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T19E1 Armored Car


Country of Origin/Used by: USA
First Produced/Service Dates: 1942
Manufactured by: Chevrolet Division of General Motors
Crew: 5
Armament: Main: 37mm Cannon; Co-Axial: .30 Caliber Machine Gun; Front Hull: .30 cal MG
Engine: (2) 8-Cylinder Gasoline (Cadillac Liquid-cooled)
Miscellaneous Info: After the creation of the T19 Armored Car, it was decided to lighten and simplify the design.  The result was the T19E1, of which only one was completed. Improvements included a redesigned hull and turret, as well as changing the engines. Testing showed the design was still too heavy for an efficient reconnaissance vehicle, although the chassis showed promise. At the request of US Tank Destroyer Command, an M3 75mm gun was mounted on the same chassis, in an open turret and designated the T66 75mm Gun Motor Carriage. Along with the T66 GMC, the T19E1 was also tested by the British Desert Warfare Board and found to be superior to the T17E1 Staghound.  However, as the war in North Africa was over, it was decided that vehicles of such size and weight were no longer needed. 
Data Sheet Available:   T19E1 Armored Car (by David Haugh)


Reference Source/Provider
    T19E1 Armored Car Photos U.S. Army via the Dave Haugh Collection
  T19E1 Armored Car Photo U.S. National Archives

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T19E1 Armored Car Information & Photos War Drawings.be


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American Armored Cars A.J. Clemens
A Photo History of Armoured Cars In Two World Wars George Forty
Armored Car: A History of American Wheeled Combat Vehicles R.P. Hunnicutt
Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars Duncan Crow and Robert J. Icks
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. Armored Cars In Action Jim Mesko
U.S. Armoured Cars - AFV Weapons Profile #40 Robert J. Icks
U.S. Military Wheeled Vehicles Fred W. Crismon

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