Thursday, 19 July 2018

Super T-50

"Calculations of mass of the hull and turret according to technical requirements of the GBTU TU for 1945

On the increase of mass of the T-50 due to thickening the armour (calculations are approximate, measurements were taken from photos of the cutaways of the hull in the proving grounds report).

Item
Thickness
Mass (kg)
Required thickness
Increase in mass (kg)
Turret
37 mm
2000
Comparable with the IS-3
4000
Sides (upper)
37 mm
2600
74 mm
2600
Sides (lower)
37 mm
850
92 mm
1275
Rear plates
37 mm
870
74 mm
870
Floor
15 mm
952
20 mm
315
Cannon
45 mm caliber
313
76 mm caliber
840
Total

7585

9900
The mass of the T-50 tank is 14,000 kg. When the armour is increased to the thicknesses in the table, the mass of the tank will be 23,900 kg. 

When designing the new tank, it is necessary to also take into account the increase of the mass of the engine by about 500 kg.

Assistant to the Chief of the 2nd Department of the GBTU TU, Engineer-Captain [signature]"

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