The British World War 2 A39 Tortoise Assault Tank

The British World War 2 A39 Tortoise Assault Tank

The British World War 2 A39 Tortoise Assault Tank was a monster vehicle who’s development during World War 2 was a result of a junior Minster who had seen the effect the more high powered Tiger I tank had over Allied Tanks in the North African Campaign.

The vehicle never entered service with the British Army, but 6 prototypes were built but not delivered to the Army until around 1946.

The British World War 2 A39 Tortoise Assault Tank Spec’s

Armament: x1 94mm x3 .303 Besa MG’s
Armour: 228mm
Crew: 7
Dimensions: Length 10.05m / Width 3.91m / Height 3.05m
Weight: 78 tonne
Engine: Meteor V-12 petrol 650bhp
Speed: 20km/h
Range: 80.4km

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