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WWII Tanks Vehicle Data Sheet

Light Tank M24 (Chaffee)
(also known as Chaffee)

USA

Armour Details

Turret

 Front 63mm@40(82.0mm)
 Side  33mm@40(43.0mm)
 Rear  25mm@40(33.0mm)
 Top  12mm@90(12.0mm)

Superstructure

 Front 63mm@45(89.0mm)
 Side  25mm@0(25.0mm)
 Rear  33mm@0(33.0mm)
 Top  12mm@90(12.0mm)

Hull

 Front 38mm@35(46.0mm)
 Side  25mm@0(25.0mm)
 Rear  33mm@0(33.0mm)
 Top  12mm@90(12.0mm)
Gun Mantlet n/a

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

Effective Armour - Maximum 89 (mm) - Minimum 12 (mm)

Specifications

Manufacture Dates 1944 - Unknown
Quantity Produced 4070
Weight  18.41 (tonnes)
Crew 5
M.G's small 3
M.G's Large -
Length 5.54 (mtr)
Width 2.97 (mtr)
Height 2.49 (mtr)

Engine Details/Performance

Road Speed 35 (mph)
Cross Country Speed 25 (mph)
Range Road 122 (miles)
Range Cross Country - (miles)
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Capacity 110
Horse Power 220
Power/Weight 11.95 (HP/tonne)

General Information


The Light Tank M24 (Chaffee)also known as Chaffee was a light tank , 4070 of which were used by the americans between 1944 and 1945.

The vehicle was manned by a crew of 5 and was 2.97 metres wide, 5.54 metres long, 2.49 metres high and weighed 18.41 tonnes.

Powered by a 220hp petrol engine the Light Tank M24 (Chaffee) was capable of a road speed of 35mph and a cross country speed of 25mph. The 110 gallon fuel capacity gave the Light Tank M24 (Chaffee) a road range of 122 miles

Based on the light tank chassis, the vehicle was armed with 3 light machine guns, a 75mm Gun M3 L/40 with a muzzle velocity of 619m/sec which was capable of penetrating 69mm of armour at 800metres
Primary Armament
 
75mm Gun M3 L/40
 Calibre 75 mm
 Muzzle Velocity 619 m/sec
 Shell Weight 6.32 Kg
 Ammunition48 rounds carried
Range(metres) 100 200 400 800 1200 1600 2000 2400
Penetration(mm) 76 75 73 69 65 60 56 52
Flight Time(secs) 0.16 0.32 0.67 1.39 2.16 2.98 3.86 4.81
Hit Probability % 98 98 98 90 60 29 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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