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Tetrarch Light Tank

Tetrarch Light Tank

The Tetrarch was a light tank designed by Vickers-Armstrong, it was very fast but armour was extremely thin. Production was very limited but increased slightly when it was found that the Tetrarch could be carried by gliders to support airborne troops.

Name Tetrarch
Type Light Tank
   
Production Date  October 1940
   
Crew 3
(In turret) 2
   
Length 15'-2.25”
Width 7'-10.5”
Height 6'-11.5”
   
Weight 7.6
Ground pressure 8.3
Ground clearance 1'-2”
   
Track type Sealed PIN
No per track 99
Weight of one Track 595
Track width 9.5
   
Engine Meadows M.A.T
B.H.P/Ton 21.7
Max road speed 37.4
Average road speed 25
Gear box type Constant Mesh
Gears 5 Forward 1 Reverse
   
   
Fuel consumption (road) – MPG 3.2
Fuel consumption (cross country) 1.9
Petrol 45
Auxiliary capacity 12
Radius of action (road) 141
Radius of action (cross country) 84
Trench Crossing 5'
Vertical obstacle 2'
Fording height 2'-10”
Gradient 35
   
Main Armament 2 Pounder
Ammunition
Secondary Armament Besa 7.92
Ammunition
Transverse type Hand
Max elevation 25
Max depression 15
Turret Ring Size 50
Optics No.30
   
Armour  
   
Lower Hull Nose 14
Upper Hull Nose 6
Hull Front 16
Hull Sides Upper 14+14
Hull Sides Lower 14+10
Hull Rear Lower 5
Hull Rear Upper 10
Hull Roof (Front) 4
Engine Deck 4
Hull Floor 4
   
Turret Front 16
Turret Roof (Front) 5
Turret Roof (Rear) 4
Turret Sides 16
Turret Rear 14
Turret Floor 4

Production of Tetrarch Light Tanks  by year (UK Only)

  1940 1941 1942 1943
Tetrarch 16 73 12 -

Last Updated on Sunday, 12 August 2012 13:34
 

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