T-26 M1933

T-26 M1933
Image: T-26 M1933 (Wikipedia)
YearJune 1933
Vehicle TypeLight Tank
Origin & Designer[@designer]
Numbers Produced5.500
Crew3 (Commander, Gunner & Driver)
Main Armament1 x 45mm L/46 M1932 20K Gun
Main Armament[@sponson_traverse]
Elevation-10° to +40°
Turret Traverse360° (Manual)
Gun Traverse[@gun_traverse]
Gun Mount[@gun_mounts]
Maximum Range[@maximum_range]
Armour Penetration[@armour_penetration]
Gun SightT.O.P.
Secondary Armament2 x 7.62mm DT Machine Guns (Coaxial & Turret Rear)
Smoke Discharger[@smoke_discharger]
Ammunition Carried100 x 45mm & 2000 x 7.62mm
Combat Weight4.900 kg
Ground Clearance0.38m
Fording Depth0.76m
Trench Crossing1.80m
Obstacle Clearance0.70m
Climbing Ability40°
ArmourHull Front: 15mm
Hull Sides: 15mm
Hull Rear: 15mm
Hull Top: 6mm
Hull Bottom: 6mm
Gun Mantle: 15mm
Turret Front: 15mm
Turret Sides: 15mm
Turret Rear: 15mm
Turret Top: 10mm
EngineGAZ T26 (Petrol)
Transmission5 Forward & 1 Reverse
Maximum Road Range175 km
Maximum Cross Country Range116 km
Maximum Water Range[@maximum_water_range]
Maximum Road Speed32 kph
Maximum Cross Country Speed17 kph
Maximum Water Speed[@maximum_water_speed]
NotesThe T-26 had many similarities to the Vickers 6 ton tank, mainly to do with the chassis. It initially had twin turrets and mounted machine guns, but by 1933 a version mounting a single turret was produced. The T-26 M1933 was armed with a 45mm main gun, which was considered to be one of the best tank guns designed at that time. Some command versions carried radios which were fitted with distinct hand rail antenna which ran around the rim of the turret. It saw extensive use in the 1930s and in the early years of world war two, mainly as a light infantry tank.