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05-06-2013

Armored utility vehicle, Armored personnel carrier

Since it was now planned to adapt the cargo tractor for a variety of vehicles, it was redesigned to use a torsion bar suspension and designated as the cargo tractor T43E1. It was the chassis of this later vehicle that provided the basis for the new armored personnel carrier. OCM 31057, dated 26 September 1946, approved the development of the armored utility vehicle T18 and the construction of four pilots. International Harvester Company (IHC) was awarded a contract to build the four pilots which differed in some details. U.S. Army

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02-06-2013

Armored utility vehicle, Armored personnel carrier

As mentioned earlier, the limited mobility and protection provided by the open top half-track vehicles was recognized long before the end of World War II. in the Fall of 1944, a design study at the Office, Chief of Ordnance-Detroit proposed the development of a new vehicle to solve this problem based upon the power train and suspension components of the light tank M24. OCM 25696, dated 9 November 1944, approved the development and assigned the designation armored utility vehicle T13. It also was proposed to adapt the new vehicle to a variety of roles. These were an armored personnel carrier, an armored reconnaissance vehicle, an armored cargo carrier, and an armored prime mover. U.S. Army

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30-05-2013

Light tractor T39, Cargo carrier M29

To obtain satisfactory amphibious performance, flotation cells were added to the front and rear of the vehicle and the modified version was designated as the cargo carrier M29C. Both the M29 and the M29C retained the name Weasel and they remained in service long after World War II. U.S. Army

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27-05-2013

High speed tractor

OCM 26899, dated 8 March 1945, recommended the development of the full-tracked, high speed tractor, crane T9 for use with the 240mm howitzer Ml and the 8 inch gun Ml. The procurement of two pilots was not approved until March 1947. U.S. Army

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25-05-2013

High speed tractor

The M4 and the M4A1 continued to serve into the postwar period. When the vehicles were modified to carry projectiles and fuzes in the crew compartment, the designations were changed to M4C and M4A1C. The number of personnel carried in these vehicles was reduced from eleven to eight. When the new M8 series cargo tractor was in short supply in 1954, Bowen-McLaughlin received a contract to refurbish and modernize some of the M4 series tractors. These vehicles were designated as the 18 ton high speed tractor M4A2. U.S. Army

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