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T-24 tank
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Sakura Matou
Sakura Matou May 15 2013, 5:15pm says:

That's one silly looking contraption

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InsurgentCeLL May 15 2013, 8:41pm replied:

you should see the bob semple! XD

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The T-24 was a Soviet medium tank built in 1931. Only twenty-four tanks were built, and none saw combat. This was the first tank produced at the KhPZ factory in Ukraine, which was later responsible for the very successful T-34 and T-54 Soviet tanks. The T-24's suspension was used successfully in the Soviet Union's first purpose-built artillery tractors. The T-24's main armament was a 45 mm gun. It had a ball-mount 7.62 mm DT machine gun in the hull, another in the turret, and a third in a secondary turret atop the main turret. The tank was well-armoured for its time, but suffered from problems with the engine and transmission.

Type Medium tank
Place of origin Soviet Union
Production history
Designer Ivan N. Aleksenko, T2K design bureau
Manufacturer KhPZ
Produced 1931
Number built 25
Variants T-12 tank prototype, Komintern & Voroshilovets artillery tractors
Weight 18.5 tonnes
Length 6.50 m (21 ft 4 in)
Width 3.00 m (9 ft 10 in)
Height 2.81 m (9 ft 3 in)
Crew 5
Armour 8–20 mm
armament 45 mm gun Model 32
armament 3 × DT machine gun
Engine M-6
250 hp (190 kW)
Power/weight 13.5 hp/tonne
Suspension vertical spring
range 140 km
Speed 25 km/h (16 mph)

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