ARG - Nahuel

Carro de Combate Medio Nahuel D.L.43
Carro de Combate Medio Nahuel D.L.43 Carro de Combate Medio Nahuel D.L.43
Originální název:
Original Name:
Carro de Combate Medio Nahuel D.L.43
střední tank medium tank
DD.MM.1944-DD.MM.1944 Arsenal Esteban de Luca, Boulogne Sur Mer
Období výroby:
Production Period:
Vyrobeno kusů:
Number of Produced:
Prototyp vyroben:
Prototype Built:
Technické údaje:
Technical Data:
Bojová hmotnost:
Combat Weight:
35000 kg 77162 lb
Délka s kanónem dopředu:
Length with Gun Forward:
6220 mm 20 ft 4 ⅞ in
Délka korby:
Hull Length:
6220 mm 20 ft 4 ⅞ in
Celková šířka:
Overall Width:
2330 mm 7 ft 7 ¾ in
Celková výška:
Overall Height:
2950 mm 9 ft 8 ⅛ in
Světlá výška:
Ground Clearance:
? mm ?
Šířka pásu:
Track Width:
? mm ?
Měrný tlak:
Ground Pressure:
? MPa ? psi
25-80mm 25-80mm
Lorraine Dietrich 12Eb (vodou chladený 12-válec do W) Lorraine Dietrich 12Eb (12 cyl., water cooled)
367,75 kW při ? ot/min 493.2 bhp at ? rpm
Převodové ústrojí:
4+R 4+R
Rychlost na silnici:
Road Speed:
40 km/h 25 mph
Rychlost v terénu:
Cross-country Speed:
? km/h ? mph
Jízdní dosah po silnici:
Cruising Range on Road:
250 km 155 mi
Jízdní dosah v terénu:
Cross-country Cruising Range:
? km ? mi
Překonávání překážek:
Obstacles Crossing:
30 ° 67 %
Boční náklon:
Side Slope:
? ° ? %
Trench Crossing:
? m ?
Vertical Obstacle:
? m ?
Fording Depth:
? m ?
75mm kanón Krupp 75/30 (vzor 1909) 75mm kanón Krupp 75/30 (model 1909)
12,7mm guľomet
3x 7,62mm guľomet Madsen model 1926
1x machine gun cal. 12,7mm
3x machine gun Madsen model 1926 cal.7,62mm
Uživatelské státy:
User States:
- -
Ivo Pejčoch - HPM 7/2000
- použitá literatúra :
Ricardo Sigal Fogliani : Blidados Argentinos de Uruguay y Paraguguay
B.T.White - Tanks and other Armoured Fighting Vehicles
D.Crow,R.J.Icks - Encyklopedia of Tanks
Doyle,Ellis - World Encyklopedia of the Tanks
-periodiká - Tankette,Wheels&Tracks,Journal of Military Ordnance,Armada,Fahrzeug,WW II history
-web -
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NAHUEL model Baisi 1943

Argentina was one of the few industrially developed countries before World War II, where heavy industry was not able to produce any complex tank designs. Thus, the armour of the Argentine army consisted of machines purchased abroad. At the outbreak of World War II, the Argentine army had a desire to purchase modern tank armament. They were interested in tanks from England, France, Italy and Czechoslovak export versions LT-38. However, in anticipation of war, the countries mentioned were rapidly arming and export supplies abroad were out of the question. For similar reasons, trade with Czechoslovak companies was also not possible, because at the time of their interest (1940) Czechoslovak weapons were already produced only for the Wehrmacht.
Moreover, Argentinawas seen as a fascist-sympathizing country, and another potential tank supplier, the USA, in an attempt to prevent the war from being transferred to the South American continent, essentially imposed an arms embargo on Argentinain an attempt to prevent the war from spreading to the South American continent.

Therefore, the very idea of creating, practically without any major experience, a modern medium tank was born. In 1942, the General Administration of Armaments Production was established, with the help of which the development and production of the Argentine tank was to be coordinated. In 1943, the project was approved and its management was entrusted to Col. Alfredo Aquiles BAISI. This gentleman was one of the most important figures in Argentine military history and is referred to as the father of the Argentine tank force. [Baisi was able to lead the project work and at the same time was able to organize the cooperation of all Argentine military forces and a number of subcontracting companies.

The project itself is inspired in shape and concept by the American medium tank M4 Sherman, but that is where the similarities end and the designers went their own way. Work proceeded at an admirably fast pace. In 45 days a wooden mock-up of the tank was built in M 1:1 and in two months the 1st prototype was made. The design was given the fighting name NAHUEL, which means tiger in the language of the Aracaun Indians living in the southern part of Argentina. The fuselage was made of armour plates joined by welding and the turret was cast (casting made problems, but they eventually mastered the technology successfully).
The first prototype was still being tested without a turret. The machine passed the tests very well. The machine was presented to the public on 4.6.1944 during the celebrations of the revolution of 1943. At the parade on 9.6.1944, 10 Nahuels walked down the Avenida del Libertador in Buenos Aires. A total of 16 examples were produced at the Arsenal Esteban de Lucafactory in Buenos Aires in 1943/44. Production did not continue as the attitude of the USA and the Allies changed and Argentina bought the tanks cheaply from its army surplus. As late as 1950 there were still 13 machines in service; the last one was retired from service in 1962. Some machines were scrapped, some ended up as practice targets on firing ranges. No Nahuel have survived.

Weight 35t
length 6,22m
height 2.95m
width 2,33m
engine Lorraine Dietrich 12 E.B. (500k), water cooled 12 cylinder to W
gearbox 4+R
max. speed 40km/hr
range 250km
armour 25-80mm
armament -1x75mm cannon Krupp 75/30 (field gun model 1909) - range-7700m, cadence 10 shots/min., according to unverified claims these cannons were replaced by Swedish Bofors 75/40 r.75mm after the war
-1x 12.7mm machine gun
-3x 7.62mm machine gun Madsen model 1926 (in hull operated by a radio operator-in 1948 the two centre machine guns were removed)
-organic crew armament - Ballster Molina revolvers and 11.25mm Halcon submachine guns
Obstacles climb-30°
Telefunken radio and intercom
crew of 5 men

Source : Ivo Pejčoch - HPM 7/2000
- literature used :
Ricardo Sigal Fogliani : Blidados Argentinos de Uruguay y Paraguguay
B.T.White - Tanks and other Armoured Fighting Vehicles
D.Crow,R.J.Icks - Encyclopedia of Tanks
Doyle,Ellis - World Encyclopedia of the Tanks
-periodicals - Tankette,Wheels&&Tracks,Journal of Military Ordnance,Armada,Fahrzeug,WW II history
-web -

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