M3A1 Scout car (Technical manuals 9-705) by War Department

By War Department

Designed and outfitted by way of the White Motor corporation, the M3 Scout motor vehicle observed carrier as a command car, ambulance, gun tractor and patrol and scout automobile in the course of WWII. Over 21,000 have been outfitted among 1937 and 1944 — the overwhelming majority of them the M3A1 variation, which had an extended and wider hull than the unique creation automobiles. either the M3 and M3A1 had a six cylinder fuel engine (a diesel variation M3A1E1 used to be produced for a quick time), and will hold as much as seven males at a most sensible velocity of 55-65 mph counting on configuration. either had a radiator safe via an armored shutter, and a shatter-proof windshield. The M3A1 additionally carried a front-mounted curler to avoid it from bogging down on muddy flooring, and will hold 3 computing device weapons (two .30 calibers and one .50) on a hull-mounted skate rail. The M3A1 observed carrier within the Pacific, North Africa and Europe, with over 3,000 passed to the Soviet Union through lend-lease. whereas it played admirably adequate within the box the open best layout, mild armament and terrible off-road features led such a lot military devices to exchange it with the M8 armored motor vehicle and M20 software automobile by way of 1944. initially produced in 1941, this technical guide was once normal factor to M3, M3A1, and M2 crews. initially limited, this handbook was once declassified some time past and is right here reprinted in publication shape.

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Replace assembly COOLING SYSTEM Belts .............................................................................. Adjust or replace Replace assemblies Fan and water pump .................................... Hose and pipe ......................................................................... Replace Radiator ................................................................ Clean, flush, or replace .................................... Replace Thermostat (Diesel engines) ......... ELECTRICAL SYSTEM Replace, charge, and service Battery ................................

Installation of front axle assembly ............................................... 48 49 50 51 52 48. DESCRIPTION (figs. 16 and 17). The front axle is of the bevel, single-reduction, full-floating type, with a straddle-mounted gear and a standard-type differential. The front wheels are through Rzeppa-type universal joints enclosed within knuckles outer ends of the axle housing. spiralpinion driven at the 49. TROUBLE SHOOTING. Symptom and Probable Cause a. Probable Remedy Hard Steering. Front axle shifted.

The camouflage plan at present employed utilizes three factors: color, gloss and stenciling. a. Color. Vehicles are painted with ENAMEL, synthetic, olive drab, lusterless, which was chosen because it blends in reasonably well with the average landscape. b. Gloss. The new lusterless enamel makes a vehicle difficult to see from the air or from relatively great distances over land. A vehicle painted with ordinary glossy paint can be detected more easily and at greater distances. c. Stenciling. White stencil numbers on vehicles have been eliminated because they can be photographed from the air.

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