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Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 5:02am

Carro de Combat Modelo 1941


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[SIZE=3]Carro de Combate Modelo 1941 (M41 Medium Tank)[/SIZE]
Weight: 26 tons
Length: 6.3 m
Width: 3.0 m
Height: 2.65 m
Crew: 4 (commander, gunner, loader, driver)
Engine: Terrestre type T8B V12 (470 hp)
Performance: 46km/h
Range: 250km
Suspension: Torsion spring pendant arms
Armour:
- Glacis: 50mm
- Turret face: 60mm
- Turret sides: 25-30mm
- Hull sides: 25mm
- Floor: 13mm
Armament:
- 1 x 75mm/L36 FAMAE Modelo-1940 gun
- 2 x 6.5mm MG39 machine guns

Notes: The Modelo-1941 has been developed by FAMAE and Terrestre with foreign assistance from FAR as well as Germany and Nordmark, but will be manufactured locally in Chile. The 415 horsepower Terrestre T8B engine is idealized for "hot and high" operations (for example in the Atacama, the Altiplano, and the Andes) through the addition of a turbocharger which maintains performance at high altitude. FAMAE and Terrestre intend to develop the vehicle further to serve as the base for a tank destroyer (cazacarros), assault gun (cañón de asalto), antiaircraft tank (antiaéreos tanque), and an armoured engineering/recovery vehicle. Once it has reached production, it will replace the all tanks in Chilean service, including the AT36/57 currently in use.

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Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 4:10pm

An interesting design choice, and appears well suited to Chilean conditions - not too heavy, not too large, reasonable protection and reasonable firepower. I presume the engine is gasoline-powered rather than diesel powered?

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Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 5:00pm

Thanks. I agree it's pretty much ideal for the moment, considering I don't have to worry about any of the wacky supertanks elsewhere in the world.

At the moment, yes; it's gasoline powered. I considered using diesel but went back and forth on that. A later sub-model might perhaps switch to a diesel engine, but I think it will be gasoline to start with.

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Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 9:56pm

Two variants of this tank will be emerging in 1942.

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[SIZE=3]Cazacarros Modelo 1942 (M42 Tank Destroyer)[/SIZE]
Weight: 23 tonnes
Dimensions:
-- Length: 6.3 m (hull)
-- Width: 3.0 m
-- Height: 2.55 m
Armament:
- 1 x 75mm/L50 FAMAE Modelo-1942 gun
- 2 x 6.5mm MG39 machine guns
Armour:
- Glacis: 50mm
- Mantlet: 35mm
- Hull sides: 25mm
- Floor: 13mm
Crew: 4
Engine: Terrestre type T8A V12 (415 hp)
Speed: 49km/h
Range: 270km
Suspension: Torsion spring pendant arms
Power to Weight Ratio: 18 hp / tonne


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[SIZE=3]Artillería Autopropulsada Modelo 1942 (M42 Self-Propelled Gun)[/SIZE]
Weight: 25 tons
Dimensions:
-- Length: 6.3 m (hull)
-- Width: 3.0 m
-- Height: 2.8 m
Armament:
- 1 x leFH 18M gun
Armour:
- Glacis: 35mm
- Turret: 15mm
- Hull sides: 20mm
- Floor: 13mm
Crew: 4
Engine: Terrestre type T8A V12 (415 hp)
Speed: 45km/h
Range: 180km
Suspension: Torsion spring pendant arms
Power to Weight Ratio: 16.6 hp / tonne

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Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 9:59pm

Logical developments... seems reasonable to me.

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Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 10:15pm

Interesting and useful additions.