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WWII Tanks Vehicle Data Sheet

Medium M2

USA

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Armour Details

Turret

 Front 32mm@47(47.0mm)
 Side  25mm@5(25.0mm)
 Rear  25mm@5(25.0mm)
 Top  18mm@90(18.0mm)

Superstructure

 Front 32mm@45(45.0mm)
 Side  25mm@0(25.0mm)
 Rear  25mm@0(25.0mm)
 Top  13mm@87(13.0mm)

Hull

 Front 32mm@45(45.0mm)
 Side  25mm@0(25.0mm)
 Rear  25mm@0(25.0mm)
 Top  13mm@87(13.0mm)
Gun Mantlet n/a

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

Effective Armour - Maximum 47 (mm) - Minimum 13 (mm)

Specifications

Manufacture Dates 1939 - Unknown
Quantity Produced 20
Weight  19 (tonnes)
Crew 6
M.G's small 8
M.G's Large -
Length 5.43 (mtr)
Width 2.66 (mtr)
Height 2.86 (mtr)

Engine Details/Performance

Road Speed 26 (mph)
Cross Country Speed 17 (mph)
Range Road 130 (miles)
Range Cross Country - (miles)
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Capacity 175
Horse Power 350
Power/Weight 18.42 (HP/tonne)

General Information


The Medium M2 was a medium tank , 20 of which were used by the americans between 1939 and 1945.

The vehicle was manned by a crew of 6 and was 2.66 metres wide, 5.43 metres long, 2.86 metres high and weighed 19 tonnes.

Powered by a 350hp petrol engine the Medium M2 was capable of a road speed of 26mph and a cross country speed of 17mph. The 175 gallon fuel capacity gave the Medium M2 a road range of 130 miles

Based on the medium tank chassis, the vehicle was armed with 8 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
 Ammunition200 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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