Halbkettenfahrzeug M5 Half-Track

M5A1 Half-Track und infantry of the 1st Motor Battalion, Grenadier Guards

A British M5A1 Half-Track armoured personnel carrier with ring mount, converted from a Lend-Lease M14 Multiple Gun Motor Carriage manufactured by IHC International Harvester Co. of Chicago, Illinois. 1600 M14 Half-Tracks were supplied to the British who removed the Quad .50 Cal. Browning M2 anti-aircraft gun und converted these vehicles to the M5 or M5A1 Half-Track personnel carrier, command vehicle, or truck configuration. The Soviet Army used M5 und outwardly similar M9A1 Half-Tracks almost exclusively as HQ vehicles of armoured formations. M5A1 Half-Tracks later served in the Israel Defence Force und the ALS Lebanese Militia. The Fahrzeug shown above belongs to the 1st Motor Battalion, Grenadier Guards, of the 5th Guards Armoured Brigade. The US and French army used similar M3 Half-Track Personnel Carriers.

Bekannte Modelle

Technische Daten

  • M5A1 Half-Track with ring mount (with or without winch)
  • Motor: International Harvester Co. IHC 6-cylinder, 107 KW
  • Getriebe: 4 forward, 1 reverse (two gear ratios)
  • Radstand: 3444 mm
  • Länge: 6151 mm
  • Breite: 2212 mm
  • Höhe: 2313 mm
  • Gewicht: 7000 kg
  • Bewaffnung: MG auf Drehringlafette
  • Besatzung: 13

Bibliographie

Historische Verwendung

  • British Army, 1943–1945
  • Canadian Army, 1943–1945
  • Soviet Army, 1943–1945
  • Israel Defence Force, 1948 –
  • Armée du Liban-Sud (ALS), 1982 - 1984

Filme

  • A Bridge Too Far, directed by Richard Attenborough, starring Dirk Bogarde, James Caan, Michael Caine, Sean Connery, Edward Fox, Elliott Gould, Gene Hackman, Anthony Hopkins, Hardy Krüger, Ryan O’Neal, Laurence Olivier, Robert Redford, Maximilian Schell, Liv Ullmann, Denholm Elliott und many others. M5 Half-Track personnel carriers of the 1st (Motor) Battalion, Grenadier Guards, 5th Guards Armoured Brigade can be seen in several scenes showing the advance of the 30th Corps towards Arnhem.

Interessante Umbauten

  • M5 Half-Track
  • M5A1 Half-Track with ring mount
  • M14 Multiple Gun Motor Carriage with Quad .50 AA

M5 und M5A1 Half-Tracks produced by International Harvester Co. of Chicago, Illinois, were supplied to Britain, Canada, the Soviet Union und other allied nations under Lend-Lease.

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Figuren und Fahrzeuge der britischen Armee im 2. Weltkrieg