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France's Schneider AMC P16 (M 29), AMC Schneider P16 half track

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Schneider AMC P16 (M 29) half tracks:
France's Schneider AMC P16 (M 29) half tracks
Derren Gurnett
Schneider AMC P16 (M 29) half tracks:
France's Schneider AMC P16 (M 29) half tracks
Derren Gurnett
Schneider AMC P16 (M 29) half tracks:
France's Schneider AMC P16 (M 29) half tracks
Derren Gurnett

Production

  • AMC Schneider P16: ~100
    • Production: 1928 - 1930

Usage

The cavalry divisions were the first issued the P16s. Some P16s were transferred to five of the GRDIs and the rest were sent to North Africa in the Chasseurs d'Afrique.

Specifications

  Schneider AMC P16 (M 29), AMC Schneider P16
Crew 3
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 15,232 lb
6.8 tons
Length 16' 1"
4.83 m
Height 8' 8"
2.6 m
Width 5' 9.5"
1.73 m
Ground clearance  
Ground contact length  
Ground pressure (psi)  
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main 37 mm
1: 37 mm SA-18
Secondary  
MG MG
MG - coaxial 1: 7.5 mm MG
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main  
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm)  
Hull Front, Upper 11.4
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) Panhard 17
Cylinders  
Net HP 60
Transmission  
Fuel Type Gasoline
Octane  
Capacity  
Performance  
Traverse  
Speed - Road 31 mph
50 kph
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road 156 miles
251 km
Turning Radius  
Elevation Limits  
Fording depth  
Trench crossing  
Vertical Obstacle  
Suspension (Type)  
Wheels each side  
Return rollers each side  
Track length  
Tires  
Track width  
Track centers/tread  

Sources:

  1. Western Allied Tanks 1939-45, David Porter, 2009
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site