T1E1 (těžký tank)

Heavy Tank T1E1
Těžký tank T1E1 Heavy Tank T1E1
Originální název:
Original Name:
Heavy Tank T1E1
těžký tank heavy tank
DD.12.1942-DD.02.1944 Baldwin Locomotive Works, Eddystone
Období výroby:
Production Period:
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Number of Produced:
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Prototype Built:
Technické údaje:
Technical Data:
Bojová hmotnost:
Combat Weight:
57379 kg 126500 lb
Délka s kanónem dopředu:
Length with Gun Forward:
8433 mm 27 ft 8 in
Délka korby:
Hull Length:
7544 mm 24 ft 9 in
Celková šířka:
Overall Width:
3112 mm 10 ft 2 ½ in
Celková výška:
Overall Height:
3226 mm 10 ft 7 in
Světlá výška:
Ground Clearance:
521 mm 1 ft 8 ½ in
Šířka pásu:
Track Width:
654 mm 2 ft 1 ¾ in
Měrný tlak:
Ground Pressure:
0.08 MPa 12.3 psi
- predná vrchná časť: 83 mm
- predná spodná časť: 70 - 102 mm
- boky: 44 mm
- zadok: 41 mm
- vrch: 25 mm
- spodok: 25 mm

- spredu: 83 mm
- zboku a zozadu: 83 mm
- zrchu: 25 mm
- Front, upper: 3.25in
- Front, lower: 2.75 - 4in
- Sides: 1.75in
- Rear: 1.625in
- Top: 1in
- Bottom: 1in

- Front: 3,25in
- Sides and rear: 3,25in
- Top: 1in
Wright G-200 Model 795C9GC1 Wright G-200 Model 795C9GC1
596.6 kW při 2300 ot/min 675 bhp at 1950 rpm
Převodové ústrojí:
elektrický pohon, každý pás vlastný elektromotor electric drive, two traction motors, one for each track
Rychlost na silnici:
Road Speed:
35 km/h 22 mph
Rychlost v terénu:
Cross-country Speed:
? km/h ? mph
Jízdní dosah po silnici:
Cruising Range on Road:
161 km 100 mi
Jízdní dosah v terénu:
Cross-country Cruising Range:
? km ? mi
Překonávání překážek:
Obstacles Crossing:
27 ° 60 %
Boční náklon:
Side Slope:
? ° ? %
Trench Crossing:
3.35 m 132 in
Vertical Obstacle:
0.91 m 36 in
Fording Depth:
1.22 m 48 in
1 x 76mm kanón M7 (75 nábojov)
1 x 37mm kanón M6 (spriahnutý) (202 nábojov)

Obe zbrane uložené v spoločnej lafete T49 vo veži
1 x 3in gun M7 (75 rounds)
1 x 37-mm gun M6 (coaxial) (202 rounds)

both in cmobination gun mount T49 in turrer
1 x guľomet M1919A4 v guľovej lafete v trupe
1 x guľomet M1919A4 na veži (protilietadlový)
2 x guľomet M2HB v pevnej lafete v trupe
1 x držiak M2 na guľomet kalibru .30
2 x samopal kalibru .45 M3

- 5700 nábojov kalibru .50
- 1200 nábojov kalibru 0.45
- 7500 nábojov kalibru .30
- 12 ručných granátov
1 x M1919A4 in bow
1 x M1919A4 on turret (antiaircraft)
2 x M2HB in twin mount in bow
1 x cal .30 machine gun tripod mount M2
2 x cal. .45 sub machine guns M3

- cal. .50 - 5700 rounds
- cal. .45 - 1200 rounds
- cal. .30 - 7500 rounds
- hand grenades - 12
Uživatelské státy:
User States:
Neoficiálne označenie M6A2, oficiálne nezavedený do výzbroje
Odlievaná korba a veža

Zásoba paliva: 1756,44 l
Rádiostanica: SCR-508 / SCR-528 / SCR-538 (veliteľský tank SCR-506)
Onoficial mark M6A2, not in ordnance
Cast hull and cast turret

Fuel capacity: 464 gal
Radio: SCR-508, SCR-528 or CSR-538 (command tank SCR-506)
Catalogue of standart ordnance items, second editions 1944, vol. 1 Tank and Automotive; Office of the Chief of Ordnance Technical Division, Washington D.C.; 1 june 1945
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is one of the development versions of the T1 heavy tank using electric propulsion. It was also unofficially referred to as the M6A2, despite never being introduced into armament.
The first T1E1 tank was delivered to the Army in December 1941, and subsequently 2 more prototypes with mechanical power transmission were produced, designated as T1E2 and T1E3. The planned T1 prototype with a Hydra-Matic automatic transmission was not eventually realized. The three prototypes produced differed from each other in construction - the T1E3 prototype had a welded hull, the other two had a die-cast hull. As of 26 May 1942, the two prototypes with mechanical power transfer were introduced into service as M6 and M6A1, and mass production of 115 units (50 x M6 and 65 M6A1 for British Army use) was ordered, which began in December 1942. Tests of the T1E1 prototype stretched into 1943, with the T7 90mm gun also being tested.
Despite not being officially introduced, these tanks eventually produced the most of the entire series, 20, as the Ordnance Committee authorised limited production as expected, that, unlike the M6 and M6A1 tanks, they would be included in the US ground forces (the M6 and M6A1 tanks were intended for the Allies). Gradual changes in tactical doctrine, as well as too few tanks produced, caused that no use for the tanks was found, and in December 1944 not only the T1E1 tanks, but also the already introduced M6 and M6A1 tanks, were taken out of service.

Some of the T1E1 tanks were used for tests of propulsion or new artillery armament. In August 1944, a proposal was made to modify the 15 T1E1 tanks produced to fight against heavily fortified areas. A modification (M6A2E1) with reinforced armour and turret from the T29 tank armed with the 105mm T5E1 gun would achieve a weight of up to 77 tons with the powerplant unchanged, and Ordnance Corps officials believed the modifications could be completed by November 1944. The proposal was presented to General Eisenhower, the commander of forces in Europe, who rejected it as impractical. Nevertheless, 2 tanks were tested with the turret from the T29 without armour modification.

Catalogue of standard ordnance items, second editions 1944, vol. 1 Tank and Automotive; Office of the Chief of Ordnance Technical Division, Washington D.C.; 1 june 1945
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Photos from July 1983, show the status of the exhibit located in Maryland at the Aberdeen Proving Ground.

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