[Lone Sentry: WWII Photographs, Documents and Research]
[Lone Sentry: World War II Photographs, Documents and Research]

TM 9-2800: Standard Military Motor Vehicles
Technical Manual, U.S. War Department, September 1, 1943
[DISCLAIMER: The following text and illustrations are taken from a WWII U.S. War Department Technical Manual. As with all wartime manuals, the text may be incomplete or inaccurate. No attempt has been made to update or correct the contents of the original technical manual. Any views or opinions expressed do not necessarily represent those of the website.]


Technical Manuals: TM 9-708, TM 9-1710, TM 9-1710C, TM 9-1711

Parts List: SNL G-102

Manufacturer: The Autocar Co.

Armament: One Gun, automatic, 37-mm, M1A2; two Guns, machine, cal. .50, HB, M2.

Ammunition: 240 rounds, 37-mm shell, HE M54 or AP M59; 3,400 rounds, cal. .50.

[Carriage, Motor, Multiple Gun, M15]
RA PD 308959

Classification: Limited standard

Purpose: To provide mobility for antiaircraft guns.

[U.S. WW2 Half-Track, Carriage, Motor, Multiple Gun, M15 Dimensions Diagram]

Crew  7
WeightGross(lb) 20,000
Shipping dimensions(cu ft) 1,116, boxed 1338(sq ft) 131
Tires—CombatPly 12Size 8.25 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)26
 Crankcase (refill)(qt)12
BrakesHydraulic (Hydrovac)
Maximum gradability(percent)60
Turning radius (ft)30
Fording depth(in.)32
Maximum vertical obstacle vehicle will climb(in.)12
Angle of approach (deg)37
Angle of departure(deg)45
Fuel consumption, average conditions(miles per gal)3.3
Cruising range, average conditions(miles)200
Maximum allowable speed(mph)45
   1st  2nd  3rd  4th 
Cruising speed  9  17  26  45 
ManufacturerWhiteModel 160AX
TypeIn-line, 4 cycleNumber of cylinders6
Displacement(cu in.)386
Governed speed(rpm)2,600
Brake horsepower 148
Ignition typeBattery
Basic chassisCarrier, personnel, half-track, M3

[Back to Table of Contents] Back to Table of Contents

LONE SENTRY | Home Page | Site Map | What's New | Search | Contact Us