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It is true that petrol engines have existed in that time, but were not strong enough to move to a more than 50-ton structure, therefore experimented with steam propulsion.It is true that petrol engines have existed in that time, but were not strong enough to move to a more than 50-ton structure, therefore experimented with steam propulsion.
The other reason being that it was originally installed wanted to tank the flamethrower and it would have worked as well with steam.
The steam engines were operated with kerosene, so the vehicle was able to battle 6 km/h.
The tank is equipped with a 7.62 mm machine gun, and the passenger compartment operated flamethrower. Consisted of eight members of the crew, the commander, a driver, a soldier who was responsible for the flamethrower, a mechanic and four gunners. The flamethrower later transferred to the rotating tower.
Steam tank was completed in 1918 and the prototype was shipped to France. Meanwhile, in the First World War had ended and they could not be deployed for real.
Serious problems with cooling and it was easy to fire the boiler and the two huge fuel tank. These problems could not be solved by the designers so the concept is only made it to the prototype, mass production has not been.
Staff: 8 people
Length: 10.6 m
Width: 3.8 m
Height: 3.2 m
Weight: 50.8 tons
Armor and weapons
Armor: 13 mm
Primary weapons : flamethrower
Secondary armament : 4 x 7.62 mm machine gun
Engine: 2 steam engine
Power: 373 kW ( 500 hp)
Speed: 6 km / h
Specific power : 09.08 kW / t
Range: 80 km