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Thursday, January 24th 2008, 5:20pm

New chinese tanks ....

Tung Meng TM38L

Weight: 10,5 t
Crew: 4 men
Length: 4,90 m
Width: 2,10 m
Hight: 2,35 m
Speed: 20 km/h
Range: 190 km
Motor: Diesel Hong Po T1
Power: 120 PS

Maingun: 37mm
Second: 7,92mm MG
Bowgun: 7,92mm MG

Car: Tower
Front: 25 mm Front: 25 mm
Back : 16 mm Back : 15 mm
Side : 16 mm Side : 15 mm

Tung Meng TM38M

Weight: 9,4 t
Crew: 4 men
Length: 4,60 m
Width: 2,12 m
Hight: 2,40 m
Speed: 42 km/h
Range: 250 km
Motor: Hong Po EPA
Power: 125 PS

Maingun: 37mm cannon
Secondgun:7,92mm MG
Bowgun: 7,92mm MG

Car Tower
Front: 25 mm Front: 25 mm
Back: 15 mm Back: 15 mm
Side: 15 mm Side: 15 mm


Thursday, January 24th 2008, 5:28pm

Why two almost identical tanks?


Thursday, January 24th 2008, 5:34pm

The Teng Meng TM38M is faster. That being said they are otherwise identical, but then again so were the 35(t) and 38(t) more so with the latter pairs speed.


Thursday, January 24th 2008, 5:34pm

The Chinese designers do not know yet exactly what is the right way to design an effective tank. So that's why they developed these two, almost identical tanks.

The two tanks have, except for the differences in speed, even a different chain drive.

This post has been edited 1 times, last edit by "parador" (Jan 24th 2008, 5:37pm)


Thursday, January 24th 2008, 6:44pm

Well Gothia Works should able to help you out with the TM38M (Veles being based on the 38(t)/(d) chassis)


Friday, January 25th 2008, 10:34am

That is one reason, why China wanted to have the branch of the Gothia Works Inc. in Shanghai. ;)


Friday, January 25th 2008, 9:10pm

And GW gets a large juicy order for Legionnaires?