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T5E1/M2 4.2 Inch Mortar Motor Carriage


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 followed the Ford/Marmon-Herrington T5 4.2 inch Mortar Motor Carriage, but used a modified M2A1/M3 Scout Car base instead.  Like its predecessor, it also carried a 4.2-inch chemical mortar which was fired from the ground using a folding mount. A total of six vehicles were completed at the Rock Island Arsenal. For a brief time the T5E1 carried the designator, Carriage, Motor, Mortar, 4.2-inch, M2. Its armor protection was the same as the M2A1/M3 Scout Car.

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T5E1 4.2 inch Mortar Motor Carriage Photo (Above) U.S. Signal Corps via the Dave Haugh Collection

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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

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