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8 wheeled US armoured car?
« on: June 30, 2010, 03:45:53 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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Re: 8 wheeled US armoured car?
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2010, 04:22:08 pm »
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Re: 8 wheeled US armoured car?
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2010, 05:17:28 pm »
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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Re: 8 wheeled US armoured car?
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2010, 03:47:56 am »
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Re: 8 wheeled US armoured car?
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2010, 04:36:09 am »
The T55 was the one.  Was it real?  The model shown looks almost...comical in a way.

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Re: 8 wheeled US armoured car?
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2010, 06:16:39 am »
The Whiff World definitely needs more WWII Allied wheeled armour!  :thumbsup:
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Re: 8 wheeled US armoured car?
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2010, 10:57:12 am »
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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Re: 8 wheeled US armoured car?
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2010, 12:57:08 pm »
Some more of the T55 here.

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Re: 8 wheeled US armoured car?
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2010, 09:11:07 pm »
The model is different from the actual vehicle.  I wonder what could have developed from had it been accepted?

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Re: 8 wheeled US armoured car?
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2010, 10:32:02 pm »
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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Re: 8 wheeled US armoured car?
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2010, 10:44:49 pm »
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.

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