Grosstraktor

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Grosstraktor
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The Grosstraktor used for anti-tank training
Type Medium tank
Place of origin Germany Germany
Service history
In service 1935
Used by Nazi Germany
Wars none
Production history
Designed 1926
Manufacturer Rheinmetall, Krupp, Daimler
Produced 1928–1930
Number built 6
Specifications
Weight 19. tonnes (21 short tons)
Length 6.6 m (21 ft 8 in)
Width 2.81 m (9 ft 3 in)
Height 2.3 m (7 ft 7 in)
Crew 6

Armor 13 mm mild steel
Main
armament
One 75 mm KwK L 24
Engine BMW Va 6-cylinder
250 PS
Suspension

coil-spring suspension (Rheinmetall, Krupp)

leaf springs suspension (Daimler-Benz)
Operational
range
150 km (93 mi) on-road
Speed 40 km/h (25 mph) on-road

Grosstraktor ("large tractor") was the name given to six prototype medium tanks built (two each) by Rheinmetall, Krupp and Daimler, for the German Weimar Republic, in violation of the Treaty of Versailles.

Constructed in secret they were tested in the Soviet Union. They were used for training and retired as monuments after the Nazi party came to power.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peter Chamberlin and Hillary Doyle, Encyclopedia of German Tanks of World War Two, 1978, 1999, p. 147

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