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WWII Tanks Vehicle Data Sheet

57 mm Gun Motor Carriage T48

USA

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Armour Details

 

   
   
   
   

Superstructure

 Front 12mm@0(12.0mm)
 Side  6mm@0(6.0mm)
 Rear  6mm@0(6.0mm)
   

Hull

 Front 12mm@0(12.0mm)
 Side  6mm@0(6.0mm)
 Rear  6mm@0(6.0mm)
   
Gun Mantlet n/a

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

Effective Armour - Maximum 12 (mm) - Minimum 6 (mm)

Specifications

Manufacture Dates 1942 - Unknown
Quantity Produced 962
Weight  8.48 (tonnes)
Crew 5
M.G's small -
M.G's Large -
Length 6.46 (mtr)
Width 2.18 (mtr)
Height 2.15 (mtr)

Engine Details/Performance

Road Speed 45 (mph)
Cross Country Speed 35 (mph)
Range Road - (miles)
Range Cross Country - (miles)
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Capacity 60
Horse Power 147
Power/Weight 17.33 (HP/tonne)

General Information


The 57 mm Gun Motor Carriage T48 was a self propelled artillery vehicle , 962 of which were used by the americans between 1942 and 1945.

The vehicle was manned by a crew of 5 and was 2.18 metres wide, 6.46 metres long, 2.15 metres high and weighed 8.48 tonnes.

Powered by a 147hp petrol engine the 57 mm Gun Motor Carriage T48 was capable of a road speed of 45mph and a cross country speed of 35mph.

Based on the sp gun chassis, the vehicle was armed with a 57mm Antitank Gun M1 with a muzzle velocity of 900m/sec which was capable of penetrating 75mm of armour at 800metres
Primary Armament
 
57mm Antitank Gun M1
 Calibre 57 mm
 Muzzle Velocity 900 m/sec
 Shell Weight 2.85 Kg
 Ammunition99 rounds carried
Range(metres) 100 200 400 800 1200 1600 2000 2400
Penetration(mm) 86 84 81 75 69 63 57 50
Flight Time(secs) 0.11 0.22 0.46 0.98 1.54 2.16 2.84 3.61
Hit Probability % 98 98 98 98 85 60 34 22
Penetration is mm through vertical plate - calculated
Probability is % chance of hit on a 2 x 2.4mtr static plate

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