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Room For One More On Top - War and Peace by Colin J Williams Photography

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An American WW2 Half Track trundles towards the main arena

Taken at a War and Peace day out with fellow Redbubblers Mike and Andy

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The half-track design had been evaluated by the US Ordnance department using Citroën-Kégresse vehicles. The White Motor Company produced a prototype half track using their own chassis and the body of the M3 Scout Car.

In 1938, the White Motor Company took the Timken rear bogie assembly from a T9 half-track truck and added it to an M3 Scout Car, creating the T7 Half-Track Car. This vehicle was woefully underpowered, and when a further requirement came down from US Army artillery units for a prime mover (artillery tractor), a vehicle with an uprated engine was devised, then designated the T14. By 1940, the vehicle had been standardized as the M2 Half-Track car, and was being supplied to army units as both a prime mover and a reconnaissance vehicle. The latter was to serve in the interim, until more specialized vehicles could be fielded.

Between 1942 and 1943, these vehicles, just as with the M3 half tracks, would receive a number of modifications to the drive train, engine, and stowage, among other things.

Total production of M2 and derivatives was about 13,500 units. Later, to meet the needs of the Lend-Lease program, the International Harvester Company was brought in to manufacture vehicles similar to the M2, as the M9 adding another 3,500 units.

Ever since a child, aviation has been a keen interest of mine, with warbirds being my favourite. Since joining Redbubble, I have become a keen follower of HDR work, which I am concerntrating on at the moment.

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  • Andy Jordan
    Andy Jordanover 4 years ago

    Is that General Patton in the middle, great shot Colin……

  • Could be ! but whats the Policeman doing there ? Cheers Andy !

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • Andy Jordan
    Andy Jordanover 4 years ago

    Well they do say if you are lost ask a bobby, they went 1 further and brought him along………

  • Wont stay clean for long !!!! once in the Arena !

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 4 years ago

    Absolutely total coolness!!!!!!!!!!

  • Just keep the Camera ready, and always lok behind you ! as this shot was behind everyone!

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • billfox256
    billfox256over 4 years ago

    Quite a sight! Nice shot Colin!!!! Bill

  • Cheers Bill !

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerover 4 years ago

    Great shot of the White Half-Track Colin. – Ted

  • Thanks Ted !

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • NinaF
    NinaFover 4 years ago

    Great capture & details

  • Thanks Nina

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • Akkra
    Akkraover 4 years ago

    I think there might be a space left on the axle :D Fantastic shot Colin, this would look great as an Independence Day image!

  • Thanks, it sums up the Spirit of the War and Peace show !

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • Bruce  Dickson
    Bruce Dicksonover 4 years ago

    Classic Americana! But with a ’ello ’ello thrown in, just for fun …

  • Cheers bruce, did`nt notice the policeman when I took the shot !

    – Colin J Williams Photography

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  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökover 4 years ago

    Fantastic image, Colin!

  • Thanks Bela !

    – Colin J Williams Photography

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