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White M3A1



Overview


White M3A1

Restored White M3A1 scout car.
Source: Unknown author - © Copyright lies with original owner

Origin
United States
Type
Reconnaissance vehicle
Entered service
Status
Obsolete
Development
1939
Developer
United States
Production
1939 - 1944
Producer
United States - White Motor Company
Number produced
64 M3
20.918 M3A1
3.340 M3A1E1
Designations
M3 Scout Car
White Scout Car
Truck, 15cwt, 4x4, Armoured Personnel (Commonwealth service)
Notable users
United States
Soviet Union
United Kingdom

Details


Facts M3A1
General
Origin
United States
Type
Reconnaissance vehicle
Crew
2 + 6 passengers
Dimensions
Weight
5.6 t combat load
Length
5.63 m
Width
2.00 m
Height
1.99 m
Main armament
Type
12.7mm M2HB heavy machine gun
Mount
Pintle mount on skate rail
Ammunition
750 rounds
Elevation
Manual
Traverse
360 degrees, manual
Stabilizer
No
Secondary armament
Type
1x or 2x .30 M1919A4 machine gun
Mount
Pintle mount on skate rail
Ammunition
8.000 rounds
Elevation
Manual
Traverse
360 degrees, manual
Stabilizer
No
Chassis
Chassis type
Wheeled, 4x4
Wheelbase
3.33 m
Tread
1.61 m front
1.66 m rear
Ground pressure
4.2 kg/cm^2
Suspension
Leaf spring
Automotive
Engine model
Hercules JXD
Engine type
6-cylinder in-line petrol
Power output
87 hp at 2.400 rpm
110 hp at 3.000 rpm
Transmission
4 forward, 1 reverse
Fuel
200 L
Mobility
Speed
80 km/h on road
Range
400 km on road
Turn radius
17 m
Power to weight ratio
15.5 hp/t
Obstacle crossing
Ground clearance
0.4 m
Wall
0.3 m
Trench
0.5 m
Gradient
60 %
Fording
0.7 m
Protection
Armor type
Rolled face-hardened steel
Armor thickness
6 mm all around
13 mm windshield cover
NBC system
None
Smoke system
None

Media


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One or two .30 M1919A4 machine guns serve as secondary armament on the M3A1.