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

Design

With welded hull.9

Specifications

  Cromwell Mk V
Crew 52
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 27.9 tons2
Length  
Height  
Width  
Width over tracks  
Ground clearance 0.41 m2
Ground contact length  
Ground pressure 1.05 kg/cm2 2
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main 1: 75 mm OQF Mk V OR
1: 75 mm OQF VA L/40
1: 75 mm L/402
1: 75 mm3,4,5
1: 75 mm OQF1,6
Secondary  
MG 3: MGs2
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main 642
Secondary  
MG 5,5502
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm)  
Hull Front, Upper 63-572
Hull Front, Lower  
Hull Sides, Upper 322
Hull Sides, Lower  
Hull Rear 322
Hull Top 202
Hull Bottom 14-62
Turret Front 762
Turret Sides 632
Turret Rear 572
Turret Top 202
Engine (Make / Model) Meteor2
Bore / stroke  
Cooling  
Cylinders  
Net HP  
Power to weight ratio  
Compression ratio  
Transmission (Type) 5 forward3, 1 reverse3
Steering  
Steering ratio  
Starter  
Electrical system  
Ignition  
Fuel (Type)  
Octane  
Quantity 527 liters3
Road consumption  
Cross country consumption  
Performance  
Traverse 360°
Speed - Road 27.9 kph2, 52 kph1,6
32 mph1,3,6
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road 266 km2
Range - Cross Country  
Turning radius  
Elevation limits  
Fording depth 1.37 m2
Trench crossing  
Vertical obstacle  
Climbing ability  
Suspension (Type)  
Wheels each side 53
Return rollers each side  
Tracks (Type)  
Length  
Width 356 mm3
Diameter  
Number of links  
Pitch  
Tire tread Rubber3
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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