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Sakura Matou
Sakura Matou Jul 1 2013, 7:17am says:

Looks like Sherman.. Now in Fun Size!

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QuakeRiley
QuakeRiley Jul 1 2013, 10:53am replied:

Nah, looks more like a M22 Locust. Or a FV301.

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The "Nahuel" D.L. 43 tank was a medium tank developed in Argentina during World War II. It was the Argentine equivalent of the M4 Sherman and the M3 Grant American medium tanks. The designer was Lt. Colonel Alfredo Baisi. The word Nahuel means "tiger" in the aboriginal language Mapudungun. It was armed with a 75mm gun (taken from the Krupp Model 1909 Field Gun used by the Argentine Army) in a rotating armored turret. Only 12 tanks and one wooden mock-up were produced by the Arsenal Esteban de Luca in Buenos Aires and supplied to the Argentine Army, because of the availability of cheap surplus Sherman tanks, several of which were provided by the United Kingdom in the late 1940s.

Type Medium tank
Place of origin Argentina
Service history
Used by Argentina
Production history
Designer Alfredo Baisi
Manufacturer Arsenal Esteban de Luca
Number built 12 (+ 1 wooden mock-up)
Specifications
Weight 35 tonnes
Length 6.22 m
Width 2.33 m
Height 2.952 m
Crew 5 (Commander, gunner, loader, driver, co-driver)
Armor 80 mm
Main
armament Krupp Model 1909 75mm L/30 gun, with

?? rounds
Secondary
armament 1×(Allan machine gun ?) and 3 Madsen×7,65mm machine guns

?? rounds
Engine FMA-Lorraine Dietrich 12 EB, 12 cylinders in W, water cooled
500 hp @ ? rpm
Power/weight 14,3 hp / tonne
Suspension vertical volute spring
Operational
range 250km (on road)
Speed 40km/h (25 mi/h) (on road)

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