Cruiser Mark IVA

.303 Vickers machine gun replaced with 7.92 millimetres (0.312 in) Besa machine gun. MkIVA featured a new gun mantlet. Built at several factories including LMS Railway. Main type used in the desert from 1940–42.

Cruiser Mark IVA
Class Vehicle
Type Armoured Fighting Vehicle
Manufacturer Nuffields
Production Period 1939 - 1941
Origin United Kingdom - UK (Great Britain)
Country Name Origin Year
United Kingdom - UK (Great Britain) 1939
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
United Kingdom - UK (Great Britain) 1940 1941 View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) 1939 1941 View
Nuffields 1939 1941 172 View
GENERAL DATA
Formal DesignationCruiser Tank Mark IVA
Manufacturer(s)Nuffield, LMS
Production Quantity172Production Period1939-1941
TypeCruiser/Medium TankCrew4
Length hull/overall (m)6.02Barrel Overhang (m)0
Width (m)2.54Height (m)2.59
Combat Weight (kg)15000Radio Equipmentn.a.
FIREPOWER
Primary Armament40mm 2-pounderAmmunition Carried87
Traverse (degrees)Hydraulic (360°)Elevation (degrees)-15° to +20°
Traverse speed (360°)n.a.Sightn.a.
Secondary Armament1 x 7.92 Besa MG (coaxial)Ammunition Carried3750

MOBILITY CHARACTERISTICS
Engine Make & ModelNuffield Liberty Mk. I & IITrack Links119/track
Type & DisplacementV12, 27.3 litersTrack Width24.6 cm
Horsepower (max.)340hp@1500rpmTrack Ground Contact350.5 cm
Power/Weight Ratio22.7 hp/tGround Pressure12.3 psi
Gearbox4 forward, 1 reverseGround Clearance (m)0.41
FuelGasoline (Petrol)Turning Radius (m)Skid.
Range on/off road (km)169Gradient (degrees)n.a.
Mileage (liters/100km)296Vertical Obstacle (m)0.76
Fuel Capacity (liters)500Fording (m)0.91
Speed on/off road48/23 km/hTrench Crossing (m)2.29
ARMOR PROTECTION
Armor DetailFrontSideRearTop/Bottom
Hull14mm@30°14mm@90°n.a.6mm@0°
30mm@90°(nose)
Superstructure14mm@30°(glacis)-14mm@90°(upper)14mm@0°
14mm@90°(driver)
Turret30mm@79°&83°14mm@52°&74°14mm@52°&74°14mm@0°&80°
Mantlet----

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