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T5E1/M2 4.2 Inch Mortar Carrier


Country of Origin/Used by: USA
First Produced/Service Dates: 1938
Manufactured by: White Motor Car Company
Armament: (1) 4.2 inch Chemical Mortar
Engine: 6 Cylinder Gasoline
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This vehicle used the standard M3 Scout Car to carry a 4.2-inch mortar which was fired from the ground with a folding mount. A total of six vehicles were completed at the Rock Island Arsenal. For a brief time the T5E1 carried the designator, Carrier, Mortar, 4.2-inch, M2. Armor protection was the same as the M3 Scout Car.

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Photo Above U.S. Signal Corps via Dave Haugh - Content Editor

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Armored Car- A History of American Wheeled Combat Vehicles R.J. Hunnicutt
Searching for Perfection: An Encyclopedia of U.S. Army T-Series Vehicle Development (1925-1958)

Review by Peter Brown via Missing-Lynx

David R. Haugh
U.S. Military Wheeled Vehicles Fred W. Crismon

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