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Vehicle of the Day #1 (M1A1 Combat Car)

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Light_vs_Darkness #1 Posted 27 February 2016 - 05:07 AM

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The M1 and M2 Combat Cars were not used in combat by the US Army during World War II; some were used for training purposes.

 

Type: Light tank
Place of origin: United States

 

In service: 1937–1943
Used by: United States

 

Manufacturer: Rock Island Arsenal
Produced: 1935–?
Number built : 113

 

Weight: ~10 short tons (9.1 t)
Length: 4.14 m (13 ft 7 in)
Width: 2.4 m (7 ft 10 in)
Height: 2.26 m (7 ft 5 in)
Crew: 4

 

Armor:6–16 mm
Main armament: .50 cal (12.7 mm) machine gun & .30 cal (7.62 mm) machine gun
Secondary armament: .30 cal (7.62 mm) machine gun
Engine: Continental R-670 7-cylinder air-cooled radial gasoline 250 hp (190 kW)
Suspension: Vertical volute spring
Operational range: 161 km (100 mi) on roads
Speed: 72 km/h (45 mph) on roads

 

Variants
M1 – The original variant. 89 built.
M1E2 – prototype for M1A1
M1A1 – New octagonal turret instead of a D-shaped one; increased distance between the wheel bogies. Constant mesh gears. 17 built in 1938.
M1A1E1 – Prototype of M2 Combat Car. Engine was replaced by Guiberson T-1020 diesel.
M2 – New Guiberson diesel engine and trailing idler. 34 built.






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