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Great Britain's A30 Avenger Tank Destroyer

Design

The pilot model was finished in 1944.3 By this time M10s were adopted for use in British tank destroyer regiments.3

Was an alternate version of the A30.4 Was to have an open turret to save on weight.4

Production

230 were ordered and not finished until 1946.3

  • Avenger: 801

Specifications

  Avenger Tank Destroyer
Crew Commander, driver, gunner, loader, optional 2nd loader.2
4-52,4, 51
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 30.75 tons1, 31 tons4
31,248 kg1, 31,498 kg4
69,440 lb2
Length 26' 4"1, 28' 7"2,4
8.02 m1, 8.71 m4
Height 7' 3"1,2,4
2.21 m1,4
Width 9' 7"1, 10'2,4
2.9 m1, 3.05 m4
Width over tracks  
Ground clearance  
Ground contact length  
Ground pressure  
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main 17 pdr (76 mm)1
17 pdr OQF2,4
Secondary  
MG 7.7 mm (.303") MG1
.303 cal Bren MG, AA.2
7.7 mm/0.303" Bren MG, AA4
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main 552
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm) 801, 1012,4
102
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) Rolls-Royce Meteor1,2,4
Bore / stroke  
Cooling  
Cylinders V-124
Capacity  
Net HP 6004
Power to weight ratio  
Compression ratio  
Transmission (Type)  
Steering  
Steering ratio  
Starter  
Electrical system  
Ignition  
Fuel (Type)  
Octane  
Quantity  
Road consumption  
Cross country consumption  
Performance  
Traverse 360°2
Speed - Road 32 mph1,4, 32.3 mph2
51 kph1, 52 kph4
Speed - Cross Country 20 mph2
Range - Road 105 miles1,2,4
169 km4, 170 km1
Range - Cross Country  
Turning radius  
Elevation limits -10° to +20°2
Fording depth 3'2
4' prepared.2
Trench crossing 8' 6"2
Vertical obstacle 3'2
Climbing ability  
Suspension (Type) Improvised Christie.2
Wheels each side  
Return rollers each side  
Tracks (Type)  
Length  
Width 15.5"2
Diameter  
Number of links  
Pitch  
Tire tread  
Track centers/tread 8' 1.75"

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. 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
  3. Tanks of World War II, Duncan Crow, 1979
  4. The Illustrated Guide to Tanks of the World, George Forty, 2006
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site