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France's Unic Kégresse P 107, Unic P107 half track

Design

Was originally designed and produced by Citröen3 and Kégresse later improved it with rubber-based tracks.2 The P 107 began to appear in the late 1930s.2 It was produced in artillery tractor3 and engineering types.2

Production

  • Unic P107: over 2,0003
    • Manufacturer: Unic2,3, Citröen-Kégresse2

Variants

  • P 107?: Artillery tractor.2,4 Crew of five to seven.2 Soft cover over the crew space.2 Ammunition was located in lockers at the rear.2
  • P 107?: Engineering half track.2,4 Cargo area was open.2,4 Towed trailer with engineering equipment.2,4

Usage

By 1939 the P 107s were in service with the French Army.2

German Use

Many of the captured P 107s remained in France to be used by German units stationed there.2

Specifications

  Unic Kégresse P 107
Crew 13, 2, 51, 5 - 72,4
Passengers 3 - 5, 63
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 2.31 tons3, 5 tons1
Weight - empty 5,181 lb2
2,350 kg2
Weight - loaded 8,910 lb4, 8,929 lb2
4,050 kg2,4
Length 15' 10.9"2,4, 15' 11"3
4.85 m1,2,3,4
Height 6' 4"3, 6' 4.8"2,4
1.95 m2,3,4
Width 5' 10.9"2,4, 5' 11"3
1.8 m1,2,3,4
Ground clearance  
Ground contact length  
Ground pressure (psi)  
Turret ring diameter  
Armament None4
Main  
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main  
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm)  
Hull Front, Upper 10@30°1
Hull Front, Lower 10@20°1
Hull Sides, Upper 8@20°1
Hull Sides, Lower 8@20°1
Hull Rear 8@10°1
Hull Top Open1
Hull Bottom 8@90°1
Engine (Make / Model) Unic P391
Cylinders 42,3,4
Net HP 552,3,4
Transmission (type) 4x2 forward, 1x2 reverse.1
Fuel (type) Gasoline3,4
Octane  
Capacity  
Performance  
Traverse  
Speed - Road 28 mph2,3,4
45 kph1,2,3,4
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road 248.5 miles2,3,4
400 km1,2,3,4
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. Encyclopedia of German Tanks of World War Two, Peter Chamberlain and Hilary Doyle, 1999
  2. The Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War II, Chris Bishop, 1998
  3. Western Allied Tanks 1939-45, David Porter, 2009
  4. Armored Fighting Vehicles, 300 of the World's Greatest Military Vehicles, Philip Trewhitt, 1999
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site