Accession Number:

AD0395255

Title:

Development of 90-mm Gun Tank, T49

Descriptive Note:

Technical information rept.

Corporate Author:

PITTSBURGH UNIV WASHINGTON DC RESEARCH STAFF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1954-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

The manufacture of two pilot models of the T49 tank was initiated in the spring of 1952. They are now being subjected to engineering tests, which are scheduled for completion in the near future. However, in the summer of 1953 Army Field Forces indicated that they were no longer interested in this tank, their reason being that the low-pressure guns developed for its main armament could not guarantee an 88 probability of first-round hit. Because of this withdrawal of user interest, it is possible that work on the T49 will not be continued beyond engineering testing and that the tank itself will not be put into production.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Combat Vehicles
  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE