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United States' M41 Howitzer Motor Carriage:

Design

The M41 used a M24 light tank chassis.

Production

  • M41: 60

Specifications

  M41 Howitzer Motor Carriages
Crew 12
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 43,000 lb
Length w/gun 19' 2"
Length w/o gun 19'
Height 8'
Width 9' 3"
Width over tracks  
Ground clearance 1 5.75"
Ground contact length  
Ground pressure 10.8 psi
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main 155 howitzer
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main 22
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm)  
Hull Front, Upper  
Hull Front, Lower  
Hull Sides, Upper  
Hull Sides, Lower  
Hull Rear  
Hull Top  
Hull Bottom  
Shield Front  
Shield Sides  
Shield Rear  
Shield Top  
Engine (Make / Model)  
Bore / stroke  
Cooling  
Cylinders  
Capacity  
Net HP 2: 110
Power to weight ratio  
Compression ratio  
Transmission (Type)  
Steering  
Steering ratio  
Starter  
Electrical system 24 volt
Ignition  
Fuel (Type)  
Octane  
Quantity 110 gallons
Road consumption  
Cross country consumption  
Performance  
Traverse  
Speed - Road 30 - 35 mph
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road  
Range - Cross Country  
Turning radius 23'
Elevation limits  
Fording depth 3' 6"
Trench crossing 9'
Vertical obstacle 3' 4"
Climbing ability 31°
Suspension (Type)  
Wheels each side  
Return rollers each side  
Tracks (Type)  
Length  
Width 16"
Diameter  
Number of links 75
Pitch  
Tire tread  
Track centers/tread  
Tire size  
Wheel base  

Sources:

  1. Profile AFV Weapons #46 Light Tanks M22 Locust and M24 Chaffee, Colonel Robert J. Icks, 1972
  2. Tanks of World War II, Duncan Crow, 1979
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site