M3 Scout Car
Seconda Guerra Mondiale, 1939–1945

M3A1 Scout Car, Seconda Guerra Mondiale, 1939–1945

The M3 Scout Car was designed e manufactured by the American White Motor Company in 1938 to serve as an armoured reconnaissance vehicle, command car, ambulance, e gun tractor. The first 64 production veicoli underwent field trials con the 7th cavalleria Brigade, ed in 1941 the US Army adopted the improved M3A1 Scout Car which had a larger crew compartment. The M3A1 Scout Car transported seven fanti, ed it had tre mitragliatrici to provide fire support. From 1941 to 1945 a total of 20,918 M3 Scout Cars were produced for the army. From 1940, the armoured superstructure of the M3 Scout Car was used to build trasporti truppe semicingolati M3.

Modellini

  • M3 Scout Car, 1:72 ESCI 8356
  • M3 Scout Car & Crew, 1:76 Hinchliffe 20/165
  • M3 Scout Car, 1:300 Heroics & Ros US13

Caratteristiche Tecniche

  • M3A1 Scout Car
  • Motore: Hercules JXD 6-cylinder Petrol Engine con 81 kw (110 PS)
  • Speed: 81 km/h
  • Cruising Range: 403 km
  • Wheelbase:
  • Lunghezza: 5630 mm
  • Larghezza: 2100 mm
  • Altezza: 2000 mm
  • Peso: 5670 kg
  • Armamento: .50 cal. Browning M2
    and one o due .30 cal M1919.A4 Browning MMG
  • Equipaggio: guidatore e 7 fanti

Utilizzo Storico

  • Armata belga
  • Brazilian Army
  • Armata Britannica, 1943–1945
  • Chilean Army
  • Columbian Army
  • Dominican Army
  • Armata Francese
  • Cambodian Army
  • Laotian Army
  • Philippine Army
  • Armata Polacca
  • Portuguese Army
  • Armata sovietica, 1943–1947
  • South Vietnamese Army
  • Israel Defence Force, 1948 –
  • Armée du Liban-Sud (ALS), 1982-1984
  • Czechoslovak Army
  • US Army, 1941–1945

Conversioni Possibili

  • M3 Scout Car, 1938
  • M3A1 Scout Car, 1941
  • M3A1 Command Car con improved armour, 1943
  • M3A1E1 Scout Car con Buda diesel engine
  • M3A1E2 Scout Car con armoured roof
  • M3A1E3 Scout Car con 37 mm M3 gun

By 1942, the US Army considered the M3A1 Scout Car to be obsolete, e began replacing the vehicle con le autoblindo M20. Dopo la seconda guerra mondiale, many M3A1 Scout Cars were sold to Latin American e South East Asian countries.

Domande più frequenti

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Soldatini Americani della Seconda Guerra Mondiale