The Red Army, Russian Tanks, German Tanks


Command post carrier, Post carrier

In September 1959, CONARC transmitted the military characteristics of four command post vehicles to the Chief of Research and Development. They consisted of a command post trailer, a light tracked command post carrier, a light wheeled command post carrier, and a medium wheeled command post carrier. U.S. Army

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Turret mounted weapons on the M113 and M113A1 series

The M113 series was an extremely popular carrier for self-propelled weapons. It provided the basic chassis for a wide variety of fire support vehicles, some of which could have been classified as self-propelled artillery, tank destroyers, or light tanks. One proposal mounted the standard 105mm howitzer M2A1 in the open top of the crew compartment on an M113. U.S. Army

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107mm self-propelled mortar XM106

In October 1964, the T257E1 was type classified as the 81mm self-propelled mortar M125, Standard В and the T257E2 became the 81mm self-propelled mortar M125A1, Standard A. In a similar manner, the XM106 became the 107mm self-propelled mortar M106, Standard В and the XM106E1 was type classified as the 107mm self-propelled mortar M106A1, Standard A. U.S. Army

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Armored personnel carrier T113

As mentioned earlier, construction was authorized in May 1955 for two experimental self-propelled mortars along with the original T113 pilots. In October 956. the preliminary design was reviewed and approved for development by FMC. The new vehicle, based upon the armored personnel carrier T113, was lesignated as the 81mm, full-tracked, self-propelled mortar T257 in August 1957. U.S. Army

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Vehicle Cargo Compartment

Both the cooling air and the engine exhaust exited the vehicle through a grille on the right side of the cab. Power passed from the transmission through the geared steer unit to the front drive sprockets on each side of the vehicle. The 20 inch wide, band type, tracks were carried on a flat track, torsion bar, suspension with five dual road wheels per side. Track tension was maintained by an adjusting idler at the rear of each track. A winch with a bare drum capacity of 5,000 to 6,000 pounds was installed in the front of the vehicle. U.S. Army

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