Nahuel (Medium Tank Nahuel D.L. 43)
The Tanque 'Nahuel', Modelo DL 43 was a medium tank designed and built in Argentina in 1943. The name means Tiger in Araucano, an native langauge of the south of Argentina. Contrary to what is popularly believed, it was a totally indigenous design, and not a copy of the U.S. M4 'Sherman'. It's design was "inspired" by the M4, but it was not a copy.
Like the M4, the 'Nahuel' was armed with a 75mm main gun, and there was a co-axially mounted 12.7mm, and three hull-mounted 7,65mm machine guns.
This tank had a 5-man crew, and was powered by a 500 hp engine giving it a top speed of 25 mph and a range of approximately 150 miles. It had armor of 80mm maximum.
Weight: 35,000 Kg
Engine: FMA-Lorraine Dietrich 12 EB, 12 cylinders in W, 500 Hp, water cooled.
Performance: Road: 40km/h
Range: Road: 250km
Armor 80mm (max) 30mm (min)
Armament: 1 Krupp Model 1909 75mm, 1 x 13mm coaxial MG and three 8mm MG.
Manufacturer Arsenal Esteban de Luca in Buenos Aires.
Tracks 76 links
Some sources list this Armament:
Bofors 75/34 M1935
It's like a planed upgrade for the main gun.
For those who like to read in Russian, the wikipedia has very good detail of the armor:
Incredible to have 80mm in various parts, the most interesting combo is Mantlet and the front of the turret ( 80mm +80 mm) In addition to the front of the hull with 80mm
There are also some additional data for rounds per minute (20:)) In short there is good info on the Russian wikipedia!
Many thanks for your time
NEW INFO FROM SERB
Edited by Montykoro, Jun 04 2013 - 21:10.