M6 Heavy Tank

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M6 heavy tank
T1E2 prototype.jpg
T1E2 prototype
Type heavy tank
Place of origin  United States
Service history
In service trials only
Used by United States Army
Specifications
Weight 126,500 pounds (57.4 tonnes) combat loaded
Length 27 ft 8 in (8.43 m) gun forward
24 ft 9 in (7.54 m) gun aft
Width 10 ft 3 in (3.12 m) over track armor
Height 7 ft 10 in (2.38 m) to turret roof
10 ft 7 in (3.23 m) to top of .30 machinegun mount
Crew 6 (commander, gunner, driver, assistant driver, loader, assistant loader)

Armor Front 3.25 in (83 mm) at 30°
Upper sides 1.75 in (44 mm) at 20°
Lower sides 2.75 in (70 mm) at 0°
Turret front 3.25 in (83 mm) at 7°
Turret sides and rear 3.25 in (83 mm) at 0°
Main
armament
1 × 3in (76mm) gun M7 (75 rounds)
1 × 37mm (1.46 in) gun M6 (202 rounds)
Secondary
armament
2 × Caliber .50 (12.7mm) Browning M2HB machineguns, hull (6,900 rounds)
2 × .30 Browning M1919A4 machine guns, one fixed (bow), one flexible AA (5,500 rounds)
Engine 1,823 ci (29.88 liter) Wright G-200 9-cylinder gasoline
825 hp at 2300 rpm
Power/weight 15.7 hp/tonne
Transmission Timken mechanical model 16001, three speeds (two forward, one reverse); rear drive sprocket
Suspension Horizontal volute spring
Ground clearance 20.5 in (52 cm)
Fuel capacity 477 US gallons (1,810 liters), 80 octane
Operational
range
100 mi (160 km)
Speed 22 mph (35 km/h)

Works cited:

1. "M6 heavy tank." Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 17 Mar 2013. Web. 7 Jul 2013. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M6_heavy_tank>.