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T-17
Type Tankette
Place of origin Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union
Production history
Designer Ginzburg


The T-17 tank was a Soviet Union tankette. It was designed during the Interwar period. As part of a three years development plan, a "pulemetok support" battalion was to be established by December 1930. In 1926, the KB OAT began work on a "Liliput" single light reconnaissance tank. The development team faced several problems, including finding a new chassis and engine.

The project was stalled continuously. On March 3, 1928, under the leadership of the head motor lab, AP Kushka involving LY Lalmena, as well as engineers, S. Ginsburg and E. Grote took the protection of the new draft wedgies.

Chassis and powertrainEdit

The T-17 developers utilized the T-16 chassis and powertrain for the base model. The hull was based on the "Liliput". The power unit used was a two-cylinder air-cooled engine. The chain track was made out of was rubber and steel.

Superstructure and armamentsEdit

Housing wedgies, which received the T-17 (often referred to as, like its predecessor, "Liliput"), was riveted to the frame. The driver, located in the wheelhousedisambiguation needed, also operated a machine gun mounted to the right of the longitudinal axis (as was the gun option wedgies).

TestingEdit

With long initial delays, a prototype was ready during by the end of 1929. Despite problems, it was tested in January 1930. On June of that year, another test was conducted and showed better mobility than the T-18.

ModificationsEdit

One of the biggest drawbacks wedges became single body. Therefore, one of the three tankettes ordered by the summer of 1930, had already become a double. The second version of the T-17 had rubber tracks of the Kégresse type. Series Production T-17 found it impractical, and it was decided to continue work on the double slipper with standard units of T-18.

ReferencesEdit

  • M. Svirin and A. Beskurnikov. The First Soviet Tanks, in Armada Nº 1

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