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Wednesday, 31 December 2008 20:43

The Grant / Lee Medium Tank

 Grant/Lee Tank  Grant/Lee Tank

The Grant was first received by the British in 1941 and the Lee in 1942. The Grant was built to British specifications and the Lee was the standard version of the Tank. At the time it gave the British an advantage against the German tanks as it's armour was superior and the hull 75mm gun could deal with German tanks at range but unfortunately this advantage was not put to the most effective use. The Grant was not an idea tank, the hull armour was riveted and the tank had an very high profile which made the tank a much larger target and the main armament being in the hull also posed problems but the tanks were reliable and served well.

Around 2900 Grant and Lee tanks were received by the British in the Second World War until it was replaced with the Sherman at the end of 1942.

Name Grant Lee
Type Medium Tank Medium Tank
Crew 6 7
(In turret) 5 (2,3) 5(2,3)
Length 18'-6.25 18'-6.028"
Width 8'-7" 8'-7"
Height 9'-10.5" 10'-2.44"
Weight 29 29
Ground pressure 19.125" 19.125"
Ground clearance    
Track type     
No per track    
Weight of one Track     
Track width    
B.H.P 13.5 13.5
Max road speed    
Average road speed 20.9 20.9
Cross Country Speed    
Gear box type    
Fuel consumption (road) – MPG    
Fuel consumption (cross country)    
Auxiliary capacity    
Radius of action (road) 144 144
Radius of action (cross country)    
Trench Crossing    
Vertical obstacle    
Fording height    
Main Armament 75mm 75mm
Secondary Armament 37mm/.3" Browning 37mm/.3" Browning
Tertiary Armament   .3" Browning
Transverse type Hand & Hydralic Hand & Hydralic
Max elevation 50 42
Max depression 7 7
Turret Ring Size 54.5 54.5
Hull Nose 50.8 50.8
Hull Front (lower) 38.1 38.1
Hull Front 50.8 50.8
Hull Sides Upper 12.7 12.7
Hull Sides Lower 38.1 38.1
Hull Rear 38.1 38.1
Hull Roof (Front) 12.7 12.7
Engine Deck 12.7 12.7
Hull Floor Front 25.4 25.4
Hull Florr (Rear) 12.7 12.7
(37mm)  Cast  
Turret Front 76.2 50.4
Turret Roof 31.75 31.75
Turret Sides 50.8 50.8
Turret Rear 50.8 50.8
(75mm) Turret 50.8 50.8
Cupula   50.8

Sources - WO 194

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