T-13 B3

T-13 B3
Image: T-13 B3 (Unknown Source)
Vehicle TypeSelf-Propelled Anti-Tank Gun
Origin & DesignerBritain-Belgium/Vickers-Familleheureux
Numbers Produced194
Crew4 (Commander, Gunner, Loader & Driver)
Main Armament1 x 47mm L/33 SA-FRC 1932 Gun
Main Armament[@sponson_traverse]
Elevation-5° to +20°
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
Smoke Discharger[@smoke_discharger]
Ammunition Carried42 x 47mm & 1.380 x 7.65mm
Combat Weight5.084 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: 3mm
Gun Mantle: None
Turret Front: 9mm
Turret Sides: 9mm
Turret Rear: 9mm
Turret Top: 7mm
EngineVickers-Armstrong 6-Cyl (Petrol)
Transmission4 Forward & 1 Reverse
Maximum Road Range400 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-13B3 was built on a different chassis to the earlier B1 and B2. The chassis of the Vickers Light Dragon Mk.II was chosen and these were built under licence in Belgium. It had a better hull design which had a better transmission plus suspension and the gun was mounted in a small turret which could traverse 360 degrees but still had an open rear. The T-13B3 was issued to infantry, cavalry and Chasseurs Ardennais divisions.