BT-7 M1937

BT-7 M1937
Image: BT-7 (Wikipedia)
Vehicle TypeMedium Convertible Tank
Origin & Designer[@designer]
Numbers Produced[@numbers_produced]
CrewCommander/Loader, Gunner & Driver)
Main Armament1 x 45mm L/46 M1934 Gun
Main Armament[@sponson_traverse]
Elevation-4° to +40°
Turret Traverse360° (Manual)
Gun Traverse[@gun_traverse]
Gun Mount[@gun_mounts]
Maximum Range[@maximum_range]
Armour Penetration[@armour_penetration]
Gun Sight[@gun_sight]
Secondary Armament2 x 7.62mm DT Machine Guns (Coaxial & AA Mount)
Smoke Discharger[@smoke_discharger]
Ammunition Carried188 x 45mm & 2.394 x 7.62mm
Combat Weight13.900 kg
Ground Clearance0.40m
Fording Depth1.20m
Trench Crossing2.0m
Obstacle Clearance0.75m
Climbing Ability40°
ArmourHull Front: 22mm
Hull Sides: 13mm
Hull Rear: 13mm
Hull Top: 6mm
Hull Bottom: 10mm
Gun Mantle: 15mm
Turret Front: 15mm
Turret Sides: 13mm
Turret Rear: 13mm
Turret Top: 10mm
EngineLiberty M-17T (Petrol)
Transmission3 Forward & 1 Reverse
Maximum Road RangeWheels: 500 km
Tracks: 350 km
Maximum Cross Country Range[@maximum_cross_country_range]
Maximum Water Range[@maximum_water_range]
Maximum Road SpeedWheels: 72 kph
Tracks: 52 kph
Maximum Cross Country Speed[@maximum_cross_country_speed]
Maximum Water Speed[@maximum_water_speed]
NotesThe BT-7 had the same Christy style suspension as the BT-5 and was also a convertible vehicle with the ability to run with or without tracks. It had a three man crew and was armed a 45mm gun. Although the BT-7 was slightly better armoured then the BT-5, they were easily knocked out by German tank and anti-tank guns and many were lost in 1941.