Newsmap. Monday, September 7, 1942 : week of August 28 to September 4 Side: 2 of 2
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T HESE are some of the variety of armored vehicles Soviet Russia has used against the Nazis.
Feature of Russian medium and heavy tanks are the use of multiple turrets. In addition the
turrets are placed well forward and railing attached so the vehicles may serve as infantry carriers.
The German press has reported Russian tanks weighing up to 100 tons but the use of these
must be decidedly limited by the difficulty to maneuver these across country and over bridges.
The following specifications are from various published sources and apxia tios
Width 6' 10";
Height 7' 8"; Weight 10/4-113/4 tons; Speed 30 m.p.h. on
tracks, 44 on wheels. Armament 37, 45 or 76.2 mm. gun
and one or two M.G.'s according to Model. Crew of three
men. This is the original American Christie Cruiser
and exists in large numbers. Can travel on wheels as well
Length 19'6"; Width 7'6"; Height 7'8";
Weight 25.9 tons; Speed 34 m.p.h.
Armament one 76.2 mm. gun and two M.G.'s. Crew three
to four men. This model has been reported widely used.
The photos show its clean modern lines and its use as an
Length 16'4"; Width 7'; Height 7'2";
Weight 81/2-91/2 tons. Speed 22 m.p.h.
Armament one 37 mm. gun and two M.G.'s; one 45 mm.
gun and one M.G. or 45 mm. gun and two M.G.'s. Crew
of three. This is not a modern tank.
Length 31'1"; Width
10' 5"; Height 9' 10";
Weight 441/2 tons; Speed 19 m.p.h. Armament one 76.2
mm. gun and one or two M.G.'s in main turret, two 45 mm.
guns in auxiliary turrets, two M.G.'s
in auxiliary M.G. turrets. Crew of
nine or ten men. Several models of H EA
this tank are reported in use, some
of which mount only two subsidiary turrets. This one
shows one large turret and four auxiliary turrets. Note
skirting over suspension.
Length 24'4"; Width
9/2/"; Height 9'4";
Weight 281/2 tons; Speed 22 m.p.h. Armament one 76.2
mm. gun, 4 M.G.'s. Crew six men. Skirting partially protects
the small bogie wheels.
Length 13' 1"; Width 6'6"; Height 6'; Weight 3 tons;
Speed 32 m.p.h. on the road, 6 in the water. Armament
one or two M.G.'s. Crew of two men. Has only light armor.
Length 12' 6"; Width
5'6"; Height 6'5/";
Weight 3/4 tons; Speed 45 m.p.h. Armament two M.G.'s.
Crew of three men. This 4-wheeled armored car has thin
protection and is considered obsolete.
Width 6'4"'; Height 8'2"; Weight 7 tons; Speed 42
m.p.h. Armament one 37 mm. gun, two M.G.'s. Crew
four men. This 6-wheeled car is
used for reconnaissance. Tracks
T. 35 can be fitted to rear wheels for
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[United States]. Army Orientation Course. Newsmap. Monday, September 7, 1942 : week of August 28 to September 4, poster, September 7, 1942; [Washington, D.C.]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1012/m1/2/: accessed November 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.