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T5 4.2 Inch Mortar Motor Carriage
|Country of Origin/Used by:||USA|
|First Produced/Service Dates:||1936|
|Manufactured by:||Ford Motor Company|
|Armament:||(1) 4.2 inch Chemical Mortar and (1) .30 cal Light Machine Gun|
|Engine:||8 Cylinder Gasoline|
This vehicle was built on a simplified model year 1936 Ford V8 4x2 truck chassis, that was converted to 4x4 drive by Marmon-Herrington. Like its successor, the White built T5E1/M2 4.2 inch mortar carrier it also carried a 4.2-inch chemical mortar which was fired from the ground using a folding mount. A total of only six vehicles were completed, but they did undergo testing/trials at the Aberdeen Proving Ground. The results of the trials found the vehicle to have excellent cross-country mobility, but was ultimately deemed too large and heavy when compared to the short range of the mortar (2,300 yards).
|Data Sheet Available:||None Available|
|T5 4.2 inch Mortar Motor Carriage Photos||U.S. Signal Corps via Dave Haugh - Content Editor|
Perfection: An Encyclopedia of U.S. Army T-Series Vehicle Development
Review by Peter Brown via Missing Lynx
|David R. Haugh|
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