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Poland's WZ 34 armored car, wz.34 armored car

Design

Had cupola on turret.

Production

  • wz.34 with machine gun: ~603
  • wz.34 with 37 mm gun: ~303

Usage

The 37 mm equipped wz.34s were typically used by squadron and troop commanders.3

Specifications

  wz.34 armored car3
Crew 23
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 2.2 tons3
Length 11' 11"3, 12'1
3.62 m3
Height 2.22 m3
6' 3"3
Width 2.22 m3
7' 3"3
Ground clearance  
Ground contact length  
Ground pressure  
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main 37 mm1
1: 37 mm wz.18 (SA-18) Puteaux3
OR MG1
1: 7.92 mm Hotchkiss wz.25 MG3
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main  
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm)  
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) FIAT-108-III (PZIn.117)3
Cylinders  
Net HP 243
Transmission  
Fuel type Gasoline3
Octane  
Capacity  
Performance  
Traverse  
Speed - Road 31 mph3
50 kph3
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road  
Range - Cross Country 155 miles3
250 km3
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
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  3. Western Allied Tanks 1939-45, David Porter, 2009
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