|Vehicle Type||Medium Tank|
|Origin & Designer||Canadian/Montreal L.W.|
|Numbers Produced||1.899 (All|
|Crew||5 (Commander, Gunner, Loader, Radio Operator & Driver)|
|Main Armament||1 x OQF 2 pdr L/50 Mk. IX Gun (Mk. I)|
|Elevation||-7.5° to +20°|
|Turret Traverse||360° (Manual)|
|Gun Sight||No. 33|
|Secondary Armament||1 x .50 Cal HBM2 Heavy Machine Gun (AA Mount).|
1 x .30 Cal M1919A4 Machine Gun (Coaxial).
1 x .30 Cal M1919A4 Machine Gun (Bow).
|Ammunition Carried||171 x 40mm & 300 x .50 Cal & 4.400 x .30 Cal Rounds|
|Combat Weight||29.484 kg|
|Radio||No 19 Set|
|Armour||Hull Front: 75mm.|
Hull Sides: 65mm.
Hull Rear: 38mm.
Hull Top: 15mm.
Hull Bottom: 12mm.
Gun Mantle: 75mm.
Turret Front: 75mm.
Turret Sides: 75mm.
Turret Rear: 38mm.
Turret Top: 15mm.
|Engine||Continental R974 C2 (Petrol)|
|Transmission||5 Forward & 1 Reverse|
|Maximum Road Range||232 km|
|Maximum Cross Country Range||[@maximum_cross_country_range]|
|Maximum Water Range||[@maximum_water_range]|
|Maximum Road Speed||40 kph|
|Maximum Cross Country Speed||32 kph|
|Maximum Water Speed||[@maximum_water_speed]|
|Variants||Cruiser Tank Ram Mk. II|
Year: February 1942
Main Armament: 1 x OQF 6 pdr L/43 Mk. III or L/50 Mk. V Gun (Mk. II).
Ammunition: 92 x 57mm
Notes: Basic Ram Tank with a more powerful 6 pdr gun replacing the 2 pdt.
Type: Command Tank with dummy gun.
Armament: 2 x .30 Cal M1919A4 Machine Guns (Bow & Coaxial).
Radio: 2 x No. 19 Sets.
Notes: one issued to each Sexton Battery.
|Notes||The Ram was a Canadian cruiser tank based on the chassis of the US M3 tank. It had a lower silhouette than the M3 and had a new turret capably of 360° traverse. The Mk. I was armed with a 2 pdr Gun and had an auxiliary turret plus side doors, these were omitted on the Mk. II, which was also up-gunned with a 6 pdr. Mainly used for training, the Ram saw action as an OP/Command Tank. The Ram chassis was used for a number of conversions, mainly self-propelled artillery (Sexton Mk. I) and armoured personnel carriers (Ram kangaroo).|