Technical Specifications

(An attempt has been made to eliminate several features of the Mark A that had been abandoned in 1918 or earlier, and therefore not available to the Red Army)

Design Sir William Tritton, design began December 1916 Crew 3-4, commander, driver, one or two machine gunners

(the British preferred three crew, the Russians four) Combat Weight 14 tons Power-to-weight ratio 6.43hp per ton Length 20ft (6.1m) Height 9ft (2.75m) Width 8ft, 7in. (2.62m)

Width lor conveyance by rail 8ft, 7in. (2,62m) Engine Two 45hp Tylor J,B. 4 engines (four cylinders) Starting system Dual ignition. By hand with inside or outside crank handle and Remy Low Tension magneto with separate Induction coil Transmission/steering system Two cone clutches to gear boxes, worm shafts and wheels which drive the cross shafts. Steering by driving one engine and its corresponding track faster than the other, thereby enabling a turn. Four gears (three speeds forward and one reverse) Lighting Lucas Lighting set with two Festoon Lamps in turret, one in rear Petrol capacity 70 Imperial gallons Maximum speed 3.3mph (13.4km/hr) Maximum range 80 miles (130km) Machine guns 4 Hotchkiss 8mm machine guns Armor '/ยก-inch protection for engines, crew and track shoes, '/j-inch elsewhere Other considerations Special oak spuds for unditching had been provided in June 1918, but it is not clear these were used in Russia. Towing gear consisted of shackles and hooks. Signalling was by pigeon only, and likeiy not used in Russia. Smoke from the exhaust pipes clouded the driver's view. Although a smokescreen could be laid down by burning acid, this additionally restricted the driver's view

American Revolution Armoured Train

E1: No. 98, Soviet Russia

Armoured Train

E2: No. 96, Red Hurricane

German Armored TrainsArmored Trains


Soviet Armored TrainArmored Train Set

G1: Armored train Ho. 63, Destruction to the Counter-Revolution, Southern front, spring 1920

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