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Three French Citroen-Kegresse vehicles were purchased between 1925 and 1931. These were evaluated by the Ordnance Department.

The White Motor Company designed one based on one of their commercial trucks chassis and the body of a M3 scout car. These were designated the T14 in 1939.

In September 1940 White, Autocar, and Diamond T. agreed to standardize parts for the vehicles as much as possible for production.

Was a specially designed commercial front and rear drive truck chassis. Some models had a roller on the front to help it climb out of ditches, and others had a winch (10,000 lb, 4,536 kg capacity) for towing the vehicle out of soft terrain. With the tracks it could go over rougher terrain than an armored car.

The radiator was protected by armored shutters that could be opened, closed, or put in 3 different positions from within the vehicle by the driver. The shutter had direct vision slots for use when it was closed. The windshield has shatter proof glass that could be removed when entering a combat zone.

Each compartment had 5 seats each side for the passengers. A frame could be place over the cargo area and a canvas could be placed over it.


Model Manufacturer 1941 1942 1943 1944
M2 Autocar 424 1,325 1,243  
White Motor Co. 3,141 3,410 1,872  
  3,565 4,735 3,115  
M2A1 Autocar     362 315
White     629 970
      987 656
M3 Autocar 672 1,001 1,962  
White 100 53    
  1,859 4,959 5,681  
M3A1 Autocar     300  
      2,037 825
M5 International Harvester   253 4,473 4,625
    152 4,473  
M5A1 International Harvester     1,859 2,959
      1,859 1,100
M9       2,026  
M9A1 International Harvester     3,433  
T48 GMC     50 912  
M3, M3A1 GMC   86 1,350 766  
T30 HMC     500    
T19 HMC     324    
M13 MGMC       1,103  
M14 MGMC     5 1,600  
M16 MGMC       2,323 554
M17 MGMC       400 600
T10 MGMC         110
T28E1 CGMC     80    
M15 CGMC       680  
M15A1 CGMC       1,052 600
M4 MMC     572    
M4A1 MMC       600  
M21 MMC         110



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