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Cruiser Mk VI (Crusader I A.A.)
(also known as Crusader)


Cruiser Mk VI (Crusader I A.A.)

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Armour Details


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


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


 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)


Manufacture Dates 1942 - Unknown
Quantity Produced -
Weight  19 (tonnes)
Crew 3
M.G's small -
M.G's Large -
Length 6.05 (mtr)
Width 2.66 (mtr)
Height 2.62 (mtr)

Engine Details/Performance

Road Speed 28 (mph)
Cross Country Speed 20 (mph)
Range Road 110 (miles)
Range Cross Country 85 (miles)
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Capacity 120
Horse Power 340
Power/Weight 17.89 (HP/tonne)

General Information

The Cruiser Mk VI (Crusader I A.A.)also known as Crusader was a self propelled anti aircraft vehicle used by the british between 1942 and 1945.

The vehicle was manned by a crew of 3 and was 2.66 metres wide, 6.05 metres long, 2.62 metres high and weighed 19 tonnes.

Powered by a 340hp petrol engine the Cruiser Mk VI (Crusader I A.A.) was capable of a road speed of 28mph and a cross country speed of 20mph. The 120 gallon fuel capacity gave the Cruiser Mk VI (Crusader I A.A.) a road range of 110 miles and a cross country range of 85 miles.

Based on the crusader chassis, the vehicle was armed with a Bofors 40mm AA with a muzzle velocity of 823m/sec which was capable of penetrating 57mm of armour at 800metres
Primary Armament
Bofors 40mm AA
 Calibre 40 mm
 Muzzle Velocity 823 m/sec
 Shell Weight 1.25 Kg
Range(metres) 100 200 400 800 1200 1600 2000 2400
Penetration(mm) 69 67 64 57 50 42 35 28
Flight Time(secs) 0.12 0.25 0.52 1.13 1.82 2.63 3.6 4.82
Hit Probability % 98 98 98 96 74 41 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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