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WWII Tanks Vehicle Data Sheet

Carro Armato M 15/42 Medium Tank

Italy

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Armour Details

Turret

 Front 49mm@16(51.0mm)
 Side  25mm@22(27.0mm)
 Rear  25mm@22(27.0mm)
 Top  14mm@85(14.0mm)

Superstructure

 Front 42mm@11(43.0mm)
 Side  25mm@9(25.0mm)
 Rear  25mm@0(25.0mm)
 Top  14mm@90(14.0mm)

Hull

 Front 30mm@45(42.0mm)
 Side  25mm@0(25.0mm)
 Rear  25mm@20(27.0mm)
 Top  6mm@90(6.0mm)
Gun Mantlet 45 mm

Armour (x)mm @ (y) (Effective mm @ 0)

Effective Armour - Maximum 51 (mm) - Minimum 6 (mm)

Specifications

Manufacture Dates 1942 - Unknown
Quantity Produced 82
Weight  14 (tonnes)
Crew 4
M.G's small 2
M.G's Large -
Length 4.98 (mtr)
Width 2.26 (mtr)
Height 2.4 (mtr)

Engine Details/Performance

Road Speed 25 (mph)
Cross Country Speed - (mph)
Range Road - (miles)
Range Cross Country - (miles)
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Capacity -
Horse Power -
Power/Weight - (HP/tonne)

General Information


The Carro Armato M 15/42 Medium Tank was an , 82 of which were used by the italians between 1942 and 1945.

The vehicle was manned by a crew of 4 and was 2.26 metres wide, 4.98 metres long, 2.4 metres high and weighed 14 tonnes.

Powered by a hp petrol engine the Carro Armato M 15/42 Medium Tank was capable of a road speed of 25mph .

Based on the m13/40 chassis, the vehicle was armed with 2 light machine guns, a Cannone contracarro da 47/39 M39 with a muzzle velocity of 670m/sec which was capable of penetrating 40mm of armour at 800metres
Primary Armament
 
Cannone contracarro da 47/39 M39
 Calibre 47 mm
 Muzzle Velocity 670 m/sec
 Shell Weight 1.45 Kg
Range(metres) 100 200 400 800 1200 1600 2000 2400
Penetration(mm) 47 46 44 40 36 32 28 23
Flight Time(secs) 0.15 0.3 0.63 1.35 2.15 3.06 4.1 5.32
Hit Probability % 98 98 98 90 60 25 20 16
Penetration is mm through vertical plate - calculated
Probability is % chance of hit on a 2 x 2.4mtr static plate

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