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Czechoslovakia's LT-34 Light Tanks

Design

The CKD company designed a light tank called the LTL-H to be sold for export.3 The Ministry of Defense named it the TNHB.3 When sold it was called the LT-34.3

Prototype

The LTL-P took part in trials that covered over 3,000 miles it was found to have almost no defects.3 An order for 150 was placed by the Army.3

Variants

  • LTL-H: Factory designation.3
  • TNHB: Ministry of Defense designation.3
  • LT-34: Export designation.3
  • LTL-P, TNHS: Improved armor and armament.3
  • TNHP: Production model.3

Specifications

  LT-34
Crew 31, 42
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 7.5 tons1,2
7,625 kg1
Length 13' 3"1,2
4.04 m1
Height 6'1,2
1.83 m1
Width 6' 8"1,2
2.03 m1
Ground clearance  
Ground contact length  
Ground pressure  
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main 37 mm1,2
Secondary  
MG 2: 7.92 mm MGs1,2
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main  
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm) 151,2
Front  
Sides  
Rear  
Hull Front, Upper  
Hull Front, Lower  
Hull Sides, Upper  
Hull Sides, Lower  
Hull Rear  
Hull Top  
Hull Bottom  
Turret Front  
Turret Sides  
Turret Rear  
Turret Top  
Engine (Make / Model) Praga1,2
Cylinders 41
Cooling Water2
Net HP 621,2
Transmission  
Fuel type Gasoline2
Octane  
Capacity  
Electrical system  
Performance  
Traverse  
Speed - Road 21 mph1, 21.1 mph2
34 kph1
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road 69 miles1
110 km1
Turning Radius  
Elevation Limits  
Fording depth  
Trench crossing  
Vertical Obstacle  
Suspension (Type)  
Wheels each side  
Return rollers each side  
Wheel diameter  
Tracks (Type)  
Length  
Width  
Number of links  
Pitch  
Tire tread  
Track centers/tread  

Sources:

  1. The Encyclopedia of Tanks and Armored Fighting Vehicles - The Comprehensive Guide to Over 900 Armored Fighting Vehicles From 1915 to the Present Day, General Editor: Christopher F. Foss, 2002
  2. Tanks of the World, 1915-1945, Peter Chamberlain, Chris Ellis, 1972
  3. Profile AFV Weapons #22 Panzerkampfwagen 38(t) & 35(t), John Milsom, 1970
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