TM9-1710A ~ Power Train (Axles, Transmission, & Propeller Shaft) for Half-Track Vehicles
This is a quality reprint of US Army Manual TM9-1710A, “Power Train (Axles, Transmission, & Propeller Shaft) for Half-Track Vehicles”.  Originally published in July of 1942, it is an outstanding reference for the M2 and M3 Halftracks.  Judging from terh cover, I believe this is a reprint by the government in the mid fifties.  This was not uncommon.  Much of the WWII was still in use in the 1950s but the manuals were consummed.  It contains the same information as the TM9 1710 we have available.  If you have a Half-Track then you should have a copy of this manual.  Originals are getting too expensive to get greasy. We all have watched original copies of this manual continue to increase in price so collector item levels.  Here is one for a fraction of the original that can be used in the shop.


From the Manual:

Scope. -- a. .This manual is published for the information and guidance of ordnance maintenance personnel, and is the first of three maintenance manuals for half-track vehicles. It contains detailed instructions for inspection, disassembly, assembly, maintenance, and repair of the power train (axles, transmission, and propeller shafts) for half-track vehicles, supplementary to those in the Field and Technical Manuals prepared for the using arm. Additional descriptive matter and illustrations are included to aid in providing a complete working knowledge of the materiel,

b. Vehicle generally. -- Information is included concerning the service maintenance, technical inspection, and lubrication of the entire vehicle.

c. Power train specifically. -- Information is also included concerning the detailed description, operation, inspection and trouble diagnosis, disassembly, maintenance and repair, assembly, and test of major components of the axles, propeller shafts, and transmission, supplementing TM 9-710, prepared for the using arms.

d. Chassis and body. -- For maintenance information concerning the chassis and, body components, refer to TM 9-1712.

e. Power plant. -- For maintenance information concerning the engine and its accessories, refer to TM 9-1711.

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