T30 75mm HMC and T48 57mm GMC -1 reply

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silian

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#1 13 years ago

I'm a big fan of halftracks, though i think i'm right in saying that most players regard them as deathtraps, and rightly so, but it would be nice to see the more heavily armed variants that could put up more of a fight, which would prove to be more useful in combat. T30 HMC: Armed with a 75mm M1A1 Pack Howitzer and a single 12.7mm M2HB AAMG, the T30 HMC, based on the M3 halftrack was developed to provide a fire-support capability to Armoured Infantry units. A total of 500 were built in 1942 (though 188 were converted into standard M3 halftracks.). attachment.php?attachmentid=30036&stc=1Early T30 without gunshield. attachment.php?attachmentid=30037&stc=1 T30 of the 15th Regimental Cannon Company, Palermo, July, 1943. attachment.php?attachmentid=30038&stc=1T48 GMC: The T48 Armed with a 57mm M1 Anti-Tank Gun (a licence produced copy of the British 6-pounder) was intended to be issued to the British and Commonwealth forces since the M10 had been designed to replace the M3 GMC used by American Tank Destroyer units. Production commenced in April 1942 and ceased early in 1943. A total of 962 were produced, with 680 being transfered to the British Army. However both the Americans and the British converted most of their remaining T48's into standard M3 Halftracks, however before the British converted their T48's many were shipped to the Soviet Union, where they were operated by Independent Tank Destroyer Brigades. attachment.php?attachmentid=30039&stc=1attachment.php?attachmentid=30040&stc=1




Sjoert

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#2 13 years ago

Hmm the T30 75 mm HMC looks alot like the allied howitzer half track we got right now so i dont think its really needed. But thats my opinion. :) But the second one. the T48 57mm GMc is something i would like to see though. And while where at it i think the germans should get some new and improved half tracks too.




silian

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#3 13 years ago

The problem with the T19 is that is wasn't designed for the close-support role. The T19 was designed as an SP artillery piece, but due to the heavy recoil of the M2A1 Howitzer it was impossible to fire the gun on the move, doing so would've irreperablely damaged the chassis, Only 324, T19's were built and 90 were converted into M3 halftracks while around 500 T30's were built. The T19 was quickly replaced by the M7 Priest.




Sjoert

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#4 13 years ago
silianThe problem with the T19 is that is wasn't designed for the close-support role. The T19 was designed as an SP artillery piece, but due to the heavy recoil of the M2A1 Howitzer it was impossible to fire the gun on the move, doing so would've irreperablely damaged the chassis, Only 324, T19's were built and 90 were converted into M3 halftracks while around 500 T30's were built. The T19 was quickly replaced by the M7 Priest.

Ah well i didnt know that. it *could* be a nice vehicle for some maps but im not sure about it though. :uhm:




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#5 13 years ago

I was reading Guadalcanal: Starvation Island, and it repeatedly states the use of "halftracks with 75mm antitank guns" on Guadalcanal. Maybe we can see some of those there?




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#6 13 years ago
PickerelI was reading Guadalcanal: Starvation Island, and it repeatedly states the use of "halftracks with 75mm antitank guns" on Guadalcanal. Maybe we can see some of those there?

That is an M3 GMC

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#7 13 years ago

Ah, that's what they meant. Thanks, they never do give the actual names of anything besides the aircraft and ships in that book.