Light Tank: T49

T49

A variant of the M41 light tank with enlarged turret and 90-mm gun. Trials started on May 5, 1954. The trials were a success but the tank never saw mass production due to lack of interest by the military authorities.

Characteristics for a vehicle with basic configuration and a crew with 100% qualification.

Main Characteristics

Tier VIII
Hit Points 1,000 HP
Weight/Load Limit 24.13 / 24.4 t
Price 2,380,000
Crew
  1. Commander (Radio Operator)
  2. Gunner
  3. Driver
  4. Loader
Mobility
Engine Power 500 h.p.
Speed Limit 72 km/h
Traverse Speed 38 deg/sec
Turret Traverse Speed 40 deg/sec
Armor
Hull Armor (mm)
  • front 25
  • sides 25
  • rear 19
Turret Armor (mm)
  • front 25
  • sides 25
  • rear 25
Armament
Gun 90 mm Gun T132E3
Ammunition 46 pcs
Damage 240-400 HP
Armor Penetration 77-128 mm
Rate of Fire 9.52 rounds/min
View Range 390 m
Signal Range 410 m

Configuration

Turrets

Turrets

Tier Turret Armor
(mm)
Traverse Speed
(deg/sec)
View Range
(m)
Price
(credits)
VII T49
  • front 25
  • sides 25
  • rear 25
40 390 16,000
VIII XM551 test bed
  • front 38
  • sides 15
  • rear 15
44 400 32,500
Guns

Guns

Tier Gun Damage
(НР)
Penetration
(mm)
Rate of Fire
(rounds/min)
Price
(credits)
VIII 90 mm Gun T132E3 320/240/320 102/250/45 9.52 95,000
VIII 152 mm Gun-Launcher XM81 (conventional) 910/700/910 76/152/85 2.61 115,000
Engines

Engines

Tier Engine Power
(h.p.)
Chance of Fire
(%)
Price
(credits)
VII Continental AOS-895-3 500 20 31,000
VIII Continental AOSI-895-5 550 20 43,000
Suspensions

Suspensions

Tier Suspension Load Limit
(t)
Traverse Speed
(deg/sec)
Price
(credits)
VII T49 24.4 38 16,300
VIII XM551 test bed 25.7 44 31,700
Radios

Radios

Tier Radio Signal Range
(m)
Price
(credits)
VI AN/GRC-3 410 21,600
X AN/GRC-7 745 54,000