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« on: June 30, 2010, 10:45:53 PM »

I'm looking for information on a prototype WW2 8 wheeled armoured car.  The information I have is a rear engined vehicle with a 75/76mm gun in the front with an open top fighting compartment.  Does anyone have any other information or maybe some pictures?  My thanks in advance!
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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2010, 11:22:08 PM »

http://www.flamesofwar.com/hobby.aspx?art_id=1324

Allied/Cook T55 by any chance ?

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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2010, 12:17:28 AM »

The T55E1 3-Inch 8x8 Motor Carriage prototype was a variation on the theme (different hull shape but still built by Allied Machinery). Another 3-Inch 8x8 Motor Carriage planned (but never built) was GM's T7 based on the T13E1 hull/chassis.
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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2010, 10:47:56 AM »

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« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2010, 11:36:09 AM »

The T55 was the one.  Was it real?  The model shown looks almost...comical in a way.
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« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2010, 01:16:39 PM »

The Whiff World definitely needs more WWII Allied wheeled armour!  Thumbs Up
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« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2010, 05:57:12 PM »

The T55 was the one.  Was it real?  The model shown looks almost...comical in a way.

It's at the bottom of this page

http://www.warwheels.net/USAArmoredCarThesisHAUGHMediumAC.html

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« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2010, 07:57:08 PM »

Some more of the T55 here.

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« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2010, 04:11:07 AM »

The model is different from the actual vehicle.  I wonder what could have developed from had it been accepted?
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« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2010, 05:32:02 AM »

I suspect the model is a based on production drawings but the only photo is the mock up or the later E1 variant of a revised design
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« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2010, 05:44:49 AM »

The model kit is a pretty good representation of the first pilot model, the T55.
The second pilot model, the T55E1, featured a major rearrangement of components
and an angular hull in place of the curved plates of the original design.

The two Cook Interceptors are briefly covered on pages 163 to 165 of
Armored Car: A History of American Wheeled Combat Vehicles by
R. P. Hunnicutt, 2002 Presidio Press
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