|M1 Combat Car|
|Place of origin||United States|
|Used by||United States|
|Manufacturer||Rock Island Arsenal|
|Weight||8,523 kg (18,790 lb)|
|Length||4.14 m (13.6 ft)|
|Width||2.4 m (7 ft 10 in)|
|Height||2.26 m (7 ft 5 in)|
|12.7mm machine gun|
|7.62mm machine gun|
|Engine||Continental automobile W-670 7-cylinder gasoline|
250 hp (190 kW)
|Suspension||Vertical volute spring|
|161 km (100 mi)|
|Speed||72 km/h (45 mph)|
History[edit | edit source]
Under the terms of the Defense Act of 1920, tanks were restricted to infantry units. To allow U.S. Army cavalry units to be equipped with armoured fighting vehicles, the tanks developed for the cavalry were designated "combat cars". The M1 series entered service in 1937. In 1940, the Combat Car designation was dropped, and the vehicle were renamed as light tank M1A2.
Variants[edit | edit source]
- M1 - the original variant. 89 built.
- M1A1 - new octagonal turret instead of a D-shaped one; increased distance between the wheel bogies. 17 built.
- M1A1E1 - engine replaced by Guiberson T-1020 diesel. 7 built.
See also[edit | edit source]
- List of U.S. military vehicles by supply catalog designation
- List of U.S. military vehicles by model number
- M2 Light Tank
References[edit | edit source]
- The Encyclopedia of Tanks and Armored Fighting Vehicles - The Comprehensive Guide to Over 900 Armored Fighting Vehicles From 1915 to the Present Day, General Editor: Christopher F. Foss, 2002
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