The 40M Turán I was a Hungarian-built medium tank. It was based on the Škoda-designed T-22, a successor to the Lehký tank LT vz. 35 light tank. After the German invasion of Czechoslovakia, and Hungary's alignment with the Axis, two T-22 prototypes were sent to Hungary.
The design of the T-22 was improved, but was already obsolete by the time it entered production in October 1941. It was given to the 1st and 2nd Hungarian armoured divisions, as well as the 1st Hungarian cavalry division in 1943. It did not see action until 1944, however, and then only with poor results, being completely outclassed by the Russian T-34, despite having had its frontal armour increased to 67 mm. A total of 285 40M Turán I's were built.
|40M Turán I|
|Armour (range)||14-50 mm|
|Speed (max)||47 km/h|
|Primary weapon||47 mm Škoda A11 (1)|
|Secondary weapon||7.92 mm machine gun (2)|