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WWII Tanks Vehicle Data Sheet

Cruiser Mk VI (Crusader I C.S.)
(also known as Crusader)

Britain

Cruiser Mk VI (Crusader I C.S.)

Scale Drawing not yet available

Armour Details

Turret

 Front 49mm@7(49.0mm)
 Side  24mm@45(34.0mm)
 Rear  30mm@32(35.0mm)
 Top  12mm@90(12.0mm)

Superstructure

 Front 20mm@60(40.0mm)
 Side  14mm@0(14.0mm)
 Rear  14mm@11(14.0mm)
 Top  7mm@90(7.0mm)

Hull

 Front 20mm@45(28.0mm)
 Side  14mm@0(14.0mm)
 Rear  14mm@11(14.0mm)
 Top  7mm@90(7.0mm)
Gun Mantlet n/a

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

Effective Armour - Maximum 49 (mm) - Minimum 7 (mm)

Specifications

Manufacture Dates 1941 - Unknown
Quantity Produced -
Weight  19.32 (tonnes)
Crew 5
M.G's small 3
M.G's Large -
Length 6.05 (mtr)
Width 2.66 (mtr)
Height 2.26 (mtr)

Engine Details/Performance

Road Speed 28 (mph)
Cross Country Speed 15 (mph)
Range Road 124 (miles)
Range Cross Country 91 (miles)
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Capacity 120
Horse Power 340
Power/Weight 17.6 (HP/tonne)

General Information


The Cruiser Mk VI (Crusader I C.S.)also known as Crusader was a cruiser tank used by the british between 1941 and 1945.

The vehicle was manned by a crew of 5 and was 2.66 metres wide, 6.05 metres long, 2.26 metres high and weighed 19.32 tonnes.

Powered by a 340hp petrol engine the Cruiser Mk VI (Crusader I C.S.) was capable of a road speed of 28mph and a cross country speed of 15mph. The 120 gallon fuel capacity gave the Cruiser Mk VI (Crusader I C.S.) a road range of 124 miles and a cross country range of 91 miles.

Based on the crusader chassis, the vehicle was armed with 3 light machine guns, a Ordnance Q.F. 3inch Howitzer with a muzzle velocity of 650m/sec which was capable of penetrating 85mm of armour at 800metres
Primary Armament
 
Ordnance Q.F. 3inch Howitzer
 Calibre 76 mm
 Muzzle Velocity 650 m/sec
 Shell Weight 7.65 Kg
 Ammunition65 rounds carried
Range(metres) 100 200 400 800 1200 1600 2000 2400
Penetration(mm) 94 92 90 85 80 75 70 65
Flight Time(secs) 0.15 0.31 0.63 1.32 2.05 2.83 3.66 4.56
Hit Probability % 98 98 98 90 64 34 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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