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WWII Tanks Vehicle Data Sheet

BT-7M

USSR

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Armour Details

Turret

 Front 15mm@10(15.0mm)
 Side  13mm@10(13.0mm)
 Rear  13mm@10(13.0mm)
 Top  6mm@90(6.0mm)

Superstructure

 Front 22mm@50(34.0mm)
 Side  13mm@0(13.0mm)
 Rear  13mm@0(13.0mm)
 Top  6mm@90(6.0mm)

Hull

 Front 22mm@30(25.0mm)
 Side  13mm@0(13.0mm)
 Rear  13mm@0(13.0mm)
 Top  6mm@90(6.0mm)
Gun Mantlet 50 mm

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

Effective Armour - Maximum 34 (mm) - Minimum 6 (mm)

Specifications

Manufacture Dates 1938 - Unknown
Quantity Produced -
Weight  13.8 (tonnes)
Crew 3
M.G's small 2
M.G's Large -
Length 5.74 (mtr)
Width 2.46 (mtr)
Height 2.31 (mtr)

Engine Details/Performance

Road Speed 54 (mph)
Cross Country Speed 39 (mph)
Range Road 440 (miles)
Range Cross Country 375 (miles)
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Capacity 174
Horse Power 500
Power/Weight 36.23 (HP/tonne)

General Information


The BT-7M was a medium tank used by the russians between 1938 and 1945.

The vehicle was manned by a crew of 3 and was 2.46 metres wide, 5.74 metres long, 2.31 metres high and weighed 13.8 tonnes.

Powered by a 500hp petrol engine the BT-7M was capable of a road speed of 54mph and a cross country speed of 39mph. The 174 gallon fuel capacity gave the BT-7M a road range of 440 miles and a cross country range of 375 miles.

Based on the bt chassis, the vehicle was armed with 2 light machine guns, a 76.2mm Regimental Gun M27 L/16 with a muzzle velocity of 387m/sec which was capable of penetrating 41mm of armour at 800metres
Primary Armament
 
76.2mm Regimental Gun M27 L/16
 Calibre 76 mm
 Muzzle Velocity 387 m/sec
 Shell Weight 6.2 Kg
Range(metres) 100 200 400 800 1200 1600 2000 2400
Penetration(mm) 45 44 43 41 38 36 33 31
Flight Time(secs) 0.26 0.52 1.07 2.22 3.45 4.76 6.16 7.67
Hit Probability % 98 98 98 57 25 18 12 7
Penetration is mm through vertical plate - calculated
Probability is % chance of hit on a 2 x 2.4mtr static plate

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