Author Topic: Tetrarch and Locust Light Tank Ideas and Inspiration  (Read 22412 times)

Offline jcf

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Re: Tetrarch and Locust Light Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #25 on: July 22, 2014, 03:01:16 AM »
... and it was probably a better tractor than tank.  ;D

BTW the snag with the M8 turret is the difference in turret ring diameter:
M22 = 47.45", M8 = 54.4"

Plus the M8 is 1,500 lbs heavier than the M5, so the turret would probably overload the M22.

http://afvdb.50megs.com/usa/m22locust.html

http://afvdb.50megs.com/usa/75mmhmcm8.html

http://afvdb.50megs.com/usa/m5stuart.html

So I'd be tempted to modify the M22 turret to an open configuration with the gun and mantlet
from the M8.
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