Accession Number:

AD0395256

Title:

Development of 90-mm Gun Tank, T69

Descriptive Note:

Technical information rept.

Corporate Author:

PITTSBURGH UNIV WASHINGTON DC RESEARCH STAFF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1956-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

Work on the T69 tank was begun in May 1951. Six different turret designs were evaluated by APG and AFF before one was selected for development. Even then it was necessary to study in detail the ballistic protection afforded by this design this was done by actually casting several ballistic turrets and shipping them to APG for tests. Only after these matters had been settled was the final assembly of a pilot model begun. This model, utilizing the hull of one of the six T42 tank pilot models, was completed at the beginning of 1955.

Subject Categories:

  • Combat Vehicles
  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE