T-13B1 & B2

T-13B1 & B2
Image: T-13B1 (Valka.cz)
Year1935 (B1) 1936 (B2)
Vehicle TypeSelf-Propelled Anti-Tank Gun
Origin & DesignerBritain-Belgium/Vickers-Familleheureux
Numbers Produced35 (B1) 21 (B2)
Crew3 (Commander/Gunner, Loader & Driver)
Main Armament1 x 47mm L/33 SA-FRC 1932 Gun
Main Armament[@sponson_traverse]
Turret Traverse360° (Powered)
Gun Traverse[@gun_traverse]
Gun Mount[@gun_mounts]
Maximum Range[@maximum_range]
Armour Penetration[@armour_penetration]
Gun SightTelescopic
Secondary Armament1 x 7.65mm FN 30 Machine Gun (Coaxial)
Smoke Discharger[@smoke_discharger]
Ammunition Carried52 x 47mm & 1.380 x 7.65mm
Width1.78m (T-13B1) 1.83m (T-13B2)
Combat Weight4.575 kg
Ground Clearance0.30m
Fording Depth0.60m
Trench Crossing1.0m
Obstacle Clearance0.50m
Climbing Ability[@climbing_ability]
ArmourHull Front: 7mm
Hull Sides: 7mm
Hull Rear: 7mm
Hull Top: 7mm
Hull Bottom: 7mm
Gun Mantle: None
Turret Front: 9mm
Turret Sides: 9mm
Turret Rear: None
Turret Top: 7mm
EngineMeadows EST (Petrol)
Transmission4 Forward & 1 Reverse
Maximum Road Range240 km
Maximum Cross Country Range[@maximum_cross_country_range]
Maximum Water Range[@maximum_water_range]
Maximum Road Speed40 kph
Maximum Cross Country Speed25 kph
Maximum Water Speed[@maximum_water_speed]
NotesThe T-13 was a tank destroyer which was based on the Vickers M.1934 artillery tractor and mounted a 47mm M.1931 anti-tank gun. Vickers tractors were originally bought as artillery tractors and these served with Chasseurs Ardennais artillery units. The T-13B1 had a rear facing gun protected by armoured plates, the gun could only traverse 120 degrees with the plates in place and had to drop the plates to allow for a traverse of 360 degrees. The T-13B2 had only minor improvements. They were issued to infantry, cavalry and Chasseurs Ardennais divisions.