MT-25 Light Tank
A profile view of the design for the proposed Moto-tank (Мототанк) МТ-25 light tank.
|Type||Light infantry tank|
|Place of origin||Soviet Union|
|Weight||25 tonnes (Script error long tons;Script error short tons)|
|Length||5,300 mm (Script error in)|
|Width||2,900 mm (Script error in)|
|Height||2,300 mm (Script error in)|
| 1x 47 mm gun|
|3x machine guns|
|Speed||45 km/h (Script error mph)|
The MT-25, or Moto-tank (Мототанк) MT-25, was a light tank design proposed in a letter sent on February 9th, 1943 by two engineers; F.F Gorodkov & A.I. Starodubtsev, both of whome worked at Factory No.200 in Chelyabinsk. Although the MT-25 never left the drawing board stage, it was proposed in great detail; quoting from the letter sent on the subject of the proposal ("Moto-tank MT-25"):
Chelyabinsk, the city in which the two engineers worked, produced the hulls for the KV & IS series as well as other vehicles; the city bore the rather appropriate nickname "Tankograd" ("tank city"); and the design of the MT-25 bears a strong resemblance to tanks being manufactured in that city, specifically the KV series of tanks.
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