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Cruiser Mk VI (Crusader III)
(also known as Crusader)


Cruiser Mk VI (Crusader III)

Armour Details


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


 Front 30mm@38(38.0mm)
 Side  14mm@0(14.0mm)
 Rear  28mm@11(29.0mm)
 Top  7mm@90(7.0mm)


 Front 20mm@60(40.0mm)
 Side  14mm@0(14.0mm)
 Rear  28mm@11(29.0mm)
 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 1943 - Unknown
Quantity Produced -
Weight  19.32 (tonnes)
Crew 5
M.G's small 2
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 112 (miles)
Range Cross Country 85 (miles)
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Capacity 120
Horse Power 340
Power/Weight 17.6 (HP/tonne)

General Information

The Cruiser Mk VI (Crusader III)also known as Crusader was a cruiser tank used by the british between 1943 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 III) 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 III) a road range of 112 miles and a cross country range of 85 miles.

Based on the crusader chassis, the vehicle was armed with 2 light machine guns, a Ordnance Q.F. 6pdr 7cwt MKII MKIV with a muzzle velocity of 900m/sec which was capable of penetrating 75mm of armour at 800metres
Primary Armament
Ordnance Q.F. 6pdr 7cwt MKII MKIV
 Calibre 57 mm
 Muzzle Velocity 900 m/sec
 Shell Weight 2.84 Kg
 Ammunition73 rounds carried
Range(metres) 100 200 400 800 1200 1600 2000 2400
Penetration(mm) 86 84 81 75 69 63 56 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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