Thursday, 4 June 2020

T-43 Wishlist

"Tactical-Technical Characteristics for a Medium Tank
November 9th, 1943

1. Overall characteristics
  1. Type: tracked, single turret
  2. Mass: 33-34 tons
  3. Crew: 4
  4. Armour: rolled, homogeneous, high hardness:
    1. Hull front: 90 mm
    2. Sides: 75 mm
    3. Rear: 60 mm
    4. Roof and floor: 20 mm
    5. Turret: 110 mm (cast front), 75 mm (rolled sides)
  5. Armament:
    1. 85 mm D-5 gun, GVG coaxial belt fed machine gun
      Horizontal range: 360 degrees
      Elevation: 25 degrees
      Depression: -5 degrees
    2. Bow machine gun
    3. AA machine gun on a mount that rotates around the commander's cupola
    4. Two PPSh (in racks)
    5. Smoke grenade launcher
  6. Ammunition:
    1. 50-60 85 mm rounds
    2. 3000 rifle rounds
    3. 500 pistol rounds
    4. 25 F-1 grenades
  7. Top speed: 75 kph
  8. Mobility:
    1. Grades of at least 40 degrees
    2. Tilts of at least 30 degrees
    3. Trenches 2.4 m wide
    4. Water 1.5 m deep
    5. Ground pressure without sinking: 0.7 kg/cm²"

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