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United States' T93 Gun Motor Carriage

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T93 Gun Motor Carriage:
United States' T93 Gun Motor Carriage
Aberdeen Tank Museum

Design

The 8" gun fired a 230 lb shell at a range of 35,635 yards.2 Used components from the T26E3.3

Production

  • T93: 23

Specifications

  T93
Crew Commander, driver, co-driver, gun crew (5).1
81
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 131,400 lb1
Length 28'1,2
Height 8' 5"1, 10.5'2
Width 11'1, 11.8'2
Width over tracks  
Ground clearance 20"2
Ground contact length 181"2
Ground pressure  
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main 8" Gun M11,2
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main 61
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm) 131, 251
Front: 1"2
Side: 0.5"-1"2
Superstructure: 0.5"2
Hull Front, Upper  
Hull Front, Lower  
Hull Sides, Upper  
Hull Sides, Lower  
Hull Rear  
Hull Top  
Hull Bottom  
Superstructure Front  
Superstructure Sides  
Superstructure Rear  
Superstructure Top  
Engine (Make / Model) Ford GAF1
Bore / stroke  
Cooling  
Cylinders  
Capacity  
Net HP  
Power to weight ratio  
Compression ratio  
Transmission (Type)  
Steering  
Steering ratio  
Starter  
Electrical system  
Ignition  
Fuel (Type)  
Octane  
Quantity  
Road consumption  
Cross country consumption  
Performance  
Traverse 12° left and 12° right1
Speed - Road 15 mph1
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road 50-80 miles1
Range - Cross Country  
Turning radius  
Elevation limits 0° to + 65°1
Fording depth 4' 7"1
Trench crossing 7'1
Vertical obstacle 3' 10"1
Climbing ability  
Suspension (Type) Torsion Bar1,2
Wheels each side 72
Return rollers each side 62
Tracks (Type) Double pin, rubber block2
Length  
Width 23"1,2
Diameter  
Number of links 942
Pitch 6"2
Tire tread  
Track centers/tread 9.2'2, 9' 2"1

Sources:

  1. 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
  2. Tank Data, Aberdeen Proving Grounds Series, 1968?
  3. Profile AFV Weapons #32 The M6 Heavy and M26 Pershing, Robert J. Icks, Colonel AUS-Retired, 1971
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