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TM 9-2800: Standard Military Motor Vehicles
Technical Manual, U.S. War Department, September 1, 1943
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CAR, SCOUT, M3A1, (4 x 4)

Technical Manuals: TM 9-705, TM 9-1705, TM 9-1706, TM 9-1709

Parts List: SNL G-67

Manufacturer: White Motor Co.

Armament: One Gun, machine, cal. .30, M1919A4, flexible; one Gun, machine, cal. .50, HB, M2, flexible; one Gun, submachine, cal. .45, M1928A1.

Ammunition: 8,000 rounds, cal. .30; 750 rounds, cal. .50; 540 rounds, cal. .45.

[Car, Scout, M3A1, (4 x 4)]
RA PD 66367

Classification: Standard

Purpose: To provide mobility and crew protection for reconnaissance in combat.

[Diagram: Car, Scout, M3A1, (4 x 4)]

Crew, operating       2Passenger capacity including crew8
WeightNet(lb) 8,900
 Payload(lb) 2,850
 Gross(lb) 11,750
 Boxed for export(lb) 12,951
Shipping dimensions(cu ft) 723(sq ft) 118
Tires—CombatSize 8.25 x 20
Tread, center to center (in.)  Front 63 1/4Rear 65 1/4
Ground clearance(in.)15 3/4
Ground pressure(lbs per sq in.)60
Electrical system(volts)12
CapacitiesFuel, 70 octane gasoline(gal)30
 Cooling system(qt)19
 Crankcase (refill)(qt)6
BrakesHydraulic (Hydrovac)
Maximum gradability(percent)60
Turning radius(ft)28 1/2
Fording depth(in.)28
Angle of approach(deg)37
Angle of departure(deg)35
Fuel consumption, average conditions(miles per gal)8 1/2
Cruising range, average conditions(miles)250
Maximum allowable speed(mph)55 1/2
   1st  2nd  3rd  4th 
Cruising speed  11.1  17.6  32.3  55.5 
ManufacturerHerculesModel JXD
TypeIn-line, 4 cycleNumber of cylinders6
Displacement(cu in.)320
Governed speedNot governed
Brake horsepower 110
Ignition typeBattery

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