T-50 M1941

T-50 M1941
Image: T-50 Light Tank (Aviarmor)
Vehicle TypeLight Tank
Origin & Designer[@designer]
Numbers Produced69
Crew4 (Commander, Gunner, Loader & Driver)
Main Armament1 x 45mm L/46 M1938 Gun
Main Armament[@sponson_traverse]
Elevation-6° to +20°
Turret Traverse360° (Manual)
Gun Traverse[@gun_traverse]
Gun Mount[@gun_mounts]
Maximum Range[@maximum_range]
Armour Penetration[@armour_penetration]
Gun SightT.O.P.
Secondary Armament1 x 7.62mm DT Machine Gun (Coaxial)
Smoke Discharger[@smoke_discharger]
Ammunition Carried150 x 45mm & 4000 x 7.62mm
Combat Weight14.000 kg
Ground Clearance0.35m
Fording Depth1.10m
Trench Crossing2.20m
Obstacle Clearance0.70m
Climbing Ability35°
ArmourHull Front: 37mm
Hull Sides: 37mm
Hull Rear: 37mm
Hull Top: 15mm
Hull Bottom: 15mm
Gun Mantle: 37mm
Turret Front: 37mm
Turret Sides: 15mm
Turret Rear: 15mm
Turret Top: 15mm
EngineGAZ V-4 (Diesel)
Transmission5 Forward & 1 Reverse
Maximum Road Range350 km
Maximum Cross Country Range280 km
Maximum Water Range[@maximum_water_range]
Maximum Road Speed60 kph
Maximum Cross Country Speed40 kph
Maximum Water Speed[@maximum_water_speed]
NotesThe T-50 was the first Soviet light tanks to be designed totally in Russia. Previous designs had featured versions of foreign vehicles but the T-50 was a homemade tank. It was developed as a light infantry tank and was advanced for its day. It was to replace the T-26, but due to technical problems the vehicle got postponed until 1941. It was only built in small numbers and few saw service.