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Poland's Wz 29 armored car

Design

Developed by Ursus, which had close ties to the French auto industry. Many of the components were of French origin.

Had disc wheels with pneumatic tires. The Puteaux 37 mm was similar to the gun installed in the French FT-17. The turret has a octagonal shape that was also similar to the FT-17.

Served in horsed cavalry units.

Production

  • Wz 29: 1,926

Specifications

  Wz 29
Crew 5 or 6
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 6,000 kg
5.9 tons
Length w/gun 17', 15' 9"
4.8 m
Length w/o gun  
Height 8' 1", 9' 1"
2.76 m
Width 6', 5' 11"
1.79 m
Ground clearance  
Ground contact length  
Ground pressure  
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main 37 mm
37 mm Puteaux
Secondary  
MG 2: MGs
rear hull, right angle to main gun
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main  
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm) 9
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 4
Net HP 60
Transmission  
Fuel type Gasoline
Octane  
Capacity  
Performance  
Traverse  
Max Speed 35 mph
56 kph
Cross Country  
Road radius 120 miles
195 km
Turning Radius  
Elevation Limits  
Fording depth  
Trench crossing  
Vertical Obstacle  
Suspension (Type)  
Wheels each side  
Tires  

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
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site