T-70 M1942

T-70 M1942
Image: T-70 Light Tank (Red Army Photo)
YearMarch 1942
Vehicle TypeLight Tank
Origin & Designer[@designer]
Numbers Produced8.226
Crew2 (Commander/Gunner & Driver)
Main Armament45mm L/46 M1938 20K 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 SightP.T.1.
Secondary Armament1 x 7.62mm DT Machine Gun
Smoke Discharger[@smoke_discharger]
Ammunition Carried94 x 45mm & 945 x 7.62mm
Combat Weight9.200 kg
Ground Clearance0.30m
Fording Depth0.90m
Trench Crossing1.80m
Obstacle Clearance0.70m
Climbing Ability32°
ArmourHull Front: 35mm
Hull Sides: 15mm
Hull Rear: 25mm
Hull Top: 10mm
Hull Bottom: 10mm
Gun Mantle: 60mm
Turret Front: 35mm
Turret Sides: 35mm
Turret Rear: 35mm
Turret Top: 10mm
EngineTwin GAZ-202 (Petrol)
Transmission4 Forward & 1 Reverse
Maximum Road Range360 km
Maximum Cross Country Range180 km
Maximum Water Range[@maximum_water_range]
Maximum Road Speed45 kph
Maximum Cross Country Speed35 kph
Maximum Water Speed[@maximum_water_speed]
NotesThe T-70 was developed as a replacement for the inadequate T-60. It was better armed then the T-60 and had a better off road performance. Production ceased in 1943 as the Soviets attempted to equip their armoured battalions with T-34s and light tanks were mainly relegated for duty in rear areas.