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Light vehicles (armored vehicles)

M2 Half-track

Description

The half-track APC of the U.S. Army.
In mass production from 1941 to 1944, it was mainly used for the transportation of guns and ammunition. 11,415 of these vehicles were produced.

1939 was the year of the T14 half-track armored personnel carrier, which would serve as the basis for all future machines of its kind. In 1940, the T14 was commissioned under the designation M2 Half-Track APC.

Its hull was a rolled sheet of hardened steel, at a thickness of 6.3 to 12.5 millimeters. Its hull featured an unusually boxy form, with the rear frame standing straight at right angles. Its engine could drive it to a speed of 72 km/h.

Characteristics

2 men
8.98 tons
6.16 m
1.96 m
2.26 m
72 km/h
321 km
12.7mm Browning M2HB and 2 × 7.62mm Browning M1919A4