The CKD/Praga LT-H Light Tank

The CKD/Praga LT-H Light Tank

The CKD/Praga LT-H Light Tank was developed by Czech Firm CKD during the 1930’s as a private venture. It was exported to Peru and Switzerland where it was manufactured under licence with a Swiss made 24mm Oerlikon cannon under the designation Panzer 39. Latvia has also ordered the vehicle with a 20mm cannon, however when German invaded Czechoslovakia, these vehicles were sent to Slovakia.

The LT-H was further developed by Czech Firm CKD into the LT-38 medium tank, which served as the PzKpfw 38(t) in the German Army.

Specifications

Armaments: 24mm Main Gun & x2 7.5mm MG’s
Armour: 32mm steel plate
Crew: 3
Dimensions: Length 4.51m / Width 2m / Height 2.3m
Weight: 7.62 tonne
Engine: Saurer 4-Cylinder 125bhp Diesel
Top Road Speed: 45km/h
Range: 250km

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