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Soviet Union's T-24 medium tank


The T-24 was based on the T-12 and was built in the 1930s. Components for the T-24 medium tank were used from the MS-1 light tank.

The hull overlapped the tracks. The superstructure had a V shaped front with the driver at its apex. There was a cupola on the turret.


The engine was made in Germany.


The drive train and suspension caused problems and the T-24 was cancelled.

  • T-24: 25
    • Production: late 1929 - 1930


  T-24 Medium Tank
Crew 3, 5
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 18.2 tons, 18.5 tons
18,500 kg, 19,100 kg
Length 21' 3", 21' 6"
6.5 m, 6.55 m
Height 9' 1", 9' 2"
2.8 m
Width 9' 8", 9' 10"
3 m
Ground clearance  
Ground contact length  
Ground pressure  
Turret ring diameter  
Main 45 mm M-1920
45 mm
45 mm M32
MG 4: 7.62 mm Hotchkiss MG
4: 7.62 mm MG
3: 7.62 mm MG
3: MG
Side arms  
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm) 1"
8 - 20,10 - 25, 25.4
Hull Front, Upper  
Hull Front, Lower  
Hull Sides, Upper  
Hull Sides, Lower  
Hull Rear  
Hull Top  
Hull Bottom  
Turret Front  
Turret Sides  
Turret Rear  
Turret Top  
Engine (Make / Model) BMW M-6
Cylinders 8, 12
Net HP 250@1,800 rpm
Fuel type Gasoline
Speed - Road 13.75 mph, 14 mph, 15 mph, 16 mph
22 kph, 24 kph, 26 kph
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road 42 miles, 125 miles
69 km, 200 km
Turning Radius  
Elevation Limits  
Fording depth  
Trench crossing  
Vertical Obstacle  
Suspension (Type)  
Wheels each side  
Return rollers each side  
Track length  
Track width  
Track centers/tread  


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