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United States' T1 light tank

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T1E2 Light Tank:
United States' T1E2 Light Tank
Aberdeen Tank Museum
T1E4 Light Tank:
United States' T1E4 Light Tank
Aberdeen Tank Museum

Production

  • T1E2:
    • Manufacturer: Cunningham1
  • T1E4:
    • Manufacturer: Rock Island Arsenal2
    • Production: 19322

Variants

  • T1E2 Light Tank: It could fire 1.91 lb shell at a muzzle velocity of 2,550'/sec.1
  • T1E4 Light Tank: Had a turret located more centrally.2

Specifications

  T1E2
Crew 21
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 8.8 tons1
Length 12.8'1
Height 7.6'1
Width 6.2'1
Width over tracks  
Ground clearance 14"1
Ground contact length 82"1
Ground pressure 8.3 psi1
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main 37 mm M5, L/501
Secondary  
MG .30 cal M1919A4, coaxial1
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main 1041
Secondary  
MG 3,0001
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm) Front: 0.6"1
Side: 0.4"1
Hull Front, Upper  
Hull Front, Lower  
Hull Sides, Upper  
Hull Sides, Lower  
Hull Rear  
Hull Top  
Hull Bottom  
Turret Front 0.6"1
Turret Sides 0.25"1
Turret Rear  
Turret Top  
Engine (Make / Model) Cunningham1
Bore / stroke  
Cooling Water1
Cylinders 81
Capacity  
Net HP 132@2,600 rpm1
Power to weight ratio  
Compression ratio  
Transmission (Type) Cotta1
3 forward, 1 reverse1
Steering Clutch brake1
Steering ratio  
Starter Electric1
Electrical system  
Ignition Distributor1
Fuel (Type) Gasoline1
Octane  
Quantity 58.5 gallons1
Road consumption  
Cross country consumption  
Performance  
Traverse Hand1
Speed - Road 18.2 mph1
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road  
Range - Cross Country  
Turning radius  
Elevation limits  
Fording depth  
Trench crossing  
Vertical obstacle  
Climbing ability  
Suspension (Type) Leaf springs with 4 two wheeled bogies1
Wheels each side 2x41
Return rollers each side 31
Tracks (Type) Steel, self cleaning1
Length  
Width 13"1
Diameter  
Number of links 491
Pitch 6.75"1
Tire tread  
Track centers/tread 5'1
  T1E4
Crew 42
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 8.6 tons2
Length 15' 5"2
Height 6' 6.75"2
Width 7' 2.75"2
Width over tracks  
Ground clearance  
Ground contact length  
Ground pressure  
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main 37 mm semi-automatic M19242
Secondary  
MG .30 cal M1919A2 MG, coaxial2
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main 802
Secondary  
MG 3,0002
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm)  
Hull Front, Upper 0.625"@0°2
Hull Front, Lower  
Hull Sides, Upper 0.25"@0°2
Hull Sides, Lower  
Hull Rear  
Hull Top  
Hull Bottom  
Turret Front 0.5"@0°2
Turret Sides 0.25"@0°2
Turret Rear  
Turret Top  
Engine (Make / Model) Cunningham2
Bore / stroke  
Cooling Water2
Cylinders V-82
Capacity  
Net HP 1402
Power to weight ratio  
Compression ratio  
Transmission (Type) Cotta sliding gear2
3 forward, 1 reverse2
Steering Individual track brakes2
Steering ratio  
Starter  
Electrical system  
Ignition  
Fuel (Type) Gasoline2
Octane  
Quantity 50 gallons2
Road consumption 1.7 mpg2
Cross country consumption  
Performance  
Traverse 360°2, manual2
Speed - Road 20 mph2
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road 85 miles2
Range - Cross Country  
Turning radius  
Elevation limits  
Fording depth 1' 2"2
Trench crossing 7'2
Vertical obstacle 1' 4"2
Climbing ability 30° slope2
Suspension (Type) Vickers-Armstrong type2
Semi-elliptic springing2
Wheels each side 2 four wheel articulated bogies2
Return rollers each side 42
Tracks (Type) Forged steel plates2
Length  
Width 13.25"2
Diameter  
Number of links  
Pitch 4"2
Tire tread Rubber2
Track centers/tread  

Sources:

  1. Tank Data, Aberdeen Proving Grounds Series, 1968?
  2. Tank Data 2, Aberdeen Proving Grounds Series, E. J. Hoffschmidt and W. H. Tantum IV, 1969
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