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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

Manufacturer: Diamond T Motor Car Co.

Armament: One Gun, 57-mm, M1; five Rifles, cal. .30, w/ Launcher, grenade.

Ammunition: 99 rounds, 57-mm; 22 grenades.

[Carriage, Motor, 57-mm Gun, T48]
RA PD 308919

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

Classification: None (British only)

Purpose: To provide mobility for antitank weapon and protection for crew.

[U.S. WW2 Half-Track, Carriage, Motor, 57-mm Gun, T48 Dimensions Diagram]

Crew  5
WeightGross (lb) 19,800
WeightBoxed for export(lb) 22,300
Shipping dimensions(cu ft) 1051, boxed 1226(sq ft)    
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
Electrical system(volts)12
CapacitiesFuel, 80 octane gasoline(gal)60
 Cooling system(qt)26
 Crankcase (refill)(qt)8
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)33
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 160 AX
TypeIn-line, 4 cycleNumber of cylinders6
Displacement(cu in.)386
Maximum engine speed (not governed)(rpm)3,200
Brake horsepower 148
Ignition typeBattery
Winch capacity(lb)10,000
Basic chassisCarrier, personnel, half-track, M3

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