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TM 9-2800: Standard Military Motor Vehicles
Technical Manual, U.S. War Department, September 1, 1943
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Technical Manuals: TM 9-707, TM 9-1707A

Parts List: SNL G-147

Manufacturer: International Harvester Co.

Armament: Four Guns, machine, cal. .50, HB, M2, turret type; one Gun, submachine, cal. .45, M1928A1; one Rifle, cal. .30, M1903, w/ Launcher, grenade; three Carbines, cal. .30, M1.

Ammunition: 5,000 rounds, cal. .50 in belts; 480 rounds, cal. .45 in clips; 36 grenades.

[Carriage, Motor, Multiple Gun, M17]
RA PD 308921

Vehicle illustrated above: M16. M17 is similar in appearance. No photo available at date of publication.

Classification: Substitute standard

Purpose: To provide mobility for antiaircraft machine guns.

[U.S. WW2 Half-Track, Carriage, Motor, Multiple Gun, M17 Dimensions Diagram]

Crew  5
WeightGross (approx)(lb) 19,700
Shipping dimensions(cu ft)    (sq ft)    
Tires—CombatPly 12Size 9.00 x 20
Tread, center to center (in.)  Front—64 1/2Rear—63 13/16
Track width(in.)12 1/4
Ground clearance(in.) 17 1/8
Ground pressure, tires(lbs per sq in.)33.5
Electrical system(volts)12
CapacitiesFuel, 80 octane gasoline(gal)60
 Cooling system(qt)31
 Crankcase (refill)(qt)12
BrakesHydraulic (Hydrovac)
Maximum gradability(percent)60
Turning radius (ft)30
Maximum vertical obstacle vehicle will climb(in.)12
Fording depth(in.)32
Angle of approach (deg)36
Angle of departure(deg)45
Fuel consumption, average conditions(miles per gal)3.3
Cruising range, average conditions(miles)200
Maximum allowable speed(mph)42
   1st  2nd  3rd  4th 
Cruising speed  8.5  16  24  42 
ManufacturerIHCModel Red-450-BX
TypeIn-line, 4 cycleNumber of cylinders6
Displacement(cu in.)450
Governed speed(rpm)2,650
Brake horsepower 141
Ignition typeBattery
Winch capacity(lb)10,000
Basic chassisCarrier, personnel, half-track, M5

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