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The Ramah Cruiser Tank was one of the main armoured vehicles of the Armies of the Five Deserts, in service from 1935-1952, the introduction of the Alsuyuf I Main Battle Tank.

The Ramah Cruiser Tank was produced, over the years, in five different main versions, plus four auxilliary vehicles.

Design and Development

Cruiser Tank Doctrine

Lessons from the Turad-Series and Dire-Series

The New Tank

Operational History

Versions

Mark IV: Generally seen as the best tank of the Ramah-Series, but only little ammunition storage, large and powerful Alqatat Gunsmiths 88mm Gun, had weight problems

Mark V: Weaker engine, longer range, slower speed, generally not liked, return of the smaller 50mm gun

Model Role Weight Main Armament Secondary Armament Range Speed Engine Armour
Mark I Cruiser Tank 20.1 t Alqatat Gunsmiths 50mm Gun Two machine guns 125-225 km 40 km/h 200 hp 40mm
Mark II Cruiser Tank 20.6 t Alqatat Gunsmiths 50mm Gun Two machine guns 100-200 km 39 km/h 200 hp 49 mm
Mark III Cruiser Tank 20.9 t Alqatat Gunsmiths 50mm Gun Two machine guns 100-200 km 41 km/h 250 hp 49 mm
Mark IV Cruiser Tank 23 t Alqatat Gunsmiths 88mm Gun One machine gun 100-200 km 40 km/h 250 hp 49 mm
Mark V Cruiser Tank 23.1 t Alqatat Gunsmiths 50mm Gun Two machine guns 200-300 km 32 km/h 175 hp 55 mm
Mark II SPAAG Light AA-Vehicle 19.9 t Alqatat Gunsmiths 20mm AA-Gun, Double-Mount One Machine Gun 100-200 km 39 km/h 200 hp 49 mm
Mark II SPAAG-B Light AA-Vehicle 20.3 t Alqatat Gunsmiths 20mm AA-Gun, Quad-Mount One Machine Gun 100-200 km 39 km/h 200 hp 49 mm
Mark I Gun Tractor Gun Tractor 18 t None One Machine Gun 125-225 km 40 km/h 200 hp 40 mm
Mark I Armoured Recovery Vehicle Armoured Recovery Vehicle 19.5 t None One Machine Gun 125-225 km 40 km/h 200 hp 40 mm
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