T-20 Komsomolets file photo [8477]

T-20 Komsomolets

ManufacturerFactory No. 37, Moscow, Russia
Primary RoleArtillery Tractor


ww2dbaseThe T-20 Komsomolets armored tractor were designed in 1936 at the Factory No. 37 in Moscow, Russia. They entered production in 1937. During WW2, they were used to tow 45-millimeter anti-tank guns and 120-millimeter heavy mortars. They remained in production until 1941.

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Last Major Revision: Sep 2009


T-20 Komsomolets
MachineryOne 4-cylinder GAZ-M engine rated at 50hp
Armament1x7.62mm DT machine gun
Length3.45 m
Width1.86 m
Height1.58 m
Weight3.5 t
Speed50 km/h
Range250 km


Soviet T-26 light tanks and T-20 Komsomolets armored tractors crossing the Russian border into Finland during the Winter War, 2 Dec 1939Soviet T-20 tractors in Finland, late Dec 1939Wrecked Soviet T-26 tank and T-20 Komsomolets tractor, Finland, 1939-1940T-20 Komsomolets armored tractors on parade, Kuybyshev Square, Kuybyshev (now Samara), Russia, 7 Nov 1941

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
11 Dec 2009 03:22:10 PM

Russian T-20 Komsomolez was developed in
the 1930's powered by a GAZ-M 50hp engine
armed w/ one 7.62mm machine gun.
6,700 were built. During the German invasion,
many were destroyed or captured and by Sept.
1942 about 1,600 were left.
The Germans used the T-20 for different duties, modified some into self-propelled guns.
2. Anonymous says:
7 May 2013 11:56:27 AM

Every site I've visited tells me the armor is 7-10mm thick, but I'd really like to know the exact thickness for all sides of it.

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