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Soviet Union's T-32 heavy tank

Design

Entered service with the Red Army in 1930-1931.3 It was very similar to the British A1E1 (only 1 was built).3

It had a main turret and four auxiliary turrets.3

Specifications

  T-32 Heavy Tank
Crew 102,3
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 44.8 tons1,2,4
Length 30' 6"1,2,4
9.3 m1
Height 10'1,2,5
3.05 m1
Width 10' 6"1,2,4
3.2 m1
Ground clearance  
Ground contact length 26.1'4
Ground pressure  
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main 76.2 mm L/16.51,4
76.2 mm2,3
Secondary 2: 37 mm1,3
MG 6: 7.62 mm DT MGs1
6: MGs2
5: MGs3
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main 964
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm) 11 - 251,2
Hull Front, Upper 254
Hull Front, Lower  
Hull Sides, Upper 204
Hull Sides, Lower  
Hull Rear  
Hull Top 11 - 144
Hull Bottom 11 - 144
Turret Front 11 - 204
Turret Sides  
Turret Rear  
Turret Top  
Engine (Make / Model) M-17L1,4
Cylinders 124
Net HP 3452,4
Transmission  
Fuel type Gasoline2,4
Octane  
Capacity  
Performance  
Traverse  
Speed - Road 18 mph1,2,4
30 kph1
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road 75 miles1, 94 miles4
120 km1
Range - Cross Country 50 miles4
Turning Radius  
Elevation Limits  
Fording depth  
Trench crossing  
Vertical Obstacle  
Suspension (Type)  
Wheels each side 64
Return rollers each side  
Track length  
Tires  
Track width 1' 0.18"4
Track centers/tread  

Sources:

  1. Russian Tanks of World War II Stalin's Armored Might, by Tim Bean & Will Fowler, 2002
  2. Tanks of the World, 1915-1945, Peter Chamberlain, Chris Ellis, 1972
  3. Tanks of World War II, Duncan Crow, 1979
  4. Airfix Magazine Guide 22 Russian Tanks of World War 2, John Milsom and Steve Zaloga, 1977
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