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United States' T28 heavy tank

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T28 heavy tank at the Patton Museum in Ft. Knox, Kentucky
United States' T28 Heavy Tank
Chris Bobo

T28 heavy tank at the Patton Museum in Ft. Knox, Kentucky
United States' T28 Heavy Tank
Chris Bobo

T28 heavy tank at the Patton Museum in Ft. Knox, Kentucky:
United States' T28 heavy tank at the Patton Museum in Ft. Knox Kentucky
Mark Holloway
T28 heavy tank at the Patton Museum in Ft. Knox, Kentucky
United States' T28 Heavy Tank
Chris Bobo
T28 heavy tank at the Patton Museum in Ft. Knox, Kentucky:
United States' T28 heavy tank at the Patton Museum in Ft. Knox Kentucky
Mark Holloway

Design

Was known as T28 Heavy Tank and T95 Gun Motor Carriage. Five pilots were finished in 1945, and one of them blew up in trials.

Had a double set of tracks on running gear on each side. The outer set could be removed.

Specifications

  T28 Heavy Tank
Crew Commander, driver, co-driver, gun crew (5).
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Physical Characteristics  
Weight 190,000 lb
84.8 tons
86,184 kg
Length w/gun 36' 4", 36' 6"
10.57 m
Length w/o gun 24' 7"
Height 9' 4"
2.83 m
Width 14' 5"
4.39 m
Outer tracks removed: 13' 11"
Ground clearance  
Ground contact length  
Ground pressure  
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main 105 mm
105 mm T5E1
Secondary  
MG 1: MG
12.7 mm (.50 cal) MG
.50 cal Browning MG, AA.
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main 62, 63
Secondary  
MG 660
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm) 25, 300, 305
2" - 12"
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) Ford GAF
Transmission  
Capacity  
Performance  
Traverse 10° left, 10° right
Speed - Road 8 mph
13 kph
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road 100 miles
161 km
Turning Radius  
Elevation Limits -50° to +19.5°
Fording depth 3' 11"
Trench crossing  
Vertical Obstacle 3'
Suspension (Type) HVSS on 4 separate track units. 64 bogie wheels.
Wheels each side  
Return rollers each side  
Track length  
Tires  
Track width Each track unit: 19.5"
Track centers/tread 10' 1"

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. British and American Tanks of World War Two, The Complete Illustrated History of British, American, and Commonwealth Tanks 1933-1945, Peter Chamberlain and Chris Ellis, 1969
  3. Tanks of the World, 1915-1945, Peter Chamberlain, Chris Ellis, 1972
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site