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WWII Tanks Vehicle Data Sheet

Cruiser Tank (Challenger A30)
(also known as Challenger)

Britain

Cruiser Tank (Challenger A30)

Armour Details

Turret

 Front 76mm@0(76.0mm)
 Side  63mm@0(63.0mm)
 Rear  57mm@0(57.0mm)
 Top  20mm@81(20.0mm)

Superstructure

 Front 63mm@0(63.0mm)
 Side  32mm@0(32.0mm)
 Rear  32mm@0(32.0mm)
 Top  20mm@90(20.0mm)

Hull

 Front 57mm@0(57.0mm)
 Side  32mm@0(32.0mm)
 Rear  32mm@0(32.0mm)
 Top  20mm@90(20.0mm)
Gun Mantlet n/a

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

Effective Armour - Maximum 76 (mm) - Minimum 20 (mm)

Specifications

Manufacture Dates 1944 - Unknown
Quantity Produced -
Weight  32 (tonnes)
Crew 5
M.G's small 1
M.G's Large -
Length 8.1 (mtr)
Width 2.92 (mtr)
Height 2.69 (mtr)

Engine Details/Performance

Road Speed 32 (mph)
Cross Country Speed 15 (mph)
Range Road 120 (miles)
Range Cross Country - (miles)
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Capacity 116
Horse Power 600
Power/Weight 18.75 (HP/tonne)

General Information


The Cruiser Tank (Challenger A30)also known as Challenger was a cruiser tank used by the british between 1944 and 1945.

The vehicle was manned by a crew of 5 and was 2.92 metres wide, 8.1 metres long, 2.69 metres high and weighed 32 tonnes.

Powered by a 600hp petrol engine the Cruiser Tank (Challenger A30) was capable of a road speed of 32mph and a cross country speed of 15mph. The 116 gallon fuel capacity gave the Cruiser Tank (Challenger A30) a road range of 120 miles

Based on the cruiser tank chassis, the vehicle was armed with 1 light machine gun, a Ordnance Q.F. 17pdr with a muzzle velocity of 950m/sec which was capable of penetrating 124mm of armour at 800metres
Primary Armament
 
Ordnance Q.F. 17pdr
 Calibre 76 mm
 Muzzle Velocity 950 m/sec
 Shell Weight 7.65 Kg
 Ammunition42 rounds carried
Range(metres) 100 200 400 800 1200 1600 2000 2400
Penetration(mm) 137 135 132 124 117 110 102 95
Flight Time(secs) 0.1 0.21 0.43 0.9 1.4 1.94 2.51 3.12
Hit Probability % 98 98 98 98 88 69 44 25
Penetration is mm through vertical plate - calculated
Probability is % chance of hit on a 2 x 2.4mtr static plate

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