side  34mm@20(36.0mm)
 Rear  34mm@25(38.0mm)
 Top  22mm@89(22.0mm)

Hull

 Front 33mm@30(38.0mm)
 Side  34mm@0(34.0mm)
 Rear  22mm@30(25.0mm)
 Top  12mm@90(12.0mm)
Gun Mantlet 45 mm

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

Effective Armour - Maximum 50 (mm) - Minimum 12 (mm)

Specifications

Manufacture Dates 1938 - Unknown
Quantity Produced 1200
Weight  12 (tonnes)
Crew 2
M.G's small 1
M.G's Large -
Length 4.26 (mtr)
Width 1.87 (mtr)
Height 2.15 (mtr)

Engine Details/Performance

Road Speed 22 (mph)
Cross Country Speed 10.6 (mph)
Range Road 150 (miles)
Range Cross Country - (miles)
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Capacity -
Horse Power 120
Power/Weight 10 (HP/tonne)

General Information


The Char Leger H-39 (Hotchkiss) was a light tank , 1200 of which were used by the french between 1938 and 1945.

The vehicle was manned by a crew of 2 and was 1.87 metres wide, 4.26 metres long, 2.15 metres high and weighed 12 tonnes.

Powered by a 120hp petrol engine the Char Leger H-39 (Hotchkiss) was capable of a road speed of 22mph and a cross country speed of 10mph. The Char Leger H-39 (Hotchkiss) had a road range of 150 miles

Based on the light tank chassis, the vehicle was armed with 1 light machine gun, a 37 mm SA M1938 L/33 with a muzzle velocity of 701m/sec which was capable of penetrating 25mm of armour at 800metres
Primary Armament
 
37 mm SA M1938 L/33
 Calibre 37 mm
 Muzzle Velocity 701 m/sec
 Shell Weight 0.56 Kg
 Ammunition100 rounds carried
Range(metres) 100 200 400 800 1200 1600 2000 2400
Penetration(mm) 31 30 28 25 21 18 14 11
Flight Time(secs) 0.14 0.29 0.61 1.34 2.18 3.19 4.43 6.06
Hit Probability % 98 98 98 90 60 25 20 12
Penetration is mm through vertical plate - calculated
Probability is % chance of hit on a 2 x 2.4mtr static plate

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