T29 Heavy Tank

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Heavy Tank T29
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Type Heavy tank
Place of origin  United States
Service history
In service trials only
Used by United States Army
Production history
Designed 1944
Variants T29E1, T29E2, and T29E3
Specifications
Weight 141,500 lbs (70.5 short tons, 64.2 metric tons) combat loaded
Length 37 ft 11.5 in (11.57 m) gun forward, 32 ft 9 in (10 m) gun aft
Width 12 ft 5.5 in (3.80 m) over sand shields
Height 10 ft 6 in (3.20 m) over cupola
Crew 6 (driver, commander, gunner, loader {left}, loader {right})

Armor hull front upper 4 in (102 mm) at 54 degrees
hull front lower 2.75 in (70 mm) at 58 degrees
gun shield 8 to 11 inches (203 to 279 mm)
turret front 7 in (178 mm) at 0 degrees
turret sides 5 in (127 mm) at 0 degrees
Main
armament
105 mm gun T5E2 (63 rounds)
Secondary
armament
2 x .50 (12.7mm) Browning M2HB machineguns, coaxial
1x .50 M2HB flexible AA (2,420 rounds)
1x .30 Browning M1919A4, bow (2,500 rounds)
Engine 1649 cubic inch (27 liter) Ford GAC four cycle 60 degree V12 gasoline
650 net hp at 2800 rpm, 770 gross hp at 2800 rpm
Power/weight 10 hp/tonne
Transmission General Motors CD-850-1 crossdrive, three speeds (two forward, one reverse); rear drive sprocket
Suspension torsion-bar
Fuel capacity 300 US gallons (1140 liters), 80 octane
Operational
range
100 miles (160 km)
Speed 22 mph (35 km/h)

Works Cited:

1. "T29 Heavy Tank." Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 9 Jul 2013. Web. 15 Jul 2013. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T29_Heavy_Tank>.