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WWII Tanks Vehicle Data Sheet

Light Tank M2A4

USA

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Armour Details

Turret

 Front 25mm@0(25.0mm)
 Side  19mm@0(19.0mm)
 Rear  19mm@0(19.0mm)
 Top  10mm@90(10.0mm)

Superstructure

 Front 25mm@45(35.0mm)
 Side  19mm@0(19.0mm)
 Rear  19mm@0(19.0mm)
 Top  9mm@90(9.0mm)

Hull

 Front 25mm@45(35.0mm)
 Side  19mm@0(19.0mm)
 Rear  19mm@0(19.0mm)
 Top  9mm@90(9.0mm)
Gun Mantlet n/a

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

Effective Armour - Maximum 35 (mm) - Minimum 9 (mm)

Specifications

Manufacture Dates 1939 - Unknown
Quantity Produced 375
Weight  11.5 (tonnes)
Crew 4
M.G's small 4
M.G's Large -
Length 4.48 (mtr)
Width 2.56 (mtr)
Height 2.56 (mtr)

Engine Details/Performance

Road Speed 34 (mph)
Cross Country Speed 25 (mph)
Range Road 130 (miles)
Range Cross Country - (miles)
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Capacity 54
Horse Power 250
Power/Weight 21.73 (HP/tonne)

General Information


The Light Tank M2A4 was a light tank , 375 of which were used by the americans between 1939 and 1945.

The vehicle was manned by a crew of 4 and was 2.56 metres wide, 4.48 metres long, 2.56 metres high and weighed 11.5 tonnes.

Powered by a 250hp petrol engine the Light Tank M2A4 was capable of a road speed of 34mph and a cross country speed of 25mph. The 54 gallon fuel capacity gave the Light Tank M2A4 a road range of 130 miles

Based on the light tank chassis, the vehicle was armed with 4 light machine guns, a 37mm Antitank Gun M6 with a muzzle velocity of 885m/sec which was capable of penetrating 48mm of armour at 800metres
Primary Armament
 
37mm Antitank Gun M6
 Calibre 37 mm
 Muzzle Velocity 885 m/sec
 Shell Weight 0.86 Kg
 Ammunition103 rounds carried
Range(metres) 100 200 400 800 1200 1600 2000 2400
Penetration(mm) 60 58 55 48 41 35 28 21
Flight Time(secs) 0.11 0.23 0.48 1.06 1.73 2.53 3.51 4.8
Hit Probability % 98 98 98 98 77 44 22 18
Penetration is mm through vertical plate - calculated
Probability is % chance of hit on a 2 x 2.4mtr static plate

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