T-60 M1941

T-60 M1941
Image: T-60 M1941 (Red Army Photo)
YearJuly 1941
Vehicle TypeLight Tank
Origin & Designer[@designer]
Numbers Produced4.200
Crew2 (Commander/Gunner & Driver)
Main Armament1 x 20mm L/107 TNSh Cannon
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 SightTMPD-1
Secondary Armament1 x 7.62mm DT Machine Gun (Coaxial)
Smoke Discharger[@smoke_discharger]
Ammunition Carried780 x 20mm & 945 x 7.62mm
Combat Weight5.800 kg
Ground Clearance0.30m
Fording Depth0.90m
Trench Crossing1.70m
Obstacle Clearance0.60m
Climbing Ability30°
ArmourHull Front: 20mm
Hull Sides: 15mm
Hull Rear: 15mm
Hull Top: 10mm
Hull Bottom: 10mm
Gun Mantle: 20mm
Turret Front: 15mm
Turret Sides: 15mm
Turret Rear: 15mm
Turret Top: 10mm
EngineGAZ-202 (Petrol)
Transmission4 Forward & 1 Reverse
Maximum Road Range600 km
Maximum Cross Country Range300 km
Maximum Water Range[@maximum_water_range]
Maximum Road Speed45 kph
Maximum Cross Country Speed30 kph
Maximum Water Speed[@maximum_water_speed]
NotesThe T-60 was a light tank designed to be used in the reconnaissance role. It was a well-designed for a light tank and was armed with a 20mm canon and coaxial machine gun in a fully rotating turret. Its main draw backs were light armour and two man crew but despite its draw backs it served throughout the early phases of Barbarossa, until replaced by the improved T-70 and continued service on secondary fronts and in rear areas.