Forces of Valor – M3A1 Half-Track , 5th Armored Division 46st Infantry Regiment U.S.Army , Normandy 1944 (D Day)

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               M3 Half-Track Car

The M3 Half-Track Car , known officially as the Carrier, Personnel Half-Track Car M3, was an American armored personnel carrier half-track widely used by the Allies during World War II and in the Cold War. Derived from the M2 Half Track Car, which was developed from the Citroen-Kégresse half-track, the slightly longer M3 was extensively produced, with about 15,000 units and more than 50,000 derivative variants manufactured (most of which were interim designs).

TypeHalf-track armored personnel carrier
Place of originUnited States
Service history
WarsWorld War II
Chinese Civil War
Korean War
Vietnam War
Laotian Civil War
Cambodian Civil War
Suez Crisis
1958 Lebanon crisis
Six-Day War
1973 Arab–Israeli War
Lebanese Civil War
Production history
ManufacturerAutocar
Diamond T
White Motor Company
Specifications
Weight20,000 lb (9.07 metric tons)
Length20 ft ​2 58 in (6.17 m) with roller
Width6 ft ​5 14 in (1.96 m)
Height7 ft 5 in (2.26 m)
Crew1
Passengers12

Armor0.25–0.50 in (6–12 mm)
EngineWhite 160AX
147 hp (110 kW) at 3,000 rpm
Power/weight16.2 hp/metric ton
TransmissionSpicer 3461 constant mesh
SuspensionFront: semi-elliptic longitudinal leaf spring
Rear: Vertical volute spring
Fuel capacity60 US gallons (230 litres)
Operational
range
200 mi (320 km)
Speed45 mph (72 km/h) on road
Steering
system
Steering wheel

M3A1 – A M3 with the improved M49 machine gun ring mount over the right hand front seat. Between 1942 and 1943 all M3 Half-Tracks (standard and A1s) were continually upgraded. These improvements included a number of drive train, engine, and stowage improvements.

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