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WWII Tanks Vehicle Data Sheet

Light Tank Mk VIII Harry Hopkins
(also known as Harry Hopkins)


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Armour Details


 Front 38mm@10(39.0mm)
 Side  14mm@10(14.0mm)
 Rear  14mm@10(14.0mm)
 Top  4mm@90(4.0mm)


 Front 38mm@45(54.0mm)
 Side  10mm@0(10.0mm)
 Rear  10mm@0(10.0mm)
 Top  5mm@90(5.0mm)


 Front 38mm@30(44.0mm)
 Side  10mm@0(10.0mm)
 Rear  10mm@0(10.0mm)
 Top  5mm@90(5.0mm)
Gun Mantlet n/a

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

Effective Armour - Maximum 54 (mm) - Minimum 4 (mm)


Manufacture Dates 1941 - Unknown
Quantity Produced 94
Weight  8.5 (tonnes)
Crew 3
M.G's small 1
M.G's Large -
Length 4.38 (mtr)
Width 2.71 (mtr)
Height 2.12 (mtr)

Engine Details/Performance

Road Speed 30 (mph)
Cross Country Speed 20 (mph)
Range Road 125 (miles)
Range Cross Country - (miles)
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Capacity -
Horse Power 149
Power/Weight 17.52 (HP/tonne)

General Information

The Light Tank Mk VIII Harry Hopkinsalso known as Harry Hopkins was a light tank , 94 of which were used by the british between 1941 and 1945.

The vehicle was manned by a crew of 3 and was 2.71 metres wide, 4.38 metres long, 2.12 metres high and weighed 8.5 tonnes.

Powered by a 149hp petrol engine the Light Tank Mk VIII Harry Hopkins was capable of a road speed of 30mph and a cross country speed of 20mph. The Light Tank Mk VIII Harry Hopkins had a road range of 125 miles

Based on the light tank 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
 Ammunition50 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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