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Soviet Union's T-46 light tanks

Design

In 1935 the T-46 was designed by an OKMO team. Was similar to the T-26, but it had a Christie suspension.

Production

Very few produced. The T-46 was found to be complex to build and not much better than the T-26.

Specifications

  T-46
Crew

3

Physical Characteristics  
Weight 10.2 tons
9,072 kg, 10,363 kg
Length 18'
5.48 m, 5.5 m
Height 7' 6"
2.29 m
Width 7.66', 7' 8"
2.33 m
Ground clearance  
Ground contact length 12'
Ground pressure  
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main 45 mm L/46
45 mm L/46 A/TK
Secondary  
MG DT MG
2: MG
2: 7.62 mm MG
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main 165
Secondary  
MG 3,654
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm) 0.59"
6-15, 15
Hull Front, Upper 15
Hull Front, Lower  
Hull Sides, Upper 15
Hull Sides, Lower  
Hull Rear  
Hull Top 6 - 10
Hull Bottom 6 - 10
Turret Front 6 - 15
Turret Sides  
Turret Rear  
Turret Top  
Engine (Make / Model) GAZ T-26
Cylinders 8
Fuel type Gasoline
HP 88 - 91
Transmission  
Capacity  
Performance  
Traverse  
Speed - Road 35 mph, 35 - 36 mph, 36 mph
60 kph
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road 224 - 310 miles, 310 miles
499 km
Range - Cross Country 180 - 250 miles
Turning Radius  
Elevation Limits  
Fording depth  
Trench crossing  
Vertical Obstacle  
Suspension (Type) Christie
Wheels each side  
Return rollers each side  
Track length  
Tires  
Track width 10.25"
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. Airfix Magazine Guide 22 Russian Tanks of World War 2, John Milsom and Steve Zaloga, 1977
  4. Russian Tanks of World War II Stalin's Armored Might, by Tim Bean & Will Fowler, 2002
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