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WWII Tanks Vehicle Data Sheet

Char Leger R-40 (Renault)

France

Char Leger R-40 (Renault)

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Armour Details

Turret

 Front 45mm@14(46.0mm)
 Side  40mm@30(46.0mm)
 Rear  40mm@30(46.0mm)
 Top  12mm@90(12.0mm)

Superstructure

 Front 32mm@45(45.0mm)
 Side  40mm@10(41.0mm)
 Rear  40mm@11(41.0mm)
 Top  13mm@90(13.0mm)

Hull

 Front 32mm@45(45.0mm)
 Side  40mm@0(40.0mm)
 Rear  40mm@35(49.0mm)
 Top  14mm@90(14.0mm)
Gun Mantlet 56 mm

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

Effective Armour - Maximum 49 (mm) - Minimum 12 (mm)

Specifications

Manufacture Dates 1940 - Unknown
Quantity Produced -
Weight  10 (tonnes)
Crew 2
M.G's small 1
M.G's Large -
Length 4.05 (mtr)
Width 1.87 (mtr)
Height 2.1 (mtr)

Engine Details/Performance

Road Speed 12.5 (mph)
Cross Country Speed - (mph)
Range Road - (miles)
Range Cross Country - (miles)
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Capacity -
Horse Power 82
Power/Weight 8.19 (HP/tonne)

General Information


The Char Leger R-40 (Renault) was a light tank used by the french between 1940 and 1945.

The vehicle was manned by a crew of 2 and was 1.87 metres wide, 4.05 metres long, 2.1 metres high and weighed 10 tonnes.

Powered by a 82hp petrol engine the Char Leger R-40 (Renault) was capable of a road speed of 12mph .

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
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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