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TM 9-2800: Standard Military Motor Vehicles
Technical Manual, U.S. War Department, September 1, 1943
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Technical Manuals: TM 9-707, TM 9-1707A, TM 9-1707B

Parts List: SNL G-147

Manufacturer: International Harvester Co.

Armament: One Gun, machine, cal. .30; one Gun, submachine, cal. .45, M1928A1; provision for 12 rifles, cal. .30, M1 or M1903.

Ammunition: 4,000 rounds, cal. .30; 540 rounds, cal. .45; 22 hand grenades; 24 Mines, AT w/ fuze, M1.

[Carrier, Personnel, Half-Track, M5]
RA PD 66329

Classification: Standard

Purpose: To transport cargo and personnel in combat zone.

[Carrier, Personnel, Half-Track, M5 Diagram]

Crew  13
WeightPayload—w/ winch(lb) 3,000
 Payload—w/o winch(lb) 3,500
 Gross(lb) 18,900
Shipping dimensionsw/winch (cu ft) 927(sq ft) 146
 w/o winch (cu ft) 901(sq ft) 146
Tires—CombatPly 12Size 9.00 x 20
Tread, center to center  Front(in.)66 1/2
Track width(in.)12 1/4
Ground clearance(in.) 11 3/16
Ground pressure, tires(lbs per sq in.)
Electrical system(volts)12
CapacitiesFuel, 80 octane gasoline(gal)60
 Cooling system(qt)31
 Crankcase (refill)(qt)8
BrakesHydraulic (Hydrovac)
Maximum gradability(percent)60
Turning radius (ft)Right 28Left 30
Fording depth(in.)32
Maximum vertical obstacle vehicle will climb(in.)11
Angle of approach (deg)With winch 36Without winch 40
Angle of departure(deg)32
Fuel consumption, average conditions(miles per gal)3.6
Cruising range, average conditions(miles)220
Maximum allowable speed(mph)42
Number of speeds forward4
ManufacturerIHCModel Red-450B
TypeIn-line, 4 cycleNumber of cylinders6
Displacement(cu in.)451
Governed speed(rpm)2,600
Brake horsepower 141
Ignition typeBattery
Winch capacity(lb) 10,000

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