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Germany's Leichttraktor VK-31, Leichter Traktor

Design

The Leichter Traktor was an experimental tank used for testing.

Armor

The armor was made from mild steel.

Production

  • Leichttraktor VK-31: 289

Specifications

  Leichttraktor VK-31
Crew 2 or 3
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 9.5 tons
9,650 kg
Length 14' 2"
4.32 m
Height 7' 5.4"
2.27 m
Width 7' 4.975"
2.26 m
Ground clearance  
Ground contact length  
Ground pressure  
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main 37 mm
Secondary  
MG 7.92 mm
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main  
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm) 14
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)  
Cylinders  
Net HP 100
Transmission  
Fuel type Gasoline
Octane  
Capacity  
Performance  
Traverse  
Speed - Road 12 mph, 21.75 mph
35 kph
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road  
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. 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. German Tanks and Armoured Vehicles 1914 - 1945, B. T. White, 1966
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