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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: One Gun, machine, cal. .30, M1919A4 (flexible); one Gun, machine, cal. .50, HB, M2 (flexible); one Gun, submachine, cal. .45, M1928A1; twelve Rifles, cal. .30, M1, M1903, or M1903A1.

Ammunition: 7,750 rounds, cal. .30; 700 rounds, cal. .50; 540 rounds, cal. .45; 22 hand grenades.

[Carrier, Personnel, Half-Track, M5A1]
RA PD 308922

Classification: Standard

Purpose: Used to transport cargo and personnel in combat zone.

[U.S. WW2 Carrier, Personnel, Half-Track, M5A1 Diagram]

Crew  13
WeightPayload—w/ winch(lb) 3,000
 Payload—w/o winch(lb) 3,500
 Gross(lb) 19,675
Shipping dimensionsw/winch (cu ft) 927(sq ft) 146
 w/o winch (cu ft) 901(sq ft) 146
Tires—CombatPly 12Size 9.00 x 20
Tread, center to center  Front(in.)66 1/2
Track width(in.)12 1/4
Ground clearance(in.) 11 3/16
Ground pressure, tires(lbs per sq in.)
Electrical system(volts)12
CapacitiesFuel, 80 octane gasoline(gal)60
 Cooling system(qt)31
 Crankcase (refill)(qt)8
BrakesHydraulic (Hydrovac)
Maximum gradability(percent)60
Turning radius (ft)Right 28Left 30
Fording depth(in.)32
Maximum vertical obstacle vehicle will climb(in.)11
Angle of approach (deg)w/ winch 36w/o winch 40
Angle of departure(deg)32
Fuel consumption, average conditions(miles per gal)4.15
Cruising range, average conditions(miles)225
Maximum allowable speed(mph)42
Number of speeds forward4
ManufacturerIHCModel Red-450B
TypeIn-line, 4 cycleNumber of cylinders6
Displacement(cu in.)451
Governed speed(rpm)2,600
Brake horsepower 141
Ignition typeBattery
Winch capacity(lb) 10,000

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