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General characteristics
Length:4.75 m
Width:2.14 m
Height:1.87 m
Weight:8.5 ton (I), 9.3 t(IIa)
Speed:47 km/h (road)
Range:200 km
Primary armament:20 mm gun (Toldi I and II)
40 mm gun (Toldi IIa and III)
Secondary armament:1 x 8 mm machine gun
Maximum armour:20 mm (I), 35 mm (II)
Power plant:155 hp (116 kW)

The Toldi was the Hungarian light tank, based on the Swedish Landsverk L-60B tank. It was named after the 14th century Hungarian knight Miklós Toldi.

Production history[edit | edit source]

The 38M Toldi was produced and developed under license from Swedish company AB Landsverk between 1939 and 1942. Only 202 were produced.

Variants[edit | edit source]

  • Toldi I (k.hk. A20) - first variant armed with 20 mm gun, 80 made.
  • Toldi II (k.hk. B20) - variant with thicker front armour, 110 made.
  • Toldi IIa (k.hk. B40) - modification developed in 1942, armed with 40 mm gun - 80 tanks of earlier variant were rearmed this way.
  • Toldi III (k.hk. C40) - improved variant, only 12 made.

Combat History[edit | edit source]

Toldi tanks entered Hungarian service in 1940. They first saw action with the German Army against Yugoslavia in 1941.

These tanks were mostly used against the USSR between 1941-1944. Because of their light armour, armament and good communications equipment, they were mostly used for reconnaissance. The design was no match against Soviet T-34 medium tanks.

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