M3 Halftrack

M3 Halftrack

M3A1 Halftrack

M3A1 Halftrack with front winch

The US-Halftrack M3 was a famous troop carrier worldwide. The Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) was found at all theatres of World War II. It was produced in different variants about 22.000 times. The M3A1 has a M49 Armored Ring Mount.

M3 Halftrack (Top view)

Technical Specification:

Weight: 7,7 t Length:   6,16 m
Width: 2,22 m Height: 2,26 m
Engine: 147 HP Speed: 72 - 88 km/h
Fuel tank capacity: 227 ltr Range: 290 - 364 km
Weapons:
Primary: 1 x MG M2 .50 cal Secondary: 2 MG .30 cal
Ammunition:
Primary: 4.000 x .50 cal Secondary: 7.750 x .30.cal
Front hull protection: 6,3 - 12,7 mm Crew: 13
Series: 22.837 Year of Production: 1941 - 1945

 

2002 Copyright Peter Domes -  Date of last change: 2006-07-22