Cromwell I

Cruiser Tank Mk. VIII, Cromwell Mk. I (A27M) was an armored vehicle (tank, AFV or armoured fighting vehicle) in combat use during the Second World War (World War II or WWII) in various theaters. The Cruiser Tank Mark VIII was a fully tracked all-terrain vehicle designed for military operations. Cromwell I, also known as the A27M, was produced and deployed by the British Army of the United Kingdom (Great Britain) and allied Commonwealth armed forces. The technical drawing (plan, layout or profile) shows the general appearance characteristics of the specified model (version) of the Cromwell tank for purposes of identification and reference. For more detailed information about this armored fighting vehicle, refer to Cromwell I.

Cromwell I
Class Vehicle
Type Armoured Fighting Vehicle
Manufacturer Leyland Motors Limited
Origin United Kingdom - UK (Great Britain)
Country Name Origin Year
United Kingdom - UK (Great Britain) 1943
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Leyland Motors Limited 1943 View
GENERAL DATA
Formal DesignationCruiser Tank Mk. VIII, Cromwell Mk. I (A27M)
Manufacturer(s)Leyland
Production Quantityn.a.Production Periodmid-1943
TypeMedium/Cruiser TankCrew5
Length hull/overall (m)6.35Barrel Overhang (m)n.a.
Width (m)2.91Height (m)2.49
Combat Weight (kg)24500Radio Equipmentn.a.
FIREPOWER
Primary Armament57mm 6-pounder ROQFAmmunition Carried75
Traverse (degrees)Hydraulic (360°)Elevation (degrees)n.a.
Traverse speed (360°)n.a.Sightn.a.
Secondary Armament2 x 7.92mm Besa MG
(coaxial, bow)
Ammunition Carried4950
2 x 7.7mm (.303) Vickers MG (AA)2000


MOBILITY CHARACTERISTICS
Engine Make & ModelRolls Royce MeteorTrack Linksn.a.
Type & DisplacementV12, 26.9 litersTrack Width39.4 or 35.6 cm
Horsepower (max.)600hp@2550rpmTrack Ground Contactn.a.
Power/Weight Ratio24.5 hp/tGround Pressure13.3 or 14.7 psi*
Gearbox5 forward, 1 reverseGround Clearance (m)0.41
FuelGasoline (Petrol)Turning Radius (m)n.a.
Range on/off road (km)280Gradient (degrees)n.a.
Mileage (liters/100km)188 on roadVertical Obstacle (m)0.91
Fuel Capacity (liters)527 + 136 (auxiliary)Fording (m)1.22
Speed on/off road64 km/hTrench Crossing (m)2.36
ARMOR PROTECTION
Armor DetailFrontSideRearTop/Bottom
Hull25mm@26°29+14mm@90°(front)32mm@76°6+8mm@0°(front)
57mm@67°(nose)25+14mm@90°(rear)6mm@0°(rear)
Superstructure25mm@23°(glacis)32+14mm@90°(front)25mm@90°20mm@0°(front)
64mm@90°(driver)25+14mm@90°(rear)14mm@0°(rear)
Turret64mm@90°51+13mmm@90°44+13mm@90°20mm@0°&25°
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