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Great Britain's Cruiser Mk VIII, A27M, Cromwell Vw

Design

With welded hull.

Specifications

  Cromwell Mk V
Crew 5
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 27.9 tons
Length  
Height  
Width  
Width over tracks  
Ground clearance 0.41 m
Ground contact length  
Ground pressure 1.05 kg/cm2
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main 1: 75 mm OQF Mk V OR
1: 75 mm OQF VA L/40
1: 75 mm L/40
1: 75 mm
1: 75 mm OQF
Secondary  
MG 3: MGs
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main 64
Secondary  
MG 5,550
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm)  
Hull Front, Upper 63-57
Hull Front, Lower  
Hull Sides, Upper 32
Hull Sides, Lower  
Hull Rear 32
Hull Top 20
Hull Bottom 14-6
Turret Front 76
Turret Sides 63
Turret Rear 57
Turret Top 20
Engine (Make / Model) Meteor
Bore / stroke  
Cooling  
Cylinders  
Net HP  
Power to weight ratio  
Compression ratio  
Transmission (Type) 5 forward, 1 reverse
Steering  
Steering ratio  
Starter  
Electrical system  
Ignition  
Fuel (Type)  
Octane  
Quantity 527 liters
Road consumption  
Cross country consumption  
Performance  
Traverse 360°
Speed - Road 27.9 kph, 52 kph
32 mph
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road 266 km
Range - Cross Country  
Turning radius  
Elevation limits  
Fording depth 1.37 m
Trench crossing  
Vertical obstacle  
Climbing ability  
Suspension (Type)  
Wheels each side 5
Return rollers each side  
Tracks (Type)  
Length  
Width 356 mm
Diameter  
Number of links  
Pitch  
Tire tread Rubber
Track centers/tread  

Sources:

  1. The Illustrated Guide to Tanks of the World, George Forty, 2006
  2. Panzer Truppen The Complete Guide to the Creation and Combat Employment of Germany's Tank Force 1943-1945, Thomas L. Jentz, 1996
  3. British and American Tanks of World War Two, The Complete Illustrated History of British, American, and Commonwealth Tanks 1933-1945, Peter Chamberlain and Chris Ellis, 1969
  4. Tanks of World War II, Duncan Crow, 1979
  5. The Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War II, Chris Bishop, 1998
  6. World War I and II Tanks, George Forty, 2012
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