TM9-710 ~ Basic Half-Track Vehicles Manual ~ White, Autocar, & Diamond T


This is a quality reprint of US Army Manual TM9-710, Basic Half Track Vehicles.  Originally published in May of 1944, it is an outstanding reference for the White, Autocar, & Diamond T Half Tracks.  If you have one of these great vehicles this manual is a must for your library.  Originals are getting too expensive to get greasy.


From the Manual:

1.      SCOPE.


a.       This technical manual is published for the information and guidance of the using arm personnel charged with the operation, maintenance, and minor repair of this materiel.


b.      The specific vehicles derived from the basic half-track which is covered by this manual are designated:


(1)    Car M2 and M2A1.

(2)     Personnel Carrier M3 and M3A1.

(3)     81-mm Mortar Carriers M4 and M4A1.

(4)     75-mm Gun Motor Carriage M3 and M3A1.

(5)     75-mm Howitzer Motor Carriage T30.

(6)     105-mm Howitzer Motor Carriage T19.

(7)     Multiple Gun Motor Carriage M13.

(8)     Multiple Gun Motor Carriage M15 and M15A1.

(9)     Multiple Gun Motor Carriage M16.

(10)  81-mm Mortar Carrier M21.


c.      In addition to a description of the basic half-track vehicle, this manual contains technical information required for the identification, use, and care of the specific vehicles listed in subparagraph b above, and similar vehicles.  This manual is divided into three parts.  Part One, Section I through Section VIII, gives vehicle operating instructions.  Part Two, Section IX through Section XXXIV, gives vehicle maintenance instructions to using arm personnel charged with the responsibility of doing maintenance work within their jurisdiction.  Part Two also includes instructions for preparing the vehicles for shipment and temporary storage.  Part Three, Section XXXV, gives armament data.


d.      In all cases where the nature of the repair, modifications, or adjustment is beyond the scope or facilities of the unit, the responsible Ordnance Service should be informed so that trained personnel with suitable tools and equipment may be provided, or proper instructions issued.

rmation for organizational maintenance personnel (using arms unit mechanics) is in Part Two, sections VIII to XXVII, inclusive. A list of references is available in section XXVIII.

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