|Engine Power (hp)||170|
|Speed Limit (km/h)||65|
|Standard Shell Penetration (mm)||37 - 51|
|Standard Shell Damage||11 - 19|
|Rate of Fire (rounds/min)||40.9|
The vehicle prototype was designed and built by Rock Island Arsenal in 1933. The chassis and suspension elements of the Vickers Mk. E (Vickers "6-tonner") tank were used. Trials of the T2 prototype were successful, but the T2E1 variant was preferred due to its higher terrain crossing capacity.