P43 Heavy tank?

jwsleser

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Posted 17 February 2006 - 02:51 PM by Lupo Solitario

Could some give me any data about the P43 heavy tank?

Posted 17 February 2006 - 05:39 PM by JeffreyF

Imagine a tank that looks somewhat like a Panther. It would have had a 90/42 main gun.

Study for P43 on 28/4/943
Weight: 30t
Engine: 420 hp motor
Speed: 40km/h
Armament: Cannone da 75/34
Protection:
Frontal: 80-100mm
Sides: 50mm
Then the P.43 made some changes and was ordered in 150 examples before the armistice.

Cannone da 90/42 w/62 rounds
Length 8,16m width 3,04 height 2,247 clearance 0,437

Posted 20 February 2006 - 03:14 AM by byron

Jeffrey, where can we see the drawings and model you refer to?

Posted 06 March 2006 - 03:18 AM by JeffreyF

AUTOVEICOLI DA COMBATTIMENTO DELL'ESERCITO ITALIANO - VOL. 2: 1940-1945 - PIGNATO-CAPPELLANO
 
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jwsleser

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From the same source (p. 303), the initial model of the P43 (with the circular cupola) next to a model of the P40.

P43 design1a.jpeg


The P43 is on the left in the 1st and 3rd picture. It is on the right in the 2nd picture.
 

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Here is a drawing of the P43 from the same source (p. 306).

P43 design220181104_08072543.jpg
 

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It looks like a pretty good article. I will need to run it through google.

Pista! Jeff
 
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