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WWII Tanks Vehicle Data Sheet

Cruiser Mk V (Covenanter III)
(also known as Covenanter)


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Armour Details


 Front 40mm@20(43.0mm)
 Side  16mm@20(17.0mm)
 Rear  16mm@20(17.0mm)
 Top  4mm@90(4.0mm)


 Front 40mm@45(57.0mm)
 Side  14mm@0(14.0mm)
 Rear  14mm@0(14.0mm)
 Top  4mm@90(4.0mm)


 Front 40mm@30(46.0mm)
 Side  14mm@0(14.0mm)
 Rear  14mm@0(14.0mm)
 Top  4mm@90(4.0mm)
Gun Mantlet n/a

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

Effective Armour - Maximum 57 (mm) - Minimum 4 (mm)


Manufacture Dates 1940 - 1943
Quantity Produced -
Weight  18 (tonnes)
Crew 4
M.G's small 1
M.G's Large -
Length 5.85 (mtr)
Width 2.65 (mtr)
Height 2.26 (mtr)

Engine Details/Performance

Road Speed 31 (mph)
Cross Country Speed 25 (mph)
Range Road 100 (miles)
Range Cross Country - (miles)
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Capacity -
Horse Power 300
Power/Weight 16.66 (HP/tonne)

General Information

The Cruiser Mk V (Covenanter III)also known as Covenanter was a cruiser tank used by the british between 1940 and 1943.

The vehicle was manned by a crew of 4 and was 2.65 metres wide, 5.85 metres long, 2.26 metres high and weighed 18 tonnes.

Powered by a 300hp petrol engine the Cruiser Mk V (Covenanter III) was capable of a road speed of 31mph and a cross country speed of 25mph. The Cruiser Mk V (Covenanter III) had a road range of 100 miles

Based on the covenanter 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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