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Marmon-Herrington CTLS-4TAC
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Marmon-Herrington CTLS tanks (a CTLS-4TAC in the foreground and a CTLS-4TAY in the background) in Alaska, summer of 1942.
Type Light tank
Place of origin United States
Service history
Used by  Netherlands
 United States
 Australia
Production history
Manufacturer Marmon-Herrington
Number built 440
Specifications
Weight 8.4 short tons
Length 11 ft 6 in
Width 6 ft 10 in
Height 6 ft 11 in
Crew 2

Armor 12-25 mm
Primary
armament
3x .30" Browning machine guns
Engine Hercules 6 cylinder petrol
124 bhp
118 bhp at 3,500 rpm
Suspension Vertical volute spring
Operational
range
100 km
Speed 48 km/h

Marmon-Herrington CTLS in Surabaya, 1945.

The Marmon-Herrington Combat Tank Light was a series of US light tank produced for the export market at the start of the Second World War. The vehicle had a crew of two and was armed with three .30 caliber Browning machine guns: one in a revolving turret and the others in the bow under the control of the driver.

A few saw combat in the Dutch East Indies campaign against the Japanese invasion. In mid-1942 a batch was diverted to Australia from the Dutch order where they were used for training.

After the attack on Pearl Harbor some of these tanks were taken over by the US Marines and employed in Northern Alaska as the T14 and T15.

Variants[edit | edit source]

  • CTL-1
  • CTL-2
  • CTL-3
  • CTL-4
  • CTVL
  • CTLS-4TAC
  • CTMS-ITBI
  • MTLS-IGI4

Notes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  • Leland Ness (2002) Janes World War II Tanks and Fighting Vehicles: A Complete Guide, Harper Collins, ISBN 0-00-711228-9
  • WWII Vehicles

External links[edit | edit source]

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