Friday, June 17, 2016

Cruiser II A10 Cruiser Tank

The Cruiser II was a British Cruiser tank that serviced during World War II. The tank was not very reliable in rough terrain and was prone to track breakage. The vehicle however influenced the Valentine infantry tank.
A10E1 Prototype as distinguished by the raised cupola
Variants:
1.
Name: Cruiser II A10
Type: Cruiser
Origin: United Kingdom
Year: 1937 first prototype (1938 for production)
Produced: 31

Length: 5.52 Meters
Width: 2.58 Meters
Height: 2.59 Meters
Weight: 13970 Kilograms
Speed: 26 km/h (12 km/h off road)

Crew: 5

Primary Armament:
-40 mm 2-Pounder
Secondary Armament:
-7.71 mm Vickers (2)

Gun Flexibility: ???°

Armor:
-Hull
30 mm Front
22 mm Side
German Designation: Kreuzer-Panzerkampfwagen MK II 742(e)
12 mm Rear
7 mm Top
7 mm Bottom
-Turret
30 mm Front
26 mm Side
30 mm Rear
7 mm Top

2.
Name: Cruiser IIA
Type: Cruiser
Origin: United Kingdom
Year: ?
Produced: 114?

Length: 5.52 Meters
Width: 2.58 Meters
Height: 2.59 Meters
Weight: 13970 Kilograms
Speed: 26 km/h (12 km/h off road)

Crew: 5

Primary Armament:
-40 mm 2-Pounder
Secondary Armament:
-7.92 mm BESA (2)

Gun Flexibility: ???°

Armor:
-Hull
30 mm Front
22 mm Side
12 mm Rear
7 mm Top
7 mm Bottom
-Turret
30 mm Front
26 mm Side
30 mm Rear
7 mm Top

3.
Name: Cruiser IIA CS
Type: Cruiser
Origin: United Kingdom
Year: ?
Produced: 30

Length: 5.52 Meters
Width: 2.58 Meters
Height: 2.59 Meters
Weight: 13970 Kilograms
Speed: 26 km/h (12 km/h off road)

Crew: 5

Primary Armament:
-94 mm L/15
Secondary Armament:
-7.92 mm BESA (2)

Gun Flexibility: ???°

Armor:
-Hull
30 mm Front
22 mm Side
12 mm Rear
7 mm Top
7 mm Bottom
-Turret
30 mm Front
26 mm Side
30 mm Rear
7 mm Top

Sources:
http://www.aviarmor.net/tww2/tanks/gb/cruiser_a10.htm
http://www.militaryfactory.com/armor/detail-page-2.asp?armor_id=562
http://www.tanks-encyclopedia.com/ww2/gb/A10_Cruiser_MkII.php
http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_cruiser_tank_mk_II.html

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