The Russian T-60 Light Tank was a hastily rework of the earlier T-40, which had had a number of vulnerabilities in its design high lighted when it went up against German tanks on the Eastern Front.
The T-60 however did not fully rectify these vulnerabilities, such as a main gun incapable of penetrating German armour, its own armour too weak and the vehicle was unable to keep pace with the legendary T-34 medium tank, which it was supposed to keep in front of and act as their reconnaissance. Despite this 6000 were built from 1941 onwards with an up-armoured version in 1942.
The Russian T-60 Light Tank Spec’s
Armament: 20mm Main Gun & x1 7.62mm MG’s
Armour: 7mm+ steel
Dimensions: Length 4.11m / Width 2.3m / Height 1.74m
Weight: 6.4 tonne
Engine: 70bhp GAZ 203 petrol
Top Road Speed: 45km/h
Operational Range: 450km