Image: Tancuri T-38 (wio.ru)
Vehicle TypeLight Tank
Origin & DesignerCzechoslovakia/BMM
Numbers Produced50
Crew4 (Commander/Loader, Gunner, Hull Gunner & Driver)
Main Armament1 x 37mm L/47 Skoda A7 Gun
Main Armament[@sponson_traverse]
Elevation-10° to +25°
Turret Traverse360° (Manual)
Gun Traverse[@gun_traverse]
Gun Mount[@gun_mounts]
Maximum Range[@maximum_range]
Armour Penetration[@armour_penetration]
Gun SightTFZ
Secondary Armament2 x 7.92mm ZB-53 Machine Guns (Coaxial & Bow)
Smoke Discharger[@smoke_discharger]
Ammunition Carried90 x 37mm + 2.500 x 7.92mm
Combat Weight9.400 kg
Ground Clearance0.40m
Fording Depth0.90m
Trench Crossing1.86m
Obstacle Clearance0.80m
Climbing Ability29°
ArmourHull Front: 50mm
Hull Sides: 15mm
Hull Rear: 15mm
Hull Top: 8mm
Hull Bottom: 8mm
Gun Mantle: 25mm
Turret Front: 50mm
Turret Sides: 30mm
Turret Rear: 22mm
Turret Top: 15mm
EnginePraga EPA (Petrol)
Transmission5 Forward & 1 Reverse
Maximum Road Range230 km
Maximum Cross Country Range165 km
Maximum Water Range[@maximum_water_range]
Maximum Road Speed42 kph
Maximum Cross Country Speed15 kph
Maximum Water Speed[@maximum_water_speed]
NotesThe T-38 was a Czech built light tank which had initially saw service in the German army. The Germans passed fifty of these vehicles over to the Romanians and they were formed into a single tank battalion and placed under the command of the 2nd tank regiment. Their numbers were thinned because of heavy fighting during the retreat from southern Russia and those that did make it back to Romania, were used to defend the capital and other major installations.