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Italy's CV 29 (Carro Veloce, Fast Tank) Tankette

Design

Was based on the Carden Loyd Mk VI tankettes that were purchased from Britain in 1929.

Production

  • CV 29: 25

Specifications

  CV 29
Crew 2
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 1.7 tons
1,730 kg
Length 8' 2", 8.1'
2.29 m
Height 4'
1.22 m
Width 5' 7", 5.6'
1.7 m
Ground clearance  
Ground contact length  
Ground pressure  
Armament  
Main 6.5 mm MG
MG
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main  
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm) 4 - 9
Hull Front, Upper  
Hull Front, Lower  
Hull Sides, Upper  
Hull Sides, Lower  
Hull Rear  
Hull Top  
Hull Bottom  
Engine (Make / Model) Ford
Cylinders 4
Net HP 20, 40
Transmission  
Fuel type Gasoline
Octane  
Capacity  
Performance  
Traverse  
Speed - Road 25 mph
40 kph
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road 50 miles
80 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. 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. Italian Medium Tanks in Action, Nicola Pignato, 2001
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