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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 9-710A, TM 9-1710, TM 9-1710C, TM 9-1711.

Parts List: SNL G-102

Manufacturers: The Autocar Co.; White Motor Co.

Armament: One Gun, machine, cal. .50, HB M2, (flexible); one Gun, machine, cal. .30, M1919A4 (flexible); one Gun, submachine, cal. .45, M1928A1.

Ammunition: 700 rounds, cal. .50; 7,750 rounds, cal. .30; 540 rounds, cal. .45; 14 mines, AT HE, w/ fuze; 10 hand grenades.

[Car, Half-Track, M2A1]
RA PD 308917

Classification: Standard

Purpose: To transport cargo and personnel in combat zone.

[Car, Half-Track, M2A1 Diagram]

Crew  10
WeightPayload—w/ winch(lb) 3100
 Payload—w/o winch(lb) 3600
 Gross(lb) 18,080
Shipping dimensionsw/winch (cu ft) 896(sq ft) 147
 w/o winch (cu ft) 868(sq ft) 147
Tires—CombatPly 12Size 8.25 x 20
Tread, center to center  Front(in.)64 1/2
Track width(in.)12 1/4
Ground clearance(in.) 11 3/16
Ground pressure, tires(lbs per sq in.)29.4
Electrical system(volts)12
CapacitiesFuel, 80 octane gasoline(gal)60
 Cooling system(qt)26
 Crankcase (refill)(qt)12
BrakesHydraulic (Hydrovac)
Maximum gradability(percent)60
Turning radius (ft)Right 30Left 29 1/2
Fording depth(in.)32
Maximum vertical obstacle vehicle will climb(in.)12
Angle of approach (deg)With winch 33Without winch 37
Angle of departure(deg)45
Fuel consumption, average conditions(miles per gal)3.6
Cruising range, average conditions(miles)220
Maximum allowable speed(mph)45
   1st  2nd  3rd  4th 
Cruising speed  9  17  26  45 
ManufacturerWhiteModel 160 AX
TypeIn-line, 4 cycleNumber of cylinders6
Displacement(cu in.)386
Governed speedNot governed
Brake horsepower 148
Ignition typeBattery
Winch capacity(lb) 10,000

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