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Soviet Union's T-32 heavy tank

Design

Entered service with the Red Army in 1930-1931. It was very similar to the British A1E1 (only 1 was built).

It had a main turret and four auxiliary turrets.

Specifications

  T-32 Heavy Tank
Crew 10
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 44.8 tons
Length 30' 6"
9.3 m
Height 10'
3.05 m
Width 10' 6"
3.2 m
Ground clearance  
Ground contact length 26.1'
Ground pressure  
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main 76.2 mm L/16.5
76.2 mm
Secondary 2: 37 mm
MG 6: 7.62 mm DT MGs
6: MGs
5: MGs
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main 96
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm) 11 - 25
Hull Front, Upper 25
Hull Front, Lower  
Hull Sides, Upper 20
Hull Sides, Lower  
Hull Rear  
Hull Top 11 - 14
Hull Bottom 11 - 14
Turret Front 11 - 20
Turret Sides  
Turret Rear  
Turret Top  
Engine (Make / Model) M-17L
Cylinders 12
Net HP 345
Transmission  
Fuel type Gasoline
Octane  
Capacity  
Performance  
Traverse  
Speed - Road 18 mph
30 kph
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road 75 miles, 94 miles
120 km
Range - Cross Country 50 miles
Turning Radius  
Elevation Limits  
Fording depth  
Trench crossing  
Vertical Obstacle  
Suspension (Type)  
Wheels each side 6
Return rollers each side  
Track length  
Tires  
Track width 1' 0.18"
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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