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

Design

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

Production

  • Unic P107: over 2,000
    • Manufacturer: Unic, Citröen-Kégresse

Variants

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

Usage

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

German Use

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

Specifications

  Unic Kégresse P 107
Crew 1, 2, 5, 5 - 7
Passengers 3 - 5, 6
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 2.31 tons, 5 tons
Weight - empty 5,181 lb
2,350 kg
Weight - loaded 8,910 lb, 8,929 lb
4,050 kg
Length 15' 10.9", 15' 11"
4.85 m
Height 6' 4", 6' 4.8"
1.95 m
Width 5' 10.9", 5' 11"
1.8 m
Ground clearance  
Ground contact length  
Ground pressure (psi)  
Turret ring diameter  
Armament None
Main  
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main  
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm)  
Hull Front, Upper 10@30°
Hull Front, Lower 10@20°
Hull Sides, Upper 8@20°
Hull Sides, Lower 8@20°
Hull Rear 8@10°
Hull Top Open
Hull Bottom 8@90°
Engine (Make / Model) Unic P39
Cylinders 4
Net HP 55
Transmission (type) 4x2 forward, 1x2 reverse.
Fuel (type) Gasoline
Octane  
Capacity  
Performance  
Traverse  
Speed - Road 28 mph
45 kph
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road 248.5 miles
400 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. 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