Last updated on February 17th, 2019 at 09:48 pm
The Soviet Union’s T-27 tankette was a two-man machine gun carrier based on the British Carden-Loyd Mark VI. Its weapons mount was modified to carry a 7.62mm DT machine gun. The T-27 had a larger hull than the Carden-Loyd Mark VI. Its running gear was also different.
Soviet engineer N. Kozyrev designed the T-27 tankette.
Most versions of the T-27 did not have a radio. Tank crews were supposed to use flags to communicate with each other. There was a commander’s version that did have a radio.
The T-27 was designed to be used for reconnaissance. It was used, successfully, in security operations.
The T-27 tankette was used during World War II, to defend against Hitler’s invading army. It did not fare well in Russia’s swampy and snowy terrain.
|Weight:||2.66 tons (2,700kg)|
|Length:||8ft 6 in (2.6m)|
|Height:||4ft 9in (1.4m)|
|Weapons:||Main – 0.3in (7.62mm) DT machinegun|
|Armor||Maximum – 0.39in (10mm)|
|Engine:||GAZ-AA gasoline, 40hp|
|Range:||75 miles (120 km)|