M3 Half-track vehicle at Fort Knox, Kentucky, United States, Jun 1942

Caption   M3 Half-track vehicle at Fort Knox, Kentucky, United States, Jun 1942 ww2dbase
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Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Library of Congress
Identification Code   LC-USE6-D-006163
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M3 Half-Track   Main article  Photos  
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 8 Jun 2010
Licensing  Public Domain



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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
30 Oct 2011 05:51:23 PM

The GIs in the photo, are wearing the M1917 steel helmet, guess they haven't been issued the new and improved M1 helmet, that would serve the American GI for the next 40 years. The machine gun behind the GIs left arm, looks like it could be a Browning M1917A1 water-cooled, .30 Caliber machine gun, also the armored vents are open, to improve airflow to the radiator. A REAL GAS GUZZLER! The M3 was built by the White Motor Co. and during WWII over 43,000 would be built for the US and Allies. Powered by a White 128hp gasoline engine, that gave 3.6mph the fuel tank held 60 gallons. After WWII many would continue to served for decades, in foreign armies. The White M3 was phased out of service with the US in the late 1950s early 1960s. What is that roller on the front bumper? The roller's purpose was to prevent the M3 from digging in, when traversing ditches or other obstacles.

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